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Encyclopedia > Rogue Trader (book)

Rogue Trader: How I Brought Down Barings Bank and Shook the Financial World is a book by Nick Leeson, who served four years in prison for fraud after bankrupting the London-based Barings Bank in 1995 by hiding $1.4 billion in debt he accumulated as a derivatives trader in Singapore. Nick Leeson (born February 25, 1967) is an English former derivatives trader and criminal whose actions caused the collapse of Barings Bank, the United Kingdoms oldest investment bank. ... The eastern side of the City of London viewed from St. ... Barings Bank, previously known as Baring Brothers & Co. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


It was made into a feature film (1999), entitled the same. Following an interview with Nick Leeson in prison, Sir David Frost realised the potential for a movie and optioned the rights to Nick's story. 1999 (MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Frost interviewing Donald Rumsfeld in 2005 Sir David Paradine Frost OBE (born April 17, 1939) is a British television presenter. ...


Written and directed by James Dearden, Rogue Trader stars Ewan McGregor (Nick Leeson) and Anna Friel (Lisa Leeson) and was executive produced by Sir David Frost. Released in June 1999 it premiered in London, to a host of stars, one month prior to Nick Leeson's release from Prison in Singapore. Ewan McGregor Ewan McGregor (born 31 March 1971 in Crieff, Perthshire to James McGregor and Carol Lawson) is a Scottish film actor who has had significant success in both mainstream and art house movies. ... Anna Friel (born 12 July 1976) is an English actress. ... Frost interviewing Donald Rumsfeld in 2005 Sir David Paradine Frost OBE (born April 17, 1939) is a British television presenter. ...


External link

  • Rogue Trader The Movie Watch the trailer at Nick Leeson's Official Website
  • IMDb entry
  • The Rogue Trader

 
 

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