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- Sarah ten Siethoff is New Associate Director of SEC Investment Management Rulemaking Office
- Catherine Keating Appointed CEO of BNY Mellon Wealth Management
- Credit Suisse to Pay $47Mn to Resolve DOJ Asia Probe
- SEC Chair Clayton Goes 'Hat in Hand' Before Congress on 2019 Budget Request
- SEC's Opening Remarks to the Elder Justice Coordinating Council
- Massachusetts Jury Convicts CA Attorney of Securities Fraud
- Deutsche Bank Says 3 Senior Investment Bankers to Leave Firm
- World’s Biggest Hedge Fund Reportedly ‘Bearish On Financial Assets’
- SEC Fines Constant Contact, Popular Email Marketer, for Overstating Subscriber Numbers
- SocGen Agrees to Pay $1.3 Billion to End Libya, Libor Probes
- Cryptocurrency Exchange Bitfinex Briefly Halts Trading After Cyber Attack
- SEC Names Valerie Szczepanik Senior Advisor for Digital Assets and Innovation
- SEC Modernizes Delivery of Fund Reports, Seeks Public Feedback on Improving Fund Disclosure
- NYSE Says SEC Plan to Limit Exchange Rebates Would Hurt Investors
- Deutsche Bank faces another challenge with Fed stress test
- Former JPMorgan Broker Files racial discrimination suit against company
- $3.3Mn Winning Bid for Lunch with Warren Buffett
- Julie Erhardt is SEC's New Acting Chief Risk Officer
- Chyhe Becker is SEC's New Acting Chief Economist, Acting Director of Economic and Risk Analysis Division
- Getting a Handle on Virtual Currencies - FINRA
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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.