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Black Edge

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

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

Black Edge (2017) tells the real-life tale of greed and financial crime on Wall Street during the 2000s. It describes large-scale, illegal insider trading at SAC Capital Advisors, a hedge fund founded by star investor Steve Cohen. SAC maintained a culture of trading on inside information, but while some traders at SAC were convicted of insider trading, US authorities could never stop Steve Cohen himself from making his millions – and he was never convicted of any crime.

  • Investors and analysts
  • Lawyers and investigators
  • The 99 percent who don’t benefit from Wall Street trading

Sheelah Kolhatkar is a staff writer at the New Yorker. She has also written for the Atlantic, the New York Times and Time magazine. She is a public speaker and commentator on business, economics, Wall Street, regulation and financial crime. Before becoming a journalist, Kolhatkar was an analyst at two New York hedge funds.

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