Confidence Game How Hedge Fund Manager Bill Ackman Called Wall Street's Bluff

ISBN-10: 1118010418

ISBN-13: 9781118010419

Edition: 2010

Authors: Christine S. Richard

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The collapse of America's credit markets in 2008 is quite possibly the biggest financial disaster in U.S. history. Confidence Game: How a Hedge Fund Manager Called Wall Street's Bluff is the story of Bill Ackman's six-year campaign to warn that the $2.5 trillion bond insurance business was a catastrophe waiting to happen. Branded a fraud by the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times and investigated by Eliot Spitzer and the Securities and Exchange Commission, Ackman later made his investors more than $1 billion when bond insurers kicked off the collapse of the credit markets. Unravels the story of the credit crisis through an engaging and human drama Draws on unprecedented access to one of Wall Street's best-known investors Shows how excessive leverage, dangerous financial models and a blind reliance on triple-A credit ratings sent Wall Street careening toward disaster Confidence Game is a real-world "Emperor's New Clothes," a tale of widespread delusion and one dissenting voice in the era leading up to the worst financial disaster since the Great Depression. Christine Richard is a reporter with Bloomberg News whose work has been recognized by The New York Press Club and The Newswomen's Club of New York.
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List price: $13.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Christine Richard is a debt reporter for Bloomberg News who has covered financial markets in New York, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Her coverage of the bond insurers received awards from organizations such as the New York Press Club and the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

The Meeting
The Short Seller
The Question
The Worst that Could Happen
The Trouble with Triple-A
Unanswered Questions
Crimes and Cockroaches
Turning the Tables
The Black Hole
The Court of Public Opinion
The Insurance Charade
When Crack Houses Become Collateral
Storm Warnings
An Uncertain Spring
Apocalypse Now
Parting the Curtain
Ratings Revisited
The Panic Begins
Catastrophe and Revenge
Time Runs Out
Judgment Day
The Nuclear Threat
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