Lessons from Nick Leeson
July 21, 2016
Despite more audacious and larger scale incidents of rogue trading since the collapse of Barings in 1995, Nick Leeson remains the most infamous rogue trader. How could one trader bring down the banking empire that had funded the Napoleonic Wars?
Nick will address MBA students and speak frankly about what happened with Barings, the lack of accounting safeguards, his capture and confinement for 9 months in a Frankfurt prison and being sentenced to 6 years by the Singapore court for forgery and cheating.