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    DescriptionPressure, 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.

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    Rogue Trader
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nick Leeson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 104 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 220 g
    ISBN 13: 9780751517088
    ISBN 10: 0751517089

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: KFFK
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: BGBA
    BISAC V2.8: JNF010000
    DC21: 332.632092
    Thema V1.0: KFFK, DNBB1
    Illustrations note
    Section: 16, B&W
    Little, Brown Book Group
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    05 June 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    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
    Review text
    Leeson, the trader whose activities triggered the collapse of Barings Bank, uses this book to give his own account of the dramatic events. (Kirkus UK)