In the midst of the 2008 market crash, investors on the fringes of the financial world feverishly sought new alternatives for high-return investments in the global markets, and some found a goldmine in China. Hundreds of Chinese companies entered the US stock market through reverse takeovers with American companies.
They boasted tremendous growth, had little oversight, and created a stock-market feeding frenzy. But when one investor discovers a massive web of fraud, everything else is called into question.
Jed Rothstein’s documentary rings the alarm on the need for transparency in an increasingly deregulated financial world by following those working to uncover the biggest heist you’ve never heard of.