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Quants – The Alchemists of Wall Street – vpro documentary

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4 mrt. 2010

Wij begrijpen dat het vervelend is dat onze video’s op YouTube in Nederland niet te zien zijn. Natuurlijk zouden we dat graag wel ook in Nederland publiceren, maar dit kunnen wij helaas niet doen vanwege rechtenkwesties. Veel van onze video’s zijn wel te zien op onze eigen website vpro.nl

English description:
Quants are the math wizards and computer programmers in the engine room of our global financial system who designed the financial products that almost crashed Wall street. The credit crunch has shown how the global financial system has become increasingly dependent on mathematical models trying to quantify human (economic) behaviour. Now the quants are at the heart of yet another technological revolution in finance: trading at the speed of light.

What are the risks of treating the economy and its markets as a complex machine? Will we be able to keep control of this model-based financial system, or have we created a monster? A story about greed, fear and randomness from the insides of Wall Street.

Oorspronkelijk uitgezonden door de VPRO in 2010.
© VPRO Backlight February 2010
Credits:
Director: Marije Meerman
Research: Gerko Wessel
English, French and Spanish subtitles: Ericsson.
French and Spanish subtitles are co-funded by European Union.

1 Steve Kroft’s last 60 Minutes piece

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Gepubliceerd op 9 sep. 2019

 
Kroft’s coda on the broadcast was an investigation into bank fraud—and what could be the biggest money-laundering scheme in history. See the full report on Kroft’s retirement, here: https://cbsn.ws/2k9DsRF

2 Financial advisors: Hidden camera investigation (CBC Marketplace)

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Originally broadcast February 28, 2014 Marketplace is putting financial advisors — the people you trust with your cash — to the test. We talk to ordinary Canadians who’ve felt the bite of bad financial advice, and use hidden cameras to catch outrageous promises from some big institutions. We’ll show you the tactics to watch out for and give you tips on figuring out who to trust with your money.

3 Dan Rather Reports – A National Disgrace

14 jan. 2012

This special two-hour report documents a pivotal year and a half in the Detroit Public Schools, set against a backdrop of history and the plight of one student desperate to succeed despite the odds. “A National Disgrace” is part historical documentary, part investigative report and part personal profile detailing the political strife, corruption, and systemic breakdown during the tumultuous 2009-2010 school year when the state of Michigan imposed new leadership on the school district. The result is a searing portrait of a local tragedy that asks the question, does the situation in Detroit demonstrate how we view public education? Is the real “national disgrace” the fact that something like this could happen at all? http://illuminati.me.pn

4 Fake Britain on ID fraud 1 of 3

Gepubliceerd op 25 jul. 2010

 
From the BBC FakeBritain series – which we regard as a public service that deserves the widest possible audience. Important insights into the ease with which identity can be compromised – even in Britain’s surveillance state. 1 of 3

5 Insurance loopholes: What you need to know about car, home and travel insurance (CBC Marketplace)

11 sep. 2014

Originally broadcast December 6. 2013
 
You think you’re covered… but what if you’re not? Ordinary Canadians are in financial ruin after discovering they lacked the coverage they thought they were paying for. Marketplace gives you a a crash course in insurance as we check the fine print, reveal the loopholes and show you how – for travel, your home and your car – you may not be covered.

6 Fake Britain 14May-2013 09.15

 

14 mei 2013

ATM and bank fraud edition. Another BBC show that deserves a much wider than a UK-only audience.

7 Leaked documents reveal UK banks helped fraudsters and money-laundering – BBC News

20 sep. 2020

Leaked documents have revealed how some UK banks have helped criminals, money launderers and Russians under sanctions – and have also failed to stop crime when they suspected it. 
 
The documents – known as the FinCEN files – were leaked to Buzzfeed News and shared with the BBC by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. 
 
They show that London is a hub for money laundering – with billions of pounds worth of suspected dirty money moving through the banking system. 
 
Mishal Husain presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Richard Bilton, for BBC Panorama.

