I have a review of ‘Capital Without Borders: Wealth Managers and the One Percent‘ by Brooke Harrington of Copenhagen Business School in the Times Higher Ed this week. As I say there:
Brooke Harrington’s study of wealth management is one of those rare books where you just have to stand back in awe and wonder at the author’s achievement. In this intensely readable study, she offers a first-ever scholarly insight into a profession that was almost unknown a little over two decades ago.
It has to be said that Harrington’s choice of subject matter helps her. Researching a profession that, as she puts it, is dedicated to increasing inequality, undermining the rule of law, opposing the democratic will of governments, capturing states to further its purposes and subverting most accepted views on the workings of capitalism, would lend any good author the opportunity for a narrative that reads as much like a thriller as a scholarly monograph. Harrington is a good author.
For anyone looking for a new perspective on tax havens this is an outstanding book.