Posts belonging to Category Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank Loses $934,000 in Arbitration


On February 8, 2013, a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitration panel ordered Deutsche Bank and its former registered representative, Karl Hahn, to pay $934,000 to a couple who had sought to recover $2,193,931 for losses associated with the improper sale of premium-financed life insurance.  The award included $100,000 in attorney’s fees.  Hahn worked in […]

Now Even Wall Street Firms Are Becoming Whistleblowers


What’s the difference between a Wall Street bank and a whistleblower? Nothing! While Wall Street railed against whistleblower protections for employees in Dodd-Frank, turns out they are falling all over themselves to blow the whistle on each other. Why? Because the first to tattle gets protections that are not offered to the second to tattle. […]

Is the SEC Too Soft on Major Wall Street Firms?


Questions continue to arise regarding the too-cozy relationship between the SEC and Wall Street. Recent reports claim that the SEC, when settling with big Wall Street firms, has a practice of granting waivers that preserve special privileges enjoyed by those firms, and protect them from serious consequences that would otherwise result from their wrongdoing. For […]

Financial Advisers Winning Big Money from Former Firms


Financial advisers are winning large arbitration awards against their former firms. During the past three months at least three arbitration panels have ordered financial services firms to pay millions of dollars to financial advisers formerly employed by the firms.

Is Wall Street Evolving into an Illegal Monopoly?


Sixty-five years ago, the Justice Department filed an antitrust suit against 17 investment banks seeking to break them up for creating “an integrated, overall conspiracy and combination ‘ to eliminate competition and monopolize” the investment banking business. It failed. Today, the investment banking business is much larger and more profitable, and much more concentrated than […]

Citigroup and Deutsche Bank Pay $165 Million to Settle Mortgage Securities Claims


The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) announced that it has reached settlements with Citigroup and Deutsche Bank regarding potential claims relating to the sale of residential mortgage-backed securities to five failed wholesale credit unions. NCUA said that it is the first regulatory agency to recover losses on behalf of failed financial institutions that resulted from […]

Occupy Wall Street As A Global Phenomenon


Occupy Wall Street has swept the globe and is generating enormous sympathy and interest in Asia as well as Europe. The spread of Occupy Wall Street to Asia ? especially Japan ? is further evidence that it is a mistake to dismiss a global groundswell of anger over the flow of money from banks to […]

Time Is Running Out On Credit Crisis Legal Claims


Many investors, both individuals and corporations, were misled by their brokers and harmed during the credit crisis. For various reasons, however, many such investors have not yet taken action to recover their losses. Some have delayed taking action in order to see whether the misconduct warranted legal action while others just put it off until […]

Wall Street’s Lack of Credibility Drains Investor Confidence


The crisis in confidence dragging down the economy and financial markets is multi-factorial, but surely a significant part of the problem is that you just can’t trust Wall Street financial institutions to tell the truth about their own financial health, according to John Carney’s article entitled “Wall Street’s Credibility Problem.” He cites Morgan Stanley’s […]

Is the Fox Guarding the (Investors’) Chicken House?


Matt Taibbi’s recent Rolling Stone article entitled “Is the SEC Covering Up Wall Street’s Crimes?” questions whether corruption plagues the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. In that article Taibbi meticulously contends that Wall Street banks and their law firms have, over and over again, shut down fraud investigations by influencing senior SEC officials, who later […]