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Episode 12: Let's Talk FinCrime with Tipper X

Let's Talk FinCrime

Let's Talk FinCrime will be back with exciting new guests this fall! For now, here's one of our favorite episodes from season one. Known as “Tipper X,” Tom Hardin became one of the most prolific informants in securities fraud history, helping to build over 20 of the 80+ individual criminal cases in “Operation Perfect Hedge,” a Wall Street house cleaning campaign that morphed into the largest insider trading investigation of a generation. As the youngest professional implicated in the sting, Tom was tasked with wearing a covert body wire on over 40 occasions to help the FBI bring down some of its biggest targets in the industry.In a reunion of sorts, Tom was invited by the FBI-NYC’s office to speak to their rookie agents in 2016 and is now a global keynote speaker, corporate trainer and board advisor on behavioral ethics, compliance and organizational conduct and culture risk. Through rigorous self-examination, Tom took responsibility for his actions as a young professional, used the experience to transform his life and is now on an on-going journey into behavioral science and why employees sometimes make the wrong decision.Hear the rest of Tom and Dave's conversation by visiting actimize.nice.com/podcastWant to learn more about Tipper X? Visit his website here.

35mins

30 Jul 2021

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Episode 33 Tom Hardin aka Tipper X

Great Women In Fraud

https://tipperx.com/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ldv3gdxuI0https://twitter.com/iamtipperxhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-hardin-0952324/https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5332671-the-ethical-executive

45mins

25 May 2021

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Compliance Time

In this episode we will talk about insider trading - how it happens, how do people rationalize it and how compliance can help. Our guest sharing his experience with us is Tom Hardin. Tom Hardin previously spent much of his career as a financial analyst in the U.S. In 2008, as part of a cooperation agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, Tom assisted the U.S. government in understanding how insider trading occurred in the financial services industry.Known as “Tipper X,” Tom became one of the most prolific informants in securities fraud history, helping to build over 20 of the 80+ individual criminal cases in “Operation Perfect Hedge,” a Wall Street house cleaning campaign that morphed into the largest insider trading investigation of a generation. As the youngest professional implicated in the sting, Tom was tasked with wearing a covert body wire on over 40 occasions to help the FBI bring down some of its biggest targets in the industry.Later Tom was invited by the FBI's New York office to speak to their rookie agents in 2016 and is now a global keynote speaker, corporate trainer and board advisor on behavioral ethics, compliance and organizational conduct and culture risk. Through rigorous self-examination, Tom took responsibility for his actions as a young professional, used the experience to transform his life and is now on an on-going journey into human behavior and why we sometimes make the wrong decision.https://tipperx.com/https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-hardin-0952324/

35mins

10 May 2021

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Episode 1: Let's Talk FinCrime with Tipper X

Let's Talk FinCrime

In the first episode of NICE Actimize's podcast, Let's Talk FinCrime, our host Dave Ackerman will chat with Tom Hardin, AKA Tipper X. Known as “Tipper X,” Tom became one of the most prolific informants in securities fraud history, helping to build over 20 of the 80+ individual criminal cases in “Operation Perfect Hedge,” a Wall Street house cleaning campaign that morphed into the largest insider trading investigation of a generation. As the youngest professional implicated in the sting, Tom was tasked with wearing a covert body wire on over 40 occasions to help the FBI bring down some of its biggest targets in the industry. In a reunion of sorts, Tom was invited by the FBI-NYC’s office to speak to their rookie agents in 2016 and is now a global keynote speaker, corporate trainer and board advisor on behavioral ethics, compliance and organizational conduct and culture risk. Through rigorous self-examination, Tom took responsibility for his actions as a young professional, used the experience to transform his life and is now on an on-going journey into behavioral science and why employees sometimes make the wrong decision.Hear the rest of Tom and Dave's conversation by visiting actimize.nice.com/podcastWant to learn more about Tipper X? Visit his website here.

34mins

18 Jan 2021

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White Collar Week with Jeff Grant, Podcast Ep. 04: One-on-One with Tipper X : Tom Hardin

