JPMorgan Chase Gets Multimillion-Dollar Fine After Deleting 47,000,000 Banking Records

JPMorgan Chase Gets Multimillion-Dollar Fine After Deleting 47,000,000 Banking Records

JPMorgan Chase has been fined $4 million by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the deletion of approximately 47 million emails. These emails included business documents that were being sought by subpoenas in at least twelve regulatory investigations.

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The emails in question were sent between January 1st, 2018, and April 23rd, 2018, and were erased by JPMorgan’s broker-dealer subsidiary.

The SEC has stated that the deletion occurred when JPMorgan’s archiving vendor was attempting to troubleshoot an issue with emails that were supposed to have been deleted in 2016.

During the process, the vendor accidentally deleted emails from the first quarter of 2018, which resulted in a violation of the SEC’s regulatory retention requirements.

As a consequence, the SEC’s ability to conduct a series of securities-related investigations has been hindered due to the loss of these important documents.

“In at least twelve civil securities-related regulatory investigations, eight of which were conducted by the Commission staff, JPMorgan received subpoenas and document requests for communications which could not be retrieved or produced because they had been deleted permanently.”

JPMorgan Chase addresses massive sell-off stocks

According to JPMorgan Chase analyst, Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou, the stock market could experience a significant outflow of capital amounting to billions of dollars due to the recent surge in prices since March.

Institutional investors are reportedly planning to rebalance their portfolios to meet their allocation targets.

These investors typically invest in various assets such as bonds, stocks, and real estate to diversify their holdings, and they adhere to strict mandates on asset allocation to limit their exposure to a particular asset class.

According to Panigirtzoglou, the recent surge in the stock market has caused institutions’ portfolios to exceed their thresholds, requiring them to move up to $150 billion in positions to invest in the contracting bond market.

“The last time we had such a gap with equities and bonds in opposite directions was in the fourth quarter of 2021.

This rebalancing flow could create around a 3% to 5% correction in equities.”




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