`The Barings Name Has Been Restored'

A scant year after the Leeson scandal, ING Barings is back

Hessel Lindenbergh hasn't slept much the last year. His employer, Dutch banking and insurance giant Internationale Nederlanden Groep, took over bankrupt Barings PLC in March of 1995 after Singapore trader Nicholas Leeson stuck the company with $1.4 billion in losses. It fell to Lindenbergh, then head of ING's international operations, to integrate the two staffs and get Barings back on its feet.

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