Case: HSBC Holdings PLC 
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NEW YORK, NY – September 22, 2020 – Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP (www.kaplanfox.com) is investigating claims on behalf of investors of HSBC Holdings PLC. (“HSBC” or the “Company”) (NYSE: HSBC).

On Sunday, September 20, 2020, BuzzFeed News reported that “secret U.S. government documents reveal that…HSBC and other big banks have defied money laundering crackdowns by moving staggering sums of illicit cash for shadowy characters and criminal networks that have spread chaos and undermined democracy around the world.”  Further according to BuzzFeed News, the records show that five global banks, including HSBC, “kept profiting from powerful and dangerous players even after U.S. authorities fined these financial institutions for earlier failures to stem flows of dirty money.”

Among other things, despite signing a deferred prosecution deal with prosecutors in 2012, the records obtained by BuzzFeed News show that during the five-year probationary period, “HSBC continued to move money for questionable characters, including suspected Russian money launderers and a Ponzi scheme under investigation in multiple countries.”

On September 21, 2020, the first trading day following the news, HSBC’s shares fell by $1.09 per share, about 5.5%, to close at $18.64 per share on heavy trading volume.

If you purchased HSBC shares and would like to discuss our investigation, please contact us by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by calling (646) 315-9003.  

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Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP, with offices in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and New Jersey, has many years of experience in prosecuting investor class actions. For more information about Kaplan Fox & Kilsheimer LLP, you may visit our website at www.kaplanfox.com.  If you have any questions about this investigation, your rights, or your interests, please contact: 

Frederic S. Fox
KAPLAN FOX & KILSHEIMER LLP
850 Third Avenue, 14th Floor
New York, New York 10022
(646) 315-9003
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Laurence D. King
KAPLAN FOX & KILSHEIMER LLP
1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1560
Oakland, California 94612
(415) 772-4704
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