Bloomberg. Credit Suisse Group AG was sued by a small pension fund that alleges the bank misled investors and let “high-risk clients” including Greensill Capital and Archegos Capital Management take on too much leverage, in one of the first lawsuits since the twin debacles.
The Michigan pension fund, City of St. Clair Shores Police & Fire Retirement System, filed the suit on Friday in federal court in Manhattan, seeking to represent all shareholders who bought Credit Suisse American depositary receipts between Oct. 29 and March 31.
The fund alleges that the bank “concealed material defects in the company’s risk policies and procedures and compliance oversight functions and efforts to allow high-risk clients to take on excessive leverage,” exposing the bank to “billions of dollars in losses.”
A representative of Credit Suisse declined to comment on the lawsuit.