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#Nick Leeson

# nick-leeson - Saturday 28 February, 2015

TV licences, Tayto sandwiches and Operation Transformation: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

TV licences, Tayto sandwiches and Operation Transformation: The week in numbers

Feb 28th 2015, 7:00 PM 13,442 Views 8 Comments

Plus: How many staff work at Eircom now?

# nick-leeson - Thursday 26 February, 2015

Timeline: How Nick Leeson brought down Barings Bank at the age of just 28
# Trust Me
# Trust Me

Timeline: How Nick Leeson brought down Barings Bank at the age of just 28

Feb 26th 2015, 1:20 PM 46,419 Views 21 Comments

The original rogue trader’s ten minutes of infamy happened 20 years ago today

Nick Leeson: I sat my sons down this week to pass on the hard lessons I have learned
# 20 Years On
# 20 Years On

Nick Leeson: I sat my sons down this week to pass on the hard lessons I have learned

Feb 26th 2015, 11:45 AM 19,345 Views 13 Comments

In an exclusive piece for TheJournal.ie, the former ‘rogue’ trader writes of his panic and embarrassment on this week 20 years ago as he collapsed a 232-year-old bank.

# nick-leeson - Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Nick Leeson on the 20th anniversary of Barings scandal: "The most embarrassing period of my life"
# Trading Places
# Trading Places

Nick Leeson on the 20th anniversary of Barings scandal: "The most embarrassing period of my life"

Feb 25th 2015, 10:10 PM 14,539 Views 36 Comments

The former trader at the centre of the notorious 1995 bank collapse had to “sit down” his sons to explain his role in the disgrace.

# nick-leeson - Friday 22 November, 2013

Nick Leeson: Positive talk sounds hollow in the corridors of power
# Opinion
# Opinion

Nick Leeson: Positive talk sounds hollow in the corridors of power

Nov 22nd 2013, 7:00 AM 20 Views 22 Comments

Talking up the state of the economy got us into this mess in the first place – but things are not looking up for the average man and woman.

# nick-leeson - Friday 20 September, 2013

Nick Leeson: In debt? Don't panic.
# Read Me
# Read Me

Nick Leeson: In debt? Don't panic.

Sep 20th 2013, 8:00 PM 212 Views 22 Comments

The former trader’s new book tries to help people tackles debt and find a path through the stress and complexities of dealing with financial institutions.

# nick-leeson - Sunday 21 April, 2013

Nick Leeson: I’ve observed the need for debt solution – now I’m acting on it
# Read Me
# Read Me

Nick Leeson: I’ve observed the need for debt solution – now I’m acting on it

Apr 21st 2013, 7:30 PM 38 Views 35 Comments

Former trader Nick Leeson explains why he has begun to work as a mediator between indebted people and the banks…

# nick-leeson - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Nick Leeson: The banks don't care so we need to look after each other
# Column
# Column

Nick Leeson: The banks don't care so we need to look after each other

Dec 27th 2012, 8:30 PM 43 Views 76 Comments

“As austerity bites to the knuckle, soup kitchens spring up around the country and children are sent to school hungry. It just seems so terribly wrong.”

# nick-leeson - Monday 12 November, 2012

Nick Leeson: Using puppets for Anglo musical is very apt indeed.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Nick Leeson: Using puppets for Anglo musical is very apt indeed.

Nov 12th 2012, 6:55 AM 20 Views 7 Comments

Former trader Nick Leeson can’t believe he wasn’t a shoo-in for Anglo: The Musical – but he’s pretty confident that puppets are the right choice to play inaminate objects who can’t take control of their own situation.

# nick-leeson - Monday 15 October, 2012

Nick Leeson: I'm not a motivational speaker. THIS GUY is.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Nick Leeson: I'm not a motivational speaker. THIS GUY is.

Oct 15th 2012, 7:00 AM 249 Views 7 Comments

Former trader Nick Leeson is a regular on the after-dinner speaking circuit – but he was blown away by the story of Aron Ralston, with whom he recently shared a stage…

# nick-leeson - Monday 1 October, 2012

Nick Leeson: Look to Swedish model of dealing with toxic banks
# Opinion
# Opinion

Nick Leeson: Look to Swedish model of dealing with toxic banks

Oct 1st 2012, 7:00 AM 25 Views 27 Comments

The former trader has been visiting Sweden – and looking at how their management of a bank crisis contrasts strongly with the Irish government’s treatment of Anglo Irish Bank.

# nick-leeson - Monday 17 September, 2012

Nick Leeson: Here's why I won't be buying into the iPhone 5...
# Opinion
# Opinion

Nick Leeson: Here's why I won't be buying into the iPhone 5...

