Muddy Waters Research

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Muddy Waters Research group
Privately Held
Industry Market Research
Headquarters New York, United States
Key people
Carson Block
Number of employees
Website [1]

Muddy Waters Research Group is a privately held due diligence based equity research company that identifies overseas Chinese stocks that it expects to change in value by 30% or more. The company is especially known[to whom?] for claiming to spot fraudulent accounting practices at Chinese companies.[1]


The company was founded by Carson Block, an American short-seller.[2] The company is named after the Chinese proverb “ 浑水摸鱼 ” 'catching fish in muddy waters'.[3]

Company became known to Wall Street when it released reports on Sino-Forest's timber holding,[4] which eventually lead to Sino-Forest filing for bankruptcy in Canada.

Muddy Waters proved unsuccessful in calls on companies such as American Tower Corp or Olam. [5]

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