LexinFintech Holdings Ltd.

According to the Complaint, the Company made false and misleading statements to the market. LexinFintech engaged in a scheme to report an artificially low delinquency rate by giving borrowers in danger of default funds to make payments. The Company prioritized Chinese lenders for certain transactions, exposing shareholders to huge risk. The Company exaggerated its user base and helped its actual users to engage in peer to peer lending contrary to local laws. Based on these facts, the Company’s public statements were false and materially misleading throughout the class period. When the market learned the truth about LexinFintech, investors suffered damages.

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CBOE Volatility Index

According to the Complaint, the Company issued false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: CBOE participated with others to manipulate the VIX “fear gauge” in a systematic manner during the 2004 to 2018 timeframe, causing economic damages to investors who traded in VIX futures, options and certain other VIX derivatives. As a consequence of these activities, the complaint alleges that CBOE and a few of its preferred traders violated the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Commodity Exchange Act and the Sherman Act. When the truth was revealed to the investing public, shares fell, causing shareholders harm.

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