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F.I.A.S.C.O.: Blood in the Water on Wall Street

Frank Partnoy

In this behind-the-scenes look at one of the world's top Wall Street investment firms, Partnoy recounts his experience during the annual drunken skeet-shooting competition where he and his colleagues sharpen the killer instincts they're encouraged to use against competitors, clients, and each other.


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Book Information

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date: 04/01/2009
Pages: 271
ISBN-13: 9780393336818
ISBN-10: 0393336816
Language: English

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"Fiasco" is the shocking story of one man's education in the jungles of Wall Street. As a young derivatives salesman at Morgan Stanley, Frank Partnoy learned to buy and sell billions of dollars worth of securities that were so complex many traders themselves didn't understand them. In his behind-the-scenes look at the trading floor and the offices of one of the world's top investment firms, Partnoy recounts the macho attitudes and fiercely competitive ploys of his office mates. And he takes us to the annual drunken skeet-shooting competition, FIASCO, where he and his colleagues sharpen the killer instincts they are encouraged to use against their competitiors, their clients, and each other.

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