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Twenty years ago, rogue trader Nick Leeson brought down Barings Bank

Fugitive Nick Leeson is escorted upon arrival at Frankfurt airport, 2 March 1995.

a scary personal reality on the account of how one man nearly infected the financial system in such a way that it damn near brought it to the ground.

Nick Leeson ran up debts of £862m while trading for Barings INTERVIEW: A conversation with the original Rogue Trader, Nick Leeson...

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When futures trader Nick Leeson is sent to Singapore by the Barings Bank he secretly begins to steal vast amounts of their own money to cover his risky financial wagering.

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Going For Broke: Nick Leeson And The Collapse Of Barings Bank

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Rogue Trader (1999) directed by James Dearden, based on the autobiography by Nick Leeson, starring Ewan McGregor, Anna Friel and Tim McInnerny. "One man's ambition causes one of the greatest financial disasters in history."

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