Nick Leeson, former Barings rogue trader, will be available for speaking engagements in Asia in May 2015. Contact us at Speakers Connect if you are interested in engaging him to speak at your upcoming conference.
Hong Kong, March 06, 2015 — Nick Leeson, former Barings rogue trader, will be available for speaking engagements in Asia in May 2015. Contact us at Speakers Connect if you are interested in engaging him to speak at your upcoming conference.
Nick Leeson is the rogue trader whose unchecked risk-taking caused the biggest financial scandal of the 20th century. The collapse of Barings in 1995, and Nick Leeson’s role in it, is one of the most spectacular debacles in modern financial history.
Nick Leeson, the young gambler who found himself sucked into a terrifying spiral of loss was a working-class boy who lived high in an upper-class world until his unchecked gambling caused the downfall of Barings Bank (personal bank to HM The Queen) and chaos in the Singaporean money market. Markets have always been cruel, but rarely have they been so cruel so swiftly – and on such a grand scale.
Curiosity, intrigue and sympathy have been the various reactions to this man’s incredible life story. Following Barings’ collapse, Nick Leeson was sentenced to six and half years in a gang-ridden Singaporean jail, in conditions that defy belief, while at the same time, his wife left him and he was diagnosed with colon cancer. Against all odds, he survived and now fully recovered from cancer, lives happily in Ireland with second wife Leona and three children.
Nick Leeson is now one of the UK’s most sought-after speakers. Nick talks 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.
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