Sahm Adrangi is an entrepreneur and former investment analyst. He is the founder of Kerrisdale Capital, A research-oriented investment firm. He also serves as the firm’s Chief Investment Officer (CIO).
Sahm Adrangi is a very hands on founder, personally overseeing all of the firm’s development since its founding nearly a decade ago. When Sahm first told people his plan to start his own firm barely $1 million most told him it wouldn’t work. Sahm went on to prove all of the doubters terribly wrong. Just 8 years after it was founded the company was reportedly managing well over $100 million. The firm grew at a rapid pace early on.
In the year 2010 and 2011 Sahm Adrangi published research exposing several Chinese Companies for fraudulent business practices. Some of which include well known companies China Education Alliance, ChinaCast Education Corp, and China Marine Food Group. Many faced penalties following the disclosure.
Early on Kerrisdale Capital was a more well rounded firm sharing research on a wide range of companies and industries. Now, it specializes in three sectors in particular including the biotechnology sector, mining sector and telecommunications sector. Though it doesn’t focus on as many companies and industries as it did previously it is still as diligent as ever. Exposing weaknesses in companies practices constantly.
A lesser known fact about Sahm Adrangi is his passion for speaking. He has been a speaker at various conferences throughout his career. He isn’t camera shy either, appearing on CNBC and Bloomberg to talk about all things finance.
Sahm Adrangi started his career at Deutsche Bank, working in the leveraged finance group. Sahm held many positions with various companies before branching off and founding his own firm. The experience he gained while working for others no doubt makes him a better business owner and CIO.