Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street

Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street

The story of billionaire trader Steven Cohen, the rise and fall of his hedge fund SAC Capital, and the largest insider trading investigation in history for readers of The Big Short, Den of Thieves, and Dark MoneySteven A. Cohen changed Wall Street. He and his fellow pioneers of the hedge fund industry didn t lay railroads, build factories, or invent new technologies. Rathe...

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Title:Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street
Author:Sheelah Kolhatkar
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ISBN:0812995805
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages

Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street Reviews

  • Milo Geyelin
    Feb 12, 2017
    This is the best non-fiction legal thriller I've read since "A Civil Action." Not as well written as that book and not as many twists and turns as in that story, but still a gripping read, even if you are familiar with most of the details from news coverage at the time. I still highly recommend this...
  • Terry Earley
    Feb 07, 2017
    Fresh Air author interview:http://www.npr.org/2017/02/07/5138963...This was more of a forensic study than a trading story. The SEC and the NY Attorney General knew for some time that this hedge fund, among many others, were trading on insider information, but did not have to tools to stop it for man...
  • The Pfaeffle Journal
    Feb 20, 2017
    Ever since the financial crash of 2008, I have felt that Wall Street is no longer part of financial institution of the United States. It's like Wall Street went rouge and serves only a few who consider themselves Masters of The Universe (Bondfire of the Vanities). Stephen Cohen, the star of this boo...
  • Mac
    Feb 15, 2017
    A good storyteller...Though I was not familiar with Ms Kolhatkar's writing before, I can see from Black Edge that she knows how to tell a story. She frames the book around a central concept that's easy to grasp--the hedge funds' relentless pursuit of "edge," especially "black edge," which is illegal...
  • Dan
    Mar 19, 2017
    Black Edge is written in the Michael Lewis style. The difference being whereas Lewis uses the characters to help tell the a complicated financial story, Black Edge is about insider trading -- rather straightforward and a story that has been told many times. ...
  • Christopher Liberty
    Feb 19, 2017
    Sheelah Kolhatkar’s Black Edge is thoroughly researched, deftly written in a narrative journalistic style, and reaches the poignant conclusion that— “The financial industry has evolved to be so complex that large parts of it are almost completely beyond the reach of regulators and law...
  • Louis
    Mar 07, 2017
    Sheelah Kolhatkar’s Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street is the story of what may be the most important insider trading case of all time. The case against Steven Cohen and SAC Capital is complicated and involves a lot of dif...
  • Mal Warwick
    Feb 28, 2017
    If you want to understand the depth of corruption that prevails on Wall Street, a good place to start is New Yorker staff writer Sheelah Kolhatkar‘s admirable new book, Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted Man on Wall Street.A loathsome human ...
  • Aharon
    Mar 04, 2017
    One of those books where Ivy-educated lawyers adjust their silk ties as they stride across the worn marble floors of courthouses just a few blocks from the tony addresses where they grew up and attended prestigious private schools that were the training grounds of Manhattan's elite, unlike their cli...
  • Stacy Bearse
    Mar 16, 2017
    Kolhatkar couples the skills of an outstanding investigative journalist with the voice of an accomplished storyteller to produce a business book that reads like a thriller. The subject is hedge funds, those mysterious financial organizations that aim to combine long and short selling to reap enormou...