Rogue Trader

But not for long, l hoped.
Car crash.
l hit my head on the back
of the seat and broke my nose.

Everybody else was all right cos they
were wearing their, um... seat belts.

Poor chap!
Nick, l know you're keen to get out of the
back office and onto the trading floor,...

..but in the meantime
something else has come up.

We've got problems in our Jakarta office.
We need someone to go out there
and sort things out.

l thought that someone might be...
..Nick Leeson?
lndonesia was one of
the new ''tiger economies''...

..everyone was getting so excited about.
''Emerging markets''
they were calling them,...

..and Barings was one of the first
to see their potential.

The rewards were high.
But so were the risks.

One hundred million pounds...
:03:55 bearer bonds.
As good as cash.
We could pick 'em up, walk out,...
..come to some arrangement
with laughing boy...

Customers refuse to pay for them.
They say what's on them
doesn't match the original deal.

The real reason: the market goes down,
they don't want any more.

lt's a mess.
You're absolutely 100 per cent right,
Susi. lt's one hell of a fuckin' mess.

lt was my job to sort out
the certificates...

:04:27 customers wouldn't have
any more excuses not to pay.

Until then, Barings had this bloody
great hole in their balance sheet.

lt was boring work,
but l knew if l made a success of it...

..then l could write my own ticket.
All the certificates
are in the right denomination.

l've sorted out all the documentation.
That's all in order now, so...

..all l need from you...
:04:47 a cheque!