E3: Short-selling for the Common Good

Updated: Dec 17, 2020


Short selling is when an investor borrows a stock and sells it in hopes to buy it back for less money. Essentially, the investor is placing a bet that the value of the company will go down or that the assessments of the company are incorrect. Fahmi Quadir and her firm Safkhet Capital use short selling to expose companies that have internal issues such as fraud or the less malicious alternative, inaccurate accounting that would harm consumers and employees alike. She is so good at her work that people have started to call her the ‘assassin’ and has even been featured on the Netflix TV series Dirty Money. Fahmi is a prime example of how established trading techniques can be implemented in such a way that prioritizes social responsibility.

10 views0 comments

What Does It Profit? Podcast

In What Does It Profit?  Dr. Dawn Carpenter talks with the world's leading thinkers and researchers, entrepreneurs and executives, exploring the most innovative ways we can reconcile capitalism's demand for profit with the long term well-being of people and the planet. 


Campus Address: Maguire 209, Georgetown University

Production Address: 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW,

Suite 530, Washington DC, 20036

© 2020 by What Does It Profit?Terms of Use