The Fix: How Bankers Lied, Cheated and Colluded to Rig the World's Most Important Number - Bloomberg (Hardback)
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The Fix: How Bankers Lied, Cheated and Colluded to Rig the World's Most Important Number - Bloomberg (Hardback)

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Published: 27/01/2017
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"The first thing you think is where's the edge, where can I make a bit more money, how can I push, push the boundaries. But the point is, you are greedy, you want every little bit of money that you can possibly get because, like I say, that is how you are judged, that is your performance metric"
—Tom Hayes, 2013

In the midst of the financial crisis, Tom Hayes and his network of traders and brokers from Wall Street's leading firms set to work engineering the biggest financial conspiracy ever seen. As the rest of the world burned, they came together on secret chat rooms and late night phone calls to hatch an audacious plan to rig Libor, the 'world's most important number' and the basis for $350 trillion of securities from mortgages to loans to derivatives. Without the persistence of a rag-tag team of investigators from the U.S., they would have got away with it....

The Fix by award-winning Bloomberg journalists Liam Vaughan and Gavin Finch, is the inside story of the Libor scandal, told through the journey of the man at the centre of it: a young, scruffy, socially awkward misfit from England whose genius for math and obsessive personality made him a trading phenomenon, but ultimately paved the way for his own downfall.

Based on hundreds of interviews, and unprecedented access to the traders and brokers involved, and the investigators who caught up with them, The Fix provides a rare look into the dark heart of global finance at the start of the 21st Century.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: 9781118995723
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 231 x 155 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"An incredibly interesting read." (TraderLife, April 2017) "... a rollicking fast-paced thriller about an industry crisis with some very human stories." (FS Focus, April 2017) "The Fix is a good read - and a cautionary tale about how the financial system has evolved picemeal." (Financial World, April 2017) "Everyone currently working in the financial services industry, or even simply implicated by it, should read this book." (International Investment, April 2017). "The authors have an eye for juicy anecdotes and skillfully avoid drowning the reader in too much detail." (MoneyWeek, March 2017) "..a detailed and well-researched expose of the Libor manipulation that led to the conviction of trader Tom Hayes." (Thomson Reuters Compliance Complete, March 2017) "...a gripping tale of greed and incompetence." (Funds Europe, February 2017) "Ambitious graduates joining the City can read every compliance manual on banks' bookshelves, or they could just read this book." (Euromoney, February 2017) "The Fix is the compelling story of the Libor scandal told through Hayes, an anti-hero who combined technical skill with a bullying personality to become a star trader... a gripping thriller." (Financial Times, January 2017)

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