White Collar Week with Jeff Grant

White Collar Week with Jeff GrantA Podcast Serving the White Collar Justice CommunityLimited 10-Episode Run: Summer 2020It’s the Isolation that Destroys Us. The Solution is in Community._______________________Podcast Ep. 04: One-on-One with Tipper X: Tom Hardin Today on the podcast we have Tom Hardin, best known in the financial and legal worlds as “Tipper-X”. Tom previously spent much of his career as a hedge fund stock analyst. In 2008, as part of a cooperation agreement with the Department of Justice, Tom assisted the U.S. government in understanding how insider trading occurred in the investment management industry. Tom became one of the most prolific informants in securities fraud history, helping to build over 20 of the 80+ individual criminal cases in “Operation Perfect Hedge,” a Wall Street house cleaning campaign that morphed into the largest insider trading investigation of a generation. Tom’s a fascinating guy – he goes into his personal history and family, much deeper than he does in his corporate presentations, He’s a member of our White Collar Support Group that meets online on Monday evenings, so we know his story well. In this podcast, I think you will learn a lot about Tom – and maybe something about yourself too? So, coming up – Tom Hardin, Tipper-X. I hope you will join us. – Jeff____________________ Welcome to White Collar Week with Jeff Grant, a podcast serving the white collar justice community. It’s the isolation that destroys us. The solution is in community. If you are interested in this podcast, then you are probably already a member of the white collar justice community – even if you don’t quite know it yet. Our community is certainly made up of people being prosecuted, or who have already been prosecuted, for white collar crimes. But it is also made up of the spouses, children and families of those prosecuted for white collar crimes – these are the first victims of white collar crime. And the community also consists of the other victims, both direct and indirect, and those in the wider white collar ecosystem like friends, colleagues, prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, law enforcement, academics, researchers. Investigators, mitigation experts, corrections officers, reentry professionals, mental health care professionals, drug and alcohol counselors, – and ministers, chaplains and advocates for criminal and social justice reform. The list goes on and on… In this very eventful summer 2020, our mission is to introduce you to other members of the white collar justice community, to hear their very personal stories, and hopefully gain a broader perspective of what this is really all about. Maybe this will inspire some deeper thoughts and introspection? Maybe it will inspire some empathy and compassion for people you might otherwise resent or dismiss? And maybe it will help lift us all out of our own isolation and into community, so we can learn to live again in the sunshine of the spirit. So I invite you to come along with me as we experience something new, and bold, and different this summer – a podcast that serves the entire white collar justice community. I hope you will join me. Blessings, לשלום Jeff Rev. Jeff Grant, J.D., M.Div. (he, him, his)Co-founder, Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc., Greenwich CT & NationwideHost, White Collar WeekMailing: P.O. Box 1, Woodbury, CT 06798Website: prisonist.orgEmail: jgrant@prisonist.orgOffice: 203-405-6249Donations (501c3): bit.ly/donate35T9kMZPsychology Today: www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists…ury-ct/731344LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/revjeffgrant

57mins

10 Jul 2020

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008. Tom Hardin - Tipper X

A Climb to the Top

Chuck Garcia hosts a conversation with Tom Hardin. Tom shares his journey down the slippery slope into criminal activity and the impact it had on friends and family. He discusses the psychological traps which pulled him into a spiral of rationalization. Tom takes the audience on an authentic journey of opportunity and temptation, one that mirrors that of so many young professionals who have found themselves employed on Wall Street. It is a cautionary tale fraught with suspense, career destruction and ultimately finding a higher purpose. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

29mins

6 Jan 2020

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NEW! Tom Hardin on his experience as FBI Informant Tipper X

The Human Risk Podcast

How does someone become an FBI informant? That's the story my guest Tom Hardin shares with me on this re-recorded episode. Tom and I originally spoke in 2019, but we thought we'd re-record the episode in 2021, to take account of subsequent events.Tom previously spent much of his career as a hedge fund analyst. In 2009, as part of a cooperation agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice, Tom assisted the U.S. government in understanding how insider trading occurred in the investment management industry. Known as “Tipper X,” Tom became one of the most prolific informants in securities fraud history, helping to build over 20 of the 80+ individual criminal cases in “Operation Perfect Hedge,” a Wall Street house cleaning campaign that morphed into the largest insider trading investigation of a generation. Since resolving his case in 2015, Tom was invited by FBI-NYC to speak to the Complex Financial Crime Unit's rookie agent class in 2016 and is now an international corporate trainer and speaker on conduct risk, compliance and behavioral ethics. He holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Tom can be contacted at www.tipperx.com.Resources:On the podcast. Tom references Napster, a peer to peer music-sharing website that launched in 1999 and was closed down in 2001. You can read more about it here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napster
You can follow Tom on Twitter at https://twitter.com/iamtipperxHe is also on LinkedIn, https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-hardin-0952324/ To see his 1-minute videos, visit his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrBkFwrpqDuTz6mXrmyTzUg

52mins

31 Oct 2019

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The Inside Story of Tipper X

RANE Network

RANE’s Serina Vash sits down with Tom, now founder of Tipper X Advisors, which engages with investment firms that seek to enhance their compliance and ethics culture beyond traditional employee training, leveraging the lessons learned from his cautionary tale and providing insights into the “why’s” and “how’s” of human behavior.

