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Join the Stigler Center for a conversation with short-only hedge fund chief Fahmi Quadir and Booth Professor Luigi Zingales on short selling, regulation, exposing corporate fraud, countering retaliation, and thriving in a sometimes-reviled maverick industry lacking diversity.

Fahmi Quadir is the founder and chief investment officer of Safkhet Capital—a New York based short-only hedge fund focused on fraud identification and deep forensic research, which she founded in 2017 at the age of 26. Her dedication, skill, and courage in uncovering fraud through forensic due diligence has earned her the nickname of “The Assassin”. Previously, Quadir managed short investments at Krensavage Asset Management, where she played a pivotal role in successfully shorting Valeant Pharmaceuticals during a bull market. Quadir began her career at Deallus Consulting, where she advised executives at global pharmaceutical companies on strategy and achieving a competitive edge. The American-born daughter of Bangladeshi immigrants, Quadir graduated from Harvey Mudd College with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics and Biology. While attending school, Quadir was a New York Academy of Sciences Fellow at the Maimonides Medical Center, James Simons Fellow at the Stony Brook University Medical Center, a researcher at Harvey Mudd College, and Strauss Research Fellow at ICDDR,B. She was chosen to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for 2018 in the Finance category and she was also featured in an episode of hit Netflix show Dirty Money.

Luigi Zingales (moderator) is the Robert C. McCormack Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance and the Charles M. Harper Faculty Fellow and Director of the Stigler Center at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He launched the Capitalisn't podcast with Katherine Waldock in January 2018.

11:45 a.m. Registration

12:00 noon Discussion and Q&A

1:00 p.m. Adjournment

Harper Center 104
5807 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60637



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