Bill Browder, founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, was the largest foreign investor in Russia until 2005. Since 2009, when his lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, was murdered in prison after uncovering a $230 million fraud committed by Russian government officials, Browder has been leading a campaign to expose Russia's endemic corruption and human rights abuses. Before founding Hermitage, Browder was vice president at Salomon Brothers. He holds a BA in economics from the University of Chicago and an MBA from Stanford Business School.
"A swashbuckling story that's been justly compared with Michael
Lewis's Liar's Poker."--Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha
Alekhina, members of Pussy Riot "Vulture.com"
"In Red Notice, Bill Browder tells the harrowing and inspiring story of how his fight for justice in Russia made him an unlikely international human rights leader and Vladimir Putin's number-one enemy. It is the book for anyone interested in understanding the culture of corruption and impunity in Putin's Russia today, and Browder's heroic example of how to fight back."--Senator John McCain "Fortune"
"In his new book, Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice, Bill Browder writes the way he talks--which is always a good strategy. His autobiography is bracing, direct and honest, with only a little less swearing than you encounter in person. It is both a political thriller and an argument for morality in foreign policy that he could never have expected to make when he began his roaring career in finance."--Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina, members of Pussy Riot "The Daily Beast"
A tale that makes the dirty dealings of House of Cards look like Snow White.--The New York Times Book Review "The Toronto Star"
Hard to put down . . . Red Notice is part John Grisham-like thriller, part business and political memoir.--Andrew Ross Sorkin "New York Times"
I don't know anything about investment banking except what Browder has taught me in Red Notice, yet as a reader I was fully engaged by the book's monumental presentation of the risks, rewards, and personal and financial dangers of doing business in Russia....An unusually affecting book...What Browder says he intends to do now is to 'carry on creating a legacy for Sergei [Magnitsky] and pursuing justice for his family.' A book as resounding as Red Notice may be a step in that direction.--Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina, members of Pussy Riot "Christian Science Monitor"
Rattling through the high-finance world of New York and London, and then on to the seedier side of life in Moscow, Red Notice sometimes stretches credulity. But just as Browder really is a hedge fund manager turned human rights activist, so this story of courage combined with a dash of obsessiveness is about the real here and now. . . . He reminds us that heroism sometimes lies in unlikely places. Browder deserves our respect.--The New York Times Book Review "The Independent (UK)"
The first half of Red Notice traces Browder's improbable journey from prep-school washout through college, business school, and a series of consulting and Wall Street jobs before becoming Russia's largest foreign investor....This book-within-a-book does for investing in Russia and the former Soviet Union what Liar's Poker did for our understanding of Salomon Brothers, Wall Street, and the mortgage-backed securities business in the 1980s. Browder's business saga meshes well with the story of corruption and murder in Vladimir Putin's Russia, making Red Notice an early candidate for any list of the year's best books.--Norman Pearlstine "Fortune"