8 SwissLeaks – the HSBC money laundering machine | Made in Germany

 

25 feb. 2015

In what has been dubbed the “SwissLeaks” case, serious allegations have been made against the Swiss division of British-based banking giant HSBC. The bank is accused of systematic involvement in tax evasion and money laundering to the tune of more than 100 billion euros. Jan Fritsche discusses how the tax evasion and money laundering practices worked.
 

9 HSBC files: how secret Swiss account data detailing misconduct came to light | Guardian Explainers

9 feb. 2015

A massive cache of secret HSBC Swiss private banking account files was hacked by computer engineer Hervé Falciani in 2006.
 
The files reveal more than $100bn in cash and assets held by HSBC clients that tax authorities in their home countries knew nothing about. The cache has been shared with tax authorities across the world, sparking investigations into tax avoidance, tax evasion and money laundering, and revealed six main tricks used by HSBC clients. 
 
More on the HSBC files ► http://www.theguardian.com/news/serie…

10 SwissLeaks – the HSBC money laundering machine | Made in Germany

 

25 feb. 2015

In what has been dubbed the “SwissLeaks” case, serious allegations have been made against the Swiss division of British-based banking giant HSBC. The bank is accused of systematic involvement in tax evasion and money laundering to the tune of more than 100 billion euros. Jan Fritsche discusses how the tax evasion and money laundering practices worked.

HSBC: Tax Evasion, Money Laundering for the Mafia & Currency Manipulation | HSBC Scandal Documentary

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13 jan. 2022

If HSBC were a country, it would be the fifth world economic power. Founded during the golden age of the Opium trade to enable the British Empire to access the Chinese market, it has created a unique network to move dirty money around the world. From tax evasion to money laundering for the mafia and manipulation of currency, “this bank had done everything bad that a bank can possibly do.”

In 2012, HSBC nearly lost its license to operate in the US for laundering the money of the Mexican and Columbian drug cartels. Criminal charges were filed and HSBC’s executives hauled before a Senate committee. But George Osborne, UK’s then Chancellor of the Exchequer, wrote to his counterpart in America and to the Chairman of the Federal Reserve to plead for leniency. He claimed that if HSBC received a harsh punishment, it would have serious repercussions on the world’s financial and economic stability. The letter worked and HSBC was fined 2 billion euros. The equivalent of one month’s profits.

As the center of international finance moves to Asia, HSBC is in prime position. It is the most Chinese of Western banks and the most European of Chinese banks. Protected by London, blessed by Beijing, who would dare attack it?

This documentary was first released in 2017.

HSBC: Tax Evasion, Money Laundering for the Mafia & Currency Manipulation | HSBC Scandal Documentary – Blog

 

11 Financial advisors: Hidden camera investigation (CBC Marketplace)

 

3 sep. 2014

Originally broadcast February 28, 2014
 
Marketplace is putting financial advisors — the people you trust with your cash — to the test. We talk to ordinary Canadians who’ve felt the bite of bad financial advice, and use hidden cameras to catch outrageous promises from some big institutions. We’ll show you the tactics to watch out for and give you tips on figuring out who to trust with your money.

12 Real estate agents breaking the rules: Hidden camera investigation (CBC Marketplace)

4 nov. 2016

With bidding wars for houses cloaked in secrecy, how do you know your real estate deal wasn’t already rigged?
 

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For more than 75 years, CBC News has been the source Canadians turn to, to keep them informed about their communities, their country and their world. Through regional and national programming on multiple platforms, including CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC Radio, CBCNews.ca, mobile and on-demand, CBC News and its internationally recognized team of award-winning journalists deliver the breaking stories, the issues, the analyses and the personalities that matter to Canadians.

13 Rental car ripoffs: Hidden camera investigation (Marketplace)

1 feb. 2020

Three cars, three teams wearing hidden cameras, and one car rental company location with a long history of complaints and overcharging. What happens when we send in our Marketplace team with some savvy consumers to fight back against those extra fees? To read more: http://cbc.ca/1.5442260
 
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For more than 75 years, CBC News has been the source Canadians turn to, to keep them informed about their communities, their country and their world. Through regional and national programming on multiple platforms, including CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC Radio, CBCNews.ca, mobile and on-demand, CBC News and its internationally recognized team of award-winning journalists deliver the breaking stories, the issues, the analyses and the personalities that matter to Canadians.

