1. Should Have, Could Have
I can't sit here and say no one in the industry didn't know about the problems with Libor... There was an issue out there and it should have been dealt with more broadly.
— Former Barclay's chief executive Robert E. Diamond Jr. told Parliamentary committee on Wednesday, saying that regulators intentionally turned a blind eye to the manipulation of the London interbank loan rate. The bank had previously raised concerns, he said, with American and British banking regulators about inconsistencies in the way the Libor was set. Barclay's submitted documents from those regulators to Parliament that indicate that the bank was not told to stop manipulating the rate. Diamond also implicated the Bank of England and several leading British politicians in his testimony before the committee.
Source: New York Times
Bryan Yurcan is associate editor for Bank Systems and Technology. He has worked in various editorial capacities for newspapers and magazines for the past 8 years. After beginning his career as a municipal and courts reporter for daily newspapers in upstate New York, Bryan has ... View Full Bio