Alternative Asset Investor- Fortress Investment Group

It is considered as one of the leading alternative investment management organizations not only in the United States of America but also across the world. Fortress Investment Group has their Headquarters located in New York. The firm was established in 1998 as a private equity firm. The group was co-founded by three individuals who were passionate about finance and had the desire to help others in the sector. Randal Nardone, Wesley R. Edens, and Rob Kauffman are the founders of Fortress Investment Group. The founders pride themselves in being leaders of the first private equity organization in the United States to list in the New York Stock Exchange Market.Ever since the establishment of the alternative company it has been expanding, and as of 2016, it was managing about $70.2 billion alternative assets in the form of liquid hedge fund, credit funds, as well as private equity.

Fortress Investment Group has a team of leaders who are experienced in the financial sector, and they have assisted with the success of the company. In 2008 when the nation was experiencing an economic downturn, the alternative asset manager was able to survive the Great Recession. Since the inception of the firm, they have been serving a broad range of clients ranging from private investors as well as institutions. Some of the services that they have been delivering to their customers include permanent capital investment plans, credit, real estate, and private equity.Recently the largest alternative firm was acquired by SoftBank Group Corp. The financial group announced that it had purchased Fortress Investment Group for $3.3billion in cash. SoftBank Group Corp wholly owned the organization, and the Fortress A shares were converted, and the shareholders were to receive $8.08 in cash.

Fortress Investment Group’s shares no longer trade in the New York Stock Exchange, the financial results will be consolidated, and they will reflect on the SoftBank Group financial statement as Investment management company is delisted from the New York Stock Exchange Market.Before being acquired by SoftBank Group Corp, Fortress Investment was recognized on several occasions, and in 2014 it was named as the Hedge Fund Manager of the Year an award presented by Institutional Investment, as well as by the HFMweek as the management firm of the year. In 2012 the Institutional Investor again recognized the Group as the Discretionary Macro-Focused Hedge Fund of the Year. Under SoftBank, Group Fortress has continued to deliver efficient services and products to their clients.

Whitney Wolfe is Not the Feminist to Mess With

Earning a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Southern Methodist University, the founder and CEO of Bumble, Whitney Wolfe, shook up the modern world’s dating norms. With the Bumble dating app and company, the power is being placed in the hands of women for its model as a feminist entity and stance against misogyny. The popular application that only launched in 2014 has reached millions of users and created a buzz that founder, Whitney Wolfe attributes to strategic marketing. With a concept this unique, the app was bound to draw attention, both negative and positive. The negative attention has forced Whitney Wolfe to take additional precaution for hers and safety of her staff after threats for the feminist stance of the company.

Bumble, known to empower women by offering a dating app that denounces the typical perverted and misogynist style, has expanded as a platform to connect potential friendships and business networking with Bumble BFF and Bumble Bizz. Bumble Bizz is a feature of the app that allows users to swipe to connect to networking opportunities such as mentors, brands and industry leaders instead of dates. Bumble BFF is a similar concept that allows users to swipe, connect and establish potential friendships locally. With her extensive background as Co-Founder and Vice President of Marketing at the very popular dating app, Tinder, there’s no wonder how Whitney Wolfe was able to grow Bumble so rapidly.

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Her obvious savvy didn’t just give her an advantage while conducting business in regards to the dating app, but also landed her very own perfect match named Michael Herd, who is in the restaurant, oil and gas business. The pair met in 2013 while vacationing in Aspen, got engaged 2 years later in 2015 and wedded soon after in the picturesque city of Positano, Italy. The Italian wedding was a non-stop party that was nothing short of memorable celebrations for the couple and their guests. Although the wedding was awaken with a surprising day of clouds and showers, they appreciated and embraced the symbolism of fresh beginnings, cleansing and a pure marriage. Tinder and Bumble Are Seriously at War

For Ronald Fowlkes, Giving Back To His Local Hockey Team Is A Great Way To Continue To Serve

When Ronald Fowlkes graduated from high school he had a clear path that he intended to follow. He immediately joined the Marines in order to fulfill his passion for serving his country. After a successful four year career in the Marines that twice saw him promoted on merit, Ronald entered the world of law enforcement. He served for 13 years total between time on the St. Louis County Police Department and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. One of the things that Ronald gained a great amount of knowledge of in these endeavours was tactical equipment and how important it is to keep it well maintained. This has translated well to Ronald’s life after leaving these fields. He is now a Business Development Manager in the tactical gear industry and he spends his free time giving back to his community in an area that he has great passion for.

