Muddy Waters and the Burford Big Short

Editor's Views: The shorting of Burford Capital provided high drama this week, how ESG funds are holding their own and why there's a financial adviser shortage

Holly Black 9 August, 2019 | 10:53AM

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The Burford Capital episode this week could almost have been a film, the plot was so perfectly executed. It had all the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster: shock, suspense, and an all-star cast including Neil Woodford, Mark Barnett and a hedge fund firm with a name straight out of a John Grisham novel. 

We’ve spoken to lots of industry folk about the situation this week and opinion is divided between it being the perfectly executed short attack and admiration for Muddy Waters raising some legitimate concerns. 

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Holly Black  is Senior Editor, Morningstar.co.uk

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