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Entries in sovereign wealth fund (8)

Tuesday
Jun202017

UK charges Barclays, four former executives for Qatar fund raising

The UK Serious Fraud Office brought criminal charges Tuesday against Barclays Plc and four individuals for offenses allegedly committed when the bank sought huge loans from sources in Qatar during the 2008 financial crisis.

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Wednesday
May042016

Och-Ziff reserves $200 million for FCPA settlement, says bigger penalties ‘probable’

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC said Tuesday it has reserved $200 million for a settlement of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act offenses arising from alleged bribes in Libya.

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Monday
Oct262015

Joseph Spinelli: FCPA enforcement takes aim at financial services 

This summer the SEC charged BNY Mellon with violating the FCPA by providing highly sought-after student internships to family members of foreign government officials who were directly affiliated with a Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund. The enforcement action is a clear harbinger of what's to come.

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Wednesday
Sep092015

SEC and FinCEN delivering one-two punch to private equity

Starting in January, it was widely reported that the SEC had upped its FCPA scrutiny of private equity funds required to register as investment advisers under Dodd-Frank, with requests for information being issued to a number of funds in connection with their courting of sovereign wealth funds

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Tuesday
Aug182015

BNY Mellon pays $15 million in FCPA settlement for internship hiring practices

The Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday said BNY Mellon agreed to pay $14.8 million to settle charges that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by providing valuable student internships to family members of foreign government officials affiliated with a Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund.

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Tuesday
May192015

New SEC subpoena asks if BNY Mellon hired government officials

In a securities filing this month, Bank of New York Mellon Corp. said it received a subpoena from the SEC asking about job offers to government officials and internships awarded to their family members.

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Tuesday
Aug192014

SFO close to decision on charges for ex-Barclays bankers

The UK Serious Fraud Office could decide "as soon as next month" whether to charge former Barclays executives over undisclosed payments the bank made to Qatar's sovereign wealth fund in 2008, when the Bank was trying to raise money during the credit crunch.

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Thursday
Mar202014

Hedge fund manager Och-Ziff discloses FCPA probe

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group said in an SEC filing Wednesday the SEC and DOJ are investigating whether it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in connection with an investment from a sovereign wealth fund.

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