Author Archives: Talis Putniņš

How Much Insider Trading Happens in Stock Markets?

By | March 31, 2021

Substantial regulatory and enforcement resources are spent combatting insider trading in financial markets. In 2020 alone, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) employed approximately 1,300 staff members in its Enforcement Division and committed $550 million in resources to investigating and prosecuting illegal insider trading.   While it is clear that insider trading occurs, opinions vary significantly as to the… Read More »