Jerome Kerviel arrives at a  Paris courthouse  accused of gambling tens of billions of euros  of Societe Generale’s money in outrageous secret trades that humiliated the French banking powerhouse and exposed a need for tighter risk controls. Photograph: Thibault Camus/AP Photo

Sean Quinn’s €3.2 billion punt on Anglo-Irish Bank is unparalleled in Irish investment history, but ignominious blow-ups are nothing new in the financ(...)

Barings Bank: an examination of how Nick Leeson conducted his trades and how he was not challenged might prove useful to the Oireachtas banking inquiry. Photograph: Reuters

To be of value, Ireland’s banking inquiry will need to determine and act upon the weaknesses in its corporate governance system that allowed the under(...)

The speakers’ line-up for this year’s Irish Property and Facility Management Association (IPFMA) conference promises plenty of strong medicine, with a(...)

A department office of Everbright Securities in Beijing. The China Securities Regulatory Commission banned Everbright from proprietary trading for three months following the error on August 16th.  photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters

Things are not so bright for China’s Everbright Securities, which had a very bad day at the office earlier this month, when the brokerage mistakenly p(...)

Financial adviser and mortgage broker Michael Dowling plans to become a debt adviser under the new insolvency legislation. Photograph: Alan Betson

Debt is big business. And it is leading to a mini-boom in the number of companies and professionals offering to help navigate debtors through a(...)

Nick Leeson will join GDP Partnership to help borrowers who are seeking to re-negotiate bank debts. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Nick Leeson, the rogue trader whose wrong-way bets on Japanese stocks ruined Barings Plc, Britain’s oldest investment bank, is joining GDP Part(...)