Article: Senate Banking Chair Probes Banks Over Archegos Collapse

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Senate Banking Chair Probes Banks Over Archegos Collapse

Dean Seal, 08 April 2021

The chairman of the Senate Banking Committee is asking Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and other Wall Street giants that brokered for Bill Hwang’s Archegos Capital Management to explain their involvement in the fund’s high-profile collapse.

In letters released Thursday, Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, told higher-ups at the Swiss bank, Goldman, Morgan Stanley and Nomura that he was “troubled, but not surprised” that risky derivatives transactions between the banks and Hwang’s generally unregulated family office were connected to a shocking multibillion-dollar firesale on stocks in late March. Continue reading “Article: Senate Banking Chair Probes Banks Over Archegos Collapse”

Article: Wall Street Giants Beat Treasury Auction Rigging MDL

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Wall Street Giants Beat Treasury Auction Rigging MDL

Dean Seal, 30 March 2021

A New York federal judge ruled Wednesday that he has yet to see any direct evidence that Wall Street banks including Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse conspired to manipulate the $14 trillion market for securities issued by the U.S. Treasury Department.

U.S. District Judge Paul G. Gardephe dismissed long-running multidistrict litigation accusing a group of banks that also included JPMorgan Chase and Morgan Stanley of rigging auctions for Treasury Department bonds and other securities, on top of reducing competition in a secondary market for those securities. Continue reading “Article: Wall Street Giants Beat Treasury Auction Rigging MDL”

Article: Luckin Coffee Investors Work Toward Stock Suit Settlement

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Luckin Coffee Investors Work Toward Stock Suit Settlement

Dean Seal, 08 March 2021

Luckin Coffee and a proposed class of its investors told a New York federal judge that they are working toward a potential resolution of claims that the Chinese coffee chain used “sham transactions” to fake hundreds of millions of dollars in sales.

The parties received approval on Friday from U.S. District Judge John P. Cronan for certification of a settlement class of investors who acquired Luckin securities between its initial public offering in May 2019 and July 2020, when a Cayman Islands court appointed joint provisional liquidators to oversee Luckin’s operations and negotiate with its creditors. Continue reading “Article: Luckin Coffee Investors Work Toward Stock Suit Settlement”

Article: Pandemic May Disrupt Discovery In Credit Suisse Forex Case

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Pandemic May Disrupt Discovery In Credit Suisse Forex Case

Dean Seal, 17 April 2020

Counsel for investors and Credit Suisse cited the COVID-19 pandemic Monday when they asked a New York federal judge to push their discovery deadlines in a suit over alleged foreign exchange market manipulation by nine weeks.

In a letter to U.S. District Judge Lorna G. Schofield, attorneys for both sides in the long-running litigation said that in light of the threat to public health posed by the novel coronavirus, as well as the disruptions it has caused in air travel, continued discovery efforts would be risky and exceedingly difficult. Continue reading “Article: Pandemic May Disrupt Discovery In Credit Suisse Forex Case”