The Inside Story of Tipper X
At age 28, Tom Hardin was a junior partner at an up-and-coming long-short equity hedge fund, on track to achiever his dream career. But, a moment arose where he made a decision to cross an ethical line and the rest is history. He discusses the psychological traps which pulled him into a spiral of rationalization. Starting with the smallest, seemingly harmless decisions, crossing the line between questionable and illegal is both deceptively easy and incredibly costly.
Hear directly from Mr. Hardin on how a former hedge fund analyst became one of the most prolific FBI informants in securities fraud history. He shares his journey down the slippery slope into criminal activity, the impact it had on friends, family and career, and offers lessons to all in the investment industry.
Tom Hardin, Corporate Trainer, Professional Speaker & Owner, Tipper X Advisors
Tom Hardin is a corporate trainer, professional speaker and owner of Tipper X Adviors. Mr. Hardin previously spent much of his career as a hedge fund equity analyst focused on the technology sector. In 2008, as part of a cooperation agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, he assisted the U.S. government in understanding how insider trading occurred in the investment management industry. Known as “Tipper X,” Mr. Hardin became one of the most prolific informants in securities fraud history, helping to build over 20 of the 80+ individual criminal cases in Operation Perfect Hedge, a Wall Street house cleaning campaign that morphed into the largest insider trading investigation of a generation.
Since resolving his case in 2015, Mr. Hardin was invited by FBI-NYC to speak to their rookie agent class in 2016 and is now an internationally recognized corporate trainer and keynote speaker on conduct risk, ethics and compliance issues from his former front-line perspective. He holds a BS in Economics with a Finance concentration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
11:30 a.m. – Registration & Networking
12:00 p.m. – Lunch & Program Begins
1:15 p.m. – Q&A
1:30 p.m. – Program Ends
$25 / Member
$40 / Non-member
This event qualifies for 1.5 hours of continuing education credit for CFA charterholders.