Interview: NICK LEESON Nick Leeson became notorious worldwide in 1995 as the ‘Rogue Trader’ who brought down Barings Bank. In this three-part interview he talks about the ‘crime’, doing the time, sharing cells with Triads and battling cancer. It’s honest and candid. Meeting Nick Leeson.
NICK LEESON (part 1 of 3)
The original ‘Rogue Trader’, Nick Leeson is the trader who brought down Barings Bank. He talks about his progress from a council house in Watford, working in Singapore, mistakes made on the trading floor which were the catalyst for the huge losses that were to be his downfall. Along the way Nick talks about Asian Handicaps, betting on sports and shows us some stock market tic-tac.
NICK LEESON (part 2 of 3)
Nick Leeson talks about life in a Singapore prison but not complaining after doing the crime, Triad gangs, fighting to survive, not only another prisoner but cancer too and grasping a second chance at life.
NICK LEESON (part 3 of 3)
In the final part of his interview, Nick Leeson talks about his participation in Celebrity Big Brother and why he did it. How it was bumping into top brass of Barings, does he ever feel any guilt for bringing down the bank? Nick talks about getting on with life after prison and how he feels about his ‘crime’ decades on. He talks about still ‘betting’ on stocks and shares and why investing in Stock Market can be addictive. Plus how life has panned out and what might have been.