ASIC was reportedly found to have accepted expensive gifts and hospitality from financial firms including Macquarie Bank even as it was under multiple investigations by the corporate regulator.
South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission has fined JP Morgan, HSBC, Deutsche Bank and StanChart a combined $613,000 for rigging forex derivative prices.
While ASIC officials talk up plans to fund more court cases, behind the scenes they are reportedly concerned about the community backlash and loss of confidence if cases are lost.
NSE chairman Ashok Chawla was named in a charge sheet related to a bribery case involving telecom operator Aircel and its Malaysian investor Maxis.
The ₹30mn penalty is based on deficiencies in regulatory compliance related to 'fit and proper’ requirements for bank directors.
Former RCBC bank manager Maia Santos-Deguito faces 49 years imprisonment and fines of up to $110mn for her role in the February 2016 theft of $81mn from Bangladesh’s central bank.
FWD Life also failed to maintain satisfactory internal controls and written compliance procedures as required under the SFC Code on MPF Products and the Fund Manager Code of Conduct.
The CSRC imposed fines of over $1.55bn in 2018, with the largest number of cases relating to insider trading, illegal disclosures and market manipulation.
An HKMA investigation found that JPMorgan Hong Kong failed to establish and maintain effective controls for handling wire transfers, conducting CDD and monitoring business relationships.
The asset management firm was both the buyer and seller in a transaction between two of its brokers, which the SFC deemed was a wash trade.