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Confidence Game: How Hedge Fund Manager Bill Ackman Called Wall Streets Bluff Christine S. Richard

Confidence Game: How Hedge Fund Manager Bill Ackman Called Wall Streets Bluff

Christine S. Richard

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ISBN : 9780470873304
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352 pages
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An expose on the delusion, greed, and arrogance that led to Americas credit crisis.The collapse of Americas credit markets in 2008 is quite possibly the biggest financial disaster in U.S. history. Confidence Game: How a Hedge Fund Manager CalledMoreAn expose on the delusion, greed, and arrogance that led to Americas credit crisis.The collapse of Americas credit markets in 2008 is quite possibly the biggest financial disaster in U.S. history. Confidence Game: How a Hedge Fund Manager Called Wall Streets Bluff is the story of Bill Ackmans 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 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 Streets best-known investors* Shows how excessive leverage, dangerous financial models, and a blind reliance on triple-A credit ratings sent Wall Street careening toward disasterConfidence Game is a real world Emperors 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.