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Short-sellers working for Moscow? The unlikely genesis of an enticing narrative
Fraser Perring, a key figure in one of Britain's most celebrated short-selling companies, Viceroy Research, has ended up at the centre of an influence operation claiming he owes allegiance to Moscow. The story even got an airing in the UK Parliament, despite the fact Perring helped bring down Wirecard and its former COO, Jan Marsalek, who turned out to be a GRU asset.