Kerrisdale Capital Management, a company owned by SahmAdrangi managed to raise about $100 million through investors to be used in betting against a single stock. Hedge fund managers always raise funds to channel into a given investment thesis like residential mortgage securities or recovery of failing energy companies. Contrastingly, Kerrisdale, which is a relatively smaller entity, is planning to use the money raised in shorting the stock of a public company that is yet to be unveiled.

Having their eyes on the forthcoming campaign Adrangi and Shane Wilson, who is a Kerrisdale analyst, are working on a website, report, video and more to convince others into accepting their thesis. The target company was set to be disclosed in mid-May. The fund had already started buying stock as a way of establishing a position in the company that was to be named. It appears that this information was just leaked to the public because the company still wanted to hold it as a top secret.

Now managing near $500 million, Kerrisdale has had a history of putting bets against companies and making the case public. Some of the recent activist short position of Kerrisdale includes satellite company Globalstar and two drug makers, Sage Therapeutics and Zafgen. Over the past five years, Kerrisdale earned average returns of 28% from the hedge fund. It bets both against and for company stocks. In 2016, the fund went down by a mere 7%.

About SahmAdrangi

SahmAdrangi is the founder of Kerrisdale Capital Management. Prior to this, he worked at Longacre Fund Management as an investment analyst. While working at Longacre, Mr. Adrangi performed investment research and analysis for both equity fund and credit fund. Before joining Longacre, he worked at Chanin Capital Partners within the bankruptcy restructuring group. Here Mr. Adrangi advised on various matters including Chapter 11 and out-of-court bankruptcy restructuring.

Earlier on, Mr. Adrangi was part of Deutsche Bank within the leveraged finance group. He helped syndicate and structure non-investment grade bank debit as well as high yield bonds which include debt refinancing, Chapter 11 exit financing, and leveraged buy-out financing. SahmAdrangi attended Yale University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Arts in Economics.

 

The investment banker wears many hats. He is an expert on finance and helps businesses raise the valuable capital, they need to survive. Sometimes, it can be a challenge to balance the demands of being an investment banker.

“Finding Good Companies”

The “Average Joe” might watch cable TV and hear about the latest “hot” stock. He truly does not know the difference between “up-and-down,” but he might still buy the shares. The investment banker cannot engage in such conjecture.

The investment banker must look deeply at a company’s products, history, finances, management and marketing. These financial professionals might even visit a warehouse or the headquarters to meet the managers, in person. The investment banker must understand everything about a firm, its products and the industry.

How popular are this firm’s products? Is this a blue chipper, high growth or other? What is the firm’s market share and market capitalization?

Businesses contact the experienced investment banker to raise all-important capital. The world runs on money and cannot properly function, without it. The investment banker can help with raising capital, IPOs and mergers & acquisitions. Sometimes, all that a business is missing is one specific product or service. The investment banker has valuable connections.

“Helping Investors Profit”

The other side of investment banker Martin Lustgarten’s job is to help investors find investments, which will be profitable. High net-worth individuals might want to diversify their industry and geographical reach. They can contact Martin Lustgarten to find the right stock or bond, you name it.

If a stock does well, then investment bankers are praised. The bottom line for investment banking can be quite clear and transparent. The most astute investors understand that IPOs can be quite profitable.

Unlike some investment bankers, Mr. Martin Lustgarten has a truly global vantage point. He can help you find a good Swiss or American stock. This can help you create a truly diversified portfolio.

When investment bankers, like Mr. Martin Lustgarten, do their jobs properly, they can match the best companies with the best investors. All can profit. The successful balancing act is a win-win for everyone.

With its headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, Equities First Holdings LLC was founded in 2002. Since then, the company has been offering alternative financing solutions to their clients. It supplies capital against the publicly traded shares to enable their clients to meet both personal as well as professional goals. To-date, EFH has done over 650 transactions, offering customers loans at low-interest rates.

EFH is an international company. It has offices in nine countries including London, Hong Kong, Indianapolis, Singapore, Sydney, Bangkok, and Perth.

Their loans are based on their evaluation of risks as well as the future performance of bonds, stocks, and treasuries on the market.

Equities First Holdings record a growing trend among stock-based loan borrowers

Equities First Holdings- a global leader and lender in alternative financing solutions has witnessed increased traction in stock-based and margin loans in an economic environment where lending criteria has been made tighter in banks and other institutions. Equities First Holdings is quickly gaining popularity as a possible alternative for borrowers who need quick capital or those who do not meet the qualifications for a more conventional credit-based loan.

While there are many options for these individuals, lately, many banks have tightened their loan qualifications, increased interest rates and cut their lending options.