 

Ronald Fowlkes is a lifelong fan of the sport of hockey and his son currently plays for the Tiple-A team of the St. Louis Blues hockey club. In this, Ronald has found the perfect outlet to continue his love of mentoring, all the while doing it in a sport that he loves. Ronald serves and the equipment guy for the hockey team and also handles the off ice training sessions. In giving back to the hockey team he is serving his community by utilizing areas he has great knowledge in. Ronald Fowlkes is just about as knowledgeable as anyone could be in the area of equipment, equipment maintenance, and how important these things are in regard to performance. Ronald also has extensive knowledge in physical fitness training that he passes on to his mentees. He gained this knowledge from his military and policing background as well. Ronald enjoys helping the hockey teams coaches get the best out of their player by making sure they are physically fit and he also loves counselling the players in the maintenance of equipment and educating them on how well maintained equipment can be the difference between winning and losing.

 

Ronald Fowlkes works for Eagle Industries Unlimited, a leading tactical gear company that supplies sportsmen, law enforcement and police with the best gear in the business. Ronald’s position is as Business Development Manager. In this role, he spends time daily on working with the company’s customer base that spans the United States. He also spends time mentoring the sales representatives the company employs. Ronald is passionate about training the sales representatives as to the proper use and marketing of the company’s outstanding products. Ronald’s background in the Marines and the world of policing has made him the ideal candidate for this line of work. He has extensive, real-world experience in using all of these types of tactical gear.

 

William Hiroyuki Saito: Global Innovative Extraordinaire

While growing up in the small Los Angeles county city of La Verne, California during the late 70’s and 80’s, Japanese-American William Hiroyuki Saito, could have never dreamed that he would one day helm a startup IT security software firm—I/O Software, Inc., that would develop one of the world’s first biometric authentication and identification systems. An innovator in then emerging field of IT security software development; I/O Software’s groundbreaking software would later be acquired in 2000 by computer giant Microsoft Corporation for integration into all of the subsequent versions of its’ Windows operating system.

I/O’s epic successes led Ernst & Young to name Mr. Saito as the Entrepreneur of the Year in 1998. Not one to rest on his laurels; he later moved to Japan and began his second business incarnation as a venture capitalist and government IT security consultant. He was subsequently enlisted by several agencies within the Japanese government as a trusted IT security advisor and consultant; even acting as a direct security advisor to then Prime Minister, Shinze Abe. The Japanese National Diet Committee, assigned the monumental task of investigating the cause of the 2011 Fukushima Nuclear leak, also sought out Saito’s security expertise and advise during the same period. Once again, Saito’s many achievements were recognized and he was named Young Global Leader at the World Economic Forum in that same year.

While initially finding success in the private sector and then later in the public realm; Saito was ready to return to working with private enterprise where he assumed the role of Executive Officer and General Manager with Japan Airlines. Never content to become complacent; Saito would later venture into the previous un-chartered waters of academia, as he became a professor at the Toyko University of Agriculture and Technology and later, a published author.

These days, Saito has turned his visionary sights to offering his vast reservoir of knowledge and experience to start-up business entrepreneurs. Based on his own remarkable journey from a fledgling small biz owner; he knows the ins-and-outs of what it takes to navigate the often unyielding and often treacherous waters that define the startup entrepreneur experience. Ultimately, Saito believes that fate favors the bold and innovative and if his own personal journey doesn’t provide more than ample proof of this belief; he points to historical fact that bares out that the most successful startups have taken risks when economic indicators would have cautioned them otherwise.

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About Adam Milstein

Adam Milstein has managed to work his way to becoming a Managing Partner at Hager Pacific Properties. He entails over 35 years of real estate experience. His portfolio includes over $1 billion of value that contains over 3,000 apartment units and over 10 million square feet of properties. His responsibilities at Hager Pacific includes those of financing, project management and dispositions. Besides his incredible resume of professional experience, he serves his community by way of extensive philanthropy efforts.

Mr. Milstein and his wife started the Adam and Mila Family Foundation in 2000. This non-profit was started in order to strengthen the ties between the State of Israel and the United States of America. With this pursuit comes educational assistance and donations. The organization manages to donate over $1 million dollars annually in order to support advocates of Jewish welfare. It also provides tools to strengthen the Jewish community within schools, neighborhoods and amongst friends.

In the light of philanthropy, Adam Milstein supports a long list of non-profit organizations: StandWithUs, AISH Ha’Torah, Christian United for Israel, Project Interchange, The American Israel Education Foundation, Alpha Epsilon Pi, the Ohr Eliyahu Academy and many. many others as well.

