About the book
This book is a thriller that delves into the story of Steven A. Cohen, one of the greatest traders of all time, and his fund, SAC Capital, which was the target of a government investigation that lasted for seven years. This book recalls the narrative of how a large firm was charged and ultimately pleaded guilty to an insider trading scheme. In the end, Steven A. Cohen was never charged for it.
This book answers questions probing into the wealth and power of people that stand on top of the finance industry and how their actions determined the economy.
This book offers a great narrative into the story of how rich people become even richer in the American finance industry. Black Edge recalls how a firm dealt with confidential information to turn market forces to their favor and made profits out of it. It illustrates how billionaires control the industry and, subsequently, politics.
This book follows the story of a firm, Steven A. Cohen, and his employees as the public learn about the inside workings of a great firm that turned out to be a large fraud.
About the Author
SHEELAH KOLHATKAR is a hedge fund analyst and staff writer at The New Yorker with pieces about Silicon Valley, Wall Street, and other things. He has been invited as speaker and commentator on economics and business issues at conferences and broadcast outlets.
Table of Contents
PROLOGUE: THE FLIP
Chapter 1: Money, Money, Money
Chapter 2: What Stevie Wants, Stevie Gets
Chapter 3: Murderer’s Row
Chapter 4: It’s Like Gambling at Rick’s
Chapter 5: Edgy, Proprietary Information
Chapter 6: Conflict of Interest
Chapter 7: Stuff That Legends Are Made Of
Chapter 8: The Informant
Chapter 9: The Death of Kings
Chapter 10: Occam’s Razor
Chapter 11: Undefeatable
Chapter 12: The Whale
Chapter 13: Karma
Chapter 14: The Life Raft
Chapter 15: Justice
Chapter 16: Judgment
CAST OF CHARACTERS
NOTES AND SOURCES