The Wirecard Saga: Germany's Enron Moment?
- By October 15, 2020
This year, a series of accounting scandals ultimately ended with the insolvency of Wirecard – a prominent German company included in the DAX index – and the arrest of its CEO. The matter raised questions of regulatory failure and improper auditing practices, among others, leading some observers to compare it to America’s Enron scandal. Join the Stigler Center for a conversation on the Wirecard saga and the role of regulation, auditing, and analysts, with Wirecard short seller Leo Perry and Oxford University’s Karthik Ramanna, moderated by investigative journalist Bethany McLean.
Leo Perry, Fund Manager, Ennismore Fund Management
Karthik Ramanna, Professor of Business and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford
Bethany McLean (moderator), Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair; Author; Co-host, Capitalisn't
The webinar will take place from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. CDT via Zoom.