Al Christy, Jr, the CEO and founder of EFH, thinks that loans collateralized by stocks are innovative borrowing alternatives for people seeking working capital.

Ideally, the loan-to-value ratio of stock-based loans is higher compared to that of the margin loans. Stock-based loans also have a fixed interest rate, and this provides the lender with certainty throughout the lifespan of the transaction.

Unlike conventional loans which are bound to be affected by fluctuations in the market, stock-based loans provide a buffer. This is because borrowers lower their risks of the investment in a disadvantaged market.

With more stock-based loans, there is a way out and borrowers can walk away from a loan at any time, even if the value of stocks depreciates. The borrower is allowed to keep the initial proceeds of the loan with no further responsibility to the lender.

 

I have always felt really good working with Laidlaw & Company because they have made it a priority to communicate with me. They are always talking to me, and I have even gotten a call from Matthew Eitner about how I am going to invest my money. It makes me feel like I am a special part of the family with James Ahern, and it also helps me make sure that I am going to get the best results on every single investment that I make. It just makes my life easier, and it helps me get the information that I need on all my investments.

U.S. Federal Court Issues Temporary Restraining Order Against Laidlaw & Company And Its Principals Matthew Eitner And James Ahern

Someone who is trying to invest like me needs to come to Laidlaw & Company because they will get the most results from a small investment. The broker that I have worked with has been helping me keep expanding as much as possible, and he has shown me that I have a lot of options that were just not necessary in the first place. I have been able to get bad idea out of my head while running them through my broker, and then he shows me what would be the best choice for me in all circumstances.

I have always wanted to make sure that I could invest in something that was going to make me a lot of money, and then I have been able to make a lot more money because of the way that Laidlaw & Company works. They have it set up so that everyone will make money, and I can call my broker at any time to get the results that I want. I need to make sure that I have a chance to get what I need, and I also need to be sure that I have asked my broker first because he is really the best.

George Soros is a billionaire hedge fund manager that is currently based in the United States of America. He was born in Hungary, but he fled his original country to look for greener pastures. He went for his education in Britain, and after completing, he relocated to the America, and this is where he has earned most of his wealth.

George Soros has become very popular over the years due to the amount of power and knowledge he has. He is an advocate of an open society, and he has even opened a charitable organization to help people. Due to the amount of power and wealth he has, he has managed to become a very influential person in the world. His views on Twitter on economic and political issues are highly respected by everyone in the world.

In 2008, the world experienced a big blow due to a financial crisis on nytimes.com that originated from the developed countries. The effects of the crisis were quite huge, and many countries had a tough time trying to get back their original state. Most of the developing countries have however not been able to recover completely from the crisis.

Since then, most investors have been careful with their investments, because they do not want to get the problems experienced in 2008. Not long ago, the Hungarian investor announced that there will be a financial crisis that resembles the one that took place years ago. This time, the financial crisis will, however, not be originating from the developed western nations. According to George Soros, the crisis is likely to come due to the economic problems experienced by China.

China has not been doing well in the recent times. George Soros says that at the moment, the debts experienced by China resemble that of the US in the year 2008. According to him, this is likely to spur a global recession.

George Soros has warned all investors to be very keen because there are signs of an upcoming crisis. The country has not been getting any positive interests for some time, and according to George Soros, it will be very difficult for the country to move back to its original state because it is still developing. Although the China government is doing all it can to ensure that everything gets back to normal, George still warns people to be extremely careful.

This is not the first time the billionaire is warning investors. Before the financial crisis that happened in 2008, George had warned everyone about it, this time, it will very important for everyone to go for his advice. He also recently warned about the ongoing crisis that is happening in the European Union. The international community will benefit a lot if they take his advice about China positively.

 

