Whistleblowing has often been considered ethical under many circumstances. For instance, if the company is going to harm the public, a whistleblower comes in handy to educate the people and issue negated reports with the intention of arresting the management. Also, when the immediate supervisor of the employee does not come forward with the report, it becomes the responsibility of the whistleblower to report the issues. That brings you to Sahm Adrangi.
Sahm Adrangi is the head cheerleader of Kerrisdale Capital Management. He established the company in 2009. But before that, he was employed as an analyst by the Deutsche Bank. He then joined Chanin Capital Partners where he served as an analyst in bankruptcy. He later joined Longacre Fund Management as an analyst as well. Here, he oversaw distressed debt fund. At the same time, he became prominent for publishing research on finance. Today, he is a prominent whistleblower who exposes fraudulent companies. The companies he first exposed include China Marine Food Group, China-Biotics, and Lihua International among others. Additional Chinese targets have been charged by the SEC.
Duties and Roles
Since the establishment of Kerrisdale Capital Management, Adrangi has worked hard to develop the firm’s portfolio. What he started with about $1 million has now become worth $150 million. In his tenure, the company has conducted various researches on companies as well as industries. Currently, Sahm Adrangi has shifted his focus towards biotechnology where the company capitalizes on emerging companies like Pulse Biosciences, and Zafgen, among others. Other than that, Kerrisdale Capital Management also focuses on exposing companies that offer false data on stocks, and telecommunication.
Recently, Sahm Adrangi issued a report on St. Joe Company. According to the $1 billion firm that deals with real estate, there are hopes to change desolate land adjacent to the Panama City into a major attraction site for retirees. However, according to Adrangi, this is highly unlikely. He reiterates that the firm’s financial position cannot sustain the project. He also adds that Joe will have to assume more than 2,000 home sites. While that is what Joe claims to have achieved, Sahm Adrangi and his team are sure that there is no progress. In fact, the company has not achieved half of what it claims.