AN asset management company in Wilmslow is hosting its first wealth conference this month with a range of guest speakers, including the infamous rogue trader Nick Leeson, set to take the stage.

Equilibrium Asset Management will hold the event, entitled Equinox Live, at Alderley Park on Wednesday, May 16.

As well as Nick Leeson, guest speakers include global market strategist Michael J. Bell, behavioural economist Greg B. Davies, fund manager Gervais Williams and consumer fraud expert Alexis Conran.

Equilibrium founder Colin Lawson said the conference is tailored for individuals or family members who are responsible for managing their wealth, while also providing a unique opportunity for those eager to learn more about making the most of their assets.

Colin said: “Equilibrium is delighted to host its first ever wealth conference. This event has been an idea of mine for many years, and one that I am excited to finally bring to life.

“For this inaugural event we have lined up an amazing panel of speakers guaranteed to inform, educate and entertain.

“Our keynote speaker is Nick Leeson, the infamous rogue trader who single-handedly brought down England’s oldest bank, Barings, in 1995. We will also hear from experts in a variety of fields including behavioural economics, fund management and tax planning.”

Nick will be speaking about his experience as an investment broker and how he caused the collapse of Barings bank, the importance of risk management, compliance and corporate responsibility.

Colin said: “The aim for this event is to present a wide variety of content that will invariably interest anybody aiming to maximise their assets while minimising risk, cost and tax.”

Equilibrium, which is headquartered in Wilmslow, was named in the top 10 best small companies to work for in 2018 by The Sunday Times for the second consecutive year. The company specialises in wealth management, investment, pensions, tax planning and estate planning.

Colin added: “Since the company was founded almost 23 years ago there has always been a vision for sustained growth.

“The creation and hosting of Equinox Live fits with our general ethos, which is to constantly evolve and adapt whilst allowing us to deliver the best and most efficient service to our clients.”