Moments of Truth Lecture to Feature Madoff Whistleblower

Posted: September 9, 2009 at 1:01 am, Last Updated: September 8, 2009 at 3:18 pm

Harry Markopolos, known as the Bernie Madoff whistleblower, will give the Moments of Truth lecture on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 3 p.m. in the Center for the Arts lobby on the Fairfax Campus. A reception will follow.

His topic is “How Did One Man Lose $50 Billion? Blowing the Whistle on Bernie Madoff.” This event is sponsored by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Curriculum Collaborative.

Markopolos has a BA in business administration from Loyola University of Maryland and an MS in finance from Boston College.

Markopolos received a reserve commission as a second lieutenant, infantry, in the U.S. Army and is a graduate of several Army postgraduate schools, including Infantry Officer’s Basic and Advanced Courses, the Civil Affairs Officers Advanced Course and U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He has commanded troops at every rank during 17 years of service in the Army National Guard and Army Reserve.

In addition, Markopolos has a chartered financial analyst’s designation and a certified fraud examiner’s designation.

He served as president and CEO of the 4,000-member Boston Security Analysts Society from 2002 to 2003. He has also held board seats on the Boston chapters of both the Global Association of Risk Professionals and QWAFAFEW, a quantitative finance lecture group.

An assistant portfolio manager for Darien Capital Management in Greenwich, Conn. for three years, he left to become an equity derivatives portfolio manager at Rampart Investment Management Company Inc. in Boston.

In 2002, Markopolos was promoted to chief investment officer. He left the industry in 2004 to pursue fraud investigations full time against Fortune 500 companies in the financial services and health care industries.

He brings fraud cases to the U.S. Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service under existing whistleblower bounty programs.

The Madoff investigation was his first fraud case, which he started in early 2000.

For more information, see the New Century College web site.

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