Lex Greensill and the Pyramid of Lies (with Duncan Mavin)

Episode 8

August 13 2022

38 minutes

How did Australian farmer Lex Greensill convince the likes of Credit Suisse and the Softbank Vision Fund that he was a highly investable fintech entrepreneur? Why was former UK Prime Minister David Cameron recruited as a lobbyist? And what caused Greensill’s ‘pioneering’ chain finance model to collapse with the loss of billions of dollars? Join our host Russell Napier as investigative journalist Duncan Mavin reveals a tale of greed, deceit and incompetence.

Duncan Mavin is the author of The Pyramid Of Lies: Lex Greensill and the Billion-Dollar Scandal, published by Pan Macmillan.

For more information on the Advanced Valuation in Financial Markets course mentioned by Russell, click here

Listen and subscribe on

The Library of Mistakes Course

The online version of our renowned course, is available for both finance professionals and nonprofessionals.

As featured in the Financial Times

In conjunction with Heriot-Watt University

Recent podcasts

War and Gold (with Kwasi Kwarteng)

Financial historian and former Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng discusses War And Gold, his 500-year review of 'empires, adventures and debt'. In conversation with ...
Listen to podcast

The Market Mind Hypothesis (with Patrick Schotanus)

Welcome to a special, extended episode recorded live at the Library of Mistakes on 15 November 2023. Cognitive economist and investment 'pracademic' Patrick Schotanus discusses ...
Listen to podcast

Behind the Balance Sheet (with Stephen Clapham)

Stephen Clapham joins Russell Napier to discuss the clues and warnings that are often hiding in plain sight within the pages of a company's accounts ...
Listen to podcast
Scroll to Top