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Credit Suisse Investigated in United States for Asian Hiring Practices

Credit Suisse Investigated in United States for Asian Hiring Practices

Credit Suisse is under investigation by the Department of Justice and the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the United States for hiring children and relatives of influential Chinese policymakers.  The bank is being investigated if they had hired referrals from government agencies or state owned entities in exchange for investment banking business, which is violation of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and related civil statutes.

“ Credit Suisse investigated for hiring children & relatives of influential Chinese policymakers “

The investigation was disclosed in Credit Suisse 2017 results announcement.  In 2016, JP Morgan Chase had agreed to pay US$264 million to the US government to settle allegations that it had hire relatives (sons & daughters) of officials and to increase their chance of gaining businesses.  In 2017, HSBC also disclosed that it was being investigated by SEC in its result announcement.

Sources: SCMP, Reuters, SEC








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