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Baruch College Welcomes Carson Block to Speak About Accounting and Business Fraud

Carson Block

NEW YORK, NY- August 29, 2014  - The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business welcomes Carson Block, director of research and founding partner of Muddy Waters Research LLC,  to speak about his career and his company’s role in investigating public companies. The event is co-sponsored by The Zicklin Graduate Accounting Society and the Zicklin Forensic Accounting Association.

Muddy Waters  is a due diligence-based investment and research firm that conducts extensive accounting and on-the-ground investigations of public companies. In total, Muddy Waters has issued eight “strong sell” recommendations resulting more than $8 billion of downward market cap adjustments, four de-listings and six or more regulatory investigations.

Mr. Block will speak about forensic accounting techniques Muddy Waters used to identify issues, common elements of fraud, the effect that Muddy Waters and short sellers in general have on the market, negative media coverage of short sellers, and his career path and motivation for launching the company.

For more info, visit the ZCCI website.



WHAT:  “Carson Block, The Man Behind Muddy Waters”

WHEN:   12 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 10, 2014

              12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.  Lunch and Networking

              12:45 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Presentation

WHERE:  Baruch College Vertical Campus Building, 55 Lexington Avenue

(between 24th and 25th St.), Room 14-220

Complimentary pre-registration is required to attend. Register online, call or e-mail Matthew Lepere at (646) 312-3231 or



About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to



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