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- SEC Charges Additional Defendant in Fraudulent ICO Scheme
- Warren Buffett Simply Blew it on Wells Fargo Stock: Dick Bove (Video)
- Barclays and Deutsche Bank to Lag U.S. Trading Peers
- NY AG Schneiderman Seeks to Close Loophole That Could Let Trump Pardons Block State Charges
- 'Fearless Girl' is Moving to NYSE After Year Staring Down 'Charging Bull'
- What's In Your Wallet - American Express Shares Soar After Earnings Release
- Deutsche Bank's Executive Departures Continue Following Change in CEO
- Reflections of an Economist Commissioner (SEC's Piwowar)
- Billionaire HF Manager and The Fed Chair Runner-Up are Investing in New Cryptocurrency
- Court Finds 2 Brokers Liable for Fraud Involving Mortgage-Backed Securities
- One FINRA: An Organization’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
- 2018 GASB Accounting Support Fee to Fund the Governmental Accounting Standards Board
- Barclays Eyes Move Into Cryptocurrency Trading
- Goldman Breaks From Wall Street Pack with Bond-Trading Boom
- Janney Montgomery Scott CEO Joins FINRA Board of Governors
- SEC Encourages Investors to Do Background Checks on Investor.gov
- The Martin Act: Wall Street Titan Takes Aim at Law That Tripped Him Up
- Bank of America’s Cost-Cutting Drive Pushes Profit to Record
- Larry Fink: Wall Street’s $6 Trillion Man Finally Worth $1Bn
- Activist Investor Wants Barclays Investment Banking Overhaul (Video)
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JPMorgan to Pay $400Mn to Settle Toxic MBS Litigation
JPMorgan has settled a $2 billion lawsuit by agreeing to pay $400 million to the U.K. subsidiaries of Ambac Assurance and Assured Guaranty. The insurers were suing over toxic mortgage-backed securities that the investment bank sold to the insurers and their clients just prior to the 2008 credit crisis. Thus ends, yet, another credit crisis lawsuit.
JPMorgan had invested ScottishRe funds in non-agency mortgage-backed securities and, according to the plaintiffs, ignored its investment mandate by continuing to buy mortgage bonds even as warning signs of a market deterioration began to multiply. Scottish Re and its associated securitization vehicles subsequently were hit by multiple downgrades from ratings agencies, which left them with heavy losses.