Sep 17th 2012, 7:00 AM 20 Views 26 Comments

…and it has a lot to do with my bad memories of The Brick. My wife on the other hand…

# nick-leeson - Monday 3 September, 2012

Nick Leeson: This is what I wish for my daughter
# Opinion
# Opinion

Nick Leeson: This is what I wish for my daughter

Sep 3rd 2012, 7:00 AM 382 Views 21 Comments

As he watches his daughter embark on adult life, former trader Nick Leeson ponders the meaning of the word ‘maturity’ – and admits he himself is still a work in progress…

# nick-leeson - Monday 20 August, 2012

Column: You know what? Doing time does help you move on in life.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: You know what? Doing time does help you move on in life.

Aug 20th 2012, 7:15 AM 121 Views 11 Comments

There is little to recommend a spell in prison, says former trader Nick Leeson, but his jail time gave him time to tackle his mistakes – and make a better go at life when he emerged.

# nick-leeson - Monday 6 August, 2012

Column: Nick Leeson on why Seán Quinn is in denial
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Nick Leeson on why Seán Quinn is in denial

Aug 6th 2012, 8:30 AM 113 Views 119 Comments

This week, the former trader says that he was most interested in how the former richest man in Ireland has been performing under media scrutiny…

# nick-leeson - Monday 23 July, 2012

Column: HSBC funnelled money for drug kingpins? This isn't surprising.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: HSBC funnelled money for drug kingpins? This isn't surprising.

Jul 23rd 2012, 7:15 AM 51 Views 11 Comments

We’re not surprised any more by unscrupulous behaviour by banks – but HSBC’s actions are as bad as it gets, writes Nick Leeson.

# nick-leeson - Monday 25 June, 2012

Nick Leeson: On Mick Wallace and his 'false economy'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Nick Leeson: On Mick Wallace and his 'false economy'

Jun 25th 2012, 7:00 AM 32 Views 36 Comments

The Wexford TD is symptomatic of the move from delayed gratification to credit consumerism which we are still struggling to shake off, writes Nick Leeson.

# nick-leeson - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Nick Leeson: Young man's tragedy is part of national illness of suicide
# Opinion
# Opinion

Nick Leeson: Young man's tragedy is part of national illness of suicide

Jun 12th 2012, 7:15 AM 199 Views 30 Comments

Former trader Nick Leeson knows what it is to be on the brink of despair – and says communicating the pain is vital to be able to pull back from the edge.

# nick-leeson - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

May 30th 2012, 8:02 PM 3,594 Views 2 Comments

Your essential evening round-up of the day’s biggest news…

Column: Let's stop pussyfooting around the Bloxham debacle
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Let's stop pussyfooting around the Bloxham debacle

May 30th 2012, 6:00 PM 87 Views 20 Comments

Former trader Nick Leeson is fed up with the light-touch reporting on the Bloxham demise – and with what he deems as inaction by the Central Bank and Financial Regulator.

# nick-leeson - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

Column: Low rate of lending to Germany has put them in driving seat
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Low rate of lending to Germany has put them in driving seat

May 29th 2012, 7:00 AM 16 Views 52 Comments

The gap between those who can access the markets and those who can’t continues to wide, writes Nick Leeson

# nick-leeson - Monday 14 May, 2012

Column: Nick Leeson - My heart says 'No', but my head says 'Yes'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Nick Leeson - My heart says 'No', but my head says 'Yes'

May 14th 2012, 7:15 AM 24 Views 86 Comments

TheJournal.ie columnist nails his colours to the mast and says that a ‘Yes’ vote is the only message to send out if we want access to funds at the keenest rates possible.

# nick-leeson - Monday 30 April, 2012

Column: There IS white collar crime here - it's just that no-one is jailed for it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: There IS white collar crime here - it's just that no-one is jailed for it

Apr 30th 2012, 7:15 AM 93 Views 20 Comments

This week, regular TheJournal.ie columnist Nick Leeson says that Ireland technically doesn’t have white collar crime – but only because no-one is being properly punished for bad business actions.

# nick-leeson - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

Column: Did you hear the one about the developer, the banker and the politician?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Did you hear the one about the developer, the banker and the politician?

Apr 3rd 2012, 7:30 AM 140 Views 48 Comments

Former trader Nick Leeson on bidding wars at boom-time black-tie balls… and how someone saw fit to flick the over-ride switch so the excess could continue.

# nick-leeson - Monday 19 March, 2012

Column: Could we learn something from India's banking ethics?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Could we learn something from India's banking ethics?

Mar 19th 2012, 7:30 AM 13 Views 3 Comments

The culture of ‘profit at any cost’ appears to be on the wane in Mumbai, where Nick Leeson has been studying the market – but he’s wondering if the idea of ethics in banking is just ticking a box.

# nick-leeson - Monday 20 February, 2012

Column: All the warnings of cancer were there, but I ignored them
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: All the warnings of cancer were there, but I ignored them

Feb 20th 2012, 7:30 AM 494 Views 13 Comments

Former trader Nick Leeson writes about his experience of cancer, and how it taught him the overriding importance of knowing the signs.

