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Nick Leeson

Nick Leeson

Price Range
£6,000 - £9,000

Type of Entertainment
Speaker - After Dinner Speaker

Great For...
Corporate Events, Conferences, Award Ceremonies, Launch Events

Nick Leeson – the rogue trader whose risk-taking caused the biggest financial scandal of the 20th century.

The collapse of Barings & Nick Leeson’s role in it is one of the most spectacular debacles in modern financial history.  How could one trader bring down the banking empire that had funded the Napoleonic wars?

Nick, 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 & caused chaos in the Singaporean money market.

Nick Leeson speaks regularly to financial institutions, banks, universities & businesses around the world.  In the aftermath of the AIB trading scandal in New York & the collapse of Enron & Worldcom, Nick provides a fascinating insight into the continuing failures of senior & middle management at large corporations who still fail to protect shareholders & customers.  Nick is also expertly placed to provide consultancy on risk management & compliance areas.  More recent cases such as Allied Irish Bank & Societe Generale simply highlight that loopholes haven’t been closed.  In a recent interview for the BBC Mr Leeson commented, “I think rogue trading is probably a daily occurrence amongst the financial markets.  Not enough focus goes on those risk management areas, those compliance areas, those settlement areas that can ultimately save them money”.

Still the world’s most famous rogue trader, Nick’s story has a number of human interest aspects that will astound any audience, so his talks are not restricted to the world of suits & power lunches that he used to frequent.  Nick speaks candidly about the collapse of Barings Bank, spending four years in a Singaporean Jail, the stress of going through divorce & beating colon cancer whilst still in jail.

This type of event represents a unique opportunity for people to meet & question the main protagonist in the biggest financial scandal of the 20th century.

To enquire about or book Nick Leeson for your event contact Arena Entertainment. Either send an email to or speak to one of our booking agents on 0113-239-2222.

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