Sahm Adrangi is the Chief Investment Officer and Founder of Kerrisdale Capital Management. He is engaged in the whole aspects of the company development since its launching in 2009. Adrangi started the firm with below $1 million, and currently, the organization manages more than $150 million as per the records of July 2017.
Mr. Adrangi is well-known for publishing and short selling research. He shares the views of his firm’s stocks such as overhyped shorts and under-followed longs. These are often misunderstood in the market, which is why Kerrisdale’s seeks to clarify widely held misconceptions about the business prospects of various companies. Kerrisdale shares its research information on its site, on Twitter, and on third-party investing-related sites.
Sahm Adrangi became popular after shorting and exposing fake Chinese firms in 2010 and 2011. The firms include China Marine Food Group, Lihua International, and China-Biotics among many others. Besides, Adrangi targeted other companies such as ChinaCast Education Corp and China Education Alliance which became subject to regulatory acts from the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Over the last couple of years, Sahm Adrangi has focused the efforts of the firm on different specific fields where Kerrisdale has enlarged expertise whilst the company shares research on a broad assortment of firms and industries. The biotechnology field has been one of the key areas of focus. Kerrisdale has also published information on development stage firms, for instance, Bavarian Nordic, Zafgen, Unilife, Sage Therapeutics, and Pulse Biosciences to mention a few.
The mining industry has been another key focus area, and Sahm Adrangi has called into question the market valuations and mining prospects of Northern Dynasty, Minerals First Majestic Silver, and different resources companies. Lastly, Kerrisdale has published different reports on the telecommunications industry, sharing skeptical views on Dish Network, ViaSat Inc, Globalstar, and Straight Path Communications.
Mr. Sahm Adrangi began his financial profession in credit at Deutsche Bank, Chanin Capital Partners, and Longacre Management. He has a B.A. in Economics from Yale University. Adrangi has been a spokesman at several conferences and also appeared in different interviews on Bloomberg and CNBC. Likewise, he has been featured in major publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, BusinessWeek, and the New York Times among others.