Sahm Adrangi is the Chief Investment Officer and the founder of Kerrisdale Capital Management LLC. He has been actively involved in the development of the firm in every aspect, ever since it was founded in April 2009.
Previously, Adrangi used to work as an analyst at Deutsche Bank’s leverage finance group, between April 2004 and October 2005. He then joined Chanin Capital Partners in the bankruptcy restructuring group where he used to give advice to creditors. He only worked there for slightly above one year after which he joined Longacre Fund Management, LLC., as an investment analyst. It was after leaving Longacre, that he decided to venture into his own business, and started Kerrisdale Capital Management. Sahm Adrangi is a graduate of Yale University with a B.A, in Economics.
About Kerrisdale Capital.
Kerrisdale Capital Management is a research-oriented investment firm known for publishing research and short selling. It is located in New York, in the United States. According to Sahm Adrangi, there are so many misconceptions and misunderstandings about stocks such as overhyped shorts and Under-followed longs, and this is what the Kerrisdale’s research is trying to correct.
In2010 and 2011, just a few months after starting of the firm, Adrangi’s Kerrisdale Capital firm got its share of recognition, after exposing the dishonest and deceitful Chinese companies. These companies included China Marine Food Group, Lihua International, China-Biotics, just to mention a few. He also had several other targets to research on such as ChinaCast Education Corp and China Education Alliance.
In the recent past, Kerrisdale research focus is shifting a bit, from researching on several categories of companies and industries to narrowing down to sectors in which the firm has developed expertise. Such sectors are biotechnology, in which Kerrisdale has published researches on several developing companies, mining sector, and the telecommunication sector. It is no doubt that Kerrisdale has been very keen on the telecommunication sector, especially in displaying skeptical views in some of them.
Other than doing companies research, Sahm Adrangi is also an investment activist, working with Lindsay Corporation and Morgans Hotel Group. He is also a speaker and has been involved in numerous conferences. His interviews have also been published in several major publications.