RBC Capital Markets, LLC Fined by FINRA
8 November 2018
An AWC was issued in which the firm was censured and fined $215,000. Without admitting or denying the findings, the firm consented to the sanctions and to the entry of findings that it failed to implement and enforce a supervisory system reasonably designed to achieve compliance with the applicable securities laws and regulations, including SEC and FINRA rules, regarding the close-out of fail-to-deliver positions.
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Activist short-sellers are increasingly targeting Canadian companies — is Canada ready?
Barbara Shecter, 06 OCtober 2017
Early on the morning of May 31, San Francisco-based short-selling firm Muddy Waters LLC, best known in this country for the short report that toppled stock market darling Sino-Forest Corp. in 2011, posted a tantalizing message on the firm’s Twitter account.
“Good morning, Canada! MW is about to release a new short that we think is on its way to Zero,” the tweet read. Continue reading “Article: Activist short-sellers are increasingly targeting Canadian companies — is Canada ready?”
Morgan Stanley, 4 others settle forex-rigging case for $111.2M
Katherine Dela Cruz
S&P Global, 30 July 2017
Morgan Stanley, Standard Chartered Plc, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd., Société Générale SA and RBC Capital Markets LLC agreed to pay a total of $111.2 million to settle a U.S. lawsuit accusing them of manipulating prices in the foreign exchange market, pending court approval.
The lawsuit was filed in 2014 against 12 companies, including Morgan Stanley, for allegedly conspiring to fix artificial prices on foreign exchange markets. In 2015, Standard Chartered, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, Société Générale and RBC Capital Markets were added as defendants in the case.
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Nine banks to pay $2 billion to US investors in rate-rigging case
Pinsent Masons, 18 August 2015
Nine of the world’s largest banks have agreed to pay a total of $2 billion in compensation to investors in the US over the manipulation of exchange rates, and to cooperate in litigation against 12 other defendants.
Law firm Hausfeld announced that settlements have been reached with Bank of America, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Citi, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JPMorgan, RBS, and UBS on behalf of investors.
The banks will now work with the investors in continuing litigation against Credit Suisse Group, Credit Suisse, Credit Suisse Securities, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Bank Securities, Morgan Stanley, Morgan Stanley & Co, Morgan Stanley & Co. International, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi., RBC Capital Markets, Société Générale and Standard Chartered. Several of these banks were added to the action last month based on facts found during the investigation, Hausfeld said.
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