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  • Tuesday, June 25 | 12:30-1:20 PM


    Level: Overview

    Recommended Prerequisite: None

    Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

    Join New York Times best-selling author and Hermitage Capital Management CEO, Bill Browder, as he tells the story of Sergei Magnitsky, who was killed in a Moscow prison after uncovering and exposing a $230 million fraud committed by Russian government officials.

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    Bill Browder

    CEO, Hermitage Capital Management

    William (Bill) Browder, founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, was the largest foreign investor in Russia until 2005, when he was denied entry to the country for exposing corruption in Russian state-owned companies.

    In 2009, his Russian lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, was killed in a Moscow prison after uncovering and exposing a $230 million fraud committed by Russian government officials. Because of their impunity in Russia, Browder has spent the last eight years conducting a global campaign to impose visa bans and asset freezes on individual human rights abusers, particularly those who played a role in Magnitsky’s false arrest, torture and death.

    The U.S. was the first to impose these sanctions with the passage of the 2012 “Magnitsky Act.” A Global Magnitsky Bill, which broadens the scope of the U.S. Magnitsky Act to human rights abusers around the world, was passed at the end of 2016. The U.K. passed a Magnitsky amendment in April 2017. Magnitsky legislation was passed in Estonia in December 2016, Canada in October 2017 and in Lithuania in November 2017. Similar legislation is being developed in Australia, France, Denmark, Netherlands, South Africa, Sweden and Ukraine.

    In February of 2015, Browder published the New York Times bestseller, Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man's Fight for Justice, which recounts his experience in Russia and his ongoing fight for justice for Sergei Magnitsky.

  • bbrowder headshot
    Bill Browder

    CEO, Hermitage Capital Management

    William (Bill) Browder, founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, was the largest foreign investor in Russia until 2005, when he was denied entry to the country for exposing corruption in Russian state-owned companies.

    In 2009, his Russian lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, was killed in a Moscow prison after uncovering and exposing a $230 million fraud committed by Russian government officials. Because of their impunity in Russia, Browder has spent the last eight years conducting a global campaign to impose visa bans and asset freezes on individual human rights abusers, particularly those who played a role in Magnitsky’s false arrest, torture and death.

    The U.S. was the first to impose these sanctions with the passage of the 2012 “Magnitsky Act.” A Global Magnitsky Bill, which broadens the scope of the U.S. Magnitsky Act to human rights abusers around the world, was passed at the end of 2016. The U.K. passed a Magnitsky amendment in April 2017. Magnitsky legislation was passed in Estonia in December 2016, Canada in October 2017 and in Lithuania in November 2017. Similar legislation is being developed in Australia, France, Denmark, Netherlands, South Africa, Sweden and Ukraine.

    In February of 2015, Browder published the New York Times bestseller, Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder and One Man's Fight for Justice, which recounts his experience in Russia and his ongoing fight for justice for Sergei Magnitsky.

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