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Leaked Lunch with former UBS Libor trader Tom Hayes

In the second episode of Season Two of the Leaked Lunch podcast I sit down with former UBS Libor trader Tom Hayes. He tells me about the shock of his life when he discovered he was being charged with Libor manipulation, the unauthentic deal-making he had to engage in to avoid extradition to the US, […]

What’s at stake as Libor rigging scandal resurfaces? (POLITICO)

By Johanna Treeck, Geoffrey Smith What is the scandal about? A new book alleges that the traders who went to jail after the global financial crisis for conspiring to rig benchmark interest rates were victims of a miscarriage of justice. Author Andrew Verity makes the allegation that the traders were under duress from state agencies […]