No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller (Madoff Whistleblower)

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Harry Markopolos and his team of financial sleuths discuss first–hand how they cracked the Madoff Ponzi scheme

No One Would Listen is the thrilling story of how the Harry Markopolos, a little–known number cruncher from a Boston equity derivatives firm, and his investigative team uncovered Bernie Madoff′s scam years before it made headlines, and how they desperately tried to warn the government, the industry, and the financial press.

Page by page, Markopolos details his pursuit of the greatest financial criminal in history, and reveals the massive fraud, governmental incompetence, and criminal collusion that has changed thousands of lives forever–as well as the world′s financial system.

  • The only book to tell the story of Madoff′s scam and the SEC′s failings by those who saw both first hand
  • Describes how Madoff was enabled by investors and fiduciaries alike
  • Discusses how the SEC missed the red flags raised by Markopolos

Despite repeated written and verbal warnings to the SEC by Harry Markopolos, Bernie Madoff was allowed to continue his operations. No One Would Listen paints a vivid portrait of Markopolos and his determined team of financial sleuths, and what impact Madoff′s scam will have on financial markets and regulation for decades to come.

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updated account of his struggle to alert authorities to Madoff s crimes. (Guardian, February 2011).

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"How to improve financial regulation and reduce the federal budget deficit, all in one fell swoop? Fire the SEC. Hire Harry Markopolos."
James Grant, Grant′s Interest Rate Observer

Praise for the New York Times bestselling USA Today bestselling Wall Street Journal bestselling


"Harry Markopolos is a hero . . . The silver lining in the Madoff collapse, if there could be such a thing, is that for at least one moment in time, the SEC has been exposed. And for his role in making that happen, Harry Markopolos deserves all of our thanks."
From the Foreword by David Einhorn, President and founder, Greenlight Capital, author of Fooling Some of the People All of the Time

"Reading Markopolos′s fascinating account of his relentless pursuit of the man behind the world′s largest fraud scheme, I could not help but marvel at the resemblance to my own story. Both Markopolos and I were by turns dogged, shocked, frustrated and treated like pariahs. . . . his account is a salutary tale and the detailed regulatory lessons offered in the epilogue deserve attention. Let us hope, this time, he gets it."
Sherron Watkins, The Enron Whistleblower, as reviewed in the Financial Times

"No One Would Listen shows what it was like to see flames when most people did not. On five separate occasions starting in 2000, Mr. Markopolos made submissions to the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) about Mr. Madoff. His most detailed report, in 2005, outlined 30 reasons to suspect Mr. Madoff of being a fraud. The SEC′s failure to follow up properly was horribly costly. The frustration of the outsider could not be better expressed."
The Economist

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