Rogue Trader [Paperback]
Nick Leeson - His Own Amazing Storyby Nick Leeson
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Description of Rogue TraderPressure, 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.
Press and Industry Reviews'Had it not hapopended, scriptwriters would not have dared to make it up. The story of Leeson and his bride has it all: a lust for filthy lucre, brazen abuse of power, and boy-meets-girl romance.'
'Hair-raising. The scale of Leeson's audacity, while his losses redouble and London continues to pour money down the drain, will boggle the mind of the least numerate of readers.'
Anthony Holden, Observer
'Frighteningly, the way it was; tragically, the way it still is.'
Jeffrey Robinson, author of The Laundrymen
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About Nick LeesonNick 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.
Contents of Rogue Trader1. The Watford Gap: From Watford to Barings
2. Barings Bank
4. 1993 to the 1994 Internal Audit
5. 1994: The Losses Mount
6. November and December 1994
7. January to 6th February 1996
8. Monday 6th to Friday 17th February
9. Monday 20th to Thursday 23rd February
10. Monday 27th to Thursday 2nd March
11. Hochst Prison
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