Nick Leeson

  1. Are Derivatives A Disaster Waiting To Happen?

    They've contributed to some major market scandals, but these instruments aren't all ...
  2. How PFG Pulled Off 2 Decades Of Fraud

    Peregrine Financial Group's Russell Wasendorf Sr.'s admission of a nearly 20-year-old ...
  3. How To Prevent Rogue Trading

    These are the ways rogue trading affects banking, financial regulations and investors.
  4. The Rise Of The Rogue Trader

    We look at what makes a trader "rogue," why they do what they do, and how they get ...
  5. 3 Worst Rogue Traders In History

    A look at the worst rogue traders in banking history and what their unauthorized ...
  6. Trading's 6 Biggest Losers

    These "rogue traders" are famous for their billion-dollar mistakes.
  1. Who set the record loss for "rogue traders"?

    Every trader wants to set a record, but the hope is that it will be a record profit rather than a loss. With losses topping ...
  2. How did derivatives trader Nick Leeson contribute to the fall of Barings Bank?

    When an earthquake shook Kobe, Japan in 1995, it also broke open an ongoing scandal within the walls of Barings Bank. At ...
  3. How did currency trader John Rusnak hide $691 million in losses before being caught ...

    In 1993, Allfirst Bank hired a currency trader to shift the bank's forex (FX) operations from a merely hedging endeavor to ...
  1. 10 Biggest Losers In Finance

    A look at 10 financial professionals (in no particular order) who became famous for ...
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