Still remember Nick Leeson, the rogue trader who single-handedly brought down Barings Bank with losses amounting to £1.4 billion? Well, he or rather his trading jacket is back in the limelight. His trading jacket reportedly fetched "five-figure" bids and counting, in an auction that started on Sunday.
Leeson, who is now free to trade on his own account has said he may return to full-time trading in Ireland. He told Bloomberg earlier this year: "You wouldn't believe how many people have asked me to manage their money." lol! Unbelievable, really.
Publicity aside, I have to say that I somewhat admire his courage to live on despite going to jail, divorced from his wife, deep in debt and battling cancer. Perhaps all these are his retribution for bad karma, but he pulled through and is now leading a new life.