Tag: speculation

Do Individual Traders Have Too Much Power?

This time, it isn’t Ewan McGregor… Last week, UBS (Switzerland’s largets bank) announced that an individual, “rogue trader” caused an estimates loss of $2 billion for the bank due to an unauthorized trade. The accused trader, Kewku Adoboli, was arrested on charges of alleged fraud (although UBS did not initially confirm the suspect). UBS expects to recover the loss by cutting 3,500 jobs within the next two years. Today, a Forbes article says the use of the phrase “rogue trader” is mere spin, used for UBS to create distance with the Adoboli’s fraudulent activities. The following questions remain unanswered and...