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U.K. FSA Fines Another Investor Over Monterrico Insider Trading

January 14, 2009

The U.K. markets regulator fined a brother of a man it already penalized in November over using insider information to buy shares in a mining company listed on London’s Alternative Investment Market.

The Financial Services Authority said today that it fined Erik Boyen, a Belgian investor, 176,254 pounds ($256,000) for trading shares in Monterrico Metals Plc using insider information. The FSA already fined Boyen’s brother, Filip, together with the company’s former chairman and ex-U.K. ambassador to Peru, Richard Ralph, over the affair.

Erik Boyen settled his case with the regulator and qualified for a 30 percent discount on his fine, according to the FSA.

To contact the reporters on this story: Caroline Binham in London at cbinham@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Anthony Aarons at aaarons@bloomberg.net.


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