Will UBS’s Guilty Plea Over False LIBOR Rates Anger These Top Institutional Shareholders?

UBS (NYSE:UBS) secured the unlikely distinction of being the first bank in over a decade to enter a guilty plea to criminal charges. According to the New York Times, after negotiations with British, US and Swiss authorities are concluded, their Japanese unit is expected to agree to criminal wrongdoing for reporting false LIBOR rates. Fines and sanctions could cost UBS another $1 billion, the biggest imposed in the LIBOR scandal so far. Barclays Bank (NYSE:BCS) paid a fine of $450 million to settle accusations in the investigation.

Will UBS AG’s shareholders increase their holdings? They reported owning a total of 465.492 million shares on 09/30/2012. The shares closed at $12.18 on 09/30/2012.

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Here are the ten largest positions in UBS AG at the end of September 30th, 2012.

Franklin Resources Inc. held 69,274,314 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $843,761,166. This brought the portfolio total to 0.55%.

FMR LLC. held 65,095,736 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $792,866,084. This brought the portfolio total to 0.14%.

Fil Ltd. held 56,895,436 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $692,986,428. This brought the portfolio total to 4.51%.

Wellington Management Co. LLP. held 39,051,738 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $475,650,181. This brought the portfolio total to 0.17%.

Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) held 25,010,762 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $304,631,089. This brought the portfolio total to 12.26%.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. held 22,903,768 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $278,967,901. This brought the portfolio total to 0.11%.

Pzena Investment Management LLC. held 15,289,273 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $186,223,350. This brought the portfolio total to 1.55%.

Credit Agricole S.A. held 15,271,972 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $186,012,624. This brought the portfolio total to 0.85%.

Bank of New York Mellon Corp. held 13,954,078 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $169,960,674. This brought the portfolio total to 0.06%.

Alliance Bernstein L.P. held 12,295,084 shares on 09/30/2012 worth $149,754,127. This brought the portfolio total to 0.17%.

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