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The Devil's Casino

Friendship, Betrayal, and the High Stakes Games Played Inside Lehman Brothers

Wiley, J,
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The inside story of what really happened at Lehman Brothers andwhy it failed
In The Devil's Casino: Friendship, Betrayal, and the High StakesGames Played Inside Lehman Brothers, investigative writer andVanity Fair contributing editor Vicky Ward takes readers insideLehman's highly charged offices. What Ward uncovers is a muchbigger story than Lehman losing at the risky game of collateralizeddebt obligations, swaps, and leverage.
A can't put it down page turner that opens the world of WallStreet to view unlike any book since Bonfire of the Vanities,except that The Devil's Casino isn't fiction.
* Details what went on behind-the-scenes the weekend LehmanBrothers failed, as well as inside Lehman during the twenty yearspreceding it
* Describes the feudal culture that proved both Lehman's strengthand its Achilles' heel
* Written by Vicky Ward, one of today's most connected businessand finance writers
On Wall Street, Lehman Brothers was cheekily known as "the catwith nine lives." But as The Devil's Casino documents, this catpushed its luck too far and died?the victim of men and womenblinded by arrogance.

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Titel: The Devil's Casino
Autoren/Herausgeber: Vicky Ward
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9780470638248

Seitenzahl: 288
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

Vicky Ward has been a contributing editor to Vanity Fair since 2001, specializing in investigative reporting. She has profiled, among others, Jean-Marie Messier, Carly Fiorina, CIA agent Valerie Plame, businesswoman Louise MacBain, Morgan Stanley, the late Bruce Wasserstein, counterterrorism expert Richard Clarke, FranÇois Pinault, the Getty, the Guggenheim, Fairfield Greenwich Group (a Madoff feeder fund), Brooke Astor, and Kate Moss. Ward is a columnist for the Huffington Post and a former contributor to CNBC and Bloomberg TV. She was previously the executive editor of Talk magazine. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Financial Times, the London Times, and the Daily Telegraph. A native Briton, Ward was the runner-up for the Catherine Pakenham Award in 1994, Britain's most prestigious award for young women writers. She holds a master's degree in English literature from Cambridge University and has lived in New York City since 1997.

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