Telegraph – Bill Browder knows exactly the “darkest day” of his life. It was Tuesday November 17, the day he found out that his colleague Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian lawyer, had died in a squalid Moscow prison awaiting trial. Although the two had only met on a handful of occasions, Browder says the news “was like a knife through the heart”.
Since his death, Magnitsky has become a martyr for anti-corruption crusaders in Russia. It’s a cause long-championed by Browder, founder of hedge fund Hermitage Capital Management and once the largest foreign portfolio investor in the country.