Sahm Adrangi, the newly retired hedge fund credit trader, and Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Kerrisdale Capital Management, recently made known his interest in discussing his time as a Wall Street investor, as well as his time at three major hedge funds in New York City. It was after reading the piece, An Ode to Those Who Wander, that Mr. Adrangi’s initial interest was sparked. After contacting the author, Mr. Adrangi began discussing his own experiences, as well as his interests on the latest trends regarding GNC Holdings, Inc.
After graduating from Penn State University, and continuing his education at Yale University, Sahm Adrangi earned a position at the highly-touted Merill Lynch, working at their credit desk in New York City. It was his network abilities, as well as his uninterrupted hustle, that allowed him to gain the position. Mr. Adrangi followed up his three-year career at Merill Lynch, by securing a position at Longacre, for which he was able to bring the company $6 billion throughout the course of his employment. Ironically, it was during his time at Longacre, that Mr. Adrangi founded the mid-level hedge fund company, Kerrisdale Capital Management. Over the course of his time working on Wall Street, Sahm Adrangi was very successful overall, but eventually tired of the complex New York lifestyle associated with the position and decided to retire. Although he still enjoys investing, and a large portion of his current income is a result of his astute business acumen during his time on Wall Street, he has found his new career choice equally satisfying.
Since founding Kerrisdale Capital Management in 2009, Sahm Adrangi has been very involved in nearly all aspects of the company’s development, helping it to grow significantly over the course of that time. Aside from his lucrative career in investments, Mr. Adrangi garnered a strong reputation for the accuracy of research that he has published, and between 2010 and 2011, was responsible for exposing several fraudulent Chinese companies. Of the major corporations that he exposed with his research, a few that stand out are Lihua International, China Marine Food Group, and China-Biotics.
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