Barings Bank

Leeson offers op risk insight

Nick Leeson, the former options trader who caused the collapse of Barings Bank in 1995, believes there is a "99% correlation" between the events at Allied Irish Bank, National Australia Bank and even Shell, and those at Barings.

New Market, New OMS Sales Pitch

Baring Asset Management is doing something that a lot of trade order management vendors and market analysts wish the rest of the financial world would do: after implementing a new third-party order management system to replace its older in-house system,…

In search of clarity and focus

Greater precision is needed in defining operational risk, but the Basle regulators' latest thoughts are lost in generalities, says Jacques Pézier, in the final article of a three-part series.

Modeling and measuring operational risk

Recent operational risk events such as occurred at Barings, Daiwa, Sumitomo, and other institutions show the importance of measuring and controlling such operational risk. In this paper the authors present a quantitative operational risk measurement…

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