JP Morgan has to pay $595 million as a settlement of the case settlement regarding the credit default swaps.
JP Morgan Chase & Co. was recently filed with a lawsuit including other banks with the charges of by investors of conspiracies to fix prices and limit the competition for credit default swaps. The case was continuing for quite a while and has finally come to an end with the conclusion that the banks involved have to pay $2.6 Billion as a settlement.
Both these financial institutions, the second one being Barclays Plc is required to pay for their doings apparently. Nine additional banks were also pressed with the same charges according to the papers that were disclosed on Friday in Manhattan’s federal court. The institution involved altogether are Bank of America Corp, Credit oSuisse Group AG, BNP Paribas SA, Deutsche Bank AG, Citigroup Inc., UBS AG, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc, Morgan Stanley and HSBC Holdings Plc. Credit default swaps allow investors to buy protection and be safe from risks of corporate or sovereign debt problems wouldn’t meet the payment requirements and obligations. It is a contractt.
The banking services market was at a peak of $58 trillion in the year 2007 and went down to $16 trillion in 2014 because investors were in a position to attain more exposure regarding the market. This could be part of the reason for the companies to commit the fraud they are accused of. JP Morgan has to pay $595 million and Barclays has to pay $178 million according to Business Asiaone. Other banking services have to pay their asked settlements accordingly. Investors in the case made claims that the banking institutions made them pay unfair prices on CDS trades from 2008 to 2013, when liquidity had brought costs down. European and USA regulators’ have been examining the practices in the CDS market. The investors who have filed the case are LA county Employees retirement association and Salix capital US Inc.
This is not the first case of JP Morgan that has been filed before this the Lehman brothers case was one the company had to deal with and that one went in favor of the company. The company in 2013 agreed upon a settlement of $13 billion with the Justice Department over charges that it misled its investors in mortgage-backed securities about the risks of investments that helped the company bring on the subprime-mortgage crisis which was caused in the year 2008 according to Reuters.
The first US national bank of the money transfer has been making a bad image when it comes to certifications due to so many cases being filed against it.