SEC Investigating J.P. Morgan For Hiring Chinese Elites’ Children As Possible Form Of Bribery

jpmorganHold a position of global influence? Then there may be a job at J.P. Morgan for your offspring. Via Raw Story:

The United States is investigating JPMorgan over its hiring practices in China, the company confirmed Sunday. The New York Times had earlier reported that the investment bank was under investigation over claims it hired the children of influential Chinese officials to secure business in the country.

The US Securities and Exchange Commission filing confirmed that there had been a request from regulators for “information and documents relating to, among other matters, the firm’s employment of certain former employees in Hong Kong and its business relationships with certain clients.”

The Times had cited one case where the bank hired the son of Tang Shuangning, a former Chinese banking regulator who is now chairman of the state-run China Everbright Group financial conglomerate. JPMorgan secured a succession of sought-after deals from China Everbright after hiring the son, Tang Xiaoning.

The Times report said the Hong Kong office of JPMorgan had also hired the daughter of a Chinese railway official who was later arrested in connection with a bribery scandal. It said the daughter’s hiring came as The China Railway Group selected JPMorgan to advise it on becoming a public company. China Railway later raised a staggering $5 billion when it went public in 2007.

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  • emperorreagan

    While they’re at it, they should investigate JP Morgan Chase hiring from the regulatory ranks, and the regulatory ranks coming from JP Morgan Chase / the rest of their ilk!

    Wait.

    No one left to conduct the investigation.

  • BuzzCoastin

    this SOP in Asia, not even considered a crime
    but is considered in line with Confucian thought
    on the other hand
    the financial crimes of JP Morgan the pirate
    will go unexamined and prosecuted

  • Anarchy Pony

    Nepotism? In high finance? No! How could it be?

  • Chugs Rodiguez

    Doesn’t this already happen within the US. How many times have we read about a Clinton child being hired by company X or a Bush spawn being picked up by company Y.