Fraud in the Markets: Why It Happens and How to Fight It

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Wiley, Feb 25, 2010 - Business & Economics - 224 pages
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A dramatic look at fraud's role in our financial markets-and how you can protect yourself

Fraud In the Markets reveals the critical role fraud played in the global financial crisis-even as many of the perpetrators continue to go unpunished. Shedding light on the reckless conduct of the former senior executives at major Wall Street firms such as Lehman Brothers, Bear Stearns, Merrill Lynch and others just before their collapse, this timely book shows how the culture of "anything goes" on Wall Street fueled the innovation of exotic but deadly asset-backed securities.

A frank insider look at the most dramatic economic and business headlines in recent memory, you will find revealing discussion of

  • The egregiously fraudulent lending practices that engulfed the entire US mortgage industry
  • The brazenly deceptive marketing of asset-backed securities
  • A road map to prevent similar disasters from recurring

Fraud in the Markets offers forward-looking advice, with practical guidelines for protecting yourself and your company from various forms of fraud that were found to have played a role in the current economic and financial crisis.

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About the author (2010)

Peter D. Goldmann is founder and President of White-Collar Crime 101 LLC, the parent company of FraudAware and publisher of the monthly newsletter, White-Collar Crime Fighter. Peter has been the Publisher and Editor of White-Collar Crime Fighter for over twelve years and is recognized as a leading expert in the areas of fraud detection, prevention, investigation, and training. He has written numerous articles on practical approaches to fraud prevention and detection for, among others, Internal Auditor, Investor's Business Daily, the Fraud Examiner and Bottom Line/Personal. He speaks┐at events sponsored by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators, and numerous industry trade associations. He is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

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