169 Investigations etc in support of overseas regulator
169 Investigations etc in support of overseas regulator

(1)     At the request of an overseas regulator, [a regulator] may—

(a)     exercise the power conferred by section 165; or

(b)     appoint one or more competent persons to investigate any matter.

(2)     An investigator has the same powers as an investigator appointed under section 168(3) (as a result of subsection (1) of that section).

[(2A)     But where the investigator is—

(a)     appointed by the FCA, and

(b)     the appointment is in response to a request to the FCA to investigate a possible contravention by a person of Article 14 (prohibition of insider dealing and of unlawful disclosure of inside information) or Article 15 (prohibition of market manipulation) of the market abuse regulation,

the investigator has the same powers as an investigator appointed under section 168(3) (as a result of subsection (2) of that section).]