Pension Fund Sues

Foreign Pension Fund Sues Deutsche Bank Over Mortgage-Backed Securities

On September 7, 2011, Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP, a pension fund based in the Netherlands, sued Deutsche Bank and certain of its officers in New York state court, alleging the bank committed fraud by misrepresenting the quality of the loans underlying its mortgage-backed securities. In support of its claims that Deutsche Bank knew about the poor quality of the loans and the loan originators’ noncompliance with underwriting guidelines, the fund cites the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission and the Levin Report for the proposition that Deutsche Bank entered into credit default swaps to short the securities. The complaint seeks monetary damages and rescission based on claims for common law fraud, aiding and abetting, and negligent misrepresentation. Complaint.