Too good to be true: the rise and fall of Bernie Madoff
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Erin Arvedlund, the financial reporter who questioned the amazing returns of Bernie Madoff's hedge funds way back in 2001, traces the life of the infamous swindler and addresses the tough questions surrounding the collapse of his Ponzi scheme.
Despite all the headlines about Bernard Madoff, who pleaded guilty to running a $65 billion Ponzi scheme, he is still shrouded in mystery. Why (and when) did he turn his legitimate business into a massive fraud? How did he fool so many smart investors for so long? And who among his family and employees knew the truth?
The best person to answer these questions---and tell the full story of Madoff's rise and fall---is Erin Arvedlund. In early 2001, she was suspicious of the amazing returns of Madoff's hedge fund, which no one could explain. Her article in Barron's, based on more than one hundred interviews, could have prevented a lot of misery had the SEC followed up.
But almost no one was willing to believe anything bad about "Uncle Bernie"---so nice, so humble, so generous to charities. As Arvedlund shows, Madoff was no ordinary liar but a master of the type of lies people really wanted to believe. He kept his clients at a distance and allowed handsomely paid friends to solicit new ones for him; playing hard to get created an irresistible mystique.
Now, Arvedlund tackles the tough questions that are still unanswered in the wake of Madoff's collapse:
With her keen investigative eye, Arvedlund presents a sweeping narrative of Madoff's career---from his youth in Queens, New York, to his early days working for his father-in-law, to his time as chairman of the NASDAQ exchange, and finally to infamy as the world's most notorious swindler. She offers a riveting glimpse of Madoff the man---an indifferent student with little ambition who transformed himself into a star with a talent for trading, a reputation for innovation, and an unmistakably erratic nature.
Listeners will be fascinated by Arvedlund's portrayal of Madoff, his empire, and all those who never considered that he might be too good to be true.
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|subject_facet||Commercial crimes -- United States, Ponzi schemes -- United States, Swindlers and swindling -- United States -- Biography|
|title_display||Too good to be true : the rise and fall of Bernie Madoff|
|title_full||Too Good to Be True The Rise and Fall of Bernie Madoff, Too good to be true : the rise and fall of Bernie Madoff / Erin Arvedlund, Too good to be true [electronic resource] : the rise and fall of Bernie Madoff / Erin Arvedlund|
|title_short||Too good to be true :|
|title_sub||the rise and fall of Bernie Madoff|
|topic_facet||Biography & Autobiography, Finance, Nonfiction|