Interview with John Hempton

Published on
April 22nd, 2016
Duration
89 minutes


Interview with John Hempton

The Interview ·
Featuring John Hempton

Published on: April 22nd, 2016 • Duration: 89 minutes

John Hempton, Founder & CIO of Bronte Capital, explains the framework he uses to identify potential short-sale targets by looking for what he calls "bone-headed retail mistakes." John gives examples from high-profile cases such as Valeant, Gabriel Resources, Sino-Forest, and Longtop Financial Technologies and demonstrates the extra lengths the determined short-seller must go to with tales of phone calls to local labor unions, detailed comparisons of capital equipment to listed employees on the balance sheet, and the hiring of a Romanian law student to pore through Communist Party archives.