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Red Notice A True Story of High Finance Murder and One Man’s Fight for Justice

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Ign investor in Russia running his own investment firm he went well beyond his aspirations Flying back and forth between London and Moscow for several years all seemed to be going to plan However something changed ite dramatically that would forever transform his life Completely blindsided
top Russian officials he had idea the tremendous fight he would face to secure his company keep the wealth it had created and protect his associates Author Bill Browder pulls no punches in this true story of his rise as a prominent investor in a country that essentially does what it wants with no repercussions whatsoever Red Notice is powerful and ndeniably a riveting story Mr Browder possesses a high sense of integrity with a great deal of compassion and is very brave to try and make his story heard around the world Highly recommended Bill Browder has a fascinating tale to tell of his family background as the grandson of a noted Communist of his math whiz father and mother of his physicist brother He was the black sheep of the familyuntil he became a billionaire in his thirties by investing in ndervalued Russian oil stocks His first foray into Russia to advise the Murmansk Trawler Fleet on privatization must go down in the annals as a classic of West meets East The whole story of Browder s rise to wealth with its moments of terrifying vertigo as markets collapsed with the Asian economic crisis in 1997 is propulsive and gripping But was to come and no one could imagine the way the saga nfoldedA red notice is issued by Interpol for the provisional arrest and extradition of an individual for whom an arrest warrant has been issued in the reuesting country Russia reuested a red notice from Interpol with regard to Bill Browder charging him in absentia with tax evasion among other crimes including the murder of I don t have time *to review this book properly In a nutshell I was fascinated by the first half of * review this book properly In a nutshell I was fascinated by the first half of all about the "Author Learning To Become "learning to become hedge fund manager and his experiences in Russia and the highs and the lows of that experience These included him getting immensely tangled in the often corrupt jungle that is the Russian business world taking on some of the oligarchs and some of the major companies on the Russian scene like Gazprom At first Putin welcomed his interventions but after a while he didn tand then things got very nastyI skim read the latter half of the book which was focused on the trumped p legal wrangles concerning his Russian company and the prosecution torture and death of his lawyer Bill Browder has spent several years of his life trying to bring his lawyer s dreadful treatment to the attention of the world particularly to the attention of the governing bodies in America and EuropeI would give the first half of the book 5 stars and the second half 2 starsand that very much reflects my interests not any falling off in the A Gin-Pissing-Raw-Meat-Dual-Carburetor-V8-Son-of-a-Bitch from Los Angeles uality of the bookThe main reason I am posting anything here is to have a note of this talk that he gave at Oxford University It is well worth a listen It s not as long as it looks the bulk of it is A An excellent true account of the author sps and downs as an investor in Putin s Russia Along the way he encounters brazen acts of embezzlement theft and even murder by this lawless kleptocracy losin. Corrupt oligarchs who were robbing the companies in which he was investing Vladimir Putin turned on him and in 2005 had him expelled from Russia In 2007 a group of law enforcement officers raided Browder's offices in Moscow and stole 230 million of taxes that his fund's companies had paid to the Russian government Browder's attorney Sergei Magnitsky investigated the incident and ncovered a sprawling criminal enterprise A month after Sergei testified against the officials involved he was arrested and thrown into. I was vaguely aware of this story as it related to "Putin and his ban of US adoptions of Russian orphans back "and his ban of US adoptions of Russian orphans back 2012 but never really knew the detailsThe title does a very good job of breaking down the arc of the book with the first section concentrating on Browder his schooling and how he ended p in Russia The most fascinating part was discovering that Browder s grandfather was the lead This stunningly good book is authored by a world class trader who when he loses a friend to imprisonment torture and death from Putin s regime goes
out slowly deliberately to avenge friend The trader is Bill Browder the friend is Sergei Magnitsky and the story is a true one This makes the book compelling than even the best fictional thriller Putin s lack of conscience is no act yet Browder describes a president and a now secretary of state who naively want to pursue a reset with this coldest of killersThe only thing and it is the most minor of points is that Browder calculates Gazprom s natural gas value on a basis euivalent to oil which it is notRed Notice is a story of brave men and women acting honorably in a shifting lawless country It provides phenomenal insight into current day Russia I wish Red Notice were a straightforward nonfiction account rather than the the first person memoir of Bill Browder that it is I found the story in the last half of the book compelling and heartbreaking and I wanted to go deeper into the lives and backgrounds of the other characters beyond Browder Magnitsky s family Vadim Vladimir Senator Cardin the Russian officials other Russian activists etc but was instead confined to this narrow view Along those lines I also wish the last half of the book was expanded to be the whole book The first half spends a lot of time describing Browder s early life and a lot of the events aren t incredibly necessary to get to the meat of the