Summary of Red Notice

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

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A bold American hedge fund manager made big bucks in Russia, but he learned that fighting corruption exacts a heavy toll.


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Hedge fund manager Bill Browder lived in Moscow for years and made huge returns, lost it all in the ruble crisis in 1998 and made much of it back again investing in the Gazprom oil company. When he revealed the way Russian fat cats looted Gazprom, oligarchs and crooked bureaucrats who didn’t take kindly to criticism from a foreigner forced him out of the country. Authorities imprisoned Browder’s Russian attorney, and police beat the lawyer to death. This fascinating tale is one-sided, but readers who’ve followed Russia’s brutal kleptocracy will find Browder credible. getAbstract recommends his saga – nonfiction that reads like a thriller – to multinational managers and investors seeking insight into an important but troubled part of the world.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How hedge fund manager Bill Browder profited in Russia
  • How Browder opposed the oligarchs and temporarily won Vladimir Putin’s support
  • Why Russia expelled him
  • How Russian authorities arrested and killed Browder’s attorney


Opportunity and Corruption
Stanford MBA Bill Browder became an investment banker with Salomon Brothers in London just before the Berlin Wall fell. His grandfather, Earl Browder, had run for US president twice on the American Communist Party ticket, so his family expected him to be a progressive...
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About the Author

Bill Browder, founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, was the largest foreign investor in Russia until 2005.

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