The alleged LIBOR manipulations may have impacted interest rates used by banks, companies and consumers around the globe. Some have claimed that it could have influenced global economic growth. The alleged activities in the LIBOR litigations include a coordinated manipulation of a set of the most important, widely used interest rates in the world. It is this potentially global impact through a fundamental financial building block that sets the alleged LIBOR manipulations apart from this year’s other risk and regulatory-based banking scandals. It will likely be the source of considerable debate, discussion and litigation, as a broad range of market participants from banking giants, global corporations, and pension funds, to single family mortgage payers and savings account holders assess whether they were damaged and by how much.
Session 3: Who could be damaged? What Classes are damaged? Quantifying the effect of the alleged LIBOR manipulation on Banks, Businesses and Consumers.
Dr. Daniel S. Levy:
– National Managing Director of Advanced Analytical Consulting Group
– Former National and Global Director of Economic and Statistical Consulting at both Deloitte
Financial Advisory and Arthur Andersen’s Business Consulting.
This session will cover the following topics:
- Given the alleged activity, who, what and where could the alleged LIBOR manipulation touch?
- What are the methods of determining the incidence of damage?
- How might Indirect Purchasers of financial services be impacted?
- Could the alleged manipulation influence actual LIBORs, or just listed LIBORs?
- If only listed LIBOR could be manipulated, which banks, businesses and consumers are affected?
- What sorts of Classes are possible?
- How would Classes be established?