19th June 2019
The use of capital markets to launder money via investment banks is a topic seldom raised. There are the headline-grabbing cases, to be sure, such as Deutsche Bank’s trouble with mirror trades or Goldman Sachs’ connection to the 1MDB bonds, but these are rarities that fall short of driving… Read More
13th June 2019
The United Kingdom must amend its disjointed approach to sanctions policymaking and enforcement ahead of the country’s departure from the European Union, a House of Commons committee said in a report Wednesday. The findings by the Foreign Affairs Committee cite concerns that the Foreign & Commonwealth Office has set… Read More
13th June 2019
Investment banks and other firms participating in UK capital markets must do more to understand their potential exposure to money laundering, according to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). In a thematic review published Tuesday, the FCA found that most financial institutions involved in the trading of shares, derivatives, bonds… Read More
7th June 2019
German prosecutors have extended an investigation into a tax-stripping scheme, with around 70 current and former executives of Deutsche Bank now being treated as suspects, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Thursday. Among those suspected by the Cologne prosecutor’s office is Garth Ritchie, the head of Deutsche’s investment banking arm, the… Read More
5th June 2019
European Union preparations for a no-deal Brexit would split stock markets in Europe, although the damage could be reduced if Britain spelled out in advance its approach to trading, a top EU regulator said on Tuesday. The EU angered market participants in March when it said that if there is… Read More
5th June 2019
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sued social media company Kik Interactive Inc on Tuesday, alleging it conducted an illegal $100 million securities offering of digital tokens in 2017. The move sets up what could be a high-profile legal fight over the U.S. government’s treatment of cryptocurrencies. Kik, which provides… Read More
3rd June 2019
Brazil’s Petrobras has received an information request from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission regarding its trading activities, the state-run oil firm said on Thursday, after prosecutors found evidence of fraud in deals with major traders. In a securities filing, Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as the company is formally known, said… Read More
30th May 2019
Japan’s financial watchdog on Tuesday ordered Nomura Holdings to improve its business practices after the country’s biggest brokerage admitted an employee had leaked market information. The Financial Services Agency said it had issued one of its “business improvement orders” against Nomura, a regulatory punishment that requires firms to submit a… Read More
28th May 2019
An Australian law firm filed a class action lawsuit on Monday against five major international investment banks accusing them of colluding to rig foreign exchange rates during 2008-2013 to jack up profits at the expense of businesses and investors. The case involved some of the same banks caught up in… Read More
24th May 2019
A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a former Las Vegas medical billing company operator who prosecutors called the ringleader of a $1.5 billion Ponzi scheme that bilked thousands of Japanese residents to 50 years in prison. Edwin Fujinaga, 72, the former chief executive of MRI International Inc, was sentenced by… Read More