Sam Adrangi: Chief Investment Officer at Kerrisdale

SahmAdrangi is both the founder and CEO of Kerrisdale Capital Management. Sam holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Yale University. Initially, Sam worked at Deutsche Bank financial group. Later, Sam worked as an analyst at Longacre Fund Management. While at Longacre, Sam Adrangi conducted both credit fund and equity fund analysis. Adrangi has shown that he is not afraid to go against New York’s top dogs in the investment sector. He has grown his Kerrisdale Capital firm to up to three times its original size just within three years. Kerrisdale has made a staggering 200 percent increase from its startup revenue. Sam Adrangi can hold his head high and speak of leading the anti-corruption battle in America by wiping off various corrupt companies while making almost huge investment returns in the process.

Sam Adrangi got his inspiration from John Hempton who just like him seeks to expose fraud as a means of earning income. Initially, Sam Adrangi targeted the Chinese reverse mergers when he started his career as a hedge fund investor. Adrangi states that the moment he realized that most of the companies were scams that is when he got the motivation to expose them to earn money from them. Initially, he would expose them by the use of anonymous websites. Later, he would observe other gurus such as Hempton and Muddy Waters expose fraud companies openly. He would later start publishing in Kerrisdale Capital and become quite successful. The success of Kerrisdale and other firms in China made them wipe off all frauds until they were no more. This threatened their status as people had started regarding them as a one-trick pony. However, to prove them wrong, Kerrisdale Capital returned 30 percent income maintaining the premium spot at Barclays Hedge Fund rankings. Recently, Kerrisdale management raised up to $100 million from its trusted investors to bet against a single stock. The firm has plans to take a company of estimated worth of $10 billion. The company taken is to be revealed later in Mid-May as its status is to be concealed for the meantime.

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