Investing in Vain
by William Worsley
Pub Date 01 Aug 2017
Vain Capital is in big trouble. The underperforming firm, promoting socially responsible investing to a world consumed by political correctness, has lost another mission-driven client, Christians Eschewing Dentistry. But two new clients, California and Russia, show up. California wants Vain Capital to set up a fund of gay money managers to help re-elect their governor. Russia wants to hide money.
Bruce Benson, a brilliant analyst at the highly secretive firm Quandary Capital, is visited by his friend Lee Yong, now working at Vain Capital. After Yong asks pointed questions about Quandary Capital, Bruce does some digging, only to discover the absurd investment method responsible for the quant firm’s phenomenal success. Quandary Capital is a massive fraud.
Bruce must flee for his life. Given refuge by Yong, he poses as a transgender to work at Vain Capital. Bruce joins Yong’s boss, the overly endowed and quite stunning Alison Hartswell, in her frustrating quest to find gay money managers.
When the Feds detect Russian money going to the gay fund just as Russia invades Estonia, Bruce is thrust into the center of an international crisis. Agents from the U.S., Russia, and Quandary Capital are out to get him. And soon the gay fund starts to underperform, threatening Vain Capital’s very survival.
While rescuing himself, Vain Capital, and his blossoming love for Alison, can Bruce also save the world – in high heels?
A Note From the Publisher
Available as an ebook for $6.99 (ISBN: 9781937667184).