Parliament Report Slams Barclays, Banking Culture Over LIBOR
A report issued by Britain’s Parliamentary Treasury Select Committee had harsh words for just about everyone involved in the LIBOR-rigging scandal.
Regulators Question Interest Rates From Sweden to Singapore
Regulators are questioning how interest rates are set across the globe—not just LIBOR and EURIBOR, but also various in-country rates.
BoE Governor Pushed for Barclays Chief’s Ouster
The British Parliament got an earful over the last couple of days as testimony continued in the LIBOR-fixing scandal.
LIBOR Manipulation May Have Spanned Decades
Reports of decades-long LIBOR manipulation surfaced and a survey of Wall Street executives showed that many believe that misconduct is not just acceptable behavior, but a key to success.
BoE’s Tucker Will Testify on Barclays, Libor
Paul Tucker, deputy governor of the Bank of England, was to appear before Parliament to give his version of events described in a memo written by Bob Diamond, former CEO of Barclays.
Bank of England Implicated by Barclays in Libor Fixing
Documents released by the bank indicate that he may have been given tacit approval by Paul Tucker, deputy BoE governor, to adjust Libor rates to be more in line with other banks after Whitehall expressed concern lest Barclays appear to be in trouble.
Barclays’ Chief Quits as Outcry Over Libor Grows
A day after he insisted he had no intention of stepping down, Bob Diamond resigned as head of Barclays Bank effective immediately, bowing to pressure from lawmakers outraged over the manipulation of Libor rates on his watch.
New Hire Roundup: Fidelity Names Presidents, SIFMA Gains President and Board Members
This week in new hires, Fidelity Asset Management announced two new presidents in its fixed income division and SIFMA announced its new president and board members.