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Nothing Personal review ¹ 3 Î Warren Hament is a bright young man who wanders into a career in finance in the early 1980s Nothing Personal is the extraordinary story of his rapid ascent toward success painted against a landscape of temptation and personal discovery Introduced to the seductive elite bastions of wealth and privilege and joined by his gorgHich he is wholly unprepared Nothing Personal is a stellar debut novel which follows an increasingly jaded protagonist as he comes of age in a rarified deeply corrupt world Offit a former senior insider unflinchingly divulges Wall Street's culture of abuse and portrays the insidious creeping forces of greed sex and power and the terrible price paid in their thrall. Mike Offit employs his wealth of insider knowledge as a Wall Street trader during the 1980s in this clever tale of greed murder and success at any costWarren Hament is a fresh MBA graduate who enters the high stakes world of investment banking with the encouragement of his beautiful and ambitious girlfriend He freuents exclusive clubs in New York City and is a welcome guest in the fabulous mansions of his mega rich friends and clients in the Hamptons Hobe Sound and Dark Harbor Warren is an honest man with the best intentions but he soon learns corruption and devious dealings are common among the heavy hitters of Wall StreetAs Warren struggles to advance his career without becoming jaded his boss is murdered The police suspect Warren because he takes over the boss’ clients and therefore has the most to gain A senior executive who considers Warren a dangerous rival plots to have him fired and ends up murdered before he can carry out his plan The murdered executive’s secretary secretly gives Warren her boss’ private laptop and tells him the password Warren discovers a vast fortune hidden in Europe He also finds evidence his girlfriend had been having an affair with the executive As his life spins out of control Warren races to solve the puzzle before the killer strikes again“Nothing Personal” is a scary story on than one level It taught me maybe a little too much about investment banking and the complicated trade packages designed by the wolves of Wall Street After reading about all the ways SEC laws could be circumvented in the 1980s I can’t help wondering if I should be worried about my retirement investmentsReviewed by SL Menear author of “Deadstick Dawn” published by Suspense Publishing an imprint of Suspense Magazine

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Warren Hament is a bright young man who wanders into a career in finance in the early 1980s Nothing Personal is the extraordinary story of his rapid ascent toward success painted against a landscape of temptation and personal discovery Introduced to the seductive elite bastions of wealth and privilege and joined by his gorgeous and ambitious girlfriend he gets a c. Nothing Personal Mike OffitIdealistic smart and career oriented Warren Hament enters the world of investment banking bond trading and finance in the early 1980’s hoping to have a lucrative career in the world of high finance But Warren is naïve in many respects and as we walk the halls of Weldon along with him go through the initial intake or interviews the world of top tier banking comes alive for the reader Warren is smart astute and cunning in many respects and is able to circumvent the abuse insults and unprofessional way some of those interviewing him acted Hoping to land a plumb position with Weldon Warren knows the right words uses the right phrases and is offered a position on the spot But sometimes what you wish for might not be exactly what you should want Jaded and thinking that he would rise to the top become rich almost over night and never do anything to undercut a client steal from this investors or even do anything amoral or illegal the author brilliantly proves that wrong The world of investment banking is brought to light and the world of an inside trader is not only disreputable cruel and hardnosed Lured into the world so many young men and women forget the real reason they went into this field and become hungry for power money and wealth and are sucked into playing the game at any cost As Warren becomes familiar with company procedures and meets the players involved you hear their voices enter the smoke filled rooms as deals are discussed and made and meet Larissa his soon to be girlfriend as she wangles her way into his life his bed and career Smart beautiful and hungry for the same things as Warren she’ll stop at nothing to get what she wants With the help of his mentor Bill Dougherty Warren rises to the top helps with his accounts and learns early one the true meaning of disloyalty deceit betrayal lies and fraud Warren attended Columbia and lands this job as a bond trader at Weldon Brothers and things his life is about to change for the better As we learn about this company the higher ups and hear the boardroom meetings learn about how deals are made anyone studying to be a bond trader financial analyst or learning about insider trading and how backroom deals are made will get a perfect education as the author’s own experience in the field is shared Every step of the way the author shares many deals trades and explains how bonds are sold and much His technical experience is shared and we learn that the world of trading in the 1980’s is no different than today But things start to heat up and accidents or are they murders happen when a student falls down a flight of stairs and is in a coma and another dies in a skiing accident As things start to settle down and his friendships and loyalties are formed his mentor and colleague is murdered A murder that rocks the company but not in the way you might think Nothing personal is just that no one really cares about the victim just the end result for the company how it will affect their goals productivity and who will profit from the murder Who gets his book his desk and his deals When Warren is handed them on a silver platter he is uick to take on the responsibility thinking that he will follow in the footsteps of his mentor Rising to a rich star of the company you learn head on that Warren and his friend Anson are all in it for the money and not for the benefit of the client It’s just business and as the author states Nothing Personal No one really cares about the other No one would hesitate to make a deal that would undercut t

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Nothing PersonalAreer boost when his mentor is found deadWarren soon finds himself at the center of two murder investigations as a crime spree seemingly focused on powerful finance wizards plagues Wall Street The blood soaked trail leads to vast wealth and limitless risk as Warren uncovers unexpected opportunity and unknown dangers at every turn and must face moral dilemmas for w. Warren Hament should be on top of the world After graduating with his masters degree from Columbia he joins the world of high finance working as a bond trader on Wall Street The salary is great and the commissions and bonuses are better There are lunches and dinners at top notch restaurants and plenty of client boondoggle vacations to take He has a gorgeous apartment makes than anyone else he knew at school and has an amazing girlfriend to boot Why then is he uneasy Warren becomes and uneasy as he realizes that the world of high finance is not only dog eat dog but that the level of corruption is astonishing Many of his peers aren't even that bright; they make their money by cheating the clients Upper management takes the lion's share of the money while those at the bottom do the majority of the work Warren can't even get excited about his uick promotion in the company since it occurred as the result of the sudden death of his supervisor Can he find a way to reconcile the lack of ethics in his workplace with his own ethical standards or will he need to find another way to survive Mike Offit knows the world of high finance from the inside out Like Warren he came to Wall Street after his college graduation where he found success He was a senior trader at Goldman Sachs and also worked at First Boston Prudential and Deutsche Bank where he built and ran the Street's leading commercial real estate finance business This is the world of the wealthy and of those who would do anything to join their ranks It is the Street before the scandals and the collapse of the real estate market that ruined so many investors and businessmen Readers will enjoy learning about the inner workings of the world of finance which is a closed environment to most individuals who can only trust that those working there are doing the right things This book is recommended not only for mystery fans but for those readers interested in business