Fooling Some of the People All of the Time A Long Short Story

ISBN-10: 0470073942
ISBN-13: 9780470073940
Edition: 2008
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Description: A rare look inside the world of hedge funds from one of this country's top investors David Einhorn is one of the investment community's fastest rising stars. He founded his hedge fund, Greenlight Capital, at the age of 27, and now has5 billion under  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/2/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 380
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

A rare look inside the world of hedge funds from one of this country's top investors David Einhorn is one of the investment community's fastest rising stars. He founded his hedge fund, Greenlight Capital, at the age of 27, and now has5 billion under management. In "Fooling Some of the People All of the Time," Einhorn offers readers insights into the battles surrounding hedge funds. In 2002, Einhorn spoke publicly about Allied Capital-a leader in the private finance industry-presenting it as an excellent short opportunity. This book will describe the incredible events that followed Einhorn's speech and how Allied and the investment community attacked him to protect the company-and its stock price. Informative and intriguing, "Fooling Some of the People All of the Time" details how the current environment on Wall Street not only allows for such behavior, but how it protects the companies and attacks those who attempt to uncover them.

David Einhorn is the President of Greenlight Capital. He is also a major contributor and board member of The Michael J. Fox Foundation. In 2006, Einhorn finished 18th in the World Series of Poker main event and donated his entire winnings of $659,730 to the foundation. Einhorn was born in 1968. He lives in Westchester County, NY, with his wife, two daughters and son. He graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University, where he earned a BA in Government from the College of Arts and Sciences in 1991.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Allied Capital Stock Price Chart
Who's Who
Introduction: The Spark of a Speech
A Charity Case and Greenlight Capital
Before Greenlight
Getting the "Greenlight"
Greenlight's Early Success
Value Investing through the Internet Bubble
Dissecting Allied Capital
Spinning So Fast Leaves Most People Dizzy
Allied Talks Back
Wall Street Analysts
The You-Have-Got-to-Be-Kidding-Me Method of Accounting
Fact-Or Maybe Not
Business Loan Express
Disengaging and Re-engaging
Me or Your Lyin' Eyes?
Debates and Manipulations
Rewarding Shareholders
BLX Is Worth What, Exactly?
Would Somebody, Anybody, Wake Up?
The Government Investigates
A Tough Morning
A Spinner, a Scribe, and a Scholar
Kroll Digs Deeper
Rousing the Authorities
A $9 Million Game of Three-Card Monte
How the System Works (and Doesn't)
Hello, Who's There?
Whistle-Blower
A Naked Attack
Another Loan Program, Another Fraud
The Smell of Politics
Insiders Getting the Money Out
Greenlight Was Right ... Carry On
Charges and Denials
Charges and Admissions
Late Innings
The SEC Finds a Spot under the Rug
A Garden of Weeds
A Conviction, a Hearing, and a Dismissal
Blind Men, Elephants, Mobius Strips, and Moral Hazards
Glossary
About the Author
Index

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