Benedict Hamilton in the Business Intelligence and Investigations practice of Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, discusses how the rising abuse of short-selling tactics could have severe consequences on healthy businesses in a City A.M. Op-Ed.

An extract from the article:

We are seeing an increasing number of cases where unscrupulous traders have deliberately spread false but plausible rumours, having already taken short positions – a practice known as “short and distort”. When the rumours prompt stock price falls, the traders are able to close their positions, sometimes within hours, and make considerable profits.

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