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February 12, 2013
06:23 EDTUBS, AIGUBS fined GBP9.45M for failings in sale of an AIG fund
The Financial Services Authority has fined UBS AG (UBS) for failures in the sale of the AIG Enhanced Variable Rate Fund (AIG). These failures led to UBS customers being exposed to an unacceptable risk of an unsuitable sale of the Fund. UBS also failed to deal properly with complaints from customers about sales of the Fund. UBS agreed to settle at an early stage entitling it to a 30% discount on its fine. Were it not for this discount, the FSA would have imposed a financial penalty of GBP13.5M on UBS. Reference Link
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October 24, 2014
08:44 EDTUBSECB draft shows 25 EU banks set to fail stress test, Bloomberg says
Bloomberg cites a draft ECB document the news service has viewed. Publicly traded EU banks include Banco Santander (SAN), Barclays (BCS), Credit Suisse (CS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), ING Groep (ING), Lloyds Banking (LYG), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and UBS (UBS).
October 21, 2014
14:09 EDTAIGThird Point discloses new positions in eBay, Alibaba, exit from Sony
In its Q3 investor letter, Third Point says it established a "significant" position in eBay (EBAY). Dan Loeb's hedge fund also revealed it has established a significant direct investment in Alibaba (BABA) shares now that the company is public. Third Point also said it is now one of Amgen's (AMGN) largest shareholders. During the quarter, Third Point exited its position in Sony (SNE) and reduced or exited other positions, including AIG (AIG), Hertz (HTZ) and Softbank (SFTBF), the firm stated in its letter. PRICE ACTION: Following the disclosures in the Third Point letter, Amgen is up 4%, eBay is up 2.3% and Alibaba is up 3.8%, while Sony shares trading in New York are down nearly 1%.
08:31 EDTUBSEU fines JPMorgan, UBS, Credit Suisse for cartel on derivatives
The European Commission has found that four international banks, RBS (RBS), UBS (UBS), JP Morgan (JPM) and Credit Suisse (CS), operated a cartel on bid-ask spreads of Swiss franc interest rate derivatives in the European Economic Area. The Commission imposed fines worth a total of EUR 32.36M. RBS received immunity from fines for revealing the existence of the cartel to the Commission. UBS and JPMorgan received reductions of their respective fines for cooperating with the investigation under the Commission's 2006 Leniency Notice. UBS was fined EUR 12.65M, JP Morgan fined EUR 10.53M and Credit Suisse was fined EUR 9.17M.
08:18 EDTUBSBasel Committee accelerating work on leverage ratio, FT says
The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision will begin work on the calibration of the leverage ratio, a measure of bank capital seen as less vulnerable to manipulation, sooner than previously planned, which suggests the finished rule could be released as soon as 2015 or 2016, which is ahead of the previous target date of 2017, reported Financial Times, citing comments from the secretary-general of the committee, William Coen. Publicly traded large U.S. banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Publicly traded large EU banks include Banco Santander (SAN), Barclays (BCS), Credit Suisse (CS), Deutsche Bank (DB), HSBC (HSBC), ING Groep (ING), Lloyds Banking (LYG), Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and UBS (UBS). Reference Link
08:12 EDTUBSJPMorgan, UBS, Credit Suisse to be fined by EU over Libor rigging, Reuters says
JPMorgan (JPM), UBS (UBS) and Credit Suisse (CS) will be fined $115M collectively for their roles in rigging Swiss franc Libor rates, with JPMorgan's fine of $89M making up the lion's share of the penalty, said Reuters, citing a person familiar, who added that Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) would not be penalized for its own role since it alerted the European Commission to the issue. Reference Link
October 20, 2014
07:21 EDTUBSFederal Reserve Bank of New York and Boston to hold a workshop
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06:38 EDTAIGAIG upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank upgraded AIG to Buy citing valuation following the recent pullback in shares. Deutsche believes concerns that Starr International could succeed in its trial against the U.S. Government are overblown. It raised its price target for AIG shares to $60 from $59.
October 19, 2014
14:03 EDTUBSUBS stays with risky Puerto Rico bond fund recommendations, Reuters says
Despite numerous arbitration claims by investors who cite Puerto Rico closed-end bond funds for losses, UBS has told brokers that they may continue to recommend the funds, says Reuters. Reference Link
October 17, 2014
08:14 EDTAIGAIG unlikely to be forced to indemnify government, says Bernstein
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October 16, 2014
08:42 EDTUBSUBS, DOJ in talks for forex rigging settlement, FT reports
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06:50 EDTUBSEuropean regulator rejects bonus loophole, NY Times says
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October 15, 2014
07:27 EDTUBSJPMorgan, HSBC fire traders linked to forex probe, WSJ reports
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October 10, 2014
09:13 EDTUBSEBA says EU stress test results to be published October 26
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