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Nick Leeson speaking to the Institue of Internal Auditors, UAE Chapter
Despite more audacious and larger scale incidents of rogue trading since the collapse of Barings in 1995, Nick Leeson remains the most infamous rogue trader and one of the world's most sought-after speakers within the financial sector. Curiosity, intrigue and sympathy have been the various reactions to this man's incredible life story. The collapse of Barings and Nick Leeson's role in it is one of the most spectacular debacles in modern financial history.

After Dinner Speaking
Nick Leeson's story has a number of human interest aspects that will astound any audience so his talks are not restricted to the world of suits and power lunches that he used to frequent.

Nick talks frankly about what happened with Barings, the lack of accounting safeguards, his capture and confinement for 9 months in a Frankfurt prison and being sentenced to 6 years by the Singapore court for forgery and cheating.

Conference Speaking and Consultancy
More recent cases such as Allied Irish Bank, the National Australia Bank scandal, Societe Generale and UBS in 2011 simply highlight that loopholes haven't been closed. Nick Leeson is expertly placed to provide consultancy on risk management, compliance and corporate responsibility.

"Rogue trading is probably a daily occurrence amongst the financial markets. Not enough focus goes on those risk management areas, those compliance areas, those settlement areas, that can ultimately save them money."

Nick speaks to financial institutions, banks and businesses around the world. He also addresses universities and has spoken at the Oxford Union, Trinity College Dublin, Warwick University and the University College Cork. Conference speeches can be tailored to your specific requirements.


Client Testimonials
Nick Leeson gave one of the most interesting and thought-provoking talks of the weekend

-Warwick Economics Summit 2011

Nick Leeson was excellent on the day, very frank, open and honest and allowed for a substantial Q&A session which was very well received at the event. We would have no hesitation in recommending Nick.
-Elaine Maher, Irish Brokers Association

We found Mr Leeson to be an excellent speaker, who added to the quality and debate of our event, delivering on all promises especially on his openness and willingness to field all manner of questions from our audience of auditors and fraud investigators.
-Sara Hook, MIS Training

I wanted to thank Nick Leeson for coming to speak at our Financial Services Away-Day. Speaking to my colleagues afterwards, they all enjoyed his very timely observations about the continued challenges of risk management at many leading financial institutions. Nick Leeson's talk also fitted in very well with our own internal discussions about how we can best help our clients in these times of economic uncertainty.
-Tim Roberts, Director, McKinsey & Company

Thank you for coming to speak to us at our first ever Business Show. The minute you stood on the stage and started to speak, the audience was gripped. The life story which you had to tell us was a remarkable one and contained everything a Hollywood film would have. The connection you made was instant, which is not something easily accomplished.
-Lisa Cameron, SWW Media


 
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