Ian Fraser at Oxford Literary Festival
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Financial journalist Ian Fraser talks about the updated version of his bestselling book about the collapse of the Royal Bank of Scotland including continuing scandals in the banking sector.
Fraser tells of the catastrophic mistakes that brought down one of the biggest banks in the world and looks at how the bank’s directors and staff failed to keep a check on the despotic leadership of chief executive Fred Goodwin and at how politicians created a regulatory free-for-all in which the banks were rarely supervised.
Fraser is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster whose work appears in, among others, The Economist, Financial Times, and The Sunday Times. His BBC documentary, RBS: The Bank That Ran Out of Money, was shortlisted for a Bafta. Here he talks to FT literary editor Fred Studemann.