28 Aug 2018

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Tom Hardin: Tipper X - A Cautionary Tale

NetWorkWise Presents: Conversations with Connors

At age 28, Tom Hardin was a junior partner at an up-and-coming hedge fund. He was on track to achieve his dream career, but before long, felt like he was falling behind in an increasingly competitive industry. Then, a moment arose when he made a decision to cross a very important line and the rest is history. Tom was later charged with felony securities fraud and, known as "Tipper X," became the FBI’s most productive cooperating witness in Operation Perfect Hedge, a sting setup by the U.S. government during 2008-2012 targeting the hedge fund industry. The sting branched out into the largest insider trading investigation of a generation, leading to over 80 guilty pleas and convictions.  Since resolving his case in 2015, Tom was invited by the FBI to speak to their NYC rookie agent class in 2016 and now consults and speaks on insider trading, conduct risk, ethics and compliance issues from his former frontline perspective through his company Tipper X Advisors. He holds a B.S. in Economics with a Finance concentration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Today’s Subjects: Discusses how he tells “his story” Learning takeaways from insider trading Biggest take ways of his experience:   Surround yourself with great people All the Repercussions of what happened (good & bad) He made 46K 85% of marriages end up in divorce of people that go through these kinds of experiences How he started his career all over again What he did during a long time of uncertainty How networking has helped him build his new business How he got into public speaking & what he did to build his presence Tools he used to ascertain his clients: Boomerang by gmail They psychology behind why people make poor decisions How Tom approaches networking: How he can help others, what kinds of connections that he can make for other people, He doesn’t look for anything in return. He always asks beforehand before he makes the introduction How he approaches networking. He always asks during every conversation I have had with him “how can I be helpful for you to today?” Talks about Ben Cattaneo’s “all things risk” podcast

1hr 12mins

9 Jul 2018

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The Plight of “Tipper X”: How Tom Hardin Became The Most Notorious FBI Informant in the Biggest Insider Trading Case in Decades — And The Long Run To Redemption

The Rich Roll Podcast

“I am my own undoing. But there have been many positives to come out of it.”Tom HardinThis week we explore some very new terrain.Let's kick it off with the Greek myth of Icarus.As the story goes, Daedalus — a master craftsman best known for building King Minos' labyrinth to trap the Minotaur — plied his talent to construct a pair of wax and feather wings to help him and his son Icarus escape from Minos' vendetta (it's a long story) and Crete altogether.Being the good father he was, Daedalus pled with his son not to fly too close to the sun for fear that the heat would melt the wings. But as sons are wont to do, Icarus ignored his father’s advice.The rest is history. The heat indeed melted Icarus' wings, sending him into a deathly free fall collision with the sea which today bears his name, the Ikarian Sea near Ikaria — ironically one of the Blue Zones as described in my recent podcast conversation with Dan Buettner.As most know, this is an age-old remonstration about ambition. A tragic allegory about the perils of hubris, particularly when fueled by a sense of entitlement, and perhaps sprinkled with a light dusting of denial.These are all very human traits of course. And if today's guest is anything, he is quite human indeed.Tom Hardin was a highly motivated young guy with a big bright future and Wall Street aspirations. After graduating from the prestigious Wharton School of Business, he was on track to achieve his dream when he landed in the fast paced hedge fund world and quickly rose through the ranks.But it wasn’t long before Tom felt he was falling behind – lacking that mysterious competitive ‘edge’ so many others seemed to freely enjoy (without repercussion) to their reward in untold millions.What was that edge? If you ask Tom, he will tell you the not so secret to success within the insular hedge fund world meant having a network of inside sources willing to share reliable confidential information about companies they worked for or with.Everybody's doing it. Nobody's getting caught. I'm falling behind.Then one day Tom got a call from an investor colleague named Roomy Khan – a woman with some pretty juicy insider tips.The timing was right. Tom was primed. And that fateful moment arose. That moment when you make a decision to take a very small step over a very important line. A decision you simply cannot undo. Not now, not ever.For Tom, it started with taking a few small crumbs off the table. An imperceptible insider trade here, another one there. Until one day, the previously unthinkable became easy. Almost too easy.Capitalizing on a handful of secrets fed by Khan and others about companies like Google, 3Com and Hilton Hotels, Tom's flight towards the sun escalated to the tune of $1.7 million in gains for his fund and $46K in personal profits.Then in July 2008, while dropping of his dry cleaning one morning, Tom felt a tap on the shoulder. A tap that would alter the trajectory of his life forever.Like a scene out of a movie, Tom turned to face two FBI agents boxing him in with with a Hobson's choice – either get in the back of the black sedan for a trip downtown, or start providing actionable information on those higher up the food chain.Panicked and heart pounding, he immediately opted for the latter.Ultimately, Tom became one of the most prolific informants in securities fraud history. Soon infamous as the mysterious, unnamed Tipper X, Tom spent the next several years wiretapping and documenting the illegal misdeeds of friends and c... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

2hr 6mins

11 May 2015