UBS to Pay Over $500 Million in Fines for Manipulating Currencies and Libor
Chad Bray, 08 March 2021
The Swiss bank UBS said on Wednesday that it would pay more than $500 million in fines to the authorities in the United States for its role in the manipulation of currency markets and benchmark interest rates.
UBS said it would not face a criminal charge over currency misconduct but would be required to separately plead guilty to a criminal charge for its prior conduct over the manipulation of the interest rates, including the London interbank offered rate, or Libor, after the Justice Department tore up a 2012 nonprosecution agreement. Continue reading “Article: UBS to Pay Over $500 Million in Fines for Manipulating Currencies and Libor”
Suit Against Prime Brokers for Phony Stock Borrow Charges Filed
Bud Burrell, Chad Bray
Dow Jones Newswires cited by Sanity Check via Wayback, 12 April 2006
An antitrust lawsuit was filed Wednesday against the securities industry’s largest brokerage firms over fees charged as a result of “naked short selling.”
The lawsuit filed in federal court in Manhattan by Electronic Trading Group LLC alleges that the major broker-dealers charged unearned fees, commissions or interest on short sales where those broker-dealers failed to borrow or deliver the stock to back a short position.
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