Steven Maijoor, chairman of the European Securities and Markets Authority - Getty Images
German MEP Markus Ferber urges the regulator to look into the trading of shares in 'periodic auctions'
By Samuel Agini
April 11, 2018 Updated: 1:30 p.m. GMT
One of the authors of Europe's vast new trading rulebook has called on regulators to investigate "blatant" attempts to undermine the goal of moving more share trades onto traditional stock exchanges.
Markus Ferber, a member of European Parliament, has written to Steven Maijoor, chairman of the European Securities and Markets Authority, and asked him to look into the buying and selling of shares in so-called periodic auctions.