55 minutes | Jul 2nd 2020

#15 Liam Vaughan - 'Flash Crash': A Trading Savant, A Global Manhunt & the Most Mysterious Market Crash in History

A pre-eminent chronicler of financial crime, in 2013 Liam Vaughan led a team of reporters in the uncovering of a conspiracy to manipulate the 5 trillion dollar-a-day foreign exchange market, and has since covered high-profile white-collar crime on behalf of Bloomberg. On the release of his latest book, ‘Flash Crash’ - the definitive account of one of the most mysterious events in recent history - I ask Liam:

Can we solely ascribe blame to just 1 individual trader for this trillion dollar market crash? How did a 36-year old trading out of his parent’s house dupe the US government and global financial markets? And how likely is it that we’ll see another Flash Crash in the near future? Liam reveals all.

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