Adam Milstein graduated the Israel Institute of Technology – Technion, with a degree in Business and Economics, which he would obtain in 1978. Prior to attending the institute, Mr. Milstein would serve in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) where he would serve in the Kippu War.

Adam Milstein is currently an author on ‘The Times of Israel’ website. His most recent article “Diaspora Jews Will Rise to Meet Our Challenges With Israel in Our Hearts”, talks about important history and recent events of the state of the Jews: The Warsaw Ghetto, The Divestment and Sanctions campaign. He encourages Jews to fight for their future as it is constantly being attacked and ridiculed for the purpose of eradicating the State of Israel and the Jewish people.

Adam Milstein is a well respected real estate investor in the Los Angeles area. For more information on Adam Milstein, visit his Linkedin or his Israeli American page for further details.

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EQUITIES FIRST HOLDINGS MAKING NEWS ON GC

Equities first Holdings is a different type of finance company, it is an innovative company that was created, to give customers the funding they heed to achieve their personal and professional goals. Equities was founded by Al Christy Jr, in Indianapolis Indiana in 2002.

Equities was created to provide the customers with the funds they need. The company secures the loans with the customers shares and stocks. They make it easy for them to qualify by making the terms relaxed , unlike the stringent conditions offered by the traditional banks. Another good benefit of going with equities first Holdings, is that the interest rates are lower, this makes it faster to pay off.

Equities has successfully helped clients all over the world to achieve their goals. They have businesses in five countries and have plans to open more. The countries are The United Kingdom, The United States, Thailand, China and Australia.

Dr. Shafik Sachedina: Ismaili Dental Surgeon And Healthcare Company Owner

Dr. Shafik Sachedina is a London, England based dental surgeon. He was born in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania and immigrated to the United Kingdom. Dr. Sachedina studied to be a dental surgeon at the University of London’s Guy’s Hospital Medical and Dental School. He graduated in 1975 and has been working in the United Kingdom.

He is a well-respected dental surgeon for over 40 years. In addition to practicing dentistry Dr. Sachedina is also the founder, owner and joint chairman of Sussex Healthcare. The company runs almost two dozen care homes in the United Kingdom.

Through his dental practice, Dr. Shafik Sachedina has been able to help countless people of all ages successfully address a wide range of dental issues. His work gets rave reviews from patients all over the United Kingdom. He has been able to relieve the pain and solve the complex dental issues of a wide variety of people. Through Sussex Healthcare Dr. Shafik Sachedina provides quality health, housing and social services for the elderly, the mentally and physically challenged and people with neurological problems. Sussex Healthcare has won several awards for the quality services they provide.

Along with his work in dentistry and healthcare, Dr. Shafik Sachedina also works with the Institute of Ismaili Studies. It’s a London based research institute focused on studying Muslim societies and cultures to foster greater understanding among other faiths and societies. Dr. Sachedina serves as the Secretariat of Aga Khan’s Department of Jamati Institution’s head. The facility is located at Aiglemont in France. Dr. Sachedina’s role is coordinating programs and activities for Ismaili community institutions in 16 principal areas worldwide. He also helps those Ismaili communities in Central Asia connect with the programs and institutions of the Aga Khan Development Network.

Following in the Ismaili community’s tradition, Dr. Sachedina services are voluntary. He’s on the board of the Institute of Ismaili Studies. He was the Ismaili Council for the U.K.’s president for two terms. He’s an Ismaili Leaders International Forum member, FOCUS Humanitarian Assistance International Coordinating Committee chairman, Aga Khan Development Network Committee member and holds a number of other important positions within the Ismaili community. The focus of the institute is on historical and contemporary Ismaili and Islamic culture.

The Ismaili community uses the institute as a gathering point for understanding their history and culture. It runs initiatives, education programs, publishes books and pamphlets and has a large collection of Ismaili codices.

Read more: Ismaili Imamat’s Diplomatic Corps: Senior Officials of the Seat of Ismaili Imamat, Personal Representatives of the Imam & AKDN Resident Representatives

Anthony Petrello of Nabors Industries Supports Victims of Hurricane Harvey

In August 2017, residents of Texas awoke to the saddening situation of a flooded city. From submerged roads, tornados, harsh winds and power loss, a lot was at stake. Hurricane Harvey relentlessly, hit the area, leaving hundreds of residents homeless. The death toll exceeded 12 with over 50 individuals reported to be injured. About 1,500 people were saved. That marked the beginning of support groups and individuals who offered to assist the homeless. Joining these groups is the prominent CEO of Nabors Industries, Tony Petrello.

