U.K. Probing Hedge Funds, Structured Finance Amid Fraud Concern

Bloomberg – The U.K. Serious Fraud Office is investigating sales of structured-finance products such as credit default swaps and collateralized debt obligations prior to the global financial crisis.

The SFO is looking into whether banks that sold the products knew that valuations were flawed, SFO spokesman Sam Jaffa said today. Jaffa said no specific companies have been targeted as part of the investigation.

“It’s one of those red flag areas that we’re looking at,” Jaffa said.

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