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Jim Chanos: A Short-Seller Comes To Stanford

Publication Date: 
June 24, 2008
Source: 
Barron's Tech Trader Daily
Author: 
Eric Savitz

Barron's reported on proceedings at the law school's Directors' College 2008, an intensive two-day program for directors and senior executives of publicly traded corporations:

Jim Chanos, the world’s biggest short-seller, today made an appearance in the enemy camp.

Chanos, the president of Kynikos Associates, which has $6 billion invested in bearish bets on the stock market, gave a talk this morning at the Stanford Directors’ College, an annual symposium at Stanford Law School for the directors of public companies.

Chanos provided some insights on what he does, areas of the market where he sees opportunity to short stocks, and how directors ought to react when the find short interest in their stocks rising.