FCA fines Julius Baer £18m over 'corrupt' relationship with Russian oil conglomerate

Ban on three former senior executives

Valeria Martinez
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The Financial Conduct Authority has fined wealth manager Julius Baer International £18m and imposed a ban on three former senior executives over “corrupt” relationships between the firm and a Russian oil giant.

The UK's regulation watchdog said Julius Baer had failed to "conduct its business with integrity, failing to take responsible care to organise and control its affairs and failing to be open and cooperative with the FCA". The three senior executives are Gustavo Raitzin, former regional head , Thomas Seiler, former sub-regional head for Russia and Eastern Europe and non-executive director, and Louise Whitestone, former relationship manager on the bank's Russian and Eastern European desk. According to the regulator, Julius Baer International facilitated finder's arrangements between Bank...

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