The Inside Story of Tipper X

September 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tom Hardin
Qualifies as 3 accounting/auditing credits.

Through vivid storytelling, Tom Hardin shares his journey down the slippery slope into criminal activity. He discusses the psychological traps which pulled him into a spiral of rationalization. Tom takes the audience on an authentic journey of opportunity and temptation, reflecting on each incremental decision and the organizational context, messages from leadership and other factors which contributed to his nefarious conduct. In the second half of the presentation, Tom details what it was like working with the FBI as a covert informant to help bring down some of the biggest names in the hedge fund industry. Tom conveys his experience in a way that is both engaging and informative; starting with the smallest, seemingly harmless decisions, crossing the line between questionable and illegal is both deceptively easy and incredibly costly.

Delta Hotels by Marriott Woodbridge
515 US Highway 1 South, Iselin, New Jersey 08830 USA


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Speaker Bio:

Tom Hardin previously spent much of his career as an investment analyst in the financial services industry. In 2008, as part of a cooperation agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, Tom assisted the U.S. government in understanding how insider trading occurred in the investment management industry. Known as “Tipper X,” Tom became one of the most prolific informants in securities fraud history, helping to build over 20 of the 80+ individual criminal cases in “Operation Perfect Hedge,” a Wall Street house cleaning campaign that morphed into the largest insider trading investigation of a generation. As the youngest professional implicated in the sting, Tom was tasked with wearing a covert body wire on over 40 occasions to help the FBI bring down some of its biggest targets in the industry.

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