Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Deutsche Bank AG
Current Parent Company: 
Deutsche Bank
Penalty: 
$205,000,000
Year: 
2018
Date: 
June 20, 2018
Primary Offense: 
foreign exchange market manipulation
Violation Description: 

Deutsche Bank AG agreed to pay a fine of $205 million as part of a consent order with the New York State Department of Financial Services for violations of New York banking law, including efforts to improperly coordinate trading activity through online chat rooms, improperly sharing confidential customer information, trading aggressively to skew prices, and misleading customers. The violations announced today stem from an investigation by DFS determining that from 2007 to 2013, when Deutsche Bank was the largest foreign exchange dealer in the world, the bank repeatedly engaged in improper, unsafe, and unsound conduct in its foreign exchange business due to its failures to implement effective controls. In addition, for certain time periods, limited elements of Deutsche Bank's electronic trading platforms had the potential to improperly disadvantage customers and improperly affect markets.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
New York Department of Financial Services
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
New York
HQ Country of Parent: 
Germany
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
financial services
Specific Industry of Parent: 
banking & securities
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Parent company note: 
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