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

Graphite: Next Play in China

Graphite: Next Play in China

With China controlling 70% of global supply, graphite is in high demand in all aspects of technology -- from lithium ion batteries to aerospace and defense.

Three 'Probe-Proof' China Stocks for 2011

Three 'Probe-Proof' China Stocks for 2011

Despite the SEC probe and negative press on China stocks, these three may have significant potential in first-half 2011.

China Stock Fraud News Already Priced In

China Stock Fraud News Already Priced In

The SEC crackdown on Chinese 'reverse mergers' comes as no surprise to many investors who have witnessed numerous irregularities or accusations of fraud in 2010.

How China Small-Caps Can Come Clean

How China Small-Caps Can Come Clean

Some U.S.- listed China stocks leave themselves vulnerable to speculation of fraud even when none exists.

Short-Selling China Stocks Is Game for Pros

Short-Selling China Stocks Is Game for Pros

Recent declines in China stocks might make short-selling appear attractive, but it's a risky game best left to the professionals.

Time to Turn Page on ONP Fraud Claims

Time to Turn Page on ONP Fraud Claims

An independent audit committee found what I had long asserted: There's no evidence of fraud at Orient Paper. Meanwhile, shares still look cheap.

Orient Paper: Not a Short Squeeze, Yet

Orient Paper: Not a Short Squeeze, Yet

The current rally is simply not ferocious enough to be a short squeeze and the volume has not been indicative of a short squeeze either.

China Stocks: A Two-Month Review

China Stocks: A Two-Month Review

The performance of China stocks is becoming more company specific rather than sector specific.

Rino International: 6 Lessons for Investors

Rino International: 6 Lessons for Investors

On Nov.10, a research report on Rino declared it to be an abject fraud, with a target price of $2.45 vs. its then price of around $15.

Orient Paper: Story Behind 'Fraud' Report

Orient Paper: Story Behind 'Fraud' Report

Rick Pearson, who is long the stock, happened to tour the company with the writers of a critical report that hurt the shares, and he questions their research.