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Penguin Specials are designed to fill a gap. Written to be read over a long commute or a short journey, they are original and exclusively in digital form. Nick Leeson at Barings, Jerome Kerviel at Societe Generale, John Rusnak at Allied Irish Banks. And now the 31 year-old Kweku Adoboli, who allegedly ran up $2.3bn in losses at UBS. These are the rogue traders who have bou ...more
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Published (first published December 1st 2011)
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"How to be a Rogue Trader" by John Gapper examines the environment of rogue trading, employees who make unauthorized trades on their employee's behalf, and tries to find common traits among them. The book weaves in the stories of Nick Leeson (Barings), Joseph Jett (Kidder Peabody), Toshihide Iguichi (Daiwa Bank), Yasuo Hamanaka (Sumitomo Corporation), John Rusnak (Allied Insurance Banks), a group of rogue traders from National Australia Bank, Jerome Kerviel (Societe Generale) and finally the rec ...more
One of the better deconstructions of the inherent problems in discretionary trading environments. An essential read for lay-people and compliance professionals alike.
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Chief business commentator and an associate editor of the Financial Times. He was named one of the 100 most influential men in Britain by GQ magazine in 2009. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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