Article: BoJo Launches Investigation Into Cameron’s Lobbying On Behalf Of Greensill

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BoJo Launches Investigation Into Cameron’s Lobbying On Behalf Of Greensill

TYLER DURDEN, 13 April 2021

For British PM Boris Johnson, the fallout from the collapse of Greensill has been akin to being gifted a golden saucer filled with excrement. At the time, BoJo apparently didn’t see anything wrong with facilitating the lobbying objectives of one of his predecessors, former PM David Cameron. But now that the British tabloid press has sicced the hounds on the PM, he has apparently realized it’s time for some damage control.

To wit, the FT reports that Downing Street and the Cabinet Office have launched a wide-ranging investigation after acknowledging that there was “significant interest in this matter.” Continue reading “Article: BoJo Launches Investigation Into Cameron’s Lobbying On Behalf Of Greensill”

Article: Fallout From Greensill Collapse Splatters British Government, Leaves Taxpayers With Big Losses

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Fallout From Greensill Collapse Splatters British Government, Leaves Taxpayers With Big Losses

TYLER DURDEN, 07 April 2021

The collapse of UK-based supply chain finance firm Greensill Capital continues to reverberate. In Germany the private banking association has paid out around €2.7 billion to more than 20,500 Greensill Bank customers as part of its deposit guarantee scheme after the bank collapsed in early March. But the deposits of institutional investors such as other financial institutions, investment firms, and local authorities are not covered. Fifty municipalities are believed to be nursing losses of at least €500 million. Continue reading “Article: Fallout From Greensill Collapse Splatters British Government, Leaves Taxpayers With Big Losses”

Article: Greensill and Gupta’s Intertwined Empires Had for Years Raised Concerns Internally

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Greensill and Gupta’s Intertwined Empires Had for Years Raised Concerns Internally

Alistair MacDonald and Duncan Mavin, 03 April 2021

The business empires of metals magnate Sanjeev Gupta and financier Lex Greensill leaned on each other to fuel their growth. But for years executives and advisers close to both entrepreneurs urged the two men to decouple their businesses, according to people familiar with the matter.

They failed to do so. Now Mr. Greensill’s firm, Greensill Capital, is insolvent, and Mr. Gupta’s conglomerate, GFG Alliance, is scrambling to survive. Continue reading “Article: Greensill and Gupta’s Intertwined Empires Had for Years Raised Concerns Internally”

Article: Another Wirecard? Invoices Backing Greensill-Issued Bonds Never Existed, Administrator Finds

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Another Wirecard? Invoices Backing Greensill-Issued Bonds Never Existed, Administrator Finds

TYLER DURDEN, 02 April 2021

As the collapse of Greensill Capital threatens to ensnare former PM David Cameron in a humiliating public probe, the Financial Times on Thursday reported some disturbing new details that appear to suggest Greensill wasn’t merely reckless, but potentially guilty of a Wirecard-style fraud.

According to the FT, Greensil’s administrator – who is responsible for winding down whatever assets remain and managing creditors’ claims -“has failed to verify invoices underpinning loans to Sanjeev Gupta, after companies listed on the documents denied that they had ever done business with the metals magnate.”

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Article: SAC Capital indicted in 6-year US insider trading probe

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SAC Capital indicted in 6-year US insider trading probe

Patricia Hurtado, 25 July 2013

SAC was indicted on 4 counts of securities fraud, 1 count of wire fraud in an indictment unsealed in Manhattan federal court. Manhattan: SAC Capital Advisors LP, the $14 billion hedge fund founded by Steven A. Cohen, was indicted by a US grand jury as part of the government’s six-year crackdown on insider trading on Wall Street. Continue reading “Article: SAC Capital indicted in 6-year US insider trading probe”

Article: NY Insider trading: Bharara is after Steven Cohen, not Mathew Martoma

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NY Insider trading: Bharara is after Steven Cohen, not Mathew Martoma

SUttara Choudhury, 28 November 2012

Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara, who has won guilty convictions against high-profile Galleon Group billionaire Raj Rajaratnam and former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta, is not resting on his laurels.

Since the crackdown on insider trading began five years ago on Wall Street, there have been more than 70 arrests. Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara, who has won guilty convictions against high-profile Galleon Group billionaire Raj Rajaratnam and former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta, is not resting on his laurels. Continue reading “Article: NY Insider trading: Bharara is after Steven Cohen, not Mathew Martoma”