Sahm Adrangi is Kerrisdale Capital Management’s founder as well as chief investment officer. He founded the company with less than $1 million in 2009, has been intimately involved in just about every aspect development and they had over $150 million in assets under management by July 2017. Adrangi graduated from Yale University in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in economics. He then spent 18 months with Deutsche Bank’s leveraged finance group as an analyst, 16 months with boutique investment bank Chanin Capital Partners as an analyst and 2 years as an analyst with Longacre Fund Management LLC.
Most people know Sahm Adrangi for publishing the results of his firm’s research, short selling and sharing information on stocks the market misunderstands, including over-hyped shorts as well as under-followed longs. Kerrisdale Capital Management’s research helps correct many broadly held misconceptions people have about the fundamental business prospects of those companies. The company puts out information their research reveals through their website, Twitter and a number of investing related third-party sites.
In 2010 and 2011 Sahm Adrangi came into the consciousness of the public when he began short-selling Chinese companies and pointing out their fraudulent activities. Soon several of the Chinese companies to which Adrangi had drawn attention became the subject of Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement actions. ChinaCast Education Corporation and China Education Alliance were two of those companies. After that Sahm Adrangi became someone to whom investors began to pay attention. When he spoke people began to pay attention.
These days, Sahm Adrangi and Kerrisdale Capital Management focuses their efforts on specific industries in which they have developed expertise. They included the biotechnology sector, the mining sector and the telecommunications sector. They also published numerous research reports on market valuations, exposed weaknesses and made people aware of a number of development stage companies.
Adrangi began doing live presentations including webcasts and speaking at a number of conferences. He’s also been interviewed on CNBC as well as Bloomberg. Plus, Sahm Adrangi has been featured in several major publications including BusinessWeek, the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.