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Kweku Adoboli: Understanding the Mindset which Led to the Biggest ever Trading Loss

19 May 2020

Location: 12.00pm - 1.00pm Virtual Event (Zoom)
Members: £40+VAT - Book by 19 May

Kweku Adoboli: Understanding the Mindset which Led to the Biggest ever Trading Loss

Highlights

Unique opportunity to hear Kweku's story, his motivation and his mindset.

Ask questions directly and listen to an industry panel discuss the practical aspects dealing with clients through the legal process. 

Read the London Business School Case Study on Kweku in advance

Kweku Adoboli began his working life as an operations analyst at UBS Investment Bank. Within three years he was recruited to the ETF and Index desk on the equities trading floor. In 2007, with just 10 months experience as an ETF trader, he was given joint responsibility for the desk’s US$50bn trading book. Through the global financial crisis and after, the UBS ETF Desk was a central driver of the Equities Business’ post-crisis recovery strategy.

In 2011, under pressure to accelerate trading profits through client and proprietary trading, the desk incurred a $2.3bln trading loss to the bank. In 2011 Kweku Adoboli took sole responsibility for the trading loss and systems employed by the desk. Subsequently convicted of fraud, but found not guilty of false accounting, he served half of a seven-year prison sentence. Since release from prison in June 2015, Adoboli has worked with students, academics, regulators, and multi-disciplinary corporate institutions across the UK to help deliver lessons on risk management, ethics, complexity and failure. He’s also worked with the UK Government - including the Counter Terrorism Unit of the UK Special Forces alongside Tony Blair and General Sir Peter Wall, the Bank of England, and ironically the UK Home Office.

Speakers

Kweku Adoboli
Former Trader, Culture and Systems Advisor
UBS Trader

Kweku Adoboli
Kweku Adoboli Former Trader, Culture and Systems Advisor
UBS Trader
Rick Brown
Partner
HFW

Rick Brown
Rick Brown Partner
HFW
Natalie Todd
Partner
PCB Litigation

Natalie Todd
Natalie Todd Partner
PCB Litigation
Paul Kennedy
Counsel
Campbells

Paul Kennedy
Paul Kennedy Counsel
Campbells
Adam Garside
Director
Berkeley Research Group (BRG)

Adam Garside
Adam Garside Director
Berkeley Research Group (BRG)
Wieger Wielinga
Managing Director Enforcement & EMEA,
Omni Bridgeway

Wieger Wielinga
Wieger Wielinga Managing Director Enforcement & EMEA,
Omni Bridgeway
Marc Henzelin
Partner
Lalive

Marc Henzelin
Marc Henzelin Partner
Lalive

Agenda

12.00pm
Chair's Opening Remarks
Speakers:
Rick Brown - Partner - HFW
12.05pm
Keynote: Kweku Adoboli
Speakers:
Kweku Adoboli - Former Trader, Culture and Systems Advisor - UBS Trader
12.25pm
Q&A with Kweku
Speakers:
Kweku Adoboli - Former Trader, Culture and Systems Advisor - UBS Trader
12.40pm
Panel Session: How to Deal with Clients through the Legal Process
Speakers:
Natalie Todd - Partner - PCB Litigation
Paul Kennedy - Counsel - Campbells
Rick Brown - Partner - HFW
Adam Garside - Director - Berkeley Research Group (BRG)
Kweku Adoboli - Former Trader, Culture and Systems Advisor - UBS Trader
Wieger Wielinga - Managing Director Enforcement & EMEA, - Omni Bridgeway
Marc Henzelin - Partner - Lalive

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