Recently, Philip N. Diehl, the president of U.S. Money Reserve joined Enterprise Radio for an interview with Eric Dye. U.S Money Reserve is one of the leading distributors of U.S. government issued platinum, silver, and gold coins. In the interview, Diehl talked about his leadership background as the 35th director of the U.S. Mint. He elaborated on how the position qualified him to be the president of U.S. Money Reserve.
According to Diehl, U.S. Mint introduced him to the world of legal tender coins. He also managed to roll out the operations of U.S. Mint to a worldwide network thus transforming the organization into an entrepreneurial agency. On what makes him an effective leader at U.S. Money Reserve, Diehl said that he is always in constant communication with the team at the firm in order to ensure that consumers are satisfied. According to Diehl, the rewarding aspect of that is seeing the commitment each day from both the front and back office staff and having a clients satisfied with the products and services.
When it comes to U.S Money Reserve offers that appeal to customers, Diehl gives the gold, silver, and platinum coins that are backed legally by the U.S government and major mints. Recently, the firm created a system, with the IRA, which allows its clients to use gold as wealth insurance. About U.S. Money Reserve’s competitive edge, Diehl attributes it to the firm’s commitment towards customer satisfaction.
On why people should own minted silver and gold coins from the U.S Government instead of owning gold bars or bullion, Diehl notes that gold bars and bullion are not legal tenders. In addition, they are not backed by the U.S government and economy. Diehl believes that the 2008 financial crisis did have a big impact on the gold market. This is because many people turned to it as tool of storing their value, a role that it has played for many years.
Diehl led the U.S. Mint to earn the second highest score in all federal agencies in his first initiative as the Mint director. He also managed to grow the profits of the Mint. In his first year, the profits were $450 million rising to $2.5 billion in his last year. His other achievement at the Mint include the establishment of the 50 States Quarter program that turned out to be the most successful coin program in U.S. history. This information was extracted from Entrepreneur Podcast Network as highlighted in the following link http://epodcastnetwork.com/u-s-money-reserve-president-philip-diehl-discusses-leadership-the-gold-market-and-the-case-for-owning-gold-coins/
Experienced people in the gold market industry established U.S. Money Reserve. The veterans realized that there was a need to combine premier customer service with expert market knowledge and trustworthy guidance necessary in buying precious metals. Some of the products that U.S Money Reserve offers include 1 OZ Gold American Eagle, Common Date $50 Buffalo Bullion and 1 OZ Silver American Eagle. This information was published on U.S. Money Reserve’s Website as found below https://www.usmoneyreserve.com/WhyBuyGold/OurCompany.aspx

 

Billionaire financial guru George Soros recently dusted off his crystal ball, peered deep inside its dark interior and predicted it looked like 2008 all over again. In his view, global markets are facing a renewed crisis similar to the financial collapse of 2008, and investors need to be very cautious. In other words, it’s déjà vu all over again.

Soros was speaking at an economic forum in Sri Lanka last week when he made his dire prediction. The first week of 2016 mirrored his words as global currency, stock and commodity markets were all trending downward. China especially was showing weakness in any sustained growth looking forward. Its sinking yuan currency only added to the concern about the strength of the world’s second largest economy.

To those who have forgotten, on April 11, 2008, Soros was quoted in the New York Times as saying. “I consider this the biggest financial crisis of my lifetime, a ‘superbubble’ that has been swelling for a quarter of a century is finally bursting.” He proved correct when the global economy did collapse later that year, triggering years of depressions and the loss of jobs among the world’s most developed countries.

Now, nearly 8 years later, Soros is warning the world that the bubble could burst again as Chinas shifts away from investment and manufacturing toward consumption and services. On Wednesday, Jan 6 of this year, nearly $2.5 trillion was wiped from the slate of global equities. Loses deepened the next day across the Asia and China was forced to halt stock trading in the middle of the day.

This isn’t the first time since the 2008 call that Soros has voiced his concern about the global economy. Speaking to a panel in Washington D.C. on September 2011, he warned the Greece-born European debt crunch was even more serious than the crisis of 2008. Only drastic action by Greece and the EU members averted a total collapse of the Greek economy.

The World Bank has taken note of the problem and cuts its forecast for 2016 global growth from 3.3%t to 2.9%. The US manufacturing ISM indicator is below the crucial 50 level at 48.2. A fall below the 45 would indicate a pending recession. China’s manufacturing PMI has fallen to the same U.S. level over the past year as the result of sluggish world trade. In short, as China turns inward as a consumer nation, the world can no longer look to the Asian economic powerhouse to fund and support their economies.

China’s Communist Party has pledged to gradually dismantle the capital controls that artificially oversee their markets and cause wide fluctuations and panic in their stock markets. Even after the People’s Bank of China cut interest rates to record lows, Chinese authorities continued to pump hundreds of billions of dollars into the economy.
Soros is not the only one forecasting a rocky road ahead for 2016 but his record of spot-on predictions that went against conventional thinking in the past has the world listening to him with a much sharper ear.

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Are Looking Into 10 Major Banks For Questionable Precious-Metal Price-Setting Practices

The banks are at it again. Correction; The banks never stopped being at it. At it means manipulating certain markets in order to make more money. Let’s face it, the banks eat, live and breathe money. That’s all they care about. It is the blood that fuels their green hearts. http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/02/24/us-usa-banks-probe-idUSKBN0LS07P20150224

Paul Mathieson knows that this new investigation by the DOJ and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) involves the banks method of setting gold, silver, palladium and platinum prices. The CFTC has opened a civil investigation. The major banks under the price-fixing microscope are: Goldman Sachs Group Inc, HSBC Holdings Plc, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Barclays Plc, Bank of Nova Scotia, UBS Group AG, Deutsche Bank AG, Societe Generale, Credit Suisse Group AG,Standard Bank Group Ltd.

