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Legal and Conduct Risk in the Financial Markets, 3rd Edition by McCormick, Roger; Stears, Chris (22nd March 2018)

Part III The Conduct Crisis, 10 The Impact of the Libor Scandal: Concerns about Misconduct and Findings of the Conduct Costs Project

Roger Mccormick, Chris Stears

From: Legal and Conduct Risk in the Financial Markets (3rd Edition)

Roger McCormick, Chris Stears

Subject(s):
Conduct of business regulation — Financial stability

The financial market crisis of 2007 was also a crisis of conduct. The events immediately before, during, and after the crisis that stand out, deserve analysis, and indeed, have given rise to some of the most substantial post millennial legal and regulatory changes. This chapter sets the scene, framing the ‘rebuilding trust agenda’ that arose after a plethora of misconduct events — epitomised by the Libor scandal. Using the findings of the Conduct Costs Project, a project of the CCP Research Foundation that collates data on the ‘Conduct Costs’ of twenty of the world’s foremost financial institutions, the chapter highlights the extent to which concerns over a conduct crisis are justified. It concludes by prefacing the issues of sustainability, ethics, standards, accountability, and disclosure that are then taken up in greater detail in later chapters.

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