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.

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Charis Palmer joined The Conversation as News Editor in 2012 after working as editor of Business Spectator, where she was also founding editor of Technology Spectator. She later served as editor of iTnews and has also run her own publishing business focused on the banking sector. Charis returned to The Conversation in 2013 as Deputy Business Editor.

Emil Jeyaratnam has a background in documentary post-production and has credits on documentaries for the ABC, SBS, and BBC, amongst others. He recently completed a Graduate Diploma of Journalism at La Trobe University, where he co-edited its online magazine, and after a brief stint at Business Spectator, he joins The Conversation as the Multimedia Editor.

The Conversation is funded by CSIRO, Melbourne, Monash, RMIT, UTS, UWA, ACU, ANU, ASB, Baker IDI, Canberra, CDU, Curtin, Deakin, Flinders, Griffith, the Harry Perkins Institute, JCU, La Trobe, Massey, Murdoch, Newcastle, UQ, QUT, SAHMRI, Swinburne, Sydney, UNDA, UNE, UniSA, USC, USQ, UTAS, UWS, VU and Wollongong.

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