The Resource Total risk : Nick Leeson and the fall of Barings Bank, Judith H. Rawnsley

Total risk : Nick Leeson and the fall of Barings Bank, Judith H. Rawnsley

Label
Total risk : Nick Leeson and the fall of Barings Bank
Title
Total risk
Title remainder
Nick Leeson and the fall of Barings Bank
Statement of responsibility
Judith H. Rawnsley
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
For more than two centuries, Baring Brothers dominated the global financial markets. It underwrote the Louisiana Purchase, funded the Napoleonic Wars, and rescued many a British firm during the Great Depression. It was Her Majesty's indestructible frigate, ever guarding known waters while charting new ones. In 1992 Barings sent a young would-be trader named Nick Leeson to run its newly formed derivatives unit. By 1995 the twenty-eight-year-old had sunk the 250-year-old ship. Total Risk is a tale close to Conrad's Heart of Darkness, in which one man runs amok when left to his own devices. Rawnsley, an accomplished journalist and novelist, plunges fearlessly into the middle of the crisis, with the sequence of scandalous events beginning on February 23, 1995, as rumors of Barings' financial distress rock the international markets
Cataloging source
TOC
Dewey number
332.66/0941
Index
index present
LC call number
HG2998.B35
LC item number
R39 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Total risk : Nick Leeson and the fall of Barings Bank, Judith H. Rawnsley
Publication
Note
Includes index
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Control code
000011957313
Edition
1st ed
Extent
p. cm
Isbn
9780887307812
Lccn
95044301
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.b17118013

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