Carson Block is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Muddy Waters Research. As a well-known investor and short-seller, he runs his investment management firm and publishes all his research to expose dubious accounting and fraud. After earning a law degree, he moved to China and worked as a lawyer. That endeavor gave him unique insights into the Chinese economy. Block rose to fame for exposing alleged fraudulent accounting practices in publicly traded Chinese companies, like the famous case of Sino-Forest.