43亿美元一耸肩

伦敦—11月,英国金融市场行为监管局(Financial Conduct Authority,FCA)宣布与六家银行和解。这六家银行被FCA指控操纵外汇市场,将支付总共43亿美元的和解金。但股价并未因此起反应。原因何在?

为期一年、导致如此巨大罚金的调查所揭露的恶劣行为和管理失灵令人震惊。贪婪的交易员之间半真半假的电子邮件和聊天室记录表明,他们无耻地操纵午后汇率的“固定”(fix),以获得利润和个人好处。高级管理人员形同虚设,放任手下如同手里钱太多的孩子一样做出任性下流的行为。他们用“三个火枪手”、“A队”等绰号为所欲为,给所在机构造成沉重代价。

但是,尽管FCA对它们课以巨额罚款,但没有一位高管被迫为此负责,投资者对此也只是一耸肩。当然,一个原因是和解是必然的;只有罪名的细节和罚金的规模有待确定。

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