Will Royal Bank of Scotland’s Settlement Discussions Make These Top Institutional Shareholders Uneasy?

The Royal Bank of Scotland (NYSE:RBS) announced that they are having “late-state settlement discussions” with regulators such as the Financial Services Authority in the United Kingdom, the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the United States Department of Justice regarding their investigations into the bank’s alleged manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate. According to the bank, they expect to pay significant penalties as well as “certain other sanctions.” Though RBS is not quantifying the penalties, a report by Reuters said that these could be as high as £400 million, or $627 million, citing sources familiar with the situation.

Will the Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC.’s shareholders increase their holdings? They reported owning a total of 6.799 million shares on 12/31/2012. The shares closed at $10.79 on 12/31/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc at the end of December 31st, 2012.

Thornburg Investment Management Inc. held 5,130,734 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $55,360,620. This brought the portfolio total to 0.26%.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp. held 859,398 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $9,272,904. This brought the portfolio total to 0.0%.

World Asset Management Inc. held 376,458 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $4,061,982. This brought the portfolio total to 0.09%.

Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC. held 218,233 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $2,354,734. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

Aperio Group LLC. held 103,673 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $1,118,632. This brought the portfolio total to 0.04%.

DA Davidson & Co.  held 43,032 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $464,315. This brought the portfolio total to 0.03%.

Huntington National Bank held 26,037 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $280,939. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

Capital One National Association held 16,209 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $174,895. This brought the portfolio total to 0.02%.

Wetherby Asset Management Inc. held 12,005 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $129,534. This brought the portfolio total to 0.05%.

Banced Corp. held 10,280 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $110,921. This brought the portfolio total to 0.12%.

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