14 Thailand’s Master Forger | 101 East

10 jan. 2020

He has created new identities for many people.

An expert at crafting fake passports, the man, known as “the Doctor”, has helped drug dealers, criminals and terrorists move freely across borders.

Thai police have called his forged passports the “best on the market”.

Now behind bars in a Thai prison, the Doctor is speaking out for the first time, revealing the secrets of his trade in this exclusive interview.

“My job could fool the immigration and any agent in the airport and pass through, no problem,” he boasts.

For years, he operated in the shadows in Thailand. International security experts say the country is a hub for transnational crime, bringing the Doctor a steady flow of criminals who want new identities.

“Even his customers didn’t know who the Doctor was. He was able to hide in Thailand for 20 years,” says Major-General Surajade Dhammadamrong. “Each person in his network didn’t know each other, making sure they never met. Criminals operating like that are very hard to track down.”

But authorities eventually closed in on him as part of a crackdown on passport forgers.

He may now be behind bars, but the Doctor is not yet ready to give up all his secrets – Thai authorities concede his true identity remains a mystery.

101 East traces the hunt for the master forger.

15 A Fake Passport That Works, sort of

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Gepubliceerd op 26 jan. 2019

 
Camouflage Passports have a unique purpose and they have been successful in fulfilling it. People carry these in order to fake their nationality in emergency situations. These passports are made in the name of countries that no longer exist or in the name of parts of countries that don’t hold the rights to issue a passport.

16 Cash investigation – “Panama Papers” Paradis fiscaux: le casse du siècle (Intégrale)

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6 apr. 2016

Cash investigation – Paradis fiscaux : le casse du siècle – Affaire “Panama Papers” / intégrale Les équipes de «Cash investigation» se sont lancées dans une enquête de grande ampleur sur les paradis fiscaux. Benoît Bringer et Edouard Perrin ont enquêté avec plus de 380 journalistes du monde entier, dans la plus grande discrétion. Le Consortium International des journalistes d’Investigation (ICIJ) a, en effet, mis en place un dispositif inédit pour révéler, en même temps, dans plus de cent médias, les informations confidentielles de ces investigations mondiales. Le résultat tombe : des personnalités ont créé ou utilisé des sociétés-écrans basées dans les paradis fiscaux. Après la diffusion de cette enquête, Elise Lucet reçoit des experts et des responsables politiques pour commenter et analyser ce phénomène. 
 
Présenté par Elise Lucet 
France 2

17 Cash Impact – Panama Papers : Les nouvelles révélations (Intégrale)


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1 mrt. 2017

Parce que les journalistes de Cash ne lâchent jamais l’affaire, dans Cash Impact, ils poursuivent leur travail d’investigation et retournent sur le terrain. Leur but : aller plus loin et donner une suite aux grandes enquêtes de Cash Investigation. 
 
Le premier numéro de Cash Impact est consacré aux Panama Papers. Au mois d’avril dernier, vous avez été près de 4 millions à suivre notre enquête sur les paradis fiscaux. Cash Investigation a-t-il réussi à faire bouger les lignes ? 
 
La rédaction de Cash revient sur l’impact de la plus grande fuite de documents de l’histoire avec de nouvelles révélations et vous livre les derniers secrets des Panama Papers.

18 Monaco’s Mafia: A Money Launderer’s Paradise (2001)

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5 dec. 2018

Mafia Connections (2002) – Is Monaco about to become a fully fledged Mafia state? It’s something concerning many security officials, who question Prince Albert’s ability to rein in gangsters.
 
Apparently the Russians are coming to Monaco, bringing with them suitcases full of cash – the loot from asset stripping, gun running and drug trafficking. They can come to Monaco safe in the knowledge that Monaco residency and banking secrecy makes them virtually untouchable.
 
 
 

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19 Blue Ketchup Prank

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A hot dog sales woman serves her wieners with weird blue ketchup and bright green and purple mustard.

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