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The book is a fascinating compendium of financial skullduggery, and Barings emerges from it as, in Naylor's words, "the godfather of imperialist finance," (which is quite a remove from the recent misty-eyed obituaries that painted the firm as an honest and venerable institution, rather than a nexus of boodle.
The book reveals the richness of the Baring archives and will be very useful for future business and banking historians as a guide to these materials.
If the investment banking division was sold, it would mark the latest twist in the high-profile history of Barings, the City's oldest bank.