The Geopolitics & Power Podcast

Bill Browder | From Russian Violence In The 90's Economic Transition Too Freezing Oligarchs Assets

October 24, 2022 Bill Browder Episode 45
The Geopolitics & Power Podcast
Bill Browder | From Russian Violence In The 90's Economic Transition Too Freezing Oligarchs Assets
Show Notes

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The following is a conversation with the CEO and Founder of the Hermitage Fund, Bill Browder. The Hermitage Fund was at one time, the largest source of western capital in Russia and in 1997 the best performing fund in the world.

Bill is also one of the sharpest thorns in the Russian oligarch's side. He lobbied for a law that authorises the U.S. government to sanction foreign government officials worldwide who are deemed to be human rights offenders and freeze their assets, this was named the Magntizky Act after his former lawyer Sergei Magnitzky who was tortured and murdered in a Russian prison.

Bill Browder is the author of both Red Notice, and Freezing Order... which are the catalyst for this chat.

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  • 00:00 – Introduction.
  • 02:30 – Perestroika & The Voucher System In Post-Soviet Russia.
  • 12:22 – How The Russian Oligarchs Were Formed.
  • 18:36 – Bill’s Experience In Murmansk.
  • 25:44 – Hermitage Capital, Solomon Brothers & Being A Dirty Capitalist.
  • 36:30 – The Role Of Serendipity In Bill’s Life.
  • 42:01 – Freezing Order, Money Laundering & Offshore Finance
  • 50:10 – London & Money Laundering.
  • 53:33 – If Bill Was 25 Today, Where Would He Go & What Would He Do?

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