Detroit Manager Sought SEC Probe Of Banks Over Interest Rate Swaps

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January 03, 2014 AT 8:46 AM
Detroit asked a U.S. regulator to consider bringing charges against two banks for costly interest-rate swaps that factored in the city's record-setting municipal bankruptcy case, Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr testified on Friday. Orr said Detroit asked the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate its deals with UBS AG and Merrill Lynch Capital Services for interest rate swaps to hedge risk on some of the $1.4 billion of pension debt Detroit sold in 2005 and 2006.