The Key Man

By Simon Clark, Will Louch,

Book cover of The Key Man: The True Story of How the Global Elite Was Duped by a Capitalist Fairy Tale

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AS FEATURED IN BBC TWO'S BILLION DOLLAR DOWNFALL: THE DEALMAKER DOCUMENTARY

Two Wall Street reporters investigate the man entrusted with millions to make profits and end poverty but now stands accused of masterminding one of the biggest, most brazen frauds in history.

'Gripping' Guardian

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Arif Naqvi was a man…

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Private market fund managers are, along with hedge fund managers, the magnates of the 21st century.

Although many come from a privileged background, quite a few are self-made men such as the founder of what was once the largest private equity fund management firm in the Middle East: Abraaj Capital. The rags-to-riches story of Arif Naqvi, his drive from his childhood in Pakistan to high international society is simultaneously mesmerizing and frightening.

A headlong rush starts as his ambition outpaces his already high success. The fall is crushing, not only for him, but also for his partners, his employees, and…

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