Infographic: insider trading in Australia

The typical insider trader is male, aged between 30 and 49, and holds a company director position, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Melbourne.

The study analysed all insider trading enforcement cases since legislation to prohibit insider trading was introduced in 1971.

The authors of the study are Victor Lei and Ian Ramsay and the title of the study is “Insider Trading Enforcement in Australia” (2014) 8 Law and Financial Markets Review 214-226.