Tom Ajamie will be giving a speech at the Chautauqua Institution on Saturday, August 5, on “Protecting Your Wealth from Financial Serial Killers” as part of CHQ’s contemporary issues forum. The lecture will be based on Tom’s book, Financial Serial Killers: Inside the World of Wall Street Money Hustlers, Swindlers, and Con Men.
Co-authored by Investment News editor Bruce Kelly, Financial Serial Killers, is a cautionary tale of all types of financial frauds throughout history that have harmed investors. Published in the wake of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, the book provides invaluable lessons to investors on how to protect themselves from notorious fraudsters like Bernard “Bernie” Madoff. The book reveals how thieves and con men cultivate relationships with their victims by using fake financial acumen to steal investors’ money through Ponzi schemes and other financial frauds.
Publisher’s Weekly writes:
“Ajamie’s expertise in commercial litigation gives the reader an inside look at the complex strategies financial advisers, insurance agents, and even family members employ to fleece hapless individuals, focusing on the false emotional bonds con artists create with their victims in order to take advantage of them….In the wake of the Madoff scandal and the financial excesses that led to the recession of the past two years, this book will appeal to many readers angered by the financial services industry, the failures of the regulatory authorities, and rogue advisers.”
Founded in 1874, the Chautauqua Institution is a not-for-profit, 750-acre community on Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York State. CHQ is dedicated to the exploration of the best in human values and the enrichment of life through a program that explores the important religious, social and political issues of our times; stimulates provocative, thoughtful involvement of individuals and families in creative response to such issues; and promotes excellence and creativity in the appreciation, performance and teaching of the arts.