07/04/2012

Rogue trader Nick Leeson urges jail for Libor fixing

Barclays was fined £290m by UK and US regulator for attempting to manipulate the rate, which is used to set the borrowing costs for millions of consumers, businesses and investors, by falsely stating how much they were paying to borrow money.

07/03/2012

Ex-Lehman broker must pay $904,000 in bonus flap

A San Francisco-based broker must pay more than $904,000 to Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc, which has been aggressively clawing back bonus money that it paid to brokers before its demise in 2008.

07/02/2012

Wealthy French consider Swiss tax exile

The new French Socialist government has promised to reinstate the country’s old wealth tax rate and increase income tax, enough to make wealthy taxpayers think seriously about leaving for greener Swiss pastures.

07/01/2012

Senior Tories dragged into banking scandal

The Independent on Sunday has learnt that the Conservative deputy chairman, Michael Fallon, is a board member of a leading brokerage firm that dominates the rates market and which has been asked to co-operate with the Financial Services Authority's i

07/01/2012

Europe's market watchdog probes rating agencies-FT

The European markets watchdog is investigating whether the big three credit ratings agencies' methods of evaluating banks are rigorous and transparent enough, its chairman Steven Maijoor told the Financial Times on Monday.

06/28/2012

Commerzbank to pay staff bonuses by selling shares

Around 60 percent of the employees have decided they would not keep the shares but would instead sell them immediately to institutional investors, with Commerzbank itself and Deutsche Bank AG acting as bookrunners.

06/26/2012

S.E.C. Said to Be Poised to Sue Fund Manager

Adding to Mr. Falcone’s mounting woes, the Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to sue the money manager as soon as this week, planning to accuse him of taking a personal loan from his hedge fund, Harbinger Capital Partners, and of giving

06/25/2012

Managers prepare to Fatca-proof wealthy

Non-US financial institutions must sign an agreement with the IRS by June 30 2013 to identify and report on clients with links to the US and more than $50,000 in an account.

06/25/2012

Top Court Rejects Appeal on Foreign Bank Account Subpoena

The justices rejected an appeal by a man, identified by the initials M.H., who was held in contempt of court for refusing to comply with a grand jury subpoena seeking records that foreign- account holders are required to keep under the federal Bank Secrec

06/25/2012

Asset managers face challenge of Solvency II

ASSET managers face a culture shock following the implementation of the European Union’s Solvency II directive, according to research released yesterday by KPMG.