The CMVM chairman stated at the parliamentary hearing that the document is confidential.
This is another secret report that the representative of the investigation Novo Banco hopes to obtain. This time, it was an internal report prepared by the stock exchange police on its performance during the period before the Banco Espírito Santo (BES) resolution. The Parliamentary Investigation Final Committee yesterday heard a hearing from the Portuguese Securities Market Commission (CMVM) Chairman Gabriela Figueiredo Dias (Gabriela Figueiredo Dias) on the losses recorded by Novo Banco and attributed to the Resolution Fund. Prior to this, the current president of Banco Montepio and the former president of CMVM Carlos Tavares will be heard. But his hearing was suddenly postponed because the secret report that had not yet reached the members of the parliamentary committee was missing.
According to the CMVM chairman, the information in the report “must be kept confidential.” “With the lifting of confidentiality requirements, this document will be handed over to the investigation committee,” he said. The reason for giving “secret” is that the document may contain information about surveillance operations, which may not have been disclosed in previous parliamentary committees. But at the end of yesterday’s hearing, Fernando Negro, chairman of the committee investigating the new bank and deputy to the Social Democratic Party, insisted that the delegates really wanted the CMVM report. Negrao recalled that after the target entity denied access to certain information on behalf of its representatives, the only entity that could be sure to leak the secret was the Supreme Court. “We don’t want to disclose any secrets. We want the documents to be kept confidential,” the committee chairman said. “We will make a request to CMVM based on this reasoning,” he added.
Gabriela Figueiredo Dias emphasized that she will investigate the situation at CMVM and will respond to the representative’s request for an interview report later. According to the chairman of CMVM, the report was prepared at the request of Carlos Tavares, with the purpose of collecting information from different areas of the regulatory agency and aimed at the activities of BES.