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The Resource The spider network : the wild story of a math genius, a gang of backstabbing bankers, and one of the greatest scams in financial history, David Enrich

The spider network : the wild story of a math genius, a gang of backstabbing bankers, and one of the greatest scams in financial history, David Enrich

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The spider network : the wild story of a math genius, a gang of backstabbing bankers, and one of the greatest scams in financial history
Title
The spider network
Title remainder
the wild story of a math genius, a gang of backstabbing bankers, and one of the greatest scams in financial history
Statement of responsibility
David Enrich
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Wall Street Journal's award-winning business reporter unveils the bizarre and sinister story of how a math genius named Tom Hayes, a handful of outrageous confederates, and a deeply corrupt banking system ignited one of the greatest financial scandals in history. In 2006, an oddball group of bankers, traders and brokers from some of the world's largest financial institutions made a startling realization: Libor-- the London interbank offered rate, which determines the interest rates on trillions in loans worldwide-- was set daily by a small group of easily manipulated functionaries, and that they could reap huge profits by nudging it to suit their trading portfolios. Tom Hayes, a brilliant but troubled mathematician, became the linchpin of a wild alliance that among others included a French trader nicknamed 'Gollum'; the broker 'Abbo,' who liked to publicly strip naked when drinking; a Kazakh chicken farmer turned something short of financial whiz kid; a broker known as 'Village' (short for 'Village Idiot') and fascinated with human-animal sex; an executive called "Clumpy" because of his patchwork hair loss; and a broker uncreatively nicknamed 'Big Nose.' Eventually known as the 'Spider Network,' Hayes's circle generated untold riches -- until it all unraveled in spectacularly vicious, backstabbing fashion. The Spider Network is not only a rollicking account of the scam, but a provocative examination of a financial system that was crooked throughout, designed to promote envelope-pushing behavior while shielding higher-ups from the consequences of their subordinates' rapacious actions"--
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1979-
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Enrich, David
Dewey number
364.16/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6768
LC item number
.E67 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Commercial crimes
  • Interest rates
  • Derivative securities
  • International finance
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The spider network : the wild story of a math genius, a gang of backstabbing bankers, and one of the greatest scams in financial history, David Enrich
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-483) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The scam. Watching the coronation ; The hall of mirrors ; Classy people ; Peak performance ; The lucky turnstile ; The sycophants ; Your name in print ; A yacht in Monaco -- Ascendance. What's a cabal? ; Entre nous ; Gods of the sea ; In the flag room ; A slap on the wrist -- The second scam. He's the one ; Spiders ; A crook of the first order ; The unit cost of steak ; Charades -- Victory. Within the ark
Control code
ocn952207086
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 509 pages
Isbn
9780062452986
Lccn
2016048389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o952207086
  • (OCoLC)952207086
Label
The spider network : the wild story of a math genius, a gang of backstabbing bankers, and one of the greatest scams in financial history, David Enrich
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-483) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The scam. Watching the coronation ; The hall of mirrors ; Classy people ; Peak performance ; The lucky turnstile ; The sycophants ; Your name in print ; A yacht in Monaco -- Ascendance. What's a cabal? ; Entre nous ; Gods of the sea ; In the flag room ; A slap on the wrist -- The second scam. He's the one ; Spiders ; A crook of the first order ; The unit cost of steak ; Charades -- Victory. Within the ark
Control code
ocn952207086
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 509 pages
Isbn
9780062452986
Lccn
2016048389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o952207086
  • (OCoLC)952207086

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