Recent Successes of Screens for Conspiracies and Manipulations: Why Are There Still Skeptics?

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Rosa Abrantes-Metz, Oct 29, 2014

A veritable “who’s who” of high profile financial benchmarks has been under investigation for years now, and likely for years to come. The first was USD LIBOR. In 2008 two Wall Street Journal articles reported possible manipulation intended to artificially depress the LIBOR rate based on an empirical screen. These reports were quickly followed by my own research presenting evidence of possible collusion among many of the participating banks well before the financial crisis. Investigations…

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