A Dark Side To Ray Dirks?Gary Weiss
Raymond L. Dirks is arguably Wall Street's most famous securities analyst. During his colorful career, the 60-year-old Dirks has been an analyst, dealmaker, whistleblower, and "short-buster." His warnings about the Equity Funding scandal in 1973 led to a long battle with the Securities & Exchange Commission--and ultimate vindication before the U.S. Supreme Court. Dirks's most recent triumph was his early advocacy of Conseco Inc.--the obscure insurance company likely to take over Kemper Corp.
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