SahmAdrangi is the founder and CEO of Kerrisdale Capital Management, and has been actively involved with the company since its inception in 2009. While the company was started up with just $1 million, Adrangi has managed to build it into a $150 million company. Now, he has started a Co-investment fund on the side and plans to use it to short a stock that has yet to be revealed. When asked about this new happening, he commented that he was able to raise good amount of money in a short amount of time and that this points to willingness of alternative investors to move ahead with the plan.
In the past, SahmAdrangi become well-known by pointing out companies that were acting fraudulently, and a couple of these companies were China-Biotics and Lihua International. The Securities and Exchange Commission were forced to take action against many of companies that Adrangi exposed, and he continues, through Kerrisdale, to share information related to biotechnology companies. Of late, SahmAdrangi has also made some mining companies his focus by doubting their value on the market. This has opened eyes of many people, and he has become a voice that is trusted and respected in his industry.
SahmAdrangi earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics while studying at Yale University and then went on to begin his career as an investment banker. His first job was with Longacre Management, and he worked with the billion dollar company for many years. After this, he moved on and served with Deutsche Bank where he was an advisor for creditor committees. He also worked with customers on loans that helped them to pay off other debts while at Deutsche.
SahmAdrangi is a highly-sought after speaker who has appeared at a spread of conferences, such as, the Distressed Debt Investing Conference, Traders 4 a Cause, the Value Investing Conference, the Value Investing Conference. He has also been invited to be a part of many different interviews on television and in print. Just a few of the well-known places that Adrangi has been featured on include the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and Bloomberg.
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