Sahm Adrangi Success Continues With Kerrisdale Capital

Kerrisdale Capital President and CEO Sahm Adrangi joined radio show Behind the Idea to discuss advanced techniques used to analyze proteostasis data. There was discussion about the climate for hedge funds.

Despite how bullish the market has been, and news stating that hedge funds are passe, stock analysis and selection is still on the table. At least, that’s how Kerrisdale sees it.

“We haven’t had a great deal of trouble picking long and short stocks or with fundamental investing,” says Adrangi.

Behind the Idea reviewed Kerrisdale Capital’s Proteostasis (PTI) Adrangi admits there is a bit of trouble with the thesis but it’s being worked on.

Sahm Adrangi has been a very integral part of Kerrisdale’s development. Since the company’s launch in 2009, there has been a vast increase in income. By 2017, the company’s net worth was $150 million. A hefty increase from the initial $1 million investment.

Recently, Sahm Adrangi has overseen significant changes within the hedge fund operations. He says the company will divert attention to more important and pressing functions such as biotechnology. Research is currently being published with Sage Therapeutics, Zagfen and others.

Sahm Adrangi is a man who has a lot on his plate. He has diverse talents and regularly attends conferences where he does what he does best — talk.

In the last year, he has spoken at such venues as Sohn Conference, Traders 4 a Cause, and Value Investing Conference. He has also appeared on national media outlets like Fox News, CNBC, and Bloomberg.

Adrangi holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from Yale University. Prior to his tenure at Kerrisdale, he worked for Longacre Fund Management LLC., Deutsche Bank and Chanin Capital Partners.

He is widely known for his expertise at short selling and publishing research on stocks. He is also a generous philanthropist.

https://endpts.com/kerrisdales-sahm-adrangi-leads-a-brutal-new-biotech-short-attack-as-trial-results-loom/

Dr. Mark Mckenna: CEO of OVME Who Is Revolutionizing the Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Mark McKenna is a clear testament that with hard work success is guaranteed success. Dr. McKenna is a man of all seasons. He has tried his hand in different fields such as medicine, real estate, and indentureship. Although he is currently living in Atlanta, Dr. McKenna developed an interest in medicine while in New Orleans where he was born. Dr. McKenna joined Tulane University where he studied medicine.

After graduating, Dr. Mark McKenna decided to follow his passion in real estate; he founded McKenna Venture Investments. The business was doing so well that it started to buy out some of its competitors. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina swept through New Orleans wiping out his already successful venture. Banks were also giving out big loans, with little security, to contractors who were not qualified. These actions led him to reconsider the real estate industry as there was uncertainty.

Dr. Mark McKenna decided to get back to medical field. He scouted for an opportunity that which would bring some disruption such as Uber had brought in the transport industry. True to his cause, Dr. McKenna came up with the idea of providing cosmetic surgery. He noticed that there was a gap in the field as people were being offered poor services. The idea morphed into OVME. OVME is a medical company that provides aesthetics services.

Dr. Mark McKenna combined his entrepreneurial and medical skills to find the best way to fill the gap. He assembled a group of qualified professionals who gave the services in a clean and comfortable environment. Dr. McKenna introduced a platform, piggybacking, which allowed his highly skilled experts to offer consultation remotely.

Under the leadership of Dr. Mark McKenna,the OVME team has committed itself to educate people on how to deal with physical discomforts that affect them. They has customized services to help clients lose weight and unwanted hair. Rendering of these services is made possible through their lab where they carry out their diagnostic work. Other than satisfaction, these procedures dramatically improve the self-confidence and self-esteem of his clients. Dr. McKenna says that this clients’ satisfaction is what keeps him going.

https://www.doximity.com/pub/s-mark-mckenna-md

Adam Milstein; One of the Righteous 36

Born in Israel, Adam Milstein immigrated to The United States in 1981. By 1983 Milstein acquired a Masters Degree at UCLA. His schooling prior to UCLA consisted of a BAS in Industrial and Business Management at Technion- Israel Institue of Technology. He went to Technion from 1974-78. Shortly after he finished college he delved into the world of commercial real estate, starting as a sales agent. A fee years after that Milstein managed to attain a managing partner position at Hager Pacific Properties. But why discuss this classy gentleman?

The truth is Adam Milstein is special. He not only has an impressive amount of experience and expertise in the real estate world, he also gives back his community. He specifically gives back to the Israeli-American community. Through the influence of a close friend who involved himself with many charitable events; Adam Milstein was inspired to affect change. He and his wife ( Gila Milstein) joined forces to start The Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation.

He began the foundation with his wife in hopes that it would cause there to be more unity among the Israeli- American community. He also intended to educate first generation Jewish kids about their roots. His efforts are making a huge difference in both the Israeli- American and American Jewish communities. He is likely a good candidate as one of the 36 truly righteous people who are out in the world to make it better, and contribute to the unity of its people. He currently lives with his wife in Encino, California and has three daughters and two grandchildren.

This is one man that is setting examples and breaking barriers. Because of Adam Milstein many Israeli-american American families have found aid. Also many first generation Jewish children have been educated in Jewish culture. These efforts have played a crucial role in solidifying a bond with the Jewish community, and will continue to get closer as time passes. Hopefully this will encourage others to follow in Milstein’s footsteps in bringing this world together and educating people through organizations such as the Adam and Gila Milstein Family Foundation.

https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=22301067&privcapId=22300933&previousCapId=22300933&previousTitle=Hager%2520Pacific%2520Properties

Ethics in Advertising Agencies-Five Red Flags

Bruno Fagali has written an article in his blog that explains that three of Brazil’s largest corruption scandals involve advertising agencies. As a result of these three scandals and the publication of anti-corruption laws advertising agencies began to implement corporate integrity programs that would comply with the anti-corruption laws. In order for these programs not to be false, it is necessary for companies to carry out a thorough risk assessment. Bruno Fagali believes that during this assessment, a company can determine if there are any red flags. These red flags will determine if there is any unethical conduct or unethical business practices.

Fagali notes that not all red flags will indicate unethical practices, but some situations require stricter rules of conduct that should be monitored. Let look at the five red flags that are found in Brazilian advertising agencies.

  1. Intermediation of Payments by Advertisers

Communication agencies must not stop charging advertisers. Agencies may not divert payments owed to communication companies for advertising.

  1. Media Assignment Criteria

The advertising agency should explain to the company seeking advertisement which modes of communication are available for use. There is some risk of unethical behavior in this. In order to prevent this, the advertising agency should make a media plan and present it to the company seeking advertising.

  1. Incentive Plans

Known by other names incentive plans are so-called optional payments made by communication companies to advertising agencies that have a contract with them every six months or annually as an incentive to keep hiring them.

  1. Business Relationships

There should only be a strict business relationship between all parties. There should not be a friendly relationship of gift giving. It is unethical to exchange gifts, lodging, payments, and travel as perks to obtain contracts.

  1. External Services and Supply Fees

Extra embedded fees called production fees are a red flag.

Fagali notes that the people in charge of corporate integrity programs should make an in-depth analysis to find risks.

Learn more: http://www.ibdee.org.br/entrevista-sobre-o-pro-etica-com-bruno-jorge-fagali/