BALTIMORE (Stockpickr) -- David Einhorn, the billionaire head of Greenlight Capital, may be best known for the stocks he hates. A notorious short seller, Einhorn and his firm are known for conducting in-depth analysis to figure out why a firm is set to fail.
In the past, that's generated some impressive returns for the hedge fund - annualized gains well in the double-digits since the fund started in 1996 with less than one million dollars under management.
Einhorn's short targets have included conspicuous names like Lehman Brothers, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR), and his highly publicized spat with Allied Capital, a financial firm that the SEC ultimately found guilty of breaking securities laws. More than just shorting stocks he sees as deteriorating, Einhorn takes his case to the rest of the industry, arguing his short theses at major investment conferences like Ira Sohn and the Value Investing Congress.
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