ICYMI - What’s it like trying to take down a multi-billion-dollar financial giant?

Published: 10 April 2024

The Long-Short is a podcast by the Alternative Investment Management Association, focusing on the very latest insights on the alternative investment industry.

Each episode will examine topical areas of interest from across the alternative investment universe with news, views and analysis delivered by AIMA’s global team, as well as a host of industry experts.

The Financial Times was at the forefront of uncovering the $2 billion fraud at the centre of Wirecard’s accounts, leading to the German payment processing giant’s collapse in 2020. 

Two years on, the lead investigative journalist Dan McCrum sat down with The Long-Short to discuss his new book, Money Men, which details how his team, assisted by a cast of committed short sellers, exposed the truth.

To hear the full conversation, search for episode 32 of The Long-Short on your preferred podcast platform.

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