Sahm Adrangi Continues to Turn Investors Heads

Sahm is a Penn State graduate who through sheer hard work was able to land an internship job at Merrill Lynch’s credit desk in New York. Thanks to his hard work and commitment, he was able to create a name for himself in this company where he spent a total of three years. His experience at this company gave him the expertise to invest in bonds and later ventured into credit business. He joined Longacre which at the time had an estimated credit price of about $3 billion.

Apart from investing in credit and bonds, Sahm Adrangi is also a renowned publisher and author. His latest publication, the Northern Dynasty: The Pebble Deposit Isn’t Commercial Viable, has helped various people in understanding the bond market.

As an investor, Sahm launched the Kerrisdale Capital Management company in 2009 with as little as $1 million. In under a decade, the company has grown tremendously and currently manages over $150 million. Sahm Adrangi made a name for himself by exposing various fraudulent Chinese companies such as China Marine Food Group, Lihua International, and China-Biotics.

As a bond investor, Sam Adrangi has successfully raised $100 million from various investors to bet against the stock market. The new investment in which Sahm has placed the best is a new venture that has taken investors by storm, mainly due to the fact that it is different from other Kerrisdale investments. According to an email sent by Sahm Adrangi to investors, the hedge company will design a video and a website that will not only act as a source of information but also as a way of convincing other people to jump into the investment.

According to the email, the company has already started to buy stock with the hopes of investing in a new company that is yet to be named. This is not the first time that Kerrisdale is placing a bet on a new investment. Actually, the company has placed bets against companies such as Globalstar, and Sage Therapeutics.

Sam Adrangi is the current Chief Investment Officer at Kerrisdale Capital Management company. For over a period of eight years, Sam has overseen the growth and eventual success of the company. The Kerrisdale Capital Management company deals with financial modeling, valuation, investments, portfolio management, and investment banking.

James Dondero Builds Highland Capital Management to Spur Lending

James Dondero has, over the years, risen to become one of America’s most decorated alternative lending financial consultants. James works in cahoots with syndicated bankers to issue out lucrative collateralized debt obligations (CLOs) to any interested buyers. The rationale behind the high-risk, high-yield CLOs is quite straightforward to fathom, even for complete finance newbies. As opposed to a conventional leveraged loan that has a fixed interest rate, CLO experts like James Dondero pool together hundreds of loans before subdividing them into the so-called ‘tranches’ with lower interest rates. Follow James on Linkedin.

Benefits of CLOs

The different classes of CLO holders earn huge dividends in the event that the borrowing companies default on their loan repayments. Most importantly, CLOs act to reduce the risk factor of the lending institutions, and hence, spur capital lending.

About Highland Capital Management

Issuing CLOs are one of the core financial services offered by Highland Capital Management owned and run by James Dondero. Dondero took over as the present President and co-founder of Highland in 1993. His investment partner was Mark Okada. As of 2017, Highland Capital was an SEC-accredited company that held assets estimated at $13.5B. Other vital lending services provided by James’ firm include mutual funds, separate accounts, private equity accounts, public pension plans, endowments, ETFs and investments in emerging markets.

Jim’s Career Highlights

Over the years, Highland Capital Management has upped its investments in the healthcare asset sector. Today, the outstanding firm controls healthcare assets of well over $2.3B. Jim is also in-charge of other luminary companies in the states. These include Nexpoint Capital, Nexbank, MGM Studios, Cornerstone Healthcare, CCS Medical and the American Banknote Corporation.



Education and Certification

The brilliant investor is a business major alumnus of the University of Virginia. Dondero began his career in the mid-eighties. In 1985, Jim worked at American Express. His remarkable strategies helped American Express to earn an additional one billion dollars. James Dondero next high-profile job was as the Chief Investment Officer of GIC Protective Inc. Jim served at GIC Protective from 1989 to 1993. In those five years, Jim was able to grow that company’s revenues to a whopping $2B.

Mr. Dondero practices as both a Chief Financial Analyst and a Certified Management Accountant. Jim lives and works in Dallas, Texas. Read more about James at Crunchbase.