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The Hedge Fund Fraud Casebook

ISBN: 978-0-470-56046-4
312 pages
February 2010
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An in-depth, well-researched look at 100 hedge fund frauds

Compared to mutual funds, hedge funds are the James Bonds of the marketplace. They have been relatively unfettered by government regulation, and they play bigger games, take bigger risks, use unorthodox methods, and have the power to capture the public imagination in a way that their lesser counterparts have difficulty approaching. At once fascinating and startling, The Hedge Fund Fraud Casebook provides readers with a broad knowledge of hedge fund regulation through a look at the first 100 cases of proven fraud at hedge funds.

Compiling concrete data on cases of hedge fund fraud, The Hedge Fund Fraud Casebook provides you with a factual foundation for assessing this difficult area of risk.

  • First comprehensive survey of hedge fund fraud including 100 chronological fraud cases
  • Includes descriptions of each case, diagram of the player interaction, and tables detailing monies recovered, fines paid, prison terms, and professional sanctions
  • Useful for both individual and professional investors, particularly given the last eighteen months of fraud and mismanagement among leading financial professionals and companies

The Hedge Fund Fraud Casebook provides a hedge fund professional's look at fraud and can help you prevent or avoid similar frauds in the future. It's a vital resource for any hedge fund manager or investor.

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Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Part One: Life, Death, and Degeneration.

Chapter 1: Historic Roots of Prohibitions against Fraud.

Chapter 2: Assumptions Regarding Events and Uncertainties in the Mortality of Hedge Funds.

Chapter 3: Uncertainties and Events within the Law Enforcement System.

Part Two: Cases and Conclusions.

Chapter 4: Cases.

Chapter 5: Summary: Case Group Characteristics.

Index.

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BRUCE JOHNSON spent more than a decade as a hedge fund practitioner, managing and advising funds. He was CEO of Albourne America LLC, the U.S. arm of Albourne Partners, a hedge fund advisory firm based in London. While at Albourne, Johnson researched new approaches to hedge fund due diligence including the quantitative analysis of "fund failure" and hedge fund credit. After an earlier career as an architect and city planner in New York and London, Johnson has gained twenty-four years worth of experience in finance, including extended postings in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and London. While head of Global Research for Baring Securities, he published an important paper on the future of the Chinese and Indian economies, correctly predicting their current impact on global trade, and also created and managed the first investible global emerging markets equity index.
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