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Scandal at Société Générale: Rogue Trader or Willing Accomplice?

Kellogg School of Management Cases

ISSN: 2474-6568

Publication date: 20 January 2017


After completing this case, students will be able to:

  • Identify shortcomings in a firm’s risk management practices (i.e., processes, systems, structures)

  • Evaluate the role and interests of governments as well as peer firms in overseeing healthy risk management practices in an industry

  • Understand the dangers of self-inflicted risk and consider the elements in an organization (e.g., leadership, compensation structure, incentives, recruiting) that impact its risk environment



Walker, R. (2017), "Scandal at Société Générale: Rogue Trader or Willing Accomplice?", Kellogg School of Management Cases.



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