Come to think of it, that sounds like something right out of Eliot's playbook. In my first novel, LIONS, Eliot is Justin's boss and manager of Crystal Ball, a hedge fund with out-of-this world returns. Consider Justin's reaction during his interview after Eliot creates a little alpha of his own:
Justin just stood in silence. The SEC did not look kindly up-on ‘front-running’. Eliot had done the equivalent of a highly illegal triple axel, fronting his own trades before the fund’s, and then compounding everything by igniting a rumor, probably false, to his own benefit.
Kamel's article gives a brief overview of various investment misinformation and malefactors and is a reminder that as surely as one winning edge fades out, another one will break through, as surely as fools are separated from their money.