Rick Pearson

Rick Pearson is an activist investor focused on U.S. listed stocks in the U.S. and in China.  He was previously an investment banker in one of Wall Street's largest investment banks for nearly a decade, stationed between New York, Hong Kong and London. As a director in equity capital markets he oversaw over $30 billion in equity and equity linked transactions, primarily for health care and technology companies.

Pearson spends his time living between Los Angeles and Beijing. He has a degree in finance from the University of Southern California and has studied Mandarin since 1991.

Recent Articles By The Author

K12's Troubles Mounting in the U.S.

K12's Troubles Mounting in the U.S.

The online education provider has run into a stream of lawsuits and negative media reports about its practices.

Fraud Claims Dog QIHU

Fraud Claims Dog QIHU

Ad activity on its Web site indicates a problem with revenue numbers, adding to doubts swirling around the company.

AMZN's Miss Makes DangDang an Easy Short

AMZN's Miss Makes DangDang an Easy Short

The Chinese ecommerce site is not nearly as well-positioned as Amazon.

Will Facebook Frenzy Fizzle for China Internet Stocks?

Will Facebook Frenzy Fizzle for China Internet Stocks?

It remains to be seen whether these stocks are now momentum plays to be chased higher, or overbought plays to be shorted lower.

A Dose of Reality Needed for China Fever

A Dose of Reality Needed for China Fever

DANG and others don't warrant skyrocketing share prices.

Jiayuan.com Flirting With Disaster

Jiayuan.com Flirting With Disaster

Fundamentals, plus negative sentiment toward Chinese Internet stocks, make this dating site an attractive short play.

China Internet Stock Picks for 2012

China Internet Stock Picks for 2012

The easiest way to grasp the valuations in the Chinese Internet space is to focus on market caps.

Why I'm Short Qihoo 360

Why I'm Short Qihoo 360

A number of issues at Qihoo 360 are cause for significant concern.

What to Keep as China's Net Bubble Bursts

What to Keep as China's Net Bubble Bursts

Like the U.S. Internet bubble, many of China's bright Internet stars are going to burn out quickly. But a few are solid investments.

My Case for Going Short on China's Lihua

My Case for Going Short on China's Lihua

Despite a solid analyst's report on the company, Lihua doesn't pass the common-sense test.