Interview with Carson Block

Published on
December 4th, 2015
61 minutes

Interview with Carson Block

The Interview ·
Featuring Carson Block

Published on: December 4th, 2015 • Duration: 61 minutes

Carson Block, Founder & Director of Research at Muddy Waters Capital, sits down for a fascinating interview on the researching and shorting of fraudulent businesses. In this in-depth hour, Carson shares the meticulous process required in researching a potentially fraudulent firm, financial engineering as a prevailing theme for shorting, and areas of the world that have his attention at the moment.


  • PV
    Prakash V.
    6 June 2017 @ 06:20
    An absolutely fascinating interview once again. I would assume that this is Part One of many more to come. It is always good to have a grasp of a man's past to understand and extrapolate his path ahead. I, for one, enjoyed his thoughts and believe Grant's interview style should be a teaching aid for students wanting to get into this line of work.
  • JL
    Jim L.
    1 June 2017 @ 23:27
    Excellent stuff. A thoughtful, intelligent and very impressive man. Love his work. Seconded.. get him back!
  • DY
    Damian Y.
    11 April 2017 @ 12:03
    That was a great interview. Bring him back, great entertainment.
  • PB
    Pieter B.
    16 October 2016 @ 13:13
    Great interview guys! Thanks a lot.
  • AG
    Alexander G.
    15 March 2016 @ 12:25
    Finally got around watching this excellent piece, many thanks! Really puzzling how so many presumably smart people have been fooled by Valiant. "Do your homework" more important than ever.
  • TS
    Thomas S.
    13 January 2016 @ 04:29
    Maybe not an eloquent orator, but we need more guys like Carson Block! If he is going after financial engineering it is a long list
  • YM
    Yogesh M.
    28 December 2015 @ 04:20
    Wonder if Mr. Block would set his sights on the finances of the US Govt? Maybe people will take note of his reputation ;)
  • ss
    steve s.
    18 December 2015 @ 08:22
    one of the best interviews i've seen. their is no other place in the world where i can get acces to this type of insight. thx rv
  • TM
    Todd M.
    14 December 2015 @ 03:07
    What a frenetic rambler.
  • ET
    Erik T.
    11 December 2015 @ 00:18
    Outstanding. Thanks, Grant!
  • TW
    Thomas W.
    9 December 2015 @ 03:17
    "Like a Marx Brothers movie." Perfect. It's why we love ya Grant.
  • SJ
    Suzanne J.
    9 December 2015 @ 02:31
    Such a straight shooter! I have learned so much in this hour. Bring back Mr Block, please.
  • PD
    Philip D.
    7 December 2015 @ 23:31 do you go about obtaining these externally audit reports of companies. Any source...Anyone?
  • PF
    Patrick F.
    7 December 2015 @ 04:51
    Best realvision video yet, please bring him back for parts 2, 3 and 4.
  • AE
    Alex E.
    6 December 2015 @ 20:36
    Wonder if Mr. Block would set his sights on Frontier Markets?
  • DP
    Daniel P.
    6 December 2015 @ 18:34
    Excellent interview, could have listened for another hour just on Orient Paper!
  • JD
    John D.
    5 December 2015 @ 21:52
    "China is to stock frauds what Silicone Valley is to technology"
  • GW
    Grant W. | Founder
    5 December 2015 @ 19:40
    Dan: I realized I'd made that mistake but Carson was on a roll so I let it go!!! :)
  • RM
    Richard M.
    5 December 2015 @ 19:20
    Wow, fascinating interview! Keep 'em coming!!!
  • GT
    Graham T.
    5 December 2015 @ 18:15
    140 0 What else can I say
  • dm
    dan m.
    5 December 2015 @ 08:49
    Einhorn's presentation was on Allied Capital, not Annaly Capital (the mortgage REIT)
  • dm
    dan m.
    5 December 2015 @ 08:18
  • JW
    Jim W.
    5 December 2015 @ 07:24
    Brilliant-2 hours would not be enough. I love the in-depth interviews with people who have experience in non-us/uk markets.
  • KW
    K W.
    5 December 2015 @ 06:33
    Carson you are a boss
  • JM
    Joseph M.
    5 December 2015 @ 04:01
    wish he talked about standard chartered tho....
  • JS
    John S.
    5 December 2015 @ 00:19
  • MR
    4 December 2015 @ 23:27
    it'll be interesting to see who Carson targets next, there's proably many to choose from in this financial engineering / central bank manipulated ccontext
  • MZ
    Michael Z.
    4 December 2015 @ 22:38
    Solid interview. Lots of respect for him having the balls to describe his process by not dancing around the truth. Clearly he had them already given his niche. Ask him his his longs next time!
  • OM
    Owen M.
    4 December 2015 @ 22:34
    Thank you for appearing on RV TV Carson.
  • RW
    Rich W.
    4 December 2015 @ 21:47
    Carson is great at what he does and was a pleasure to meet. I had an opportunity to work with him in 2014 and it was a great experience. This man knows what he is talking about!
  • SL
    Stephen L.
    4 December 2015 @ 20:07
    "I left China because I wasn't sure I was safe"That sentence highlights this guys constant awareness of any form of risk that's needed for success in his line of work. Its a skill/burden not many have
  • DR
    De R.
    4 December 2015 @ 19:29
    Agree 100% the world is fucktup!
  • SS
    Sam S.
    4 December 2015 @ 19:11
    Now questioning my portfolio of investments and if I can trust management and their financial statements. Is this happening in the US Oil Markets? Eye opening!
  • LA
    Linda A.
    4 December 2015 @ 17:41
    Love Carson Block- Sino Forest. Such a smart man who does his homework. Auditors don't catch fraud, they verify the reasonable-ness of the numbers. Love Grant too- he is a great interviewer.
  • CB
    C B.
    4 December 2015 @ 16:50
    Fascinating interview. I wish there had been less review of the past and his background, more forwarding looking thoughts.
  • KD
    Kevin D.
    4 December 2015 @ 16:28
    Great interview! Loved hearing about his process, things he looks into. "How do mega caps grow? Not because CEO figures out something no one in company knows. Its financial engineering" - Bang