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

How Beleaguered Zhongpin Can Redeem Itself

How Beleaguered Zhongpin Can Redeem Itself

The Chinese pork producer needs to clear up discrepancies to regain investors' trust.

China Biotics: Tour of Facility Yields Results

China Biotics: Tour of Facility Yields Results

After a weeklong evaluation of China Biotics, Rick Pearson has decided to stay short on the company's stock.

Latest China Small-Cap Report Is Puzzling

Latest China Small-Cap Report Is Puzzling

It's time to take a closer look at SkyPeople Fruit Juice.

Investors Silent on China Biotics Allegations

Investors Silent on China Biotics Allegations

A purchase by a large investor has instilled confidence in the company. But the story doesn't add up.

Blindly Shorting China Stock Yields Big Return

Blindly Shorting China Stock Yields Big Return

A Chinese miner is the latest example of a shaky company without much of a future.

Dangers of False Confidence in China Stocks

Dangers of False Confidence in China Stocks

Institutions' stakes in China small-caps can be misleading to the average investor.

Sino Clean Energy: A Closer Look

Sino Clean Energy: A Closer Look

Rick Pearson explains why his visit to the SCEI facility did not lead to an investment.

China Stocks: Trading Halts Pinch Investors

China Stocks: Trading Halts Pinch Investors

Another risk of investing in China small-caps is watching your money tied up while fraud allegations are sorted.

China Small-Caps: Don't Trade on Rumors

China Small-Caps: Don't Trade on Rumors

Small-cap stocks are more prone to be moved by rumors simply because they receive less mainstream coverage than larger-cap stocks.

Longtop Financial: Fund Managers' Dilemma

Longtop Financial: Fund Managers' Dilemma

Serious fraud allegations at Longtop Financial have raised concerns that fraud among U.S.-listed Chinese companies extends beyond just RTOs to major IPOs as well.