FRONTLINE: To Catch a Trader
The $8 billion fortune amassed by the hedge fund titan Steven A. Cohen was stunning: a 35,000-square-foot mansion on Connecticut's ""Gold Coast""; a $62 million beach house in the Hamptons; a $115 million duplex in New York City, furnished with some of the world's most valuable art. Was Cohen's firm, SAC Capital, simply smarter than the other players on Wall Street? Or, as the U.S. Justice Department began to suspect, was there another explanation for how SAC managed to beat the stock market and bring in sky-high returns for Cohen and his investors year after year?
From the team behind FRONTLINE's The Untouchables and Money, Power and Wall Street, this is the suspenseful and compelling story of the unprecedented government investigation that led to the largest insider trading case in U.S. history. Drawing on exclusively obtained video of Cohen, FBI wiretaps of other hedge fund traders, and interviews with both Wall Street and Justice Department insiders (including U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, the ""sheriff of Wall Street""), To Catch a Trader traces the rise of Cohen's empire and goes inside the government's ongoing, seven-year crackdown on insider trading in the hedge fund industry.
Producer: David Fanning, Nick Verbitsky, Martin Smith
Production Year: 2014
Director: Nick Verbitsky
Host: Martin Smith
Narrator: Will Lyman
Talent: Martin Smith
Writers: Martin Smith, Nick Verbitsky
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen