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Other than Lehman Brothers RBS is the most notorious example of hubris leading up to the 200809 banking meltdown Its market capitalisation stood at £76 billion in May 2007 – than every other listed Scottish firm put together – and the bank employed up to 200000 people worldwide By October 2008 it was worth only £16 billion and on the verge of collapse relying on taxpayer support to keep it solvent CEO Fred Goodwin emerged from this mess as ‘the unacceptable face of capitalism’ and is the nearest thing this generation has to a James Bond esue villain Only last week the Scottish Crown Office announced ‘Fred the Shred’ and his fellow cronies will not face prosecution for misleading investors over a £12 billion rights issue in 2008 despite a five year review and trawling through 160000 documents It seems RBS and its disgraced former Emperor cannot stay out of the news for all the wrong reasonsIan Fraser’s epic inside story relies on up to 120 current and former employees of RBS most of whom prefer to remain anonymous But the biggest scoop is the author’s access to Sir George Matthewson former CEO and Chairman who nominated Goodwin as his successor and Iain Robertson Non Executive Chairman of the Corporate Banking Financial Markets Division This leaves Fraser with no shortage of rich accounts from the protagonists present during the crisis and indeed those that helped ferment itFred Goodwin’s fall from grace should already be familiar to anyone with a passing interest in current affairs and an awareness of tabloid headlines over the last eight years Fraser doesn’t dwell on the excesses but reminds us that Fred spent a distasteful £18 million on Corporate Jets; employed his sporting heroes Jackie Stewart and Jack Nicklaus as £3 million a year Global Ambassadors; had fresh fruit flown in daily from Paris; obsessed over the colour of the bank’s carpets; and lavished 500 million on the RBS Connecticut H at the height of his powers The author is not the first to suggest the man at the helm from 2000 to 2008 was an unapproachable megalomaniac but at the heart of this book is a determination to uncover those conditions that allowed profligacy and recklessness to permeate a once trusted and respected institution A whole chapter dedicated to RBS’s famous takeover battle with Bank of Scotland for Nat West in 19992000 is a welcome context to subseuent events and Fraser is keen to remind us how Goodwin’s role in this would later become a Harvard Business School case study in successful integration It also earned Goodwin the Forbes Global Businessman of the Year for 2002 and the admiration of New Labour and the Prince of Wales So the Shred wasn’t born with a silver spoon and didn’t acuire an army of sycophants without demonstrating his Midas Touch during his early days But it convinced him acuisitions would keep the share price rising ending with the fateful decision to buy ABN Amro in 2007 In total RBS made 27 acuisitions on his watch most of them a vain attempt to take on Goldman Sachs JP Morgan and Citigroup in their own backyard By 2006 the bank’s American subsidiary RBS Greenwich Capital had become the second biggest issuer of sub prime securities worth 993 billion behind only Lehman Brothers Fraser unearths uotes from Goodwin on 1st March and 5th June 2007 stating RBS did not get involved in sub prime lending even though he must have known by November that year just how much exposure the bank had to a weakening US housing market Was this disingenuousness denial or deceptionOne of the obvious lessons from the crisis is that the regulatory a

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N at any point' Financial Times 'Not just a book about RBS but about something profound that happened ethically in our country' Russell Napier CLSA Ce texte fait rfrence l'dition hardcover Biographie de l'auteur Ian Fraser is an award winning journalist commentator and broadcaster whose Shredded Inside RBS The Bank that Broke Britain Shredded is thoroughly reported and at parts feels a bit overly so most of the book is basically a sustained critiue of banks bankers banking regulators Basel banking regulations politicians etc It is not especially balanced having said that the reporting is uite solid and unearths a lot of behind the scenes detail as to how Fred Goodwin ran RBS to the ground Though there is a lot color Shredded Inside RBS The Bank That Broke Based on one to one interviews with current and former employees of RBS and related companies Shredded covers the period from RBS’s incorporation in to the present day But its main focus is the years since when Goodwin’s predecessor Sir George Mathewson instituted an ultimately misguided revolution with a view to saving the bank from an earlier near collapse Shredded Inside RBS the Bank That Broke Buy Shredded Inside RBS the Bank That Broke Britain First Edition by Ian Fraser ISBN from 's Book Store Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders Select Your Cookie Preferences We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your shopping experience to provide our services understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements and Shredded Inside RBS The Bank That Broke In Shredded Ian Fraser explores the series of cataclysmic misjudgments the toxic internal culture and the 'light touch' regulatory regime that gave rise to RBSNatWest's near collapse He also considers why it became the most expensive bank in the world to bail out and why a culture of impunity was allowed to develop in the banking secto. Shredded is thoroughly reported and at parts feels a bit overly so; most of the book is basically a sustained critiue of banks bankers banking regulators Basel banking regulations politicians etc It is not especially balanced having said that the reporting is uite solid and unearths a lot of behind the scenes detail as to how Fred Goodwin ran RBS to the ground Though there is a lot color conceptually there is not that much new the same villains are there megalomanic CEO weak board ineffective and indecisive regulators loose monetary policy bull market sentiment perverse incentives etc etc What does seem uniue to RBS besides scale is perhaps its having gotten one big acuisition right NatWest making the managers over confident about subseuent ones Chapter 33 was to me the most interesting In C33 the focus is on SME customers who saw their livelihoods and life's work destroyed by RBS bankers who would arbitrarily call loans or revalue collateral forcing an otherwise surviving business into default in order to seize the collateral at fire prices and sell it for profits This sort of thing was sustained and arguably even encouraged under Hester above whose tenure I had not known much before as RBS was then loss making and needing to clean up its books the lesson is that even as a bank is shrinking it can do so in anti social and cynical ways I had not understood this side of it before

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