Here is a recent article on Andrew Left and what he does.
The Bounty Hunter of Wall Street
Andrew Left sniffs out corporate fraud — and gets rich doing it.
BY JESSE BARRONJUNE 8, 2017
It’s unsurprising that short-sellers tend to be aggressive men who are convinced that they see what other people miss and are comfortable with — or addicted to — risk.
For many years that risk was taken on in secret: Short-sellers would make their bets and passively wait for the market to move in their direction. The figure of the activist, who goes public with his positions, emerged into prominence in recent years. One crucial event in Wall Street history provided the foundation. In 2001, James Chanos, a hedge-fund manager, discovered an accounting scandal at Enron, then a little-known energy company in Texas, and shared his information with journalists from Fortune. The journalists got a best seller, Chanos got his money and Jeffrey Skilling, Enron’s chief executive, got 24 years at the Federal Prison Camp in Montgomery, Ala.
Short-sellers of Left’s generation are following this example but cutting out the middleman. You don’t need an office in a flashy building in the Battery, they have realized, or the validation of the press. If you build enough of a reputation, all you need are some Twitter followers and a website. Left has emerged at the forefront of this new guard. Unlike Chanos, who managed billions of dollars of other people’s money, Left invests his own, which exempts him from disclosing his holdings to the public. And now that his work has brought him national attention, he has found that others are willing to make it easier, by leaking documents to him and passing tips. In many cases, Left’s dossiers against his targets are not wholly his own but built using information from a confidential source. He is, in this sense, a bit like a journalist.
The interview concluded.
The tech was looking at Left. “You’re our best guest,” he said. “Our most controversial guest.”
This stuff sells, and definitely makes many people money. I see that CNBC is trying to get Robert Pera on the program to rebut. Everybody wins… Look, they even have me looking at CNBC…
Speaking of CNBC, here are some of Left’s shorts on CNBC:
https://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/13/citrons-andrew-left-is-short… (FB) Left said. “I am not saying Facebook is a bad company (it) just will not be a $330 billion company in a year.”
Search “andrew left site:cnbc.com”