Штраф на $4,3 млрд? Ну и что!

ЛОНДОН – В ноябре британское Управление финансового надзора (Financial Conduct Authority, далее FCA) объявило о своем решении оштрафовать шесть банков на сумму $4,3 млрд за манипулирование валютным рынком. Однако котировки акций банков почти не отреагировали на эту новость. Почему?

Расследование, длившееся целый год, обнаружило шокирующие детали бесчестных методов ведения бизнеса и недостатки в управлении, которые привели к штрафам. Полуграмотные письма и сообщения в чате, которыми обменивались между собой корыстные трейдеры, раскрыли их бесстыдный сговор по манипулированию дневным «фиксом» курса валют ради прибыли и личной выгоды. Старшие менеджеры были настолько невнимательны, что позволили своим подчиненным вести себя будто детям, вульгарным и пресыщенным. Под псевдонимами «Три мушкетера» и «Команда А» они делали всё, что хотели, нанося колоссальный ущерб своим компаниям.

Однако, несмотря на огромные штрафы FCA, ни один человек из руководства банков не покончил жизнь самоубийством, а инвесторы просто пожали плечами. Конечно, одна из причин этого в том, что было заранее известно о предстоящем решении; новостью стали только детали преступления и размер штрафов.

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