HSBC says SEC probing its hiring practices in Asia | Reuters

HONG KONG HSBC said on Monday it was being investigated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in relation to hiring practices of candidates with ties to government officials in Asia.

In a footnote to its earnings statement, the bank said it had received various requests for information from the SEC, which was also targeting other financial institutions as part of the same probe.

"HSBC has received various requests for information and is cooperating with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation. It would be inappropriate to comment further," HSBC spokesperson Gareth Hewett told Reuters.

The SEC opened in 2013 a probe into JPMorgan regarding the hiring of 'princelings', the term used in Asia to refer to the children or younger relatives of China's political leaders or of powerful executives at state-owned enterprises.

(Reporting by Lisa Jucca; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.


Updated Date: Feb 23, 2016 04:00 AM

Also Watch

Social Media Star: Abhishek Bachchan, Varun Grover reveal how they handle selfies, trolls and broccoli
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 It's a Wrap: Soorma star Diljit Dosanjh and Hockey legend Sandeep Singh in conversation with Parul Sharma
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 Watch: Dalit man in Uttar Pradesh defies decades of prejudice by taking out baraat in Thakur-dominated Nizampur village
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 India's water crisis: After govt apathy, Odisha farmer carves out 3-km canal from hills to tackle scarcity in village
  • Sunday, July 15, 2018 Maurizio Sarri, named as new Chelsea manager, is owner Roman Abramovich's latest gamble in quest for 'perfect football'

Also See