Comment: Perring operates Viceroy Research.
Wirecard critics targeted in London spy operation
The Union Journal, 11 December 2019
Two specialist traders, Matt Earl and Fraser Perring, co-authored the Zatarra report and therefore are one of the eight guys surveilled over recent weeks, combined with Mr [Crispin] Odey, Brett Palos, the stepson of merchant Philip Green, along with Nick Gold, a veteran stock exchange speculator.
Wirecard executives seem to have guessed a mole was working at a senior level within the firm after Mr Earl and Mr Perring released their Zatarra Report at 2016, prompting a criminal investigation from Germany into alleged market manipulation.
Fraser Perring: Chronicles of Deceit, Part I
Foundation for Financial Journalism, 4 November 2019
Forty-six-year-old Fraser Perring, a resident of Lincoln, England, founded and runs Viceroy Research with two other analysts. Their investigations of what they claim are misleading corporate disclosures or flawed business models have regularly sent the stock prices of their targets spiraling downward.
But as revealed by a seven-month investigation by the Southern Investigative Reporting Foundation, Perring is a charlatan of the first order, with a brazen multiyear record of personal and professional deceit. It makes one wonder, If Perring is fudging the truth to reporters about houses and cars, what else is he not on the level about? A lot, it turns out.
The first part of this investigation lays out Perring’s erratic and troubling conduct, including some dubious methods to generate interest for his research on stock message boards and his impersonating a well-known hedge fund manager. Part two will examine the real forces backing and benefiting the business model of Perring and many other activist short sellers.
Munich prosecutors seek fine against publisher of Zatarra report
Reuters, 10 December 2018
MUNICH, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Munich prosecutors have issued a penalty order seeking to fine British short seller Fraser Perring for suspected manipulation of German payment processor Wirecard AG’s share price, a spokeswoman for the prosecution said on Monday.
Comment: Fraser Perring operates Viceroy Research.
5,000 Reasons Why the Overstock.com Saga is Crazier Than Ever
gary-weiss.com, 30 January 2018
It’s been a long time since the financial press has cast a skeptical eye on Overstock.com and its CEO, Patrick Byrne, Yet there are multiple reasons to do so. Five thousand to be exact. So I’ve dusted off my blog for an update on my favorite fraudulent stock.
As in all soap operas, its continuing story line is not new: Byrne wants the stock to go up. The stock has a history of manipulation, mainly through cooking the books, resulting in multiple restatements. But it takes an expert to sniff out accounting irregularities. All you need to detect the latest Overstock scam is a working pair of eyes and an Internet connection.
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