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Short Seller Who Used Alias to Slam Company Forced Into Open

  • Quinton Mathews stands by his critique of Farmland Partners
  • Judge in Farmland defamation suit ordered identity disclosed
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A short seller who used an alias to write a blistering critique of real-estate investment trust Farmland Partners Inc. has disclosed his identity to comply with an order by a federal judge.

Quinton Mathews, managing member of the Dallas-based investment advisory firm QKM LLC, revealed himself Monday in a blog post on the Seeking Alpha website to meet a court-imposed deadline in a defamation lawsuit. Mathews said he stands by the July 2018 article on Seeking Alpha he authored under the name Rota Fortunae about Farmland’s alleged financial woes.