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It's a world of hypocrisy! What a farce!
What happens when morality-based investing is practiced in a corrupt world teeming with politically correct hypocrites and charlatans? The result is a farce. Investing in Vain takes a satirical romp through investment management from the point of view of those in it as they careen from one moral hazard to the next, trying to make sense of it all.
What if the founders of a hugely successful investment firm are running a complete fraud based on an absurd investment strategy? And what do they do to their former employees who discover the dark secret that could destroy their firm? Bruce Benson finds out the hard way as he is forced to flee for his life.
Meanwhile, Beatrice von Vain is desperate to save her investment firm, Vain Capital, in spite of the weird demands of potential investors. Salvation seems to come in the form of shady Russian money and a request from the California state employee pension for an investment fund run entirely by gays. But where do you invest the illegal Russian money and where do you find enough gay money managers in time to help re-elect California’s progressive governor?
It’s a madcap race through the dubious and contradictory world of investing with a conscience, taking the reader on a wide range of adventures – to a university protest, through gay hangouts, on a car chase, to a global summit meeting – as the author skewers the morally arrogant notion of political correctness.
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