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Published by: Institute for Management Development (IMD)
Originally published in: 1995
Version: 11.12.2002
Length: 16 pages
Data source: Published sources

Abstract

This is the second of a two-case series (IMD-1-0155 and IMD-1-0156) and is designed to follow on from the (A) case. The case describes how Leeson concealed his unauthorised trading activities, how Barings blindly financed them and how the internal and external controls failed to identify the mounting losses. The case identifies areas of poor internal control, inadequate computer systems and breakdown in information flow. The failure of internal and external audit and regulatory systems is also discussed.
Location:
Industry:
Size:
GBP350 million
Other setting(s):
1995

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Abstract

This is the second of a two-case series (IMD-1-0155 and IMD-1-0156) and is designed to follow on from the (A) case. The case describes how Leeson concealed his unauthorised trading activities, how Barings blindly financed them and how the internal and external controls failed to identify the mounting losses. The case identifies areas of poor internal control, inadequate computer systems and breakdown in information flow. The failure of internal and external audit and regulatory systems is also discussed.

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Location:
Industry:
Size:
GBP350 million
Other setting(s):
1995

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