Last week, Silver Investing News (SIN) provided a rundown on what to expect from Silver Summit 2013 presentations from CPM Group's Jeffrey Christian andaBill Murphy of the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee (GATA).a The reason for their importance?aChristian, who is the founder of CPM Group as well as a managing partner at the company, commented prior to the event that he would be using his presentation to "methodically and factually ... [show] the extent to which [GATA] misrepresent[s] what people have said" — just as his firm has done in other years. In response, GATA said in a statement that "GATA Chairman Bill Murphy will be present to disagree [with Christian] and to note that if the gold and silver markets are not manipulated, they may be the only such markets these days." Now that the conference has come and gone, SIN is back to take a stab at answering the key question raised by their posturing a— who came out on top? Christian comes on strong Christian, who spoke on the morning of October 24, ended his presentation with a sharp stab at GATA. His claim? Andrew Maguire, who in 2010 came forward to tell the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and GATA that he could provea"that gold and silver prices are manipulated by the likes of JPMorgan Chase," in fact has no background as a metals trader. That's a startling allegation considering Maguire "has been frequently portrayed by GATA as [having] more than three decades of experience in metals trading," as per Mineweb. According to Christian, who said he was given the information by Maguire's ex-wife, Maguire's background is in fact in car leasing — he started a company calledaCustom Lease Capital in 1989; it ultimately failed about six years later. Kitco states that at that time, Maguire "took and passed the Canadian Securities Course and started day-trading his own money," though if his former spouse is to be believed, he was about as successful at that as he was in the car business.