2014年3月21日金曜日

FDIC 16行に訴訟

FDICが16行に対し訴訟を起こした。
 米連邦預金保険公社(FDIC)は、LIBORの不正操作に関わったとして、
三菱東京UFJ銀行や農林中央金庫のほか、米バンカメやドイツ銀行を
含む世界の大手銀行16行に対し訴訟を起こした。

FDIC
・LIBORの不正操作が行なわれたことで、38行の銀行が多大な損害を被った。
 管理下38行
 Washington Mutual Bank,IndyMac Bank FSB,Colonial Bank等。
・対象
 MUSG,農林中央金庫,BAC,Deutche Bank,
 Barclays,Citigroup,Credit Suisse,HSBC,JPMorganChase,RBS,UBS,
 Rabobank,Lloyds Banking,Societe Generale,RBC,WestLB,BBA。

巨額の詐欺(?)被害となった弱小金融機関。
FSBがつぶさないとした金融機関による不正操作が多い。
これらの金融機関を利用している人は、何らかの被害にあっていたと思う。
訴訟を起こされた金融機関の業務担当者全てが刑事事件で訴追となって
おらず、公正が問われるかもしれない。訴追は今後も増加か。

FSBが保証したLIBOR詐欺疑惑銀行
SFO LIBOR不正操作関係者訴追へ


---米FDIC、LIBOR不正操作めぐり三菱東京UFJ含む世界の大手16行に訴訟---
2014年 03月 15日 06:49 JST
http://jp.reuters.com/article/marketsNews/idJPL3N0MB4TU20140314

[ニューヨーク 14日 ロイター] - 米連邦預金保険公社(FDIC)は14日、LIBOR(ロンドン銀行間取引金利)の不正操作に関わったとして、三菱東京UFJ銀行や農林中央金庫 のほか、米バンク・オブ・アメリカ(バンカメ) やドイツ銀行 を含む世界の大手銀行16行に対し訴訟を起こした。
 訴訟の対象となったのはほかに、英バークレイズ 、米シティグループ 、クレディ・スイス 、英HSBCホールディングズ 、米JPモルガン・チェース 、英ロイヤル・バンク・オブ・スコットランド(RBS) 、UBS 、ラボバンク 、ロイズ・バンキング・グループ 、仏ソシエテ・ジェネラル(ソジェン) 、ロイヤル・バンク・オブ・カナダ 、ウエストLB。
 当時LIBORを算出していた英銀行協会(BBA)も訴訟の対象となっている。
 FDICは不正操作が行なわれたことで、米当局が管理下に置いた38行の銀行が多大な損害を被ったとしている。
 LIBOR、および欧州銀行間取引金利(EURIBOR)の不正操作をめぐっては、これまでに欧米当局が銀行と証券会社10社に罰金の支払いを命じており、13人の個人が責任を問われている。


--- BofA, Citigroup, Credit Suisse Sued by FDIC Over Libor---
By Bob Van Voris Mar 15, 2014 4:31 AM GMT+0900
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-03-14/bofa-citigroup-credit-suisse-sued-by-fdic-over-libor.html

Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc. (C) and Credit Suisse Group AG (CSGN) were among 16 of the world’s biggest banks sued by the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. for allegedly manipulating the London interbank offered rate from 2007 to 2011.

The FDIC, acting as receiver for 38 failed banks including Washington Mutual Bank, IndyMac Bank FSB and Colonial Bank, claimed that institutions sitting on the U.S. dollar Libor panel “fraudulently and collusively suppressed” the U.S. Libor rate. Also named in the suit, filed today in Manhattan federal court, is the British Bankers Association, an industry group.

The failed banks “reasonably expected that accurate representations of competitive market forces, and not fraudulent conduct or collusion,” would determine the benchmark, the FDIC said in its complaint.

Regulators around the world have been probing whether firms colluded to manipulate interest-rate benchmarks including Libor, which affects more than $300 trillion of securities worldwide. Financial institutions have paid about $6 billion so far to resolve criminal and civil claims in the U.S. and Europe that they manipulated benchmark interest rates.

The cost for global investment banks could climb to $46 billion, analysts at KBW, a unit of Stifel Financial Corp., said in a report last year. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and HSBC Holdings Plc may face a European Union complaint as soon as next month from the bloc’s antitrust chief.

Investigators claim the banks altered submissions used to set the benchmark to profit from bets on interest-rate derivatives or to make the lenders’ finances appear healthier.
Higher Prices

In the suit filed today, the FDIC claimed the fixed rates caused the failed banks to pay higher prices for Libor-based financial products and to get lower interest payments from the defendants and others.

The FDIC alleges the banks committed fraud and violated U.S. antitrust laws in fixing the U.S. dollar Libor benchmark. It seeks unspecified damages on behalf of the failed banks, including punitive damages and triple damages for price-fixing.

Drew Benson, a spokesman for Credit Suisse, Lawrence Grayson, a spokesman for Charlotte, North Carolina-based Bank of America, and Mark Costiglio, a Citigroup spokesman, declined to comment on the suit. FDIC spokesman David Barr also declined to comment.

The case is Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. v. Bank of America Corp. (BAC), 14-cv-01757, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (Manhattan).


---FDIC sues banks over alleged Libor rigging---
Bloomberg News
March 14, 2014, 4:05 p.m.
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fiw-fdic-sues-banks-over-libor-20140314,0,6595071.story#axzz2vz5hrmWu

Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc. and Credit Suisse Group were among 16 of the world's biggest banks sued by the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which alleged manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate from 2007 to 2011.

The FDIC, acting as receiver for 38 failed banks including Washington Mutual Bank, IndyMac Bank FSB and Colonial Bank, claimed that institutions sitting on the U.S. dollar Libor panel "fraudulently and collusively suppressed" the U.S. Libor. Also named in the suit, filed Friday in federal court in Manhattan, is the British Bankers Assn., an industry group.

The failed banks "reasonably expected that accurate representations of competitive market forces, and not fraudulent conduct or collusion," would determine the benchmark, the FDIC said in its complaint.

Regulators around the world have been probing whether firms colluded to manipulate interest-rate benchmarks including Libor, which affects more than $300 trillion of securities worldwide. Financial institutions have paid about $6 billion so far to resolve criminal and civil claims in the U.S. and Europe that they manipulated benchmark interest rates.

The cost for global investment banks could climb to $46 billion, analysts at KBW, a unit of Stifel Financial Corp., said in a report last year. JPMorgan Chase & Co. and HSBC Holdings may face a European Union complaint as soon as next month from the bloc's antitrust chief.

Investigators claim the banks altered submissions used to set the benchmark to profit from bets on interest-rate derivatives or to make the lenders' finances appear healthier.

In the suit filed Friday, the FDIC claimed the fixed rates caused the failed banks to pay higher prices for Libor-based financial products and to get lower interest payments from the defendants and others.

The FDIC alleges the banks committed fraud and violated U.S. antitrust laws in fixing the U.S. dollar Libor benchmark. It seeks unspecified damages on behalf of the failed banks, including punitive damages and triple damages for price-fixing.

Spokesmen for the banks declined to comment.

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