‘Suppose the trader is a typical alpha-male and he shouts down the back-office guy, who, intimidated or unsure, goes along. This is how rogue trading could happen’
• This monologue is part of a series in which people across the financial sector speak to Joris Luyendijk about their working lives
We meet at 8.15 in the morning, at a coffee bar near the school where she has just dropped off her children. “You can recognise me by a big black bag on my shoulder, as I am off to the airport later,” she wrote in an email. Originally from North America, she is a slender woman in her early 40s, well dressed in a casual sort of way. She orders a coffee.
“People have no idea just how complex the computer systems at banks have become. And I say, ‘systems’ plural. Not only has each bank its own systems, the same is true for divisions within most banks. These systems have evolved over the years, step by step, so it’s one addition on top of another. It’s a vast network and few people have the full picture.
From blog: International Rivers by adminbt on 2011-10-27 10:59:00