NEW YORK Feb 5 Benjamin Lawsky, New York's
financial services superintendent, has opened an investigation
into manipulation of the currency markets by large banks and is
requesting documents from more than a dozen institutions,
according to a source familiar with the matter.
The source said Lawsky has asked for documents from Barclays
, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank,
Goldman Sachs, Lloyds Banking Group Plc, RBS
, Societe Generale and Standard Chartered.
The investigation adds another name to the list of
regulators and law enforcement offices around the world looking
at whether traders at the largest banks unduly influenced
currency fixes, front-run large customer orders and engaged in
other manipulative practices.