My Experience as a convicted UBS Rogue Trader | Kweku Adoboli | TEDxTudu

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Financialization is a failure of trust and transparency as expressed by Kweku Adoboli, a convicted UBS rogue trader. He shares the experience on his part of the story. Ghanaian born investment manager and former stock trader. He was convicted of illegally trading away US$2 billion (GB£1.3 billion) as a trader for Swiss investment bank UBS. While at the bank he primarily worked on UBS’ Global Synthetic Equities Trading team in London where he engaged in what would later be known as the 2011 UBS rogue trader scandal. After serving a prison sentence, he lost several appeals against the Home Office decision to deport him to Ghana. He is currently a culture and systems advisor. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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