Bloomberg Tax
Feb. 9, 2023, 10:00 AM

The Little Research Firm That Took On India’s Richest Man

Edward Ludlow
Edward Ludlow
Bloomberg News
Amanda Cantrell

To the companies he attacks, what Nathan Anderson does for a living is unethical, even immoral. But to most Wall Street professionals, he provides a necessary service by highlighting potentially overhyped companies and ensuring that markets do their job. Whether they consider him a vulture or a savior, they all agree that Anderson and his firm, Hindenburg Research, are good at what they do: taking companies down and making money from it.

Anderson is what’s known as an activist short seller. He exposes accounting discrepancies and alleged wrongdoing in scathing reports that journalists quote liberally in articles that often ...

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