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The Billion Dollar Bonfire: How Allan Hubbard and the Government Destroyed South Canterbury Finance
 

The Billion Dollar Bonfire: How Allan Hubbard and the Government Destroyed South Canterbury Finance (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Lee, Chris

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The collapse of South Canterbury Finance (SCF) is one of the biggest New Zealand stories of the last decade. The sweep of events, from Timaru to the Beehive, include some of the most revealing moments on issues critical to this country - everything from poor governance and system...ic issues in the finance sector, through to the structural risks this exposed and the costs it ultimately presented to all New Zealanders. There has not yet been a book that has attempted to tell this story, certainly not one from an `insider' perspective. The Billion Dollar Bonfire by Chris Lee will be the first book to do both these things. Chris tells this fascinating story as both a long-standing New Zealand financial advisor and a protagonist in the narrative. As he writes in the opening chapter, he knew Alan Hubbard personally and, from the late 1990s, had clients invest with SCF. His main motivation for writing the book, made explicit throughout, is his overriding concern that this could all happen again without significant changes to our law and the culture of the capital markets industry. The book is underpinned by substantial research: thousands of documents - including new material from OIAs and other sources - and interviews, both public and anonymous, with many of the key figures.
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ISBN 9780473474959
Published NZ 30 May 2019
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Availability
466 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays

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ISBN-13 9780473474959
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Projects Resources Ltd
Published 30 May 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Lee, Chris
Category Finance
Investment & Securities
Financial Law
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 228
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 228mm
Dewey Code 332.672530993
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Finance & Accounting
ONIX Text General/trade

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