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Rogue Trader By Nick Leeson

Rogue Trader by Nick Leeson

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Summary

* A real-life thriller - Nick Leeson's own account of how a 'rogue trader' rocked the City to its foundations in 1995.

Rogue Trader Summary

Rogue Trader by Nick Leeson

Pressure, pace, error: ROGUE TRADER grippingly tells the inside story of how the greatest gamble ever made rocked the City of London to its foundations. Crackling with tension, in a narrative as crisp as any thriller, Nick Leeson's autobiographical account reveals how he 'lost' GBP800 millions as General Manager of Baring Futures Singapore through foolhardy speculations on behalf of his employer, Barings Brothers - the world's first merchant bank. As Leeson's audacity escalated, so did his losses while London continued to pour money down the drain. ROGUE TRADER is a dazzlingly revealing story of a man shaped by events that proved beyond his control.

Rogue Trader Reviews

Hair-raising...as revealing a document about contemporary Britain as all 2,000 pages of the Scott Report - OBSERVER * The story of Leeson and his bride has it all: filthy lucre, brazen abuse of power, and boy-meets-girl romance - SUNDAY TIMES *
Simultaneously entertaining and appalling - FINANCIAL TIMES * 'When Nick Leeson was arrested in 1995 for bringing Barings Bank to its proverbial knees, it initially seemed as if he had single handedly crushed this most well-established and well-respected financial institution, and indeed it was he alone who found hi *
Susan Harrison, AMAZON.CO.UK REVIEW

About Nick Leeson

Nick Leeson was born in Watford in 1967 and after a stint at Morgan Stanley joined Baring Brothers in 1989. His immediate success led to his transfer to Singapore. The rest is history. In August 1998 it was revealed that he has contracted cancer.

Additional information

GOR000421810
9780751517088
0751517089
Rogue Trader by Nick Leeson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Little, Brown Book Group
1997-05-20
400
N/A
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This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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