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The Peregrine Debacle                                                                                                        
 
Product Ref: 01/124C Company: Peregrine Investments Holdings Ltd

Product Type: Case Industry: Banks & Diversified Financials

Related Product(s): Teaching Note
In January 1998, Peregrine Investments Holdings Limited, once billed as "Asia's only indigenous investment bank", was forced into liquidation after the revelation of huge losses in its fixed-income business and the withdrawal of potential investors from Europe and the United States. Peregrine became the highest profile corporate failure in the Asian financial crisis to date. A firm that seemed to be on the top of its world in early 1997 had collapsed under a pile of bad debts less than a year later. Peregrine's demise raised questions about how the firm might have avoided the debacle.
Functional Area : Accounting & Control
Strategy & General Management

Issues: Corporate Governance, Strategy Development in Volatile Environments
Length: 25 pages Country: Hong Kong SAR

Pub. Year: 2001 Level of Difficulty: 2
         
This product type is available in the following language(s):      English   Simplified Chinese
         
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