Nick Leeson Wiki,Biography, Net Worth

Nick Leeson is a 55-years-old British Financial professional from the United Kingdom. his estimated net worth is $1 Million to $5 Million Approx. Jump into read his life Facts, Wikipedia and biographies Details

Nick Leeson Biography – Wiki

According to the wiki and biography of Nick Leeson was born on 25 February 1967 in United Kingdom. let’s check out the Nick’s personal and public life facts, Wikipedia, bio, spouse, net worth, and career details.

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On 5 April 2007, The Guardian reported that KPMG, the liquidators of Barings PLC, had sold a trading jacket thought to have been worn by Leeson while trading on SIMEX in Singapore. The jacket was offered for sale on eBay but it failed to reach its reserve price despite a highest bid of £16,100. It was subsequently sold for £21,000. In October 2007 a similar jacket used by Leeson’s team but not thought to have been worn by Leeson himself sold at auction for £4,000.


Between 2005 and 2011, Leeson had management roles at League of Ireland club Galway United. He is also active on the keynote and after-dinner speaking circuit, where he advises companies about risk and corporate responsibility. Leeson competed in the UK Celebrity Big Brother 2018, where he finished in fourth place.

Leeson was appointed commercial manager of Galway United F.C. in April 2005, rising to the position of general manager in late November 2005. By July 2007 he had become the club’s CEO but in February 2011, he resigned his position. He still deals in the stock markets, but only with his own money. In June 2005, Leeson released a new book, Back from the Brink: Coping with Stress. It picks up his story where Rogue Trader left off, including in-depth conversations with psychologist Ivan Tyrrell. In 2013 he appeared in Celebrity Apprentice Ireland on TV3.


While he was in prison, Leeson’s first wife Lisa divorced him. In 2003, as a mature student, Leeson completed a BSc in Psychology at Middlesex University. He married Leona Tormay, an Irish beautician and they now live in Barna, County Galway, Ireland. Leeson is a regular guest on the after-dinner and keynote speaking circuit and an occasional guest lecturer at the nearby National University of Ireland.


Leeson pleaded guilty to two counts of “deceiving the bank’s auditors and of cheating the Singapore exchange”, including forging documents. Sentenced to six and a half years in Changi Prison in Singapore; he was released in 1999, having been diagnosed with colon cancer, which he survived despite grim forecasts at the time. In 1996, Leeson published an autobiography, Rogue Trader, detailing his acts. A review in the financial columns of The New York Times stated, “This is a dreary book, written by a young man very taken with himself, but it ought to be read by banking managers and auditors everywhere.” In 1999, the book was made into a film of the same name starring Ewan McGregor and Anna Friel. The events also form the subject matter of a 1996 television documentary made by Adam Curtis, titled Inside Story Special: £830,000,000 – Nick Leeson and the Fall of the House of Barings.


However, Leeson used this error account to cover further bad trades by himself and others. For example, he used it to cover a number of mistakes made by one of his traders who frequently came to work after long nights of partying. Leeson believes that he first crossed into out-and-out criminal conduct when he forgot to reconcile a discrepancy of 500 contracts, costing Barings US$1.7 million. He concluded that the only way to hide such a massive error and keep his job was to hide it in the error account. Leeson insists that he never used the account for his own gain, but in 1996 The New York Times quoted “British press reports” as saying that investigators had located approximately $35 million in various bank accounts tied to him. Management at Barings also allowed Leeson to remain general manager and chief trader while also being responsible for settling his trades. In the latter role, he was responsible for ensuring accurate accounting for the trading operation. These jobs were usually held by two different people, and allowing Leeson to do both made it much simpler for him to hide his losses from his superiors in Singapore and London.


The beginning of the end occurred on 16 January 1995, when Leeson placed a short straddle in the Singapore and Tokyo stock exchanges, essentially betting that the Japanese stock market would not move significantly overnight. However, the Kobe earthquake hit early in the morning on 17 January, sending Asian markets, and Leeson’s trading positions, into a tailspin. Leeson attempted to recoup his losses by making a series of increasingly risky new trades (using a long-long future arbitrage), this time betting that the Nikkei Stock Average would make a rapid recovery. However, the recovery failed to materialise.

