The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority capped the total payout by Nasdaq parent Nasdaq OMX Group to financial firms over the technical difficulties that plagued Facebook’s May 2012 initial public offering at $41.6 million, down from the $62 million the stock exchange initially set aside to compensate affected brokers, Reuters reported.
Citigroup will attempt to recoup some of the $20 million or so it claims to have lost during Facebook’s botched initial public offering last May 18 by filing a claim for compensation from Nasdaq parent Nasdaq OMX Group, according to Dow Jones Newswires.
Investor Uma Swaminathan of East Brunswick, N.J., filed a claim with the arbitration unit of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in July, regarding Morgan Stanley’s role in Facebook’s botched initial public offering. However, there’s one problem: Morgan Stanley said Swaminathan was not one of its customers.
Nasdaq Chief Executive Robert Greifeld blamed the technical issues that affected Facebook’s initial public offering on “arrogance” and “overconfidence” while speaking at a conference of corporate directors at Stanford University’s Law School Sunday.
It’s more than the $13.7 million Nasdaq originally proposed, but far less than the $100 million-plus traders and investors claimed they lost due to the exchange’s handling of Facebook’s initial public offering: Nasdaq filed plans with the Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday detailing a one-time payout of some $40 million to compensate affected firms, according to published reports.
The embattled Nasdaq stock exchange will make its initial filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission Wednesday regarding steps it will take to compensate investors who lost money on Facebook’s initial public offering due to technical issues, according to reports.
Morgan Stanley Chairman and Chief Executive Officer James Gorman appeared on CNBC’s “Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo” Thursday afternoon, reiterating that his company did nothing improper in the run-up to Facebook’s initial public offering and urging patience with the social network’s slumping stock, saying, “The story isn’t over. Again, we are at day eight here. Give this a little bit of time.”
Speaking at a weekly strategy meeting that was webcast to employees, Morgan Stanley Chairman and Chief Executive Officer James Gorman addressed allegations of improper conduct prior to Facebook’s initial public offering, saying that the company worked “100 percent within the rules.”