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Over a dozen large banks have been implicated in the Libor scandal. And the harm created by the manipulations has impacted communities across the US in the billions of dollars.
Boards at the companies involved in Libor manipulation have already paid out bonuses based on inflated earnings. Will these bonuses be clawed back?
At the same time, there are those who continue to advocate the use of bonds or interest rate swaps as a way to pay bankers. It doesn’t make sense. The prices of those instruments can be altered by manipulating interest rates. Should we provide additional incentive for manipulations given the Libor mess?
Clearly, large banks are not fully disclosing the risks in their compensation schemes.
It’s also difficult to see how paying for fraud and harm comports with reasonable business judgment.
Here’s the article.
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