By Jonathan Stempel
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
NEW YORK -- A group of large institutional investors including BlackRock Inc. and Allianz SE's Pacific Investment Management Co. has sued 16 major banks, accusing them of rigging prices in the roughly $5.1 trillion-a-day foreign exchange market.
The lawsuit was filed on Wednesday in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan by plaintiffs that decided to "opt out" of similar nationwide litigation that has resulted in $2.31 billion of settlements with 15 of the banks.
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Those settlements followed worldwide regulatory probes that have led to more than $10 billion of fines for several banks, and the convictions or indictments of some traders. The banks being sued are: Bank of America, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Japan's MUFG Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, Royal Bank of Scotland, Societe Generale, Standard Chartered, and UBS. Investors typically opt out of litigation when they hope to recover more by suing on their own. ... ... For the remainder of the report: https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-forex-lawsuit/big-investors-sue-16-ba...
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