Behind The Headlines: What Can We Learn From The $2.3bln UBS Story of 2011

15 Feb ‘17
Kweku Adoboli


2.00PM - 3.30PM
Speaker: Kweku Adoboli

Venue: Lecture theatre W1, Cottrell Building

In September 2011 Kweku Adoboli sent an e-mail to his accountant accepting responsibility for $2.3bln of losses incurred on a trading desk managed with his colleague on behalf of the UBS Global Equities business.

Arrested, charged and tried on 4 counts of false accounting and 2 counts of fraud by abuse of position, Kweku was acquitted of four charges when his jury realised that he had never acted in pursuit of personal gain. Nevertheless,  he was found guilty of two counts of fraud and sentenced to 7 years in prison. Having served half of his term, Kweku was released from prison in June 2015.

Now in the midst of a complex legal battle to resist deportation by the UK Home Office, Kweku is dedicated to helping others learn from his unique experience in an effort to contribute to positive cultural and systemic change in the finance industry. 

This event is open to all and is free to attend.  There is no need to register.

For further information please contact Joanne Fairbrother - jf2@stir.ac.uk


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