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.
The online education provider has run into a stream of lawsuits and negative media reports about its practices.
Ad activity on its Web site indicates a problem with revenue numbers, adding to doubts swirling around the company.
The Chinese ecommerce site is not nearly as well-positioned as Amazon.
It remains to be seen whether these stocks are now momentum plays to be chased higher, or overbought plays to be shorted lower.
Fundamentals, plus negative sentiment toward Chinese Internet stocks, make this dating site an attractive short play.
The easiest way to grasp the valuations in the Chinese Internet space is to focus on market caps.
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.
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