– Europe Demands Banks Hand Over Their Lunch Money Following Swiss Franc Libor Rigging (ZeroHedge, Oct 21, 2014):
…And don’t do it again!
Having confirmed that RBS, UBS, JPMorgan,,and Credit Suisse operated a cartell to manipulate bid-ask spreads of Swiss Franc libor, the European Commission has unleashed unmerciless vengeance on these law-breaking institutions:
JPMorgan fined EUR 72.2 Million, UBS fined EUR 12.7 Million, Credit Suisse fined EUR 9.17 Million, & RBS Nothing (for whistle-blowing).
The commission found that these four entities ‘influenced’ interest rate derivatives prices between March 2008 and July 2009 – probably the most volatile and price-sensitive period of American financial history.. and they get fined “an hour’s pay?”
Nothing ever changes…
Another oldie but goodie. pic.twitter.com/rG4NWhA24m
— Rudolf E. Havenstein (@RudyHavenstein) October 16, 2014