Nick Leeson, Bull and Bear Capital
Nick Leeson
Chief Executive Officer
Bull and Bear Capital

The collapse of Barings Bank and Nick Leeson’s remarkable story makes for a fascinating, insightful, and engaging after-dinner speech. Nick’s candid account will take the audience back to the early 90s where, at the age of 25, the son of a plasterer was propelled from Watford to Singapore and became a derivatives trader, heading up the Singaporean office of England’s oldest merchant bank.

Nick takes the audience on a journey from an innocent back-office error and hiding of the losses, through to his eventual demise and failed escape back to Europe, followed by capture and incarceration in Singapore. It’s a gripping and intriguing story which sparked the best selling book, Rogue Trader, and subsequent Hollywood movie starring Ewan McGregor.