Sahm Adrangi is a well popular person in the investment banking sector. He is the founder Kerrisdale Capital Management LLC, a company that was launched in 2009. His company focuses on special event-driven situations and long-term value investments. The company deals with research meant to correct any fallacies that could be out there pertaining to the overestimated shorts and the less favorite longs in the stock market. The company has already ventured into mining, telecommunications, and biotechnology industries among others.
Soon after launching the company, Sahm Adrangi exposed several fraudulent Chinese companies, a move that was well received and acted upon by SEC because of the thorough research that was involved. This is what has seen the company and its CEO grow so much in popularity over the years.
Sahm Adrangi feels that it is the right of investors to access truthful information to make informed investment decisions. This has been seen in his recent activities for instance when he issued a negative report on The St. Joe company. This is after the company over-hyped its valuation and worth. According to Kerrisdale report, St. Joe was worth less than 40% of the value it had provided. This prompted its largest shareholder to force a sale after the new SEC limitation on illiquid equity holdings.
Recently, Sahm, a B.A Economics Graduate in Yale University, held a short presentation on Ad Fraud at the Kase short selling. Ad Fraud has been the biggest issue facing many companies in this digital marketing era. Even though it has its benefits to some people, Sahm Adrangi points out that this is a menace that will ruin the online advertising landscape if not dealt with right away.
Other than his job at Kerrisdale, Adrangi is a guest speaker who frequents several conferences to educate people on what he knows about investment banking. Some of the conferences he has participated in include the Activist Investor Conference, Distressed Debt Investing Conference, and the Sohn Conference among others. He has been featured in several publications as well, including New York Times and Wall Street Journal.