Study: Financial traders are more reckless than psychopaths

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UBS trader Kweku Adoboli allegedly made unauthorized trades that cost the Swiss investment bank billions.

Financial traders are more uncooperative than psychopaths, and also that they have a greater tendency for lying and risk-taking, according to a new study from a Swiss University.  The new research about financial traders and their personalities may shed some light on the behavior of Kweku Adoboli, the so-called “rogue” UBS trader who allegedly lost the bank $2.3 billion through unauthorized trading.

 

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