Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Prosecutors charged Ajaz Rahim, the country head of investment banking at Faysal Bank Limited, a Pakistan investment bank, with insider trading. The government alleges that Rahim received tips about nine deals, including the takeover of TXU, from Hafiz Muhammed Zubair Naseem, a Credit Suisse energy analyst, from April 2006 through February 2007, for a total profit of $7.5 million. The government has previously charged Naseem. The SEC has also named both Rahim and Naseem in a civil complaint. See NYTimes, Prosecutors Accuse Banker of Fraud and Conspiracy; WSJ, Pakistani Banker Charged.