Leeson left a note reading, “I’m sorry” and fled Singapore on 23 February. Losses eventually reached £827 million (US$1.4 billion), twice Barings’s available trading capital. After a failed bailout attempt, Barings, which had been the UK’s oldest merchant bank, was declared insolvent on 26 February. After fleeing to Malaysia, Thailand, and finally Germany, Leeson was arrested in Frankfurt and extradited back to Singapore on 20 November 1995, though his wife Lisa was allowed to return to England. While he had authorisation for 16 January short straddle, Leeson was charged with fraud for deceiving his superiors about the riskiness of his activities and the scale of his losses. Several observers have placed much of the blame on Barings’s own deficient internal auditing and risk management practices.


In April 1992, Barings decided to open a Future and Options office in Singapore, executing and clearing transactions on the Singapore International Monetary Exchange (SIMEX). Barings had held a seat on SIMEX for some time, but did not activate it until Leeson, appointed general manager, was sent over to head both front office and back office operations. Prior to leaving, Leeson was denied a broker’s licence in the UK because of committing fraud on his application. He had failed to report a judgment against him entered by the National Westminster Bank. Neither Leeson nor Barings disclosed this denial when he applied for his licence in Singapore.

From 1992, Leeson made unauthorised speculative trades that at first made large profits for Barings: £10 million, which accounted for 10% of Barings’ annual profit. He earned a bonus of £130,000 on his salary of £50,000 for that year. Leeson’s luck soon went sour and he used one of Baring’s error accounts (accounts used to correct mistakes made in trading) to hide his losses. He says that this account was first used to hide an error made by one of his colleagues. She had been assigned to buy 20 futures contracts for Fuji Bank, but had sold them instead, costing Barings £20,000.

By the end of 1992, the error account’s losses exceeded £2 million, increasing to £23 million in late 1993. This amount ballooned to £208 million by the end of 1994. Leeson had followed a “doubling” strategy: every time he lost money, he would double the amount that was lost in order to recoup the amount. This had been successful for him in the past, including once in 1993 where he was able to cover a £6 million negative balance in the error account and after which he vowed not to use the account again. However, Leeson had to maintain his reputation as a trading genius and soon found himself hiding his losses there again. As the losses grew higher and higher, Leeson fabricated cover stories to explain why he needed more cash from London. His sterling reputation protected him from close scrutiny.


In 1987, Leeson moved to Morgan Stanley’s Futures and Options back office, clearing and settling listed derivatives transactions. With few prospects for a front office role, Leeson joined Barings Bank two years later, on a salary of £12,000 a year. With four other settlement specialists, he was briefly seconded to Hong Kong to troubleshoot Barings’s back office in Jakarta, Indonesia. Leeson returned to London in September 1991 to investigate a case of fraud between a client and a Barings employee. The employee had used the client’s account to trade on a proprietary basis until margin calls from the clearinghouses unraveled the scheme.


Nick Leeson was born in Watford, Hertfordshire and attended Parmiter’s School in nearby Garston. Born to working class parents on a council estate, his father was a self-employed plasterer, his mother a nurse. After finishing sixth form in 1985 with six O Levels and two A level passes in English Literature and History with C and D grades respectively (failing his third subject, Mathematics), Leeson was hired as a clerk with the Lombard Street branch of the Coutts private bank. There, Leeson was settling paper cheques, crediting and debiting client accounts.


Nicholas William Leeson (born 25 February 1967) is a former English derivatives trader notorious for bankrupting Barings Bank, the United Kingdom’s oldest merchant bank. He was a rogue trader who made fraudulent, unauthorized, and speculative moves, and his actions led directly to the 1995 collapse of the bank, for which he was sentenced to prison.

BirthName, Nickname, and Profession

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Real NameNicholas William Leeson
ProfessionFinancial professional

Age, Birthdate, Religion, and BirthPlace

Age (2021)55 Years
Birthplace England
Date Of Birth25 February 1967
Hometown England
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Nick Leeson Personal Life, Spouse, Wife

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Marital StatusMarried
WifeLisa Sims
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Nicholas William Leeson Net Worth

The Nicholas William Leeson Estimated Net worth is $80K – USD $85k.

Monthly Income/Salary (approx.)$80K – $85k USD
Net Worth (approx.)$4 million- $6 million USD

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