Work Area: Financial services misconduct investigations

Standard Chartered reports flurry of internal bribery probes

In-house investigators at UK lender Standard Chartered launched on average at least one internal bribery probe per week in 2021.

17 February 2022

Citigroup Asia slapped with $45m fine for misleading clients about trades

Featured in Investigator’s Guide to Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s financial markets regulator said that the bank’s culture encouraged “chasing revenue at the expense of basic standards of honesty”.

28 January 2022

Danish tax authority fights to resurrect UK cum-ex lawsuit

The tax authority warned that upholding the High Court’s dismissal of the cum-ex lawsuit would make it almost impossible for overseas authorities to bring fraud claims in the UK.

25 January 2022

Germany files first criminal charges in Wirecard case

Featured in Investigator's Guide to Germany

German prosecutors have accused an investment fund manager of helping to launder more than €22 million in funds embezzled from collapsed payments company Wirecard.

14 January 2022

JPMorgan to settle US probe into messaging retention failures

14 December 2021

South Africa overturns ex-Steinhoff executive’s insider trading penalty

14 December 2021

Tom Hayes loses attempt to revisit Libor conviction

An independent body has provisionally decided not to instruct an appeals court to revisit the 2015 conviction of former UBS and Citibank trader Tom Hayes for rigging the Libor benchmark rate.

08 December 2021

Former BitMEX executives try to block law enforcement testimony

06 December 2021

Former Hong Kong stock exchange executive acquitted of accepting bribes

03 December 2021

FCA will have more “bite” after oversight changes

The Financial Conduct Authority’s new ability to begin civil or criminal enforcement proceedings without consulting an independent committee will allow the agency to be more aggressive, lawyers said.

01 December 2021

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