HSBC Bank USA said the CFTC subpoenaed them recently. The Commission asked for documents related to precious metal trading. The big question is will the teflon-coated banks be able to slip away from this potential mess just like they did after the 2008 market crash. The odds are in the banks favor. That’s a given. They have unusual power over the government.

The business world is a hard place to navigate, but every once in a while you’ll see a pioneer like Igor Cornelsen who just knows what to do, how to do it and when to execute his plans perfectly so he will get the most out of what he does.

Keeping himself on top of the game isn’t an easy feat, but Igor makes sure to plan out his moves to make sure that they’re all well thought out and not within the lines of impulse. So, how does he do it, exactly? Let’s find out.

A Working Man

Igor Cornelsen is currently an investor and the current Proprietario for Bainbridge Inv Inc. which is located in the Bahamas and specializes in long term investments. While he has the ability to specialize in multiple different forms of investment, Cornelsen is a strong leader in investment advice and has a portfolio of strategies and innovations to help him prove his stance and show that his choice of words are not well thought out and lacking meaning. He strives to help, educate and lead people in the best way he can, and he incorporates and succeeds with this through his work.

Managing Your Profile Like Cornelsen

Igor knows that investing isn’t easy, but if you’re looking to get involved, it needs to be long term, which is something he likes to put in bold. Investment strategies are a must, and they can’t be ignored.
Cornelsen tells us that this is a career move, and if it’s done right, you can get more than 500 percent or more when you’re committed. So, what are his top tips?

1. Change how you view the stock market – invest intelligently, not just make quick cash. Think long term.
2. Be prepared to make small investments, and lots of them. Rather than committing a large chunk into one certain business, making many smaller investments will help you limit the amount in losses you could make
3. And most importantly, prepare to play the long game. Don’t just look for companies that make big attempts — look for the companies that have lasted and been in the investing business for a while, as they will usually have a lot to give.

All these tips by Cornelsen have been learned by years of experience, and now he passes them on to us so we can be just as successful.

Next week I will be heading out to see my good friend, Sam Tabar to do some golfing. Sam and I go way back and I am really looking forward to hearing more about everything he is doing these days. I am also really looking forward  to picking Sam’s brain about this year’s investing trends and what he thinks best bets are. Sam has always been a great attorney but he is also quite genius when it comes to business and finance.

Located in New York City, Sam Tabar is a high-profile attorney who has also mastered the perilous world of global business strategy. With an undergraduate degree from Oxford University and a law degree from Columbia, Tabar joined one of the world’s top legal firms (Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP) while still in school. While at Skadden, Tabar provided clients with counsel in several key areas including hedge fund formation and investment management.

After Skadden, Tabar worked for SPARX Group, a global investment giant based out of Japan, and for their PMA Investment Advisors based out of Hong Kong. While originally hired as legal counsel for SPARX, Tabar eventually became their Managing Director and Co-Head of Business Development. Tabar’s hedge fund expertise was soon put to good use, as he oversaw $2 billion dollar’s worth of investments and handled a roster of extremely wealthy clients. He directly contributed to the raising of $1.2 billion in additional assets for the SPARX Group. This position also provided Tabar with a proficient functional knowledge of the Japanese language.

At Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Tabar worked as Director and Head of Capital Strategy for their Asia-Pacific region starting in February of 2011. There, he provided the dual role of both legal counsel and manager of capital allocation. He particularly excelled in investor relations/introductions and eventually built another impressive list of investors for the corporation.

In 2012, Tabar took his business knowledge to Adanac LLC, BVI, where he was instrumental in the investment of several successful American start-up companies. He then brought his legal expertise and extensive knowledge of hedge funds to Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, where he was hired as Senior Associate.

Commodities, in particular, are a specialty of Tabar’s. A sometimes tricky investment option, commodities can make or break investors. Sam Tabar recently shared some of his expertise with CNBC for an article on investing in 2015 has a knack for guiding clients and businesses in the right direction. In fact,  and has gained a wealth of experience when it comes to problematic investments and how to avoid them in the global marketplace. He knows that above all else, extensive research and knowledge of a commodity’s history are the best tools for securing a safe investment that will yield returns.

I can’t wait to share about my visit with Sam when I get back!