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Thursday January 01 1970
Max Keiser in Dublin on Wednesday 13th of April
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Tuesday April 12, 2011 10:28 by Pierce Farrell
Keiser is the founder of the hedge fund Karmabanque which seeks to profit from any decline in equity-value of companies that are susceptible to boycott from environmental groups.
Karmabanque's progress was followed monthly in the Ecologist Magazine. Its targets include Coca-Cola, McDonald's and Ryanair.
The Karmabanque hedge fund project was designed to simultaneously short-sell companies while funnelling profits from this activity into environmental and ethical-business pressure groups which further act to drive down the price. Describing the project, Keiser states "The Internet allows people, activists, from all over the world to gather, or swarm, and hit a company where it hurts most -- in their stock price."
He will be appearing in The Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street, Dublin, this Wednesday at 19:30.
Here's some background taken from The Grand Social website about Max Keiser:
Famed broadcaster Max Keiser comes to The Grand Social this Wednesday for a one off night of debate that is bound to strike a chord with everyone in the country. Keiser is a thorn in the establishments side, especially on economic issues and Wednesdays talk will no doubt be a furnace of fiery debate. Doors are at 7.30pm and admission is free.
Max Keiser is a film-maker, broadcaster and former broker and options trader. Keiser is the host of On the Edge, a program of news and analysis hosted by Iran's Press TV.
He also hosts Keiser Report, a financial tabloid, that broadcasts on RT (formerly Russia Today). Keiser hosted the New Year's Eve special, The Keiser's Business Guide to 2010 for BBC Radio 5 Live.
Keiser formerly hosted The Oracle with Max Keiser on BBC World News. Previously he produced and appeared regularly in the TV series People & Power on the Al-Jazeera English network. He also presents a weekly show about finance and markets on London'sResonance FM, as well as writing for The Huffington Post.
In addition to his broadcasting work, Keiser is known for his invention of "Virtual Specialist Technology" - a software system used by theHollywood Stock Exchange.
Caption: Keiser Report: Bono money stealing inspiration (Broadcast during Davos)