Barometer of fear : an insider's account of rogue trading and the greatest banking scandal in history / Alexis Stenfors
- Stenfors, Alexis
- London, UK : Zed Books Ltd, 2017.
- Physical Description:
- x, 326 pages ; 20 cm
- Introduction: "It's a misunderstanding" -- The barometer of fear -- "Why did you do it?" -- Superheroes and beauty pageants -- The LIBOR Illusion -- The value of secrets -- Conventions and conspiracies -- Rotten apples -- The perfect storm.
- "The LIBOR affair has been described as the biggest banking scandal in history, a deception affecting not only banks but also corporations, pension funds and ordinary people. But was this just the tip of the iceberg? Was the scandal the work of a few bad apples or an inevitable result of a financial system rotten to its core? Labelled 'one of the world's most infamous rogue traders' in the wake of a mis-marking scandal, [the author] went on to rebuild his life and now guides us through the shadowy world of modern banking, providing an insider’s account of the secret practices—including the manipulation of foreign exchange rates—that have allowed banks to profit from systematic deception."--
- 9781783609291 (hardback)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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