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Goldman Sachs Wins 1 Billion Battle with Libya Sovereign Wealth Fund

Goldman Sachs Wins 1 Billion Battle with Libya Sovereign Wealth Fund

Goldman Sachs has won the $1 billion lawsuit lodged by Libyan Investment Authority after a High Court judge in London rejected claims of the undue influence the US bank had used over the wealth fund.

“Libyan Investment Authority alleged that Goldman Sachs pushed the bank into risky trades and while they lost its entire $1.2 billion investment. Goldman Sachs made $200 million in profits. “

~ Financial Times

During the trial, the LIA emphasized on the activities of a Goldman banker named Youssef Kabbaj and the bank’s relationship with the Libyan wealth fund, which had been set up by former dictator Muammer Gaddafi with $65bn of assets. Libyan Investment Authority alleged that Goldman Sachs pushed the bank into risky trades and while they lost its entire $1.2 billion investment. Goldman Sachs made $200 million in profits.

Related Reports: Financial Times, Bloomberg

 

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