Late on Friday, the 8th of November 2019, an Italian court had ordered monetary fines and asset seizes of 13 former bankers of Nomura, Monte dei Paschi Di Siena and Deutsche Bank on derivative deals what prosecutors said aided the Tuscan bank to conceal losses regarding one of the nation’s largest financial scandals.
Besides, according to Friday’s (November 8th) court ruling, a lead judge, Lorrela Trovato had ordered roughly €68 million ($62 million) worth of asset seizes and monetary fines from one of the Germany’s leading multinational lenders, Deutsche Bank alongside from Nomura Holdings Inc.
However, the Monte dei Paschi had reached a €10.6 million settlement deal with the Italian court over the issue back in the 2016s. In point of fact, the centre-point of the case had been circulating on two complicated derivative transactions, called as Santorini and Alexandria, both of which were arranged by the Deutsche Bank alongside Nomura for the Monte dei Paschi on 2009.
On top of that, prosecutors had also added on Friday’s (November 8th) verdict the Monte dei Paschi, a 437-year-old lender and the Italy’s fourth-largest, had hidden over €2 billions in losses following a costly acquisition of one of its rivals back in the 2008s, while adding sheer discontent over the court ruling, Deutsche Bank issued a statement on Friday (November 8th) saying, “We are disappointed with the verdict. We will review the rationale for it once it is published. ”