Lessons from Jim Chanos

In a recent interview for the YALE Alumni Magazine, legendary short seller Jim Chanos recalled a front-page story in The Wall Street Journal from 1985 on a ‘cabal of evil short-sellers’.‘The article alleged that Chanos and his ilk sometimes resorted to “innuendo, fabrications, and deceit to batter down a stock”. Chanos denied any wrongdoing and otherwise shrugged it off, telling the Journal: “People think I have two horns and spread syphilis.”’In stark contrast to the air of secrecy in which many hedge funds operate, Jim Chanos is candid and open, and even teaches a course – Financial Fraud through History:...

In a recent interview for the YALE Alumni Magazine, legendary short seller Jim Chanos recalled a front-page story in The Wall Street Journal from 1985 on a ‘cabal of evil short-sellers’.

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