Testosterone-laden, adrenaline-fueled, besides being possessed of rugged good-looks. His charismatic patina and persona aside, the thirty-something, Iranian-Canadian investor, Sahm Adrangi, is nothing if not an entrepreneur, exceedingly comfortable with risk and the road less traveled, persistent, dogged and ultimately successful. Ascension to the helm of his now renowned company, Kerrisdale Capital Management, was not accomplished with a silver spoon in his mouth, or a velvet path beneath his feet.
Not unlike other maverick money-makers, the thirty-something investing guru began with a single room and a desire to fight and right a wrong as he saw it. His initial target consisted of some scammy Asian companies. Like a twenty-something gamer, Sahm Adrangi leveled a photon-torpedo bolt, (only in this case the bolt was loaded with insight, acumen and instinct,) at the deceitful companies, thereby leveling them and in the process discovering both a stairwell to sucess, as inevitably the larger tycoon-sized fish began to take note of tbis upstart new perch in their pond, and a signature methodology he would come to be noted for; that is the challenging maverick-move of short-selling stocks.
Blossoming from a one-room operation into a 250 million dollar hedge fund, that emerged onto the official world-business stage in July of 2009, the company that began when Sahm Adangi took down some Chinese companies, has since delivered net returns of over one thousand and one hundred percent, more than five times higher than similar returns generated by S&P 500. In the process, Kerrisdale Capital Mangement has made a recognizable world-wide figure of Sahm Adrangi. Still a maverick, today; Sahm Adrangi continuously peruses the niches and tangled out-of-the-way paths that go unnoticed by the teeming herds of safe and sedentary investors. Ultimately, a Sahm Adrangi-directed asset may have a bullish bent, but it’s just as likely to also reflect a foward-thinking business philosophy, centered with an eye to what’s next, because Sahm Adrangi has a decided liking for social media and for tech-related stocks. One thing’s for sure, whatever one comes to expect from Sahm Adrangi, boredom is not among the answers.