The Resource The spider network : the wild story of a maths 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 maths 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 maths 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 maths genius, a gang of backstabbing bankers, and one of the greatest scams in financial history
Statement of responsibility
David Enrich
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Language
eng
Summary
Listed as an FT book of the month 'Anyone with an interest in financial services and in what has gone wrong will find The Spider Network compelling.' - Daniel Finkelstein, The Times 'Will snare you in its web of deceit, lies, corruption, manipulation and colourful characters. [a] brilliant investigative exposé' - Harlan Coben, bestselling thriller author 'A gripping narrative ... impressive reporting and writing chops are on full display ... reads like a fast-paced John le Carré thriller, and never lets up' - New York Times book review 'A feat of reporting, and much of it reads like a novel' - Leigh Gallagher, Washington Post 'A model of investigative financial writing... a more satisfying read than THE BIG SHORT by Michael Lewis' - Literary Review 'Remarkable', Sunday Times 'Jaw-dropping', Financial Times In 2006, an oddball group of bankers, traders and brokers from some of the 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 administrators, and that they could reap huge profits by nudging it fractions of a percent to suit their trading portfolios. Tom Hayes, a brilliant but troubled mathematician, became the lynchpin of a wild alliance that included a prickly French trader nicknamed "Gollum"; the broker "Abbo," who liked to publicly strip naked when drinking; a nervous Kazakh chicken farmer known as "Derka Derka"; a broker known as "Village" (short for "Village Idiot") who racked up huge expense account bills; an executive called "Clumpy" because of his patchwork hair loss; and a broker uncreatively nicknamed "Big Nose" who had once been a semi-professional boxer. This group generated incredible riches --until it all unraveled in spectacularly vicious, backstabbing fashion. With exclusive access to key characters and evidence, The Spider Network is not only a rollicking account of the scam, but also a provocative examination of a financial system that was crooked throughout
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AU-TuBDP
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Enrich, David, 1979-
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Bankers
  • Brokers
  • Commercial crimes
  • Fraud
  • Swindlers and swindling
Target audience
adult
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The spider network : the wild story of a maths genius, a gang of backstabbing bankers, and one of the greatest scams in financial history, David Enrich
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https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=RDH_427653&b2bSite=1545
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Downloadable Book
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9780753552049-RDH1272259-000
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
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Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9780753552049
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computer
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rdamedia.
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c
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The spider network : the wild story of a maths genius, a gang of backstabbing bankers, and one of the greatest scams in financial history, David Enrich
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https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=RDH_427653&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9780753552049-RDH1272259-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9780753552049
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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