novel ie Browder s first marriage I just wasn t that interested in hearing all about Browder s rise to fame in the world of investment fund management My biggest issue in the novel was Browder s voice He can come off a bit holier than thou which is frustrating given his position among the wealthy and elite At times I had to roll my eyes at him because while he is a far cry from the corruption of these government officials he spent a fair amount of time indulging in the get rich ick atmosphere of post Soviet Russia himself *If he had gone farther to acknowle An interesting and entertaining read Only marred by the self righteous tone *he had gone farther to acknowle An interesting and entertaining read Only marred by the self righteous tone an author Browder can t see beyond his own perspective After cleaning out Russia by purchasing nderpriced stock and turning it around for a Put off thy shoes uick profit Once he achieved his millions he suddenly found a conscience My sympathy lies with the Russian activists and people who ve been wronged by both the oligarchs and the western businessman Born into a left wing family in America Bill Browder attended a boarding school where he becameite rebellious and very Range of Ghosts (Eternal Sky, unsettled Not happy with his home life he made the decision to become a capitalist knowing that it would surelypset his parents However once he settled down with his studies he was soon accepted into Standford University and on his way to becoming everything he ever wanted to be By becoming the largest fore. A real life political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia the murder of his principled young tax attorney and his dangerous mission to expose the Kremlin's corruptionBill Browder's journey started on the South Side of Chicago and moved through Stanford Business School to the dog eat dog world of hedge fund investing in the 1990s It continued in Moscow where Browder made his fortune heading the largest investment fund in Russia after the Soviet Union's collapse But when he exposed the.
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G his friend and lawyer Sergei Magnitsky to the agents of the rogue state A well written gripping *Account I Could Not Put *I could not put down Now this is an explosive revealing and shocking read that had my complete attention from page one Bill Browder s account reads like a thriller but its non fiction and is compelling reading "FOR ANYONE INTERESTED IN READING ABOUT HIGH FINANCE MURDER "anyone interested in reading about High Finance Murder one s fight for justice in modern Russia image November 2009 an emancipated young lawyer Sergei Magnitsky is led to a isolation cell in a Moscow prison handcuffed to a 3 12 stars I listened to the audio of Red Notice It was fascinating and I have no regrets about listening to it but there were a few things that grated on me enough to knock off a 12 star from what would otherwise have been a solid 4 stars In Red Notice Bill Browder recounts his involvement in the world of high finance in Russia events which The Brand New Monty Python Papperbok ultimately led to the arrest torture and death of one of his lawyers and which transformed Browder from manager of a multi billion dollar investment fund to a human rights activist Browder recounts this life journey in a lot of detail describing his own background and the worlds in which he found himself As a young graduate of the Stanford business school in the late 1980s he decided that he would enter into the newly available Russian investment market His strategy was to buy shares ofnder valued newly privatized companies and to make them available to foreign investors He made a tremendous amount of money for himself and for others and he also made many enemies in Russia because he made so much money and also had a tendency to sniff out and call attention to serious cases of corruption Ultimately this success and bullishness led to his expulsion from Russia and to the torture and death of his lawyer who refused to provide false evidence against Browder and his fund The Russia Browder depicts is corrupt and brutal and part of his point is that things are not very different from the days of communism I found all of this fascinating and chilling I also have a friend who does business in Russia who tells me that the world Browder describes is dead on What irked me about the book was Browder s nabashed self aggrandizement and lack of self reflection There is no recognition that there was nothing noble about going to Russia in the early 1990s to capitalize on its newly open market and that Browder s own troubles essentially come from his attempt to earn piles of money on the back of the Russians lack of experience in a free market The corrupt oligarchs and politicos in Russia have no higher moral ground to claim but all involved including Browder were motivated by some pretty over the top greed Again it s an interesting book and it reveals a very chilling side of contemporary Russia but I struggled to feel sympathy for Browder although I certainly felt a tremendous amount of sympathy for his lawyer and all who were physically threatened or exiled as a result of the events depicted in the book A note on the audio The narrator s voice is engaged and easy to listen to but it does come across as arrogant which may explain some of my reservation about the book The very last chapter is narrated by Browder himself and I found his own voice much sympathetic. Pre trial detention where he was tortured for a year On November 16 2009 he was led to an isolation chamber handcuffed to a bedrail and beaten to death by eight guards in full riot gear Browder glimpsed the heart of darkness and it transformed his life he embarked on an nrelenting est for justice in Sergei's name exposing the towering cover p that leads right p to Putin A financial caper a crime thriller and a political crusade Red Notice is the story of one man taking on overpowering odds to change the wor.

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