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Ten Years After Barings - Where Are They Now ?

It is coming up to the 10th anniversary of when Nick Leeson bust the bank that was Barings. The Observer has had a quick look at what happened to the few who enjoyed their 15 minutes of fame as a result of the scandal.

Wall Street Legends No 14 - Sandy Weill

Sanford I. 'Sandy' Weill (born March 16, 1933) is an American banker, financier and philanthropist. He is a former chief executive officer and chairman of Citigroup Inc. He served in those positions until October 1, 2003 and April 18, 2006 respectively.

Rothschild - Best Things Come In Smallest Packages

During the heady days of the dot.com boom, when investment bankers at Wall Street firms really were 'Masters of the Universe', many looked down their noses at the smaller independently-owned UK firms - the future was about being big and the smaller firms couldn't possibly survive. And, one by one, firms like Barings, Morgan Grenfell and Kleinwort Benson were indeed gobbled up. Until recently Cazenove stood alone and Lazard, of course, is due to IPO later this year. Only Rothschild, however, continues to keep the faith.

The Strange Case Of Peter Young

It was in September 1996 when trading in three Morgan Grenfell investment funds was suspended following the discovery of certain 'irreguarities'. Peter Young, the fund manager at the center of the affair, is said to have trod the fine line between genius and eccentric.

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