National Australia Bank v. Goldman Sachs, FINRA Case No. 12-04099

FINRA arbitration panel awards an institutional investor in collateralized debt obligations $80 million in compensatory damages, plus more than eight years of interest.

National Australia Bank invested $80 million in a Goldman collateralized-debt, which gave investors the opportunity to wager on the creditworthiness of a collection of mortgages. It was later discovered that, while Goldman was selling these securities to investors, it did not disclose that it was also betting against their value. National Australian Bank claimed that when the financial crisis occurred, Goldman profited from these securities while NAB lost its investments. Arbitrators ordered Goldman to pay $80 million, plus interest, to NAB for violating industry practices related to the sale of mortgage-linked securities before the financial crisis.

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