# nick-leeson - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Column: We’re all in this together? Yeah, right.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We’re all in this together? Yeah, right.

Feb 7th 2012, 7:30 AM 13 Views 59 Comments

Politicians tell us we’re all in the same boat – but their expenses and other wasteful decisions tell a different story, writes former trader Nick Leeson.

# nick-leeson - Monday 23 January, 2012

Column: It's the turn of banks to pay a financial transaction tax
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: It's the turn of banks to pay a financial transaction tax

Jan 23rd 2012, 7:30 AM 15 Views 12 Comments

This week, former trader Nick Leeson says it’s time Enda Kenny stop playing softball with the banks and siding with UK politicians – and focus on getting restitution for his citizens.

# nick-leeson - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Column: I don't have political leanings - but neither, it seems, has Labour
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I don't have political leanings - but neither, it seems, has Labour

Jan 10th 2012, 7:30 AM 19 Views 21 Comments

This week, former trader Nick Leeson explains how he left London believing all UK political parties were the same – and how it looks like Ireland’s Labour party is also losing its Robin Hood status.

# nick-leeson - Monday 26 December, 2011

Column: Nick Leeson's 4 lessons learned from 2011
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Nick Leeson's 4 lessons learned from 2011

Dec 26th 2011, 8:25 AM 48 Views 13 Comments

Ireland and a euro break-up, the truth about tribunals, white collar crime and the dangers of ‘pay day’ loans – former trader Nick Leeson rings the closing bell on 2011.

# nick-leeson - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

Column: Why David Cameron made the right decision...
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why David Cameron made the right decision...

Dec 13th 2011, 8:30 PM 16 Views 38 Comments

Those in the eurozone are facing a ‘lost decade’, writers former trader Nick Leeson – and who would want to hand over more policy-making power to the managers of that crisis?

# nick-leeson - Monday 28 November, 2011

Column: New CEO of AIB knows the tale of two islands
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: New CEO of AIB knows the tale of two islands

Nov 28th 2011, 8:30 PM 37 Views 14 Comments

Former trader Nick Leeson writes that David Duffy should be up to the challenge of bringing AIB to heel – after all, Duffy oversaw the takeover of Barings Bank in Singapore, the very bank brought down by Leeson’s actions.

# nick-leeson - Monday 14 November, 2011

Column: Whistleblowers in banking are doing the right thing - but not for themselves
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# Opinion

Column: Whistleblowers in banking are doing the right thing - but not for themselves

Nov 14th 2011, 8:30 PM 15 Views 8 Comments

Former trader Nick Leeson finds that those who try to expose problems in the banking sector and would be heroes anywhere else are made pariahs in their world.

# nick-leeson - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

Column: Confused about what will happen to the euro? Everyone is.
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Confused about what will happen to the euro? Everyone is.

Nov 1st 2011, 8:30 PM 13 Views 24 Comments

Former trader Nick Leeson speaks to those working at the heart of financial markets and finds that uncertainty and confusion is thwarting a move forward.

# nick-leeson - Sunday 16 October, 2011

Column: “Growing up, I never expected to spend a day in prison – never mind four years”
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: “Growing up, I never expected to spend a day in prison – never mind four years”

Oct 16th 2011, 6:00 PM 21 Views 10 Comments

Former trader Nick Leeson says that keeping his mistakes hidden made matters worse and – literally – ate him up inside. With the rise in mental health problems, we should all learn to talk it out…

# nick-leeson - Monday 3 October, 2011

Column: Michael Fingleton's expense claims are despicable - but they are tip of the iceberg
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Michael Fingleton's expense claims are despicable - but they are tip of the iceberg

Oct 3rd 2011, 8:30 PM 194 Views 42 Comments

Former trader Nick Leeson laments the lack of real will to bring ex-Irish Nationwide chief Michael Fingleton to account but notes that the excesses of certain individuals are distracting us from the wider banking scandal.

# nick-leeson - Monday 19 September, 2011

Column: Greek crisis might not be all bad for Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Greek crisis might not be all bad for Ireland

Sep 19th 2011, 7:00 PM 18 Views 15 Comments

Former trader Nick Leeson argues that while Greece would take a long time to recover from a default, it could have a number of outcomes for Irish fortunes…

# nick-leeson - Friday 16 September, 2011

UBS trader questioned over €1.5 billion losses 'told bank of error'
# Rogue Trading
# Rogue Trading

UBS trader questioned over €1.5 billion losses 'told bank of error'

Sep 16th 2011, 1:07 PM 1,171 Views 7 Comments

Kweku Adoboli is alleged to have generated the losses at the Swiss Bank which only found out about them when he spoke to them about it.

# nick-leeson - Monday 22 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday
# The Daily Fix
# The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

Aug 22nd 2011, 8:02 PM 2,042 Views 2 Comments

The battle for Tripoli rages on, the bishop of Cloyne breaks his silence, Ireland’s latest viral sensation and… can we turn light bulbs into wifi routers?

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