Nabors Donates to Hurricane Harvey

In the busy walls of Nabors Industries are committed employees who put in a lot of work to serve clients. The local drilling company boasts of its ability to provide an unparalleled portfolio of services to a vast client base. The client base is attributed to Nabor’s leadership. In leadership, Tony Petrello has exuded confidence and expertise. He understands what valuable customer service entails. His services extend to community support and development, and that is why when Hurricane Harvey stroke Texas, Tony Petrello was among the leading executives to offer assistance. Tony facilitated teamwork through his employees. The staff took to the community and provided physical and mental help through relief-navigated projects.

Tony Facilitates Relief Support Teams

In Tony’s words, Nabors Industries is more than a profit-generating firm. That is why he initiated the relief project. His employees participated in saving lives. The contribution is projected to have totaled to about $173,622. The fund’s title was Nabors Disaster Relief, and most contributors were honored to serve humanity. Besides, Nabors Industries constructed a kitchen unit to help the victims. The onsite kitchen provided significant volumes of meals for local families.

Leadership through Antony Petrello

Being the Chief Executive officer of Nabors Industries, Tony Petrello‘s generosity has often been tested, and all too often he has passed the tests. The experienced executive has always majored in constructive, community development. Perhaps, this is his way of practicing excellent leadership. Tony joined the firm and landed the role of a chief operating officer. He was instrumental in establishing organization infrastructure. Seeing that he was supportive in various capacities as increasing the company’s sales, he was elevated to being the chief executive officer.

Additional Information

Petrello attended the Harvard University and later joined Yale University. Having specialized in law and mathematics, he garnered vast skills in logistics and policies. His career commenced in 1979. He worked as a managing director at the Baker & McKenzie Law Firm.

About Anthony Petrello: www.linkedin.com/in/anthony-petrello-1335b097

Mike Baur Expansion

The Swiss Startup Factory is a company in Switzerland that is dedicated to helping businesses excel amongst competitors. It has been found that most entrepreneurs that go into business go in without a clear plan for action. They just go out and think everything will be just fine. They learned soon after opening that you can’t go into business without a plan and be successful. Within the first two years of business, 80% of companies fail. After reaching the ten-year mark about 96% of businesses fail. Mike Baur realized this pattern and came up with a plan to help companies succeed.

Mike Baur grew up in Freiburg, Switzerland. He received his degrees in business from the University of Berne. He began working as a bank at Union Bank of Switzerland when he was 16. He became an apprentice at the Union Bank of Switzerland in 1991. He was valued by his employers and customers. They offered him a plan that showed him every position he would receive while he worked for the Union Bank of Switzerland up until it was time for him to retire. Baur left the Union Bank of Switzerland and became an employee at Clariden Leu.

Banking became stressful for Baur, so he decided to give up his job working at Clairden to become an entrepreneur. Mike Baur teamed up with Oliver Walzer and Max Meister. They started the Swiss Startup Factory. The mission of the Swiss Startup is to increase the knowledge and success of entrepreneurs starting new businesses and to help businesses that are looking to expand their brand. They created a program that gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to be mentored by them for three months. During the three months, they learn strategies for success and a plan to maintain their success.

Mike Baur has had much success with the Swiss Startup Factory. He created a firm called think Reloaded to give financial advice to his clients. He is also CTI’s Invest Deputy Managing Director. The Swiss Startup Factory has developed a profitable relationship with CTI thanks to Mike Baur’s work. The experience that Mike Baur accumulated at the Union Bank of Switzerland and Clariden Leu has afforded him the opportunity to help people accurately manage their money. Mike Baur’s best decision was to give up what he was good at to pursue what he loved and was good at doing.

 

Paul Mampilly’s Guide To Investing In Technological Advancement

The world is experiencing changes in various sectors, including the entertainment industry, shopping, housing and design. A deep understanding of these trends can help one to make proper investment decisions. Paul Mampilly insists that an investor should invest in opportunities that guarantee significant returns. He posits that people should focus on companies that offer products and services that will be in demand for the long haul. While discussing emerging technological trends that can affect investment patterns, Paul Mampilly highlighted three technological areas that will continue to grow into the future.

• Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) Entertainment

The rise of AR and VR in the entertainment sector is likely to dominate the industry due to its great reception. The technology is used in movies, television and video games to create real-life experiences that can make an individual feel part of the movie or game. For instance, 3-D projectors can allow an individual to experience what his/her character is experiencing. AR is undergoing massive growth and is expected to be in high demand in future.

• Prescription drug market

Prescription drugs have made huge returns for pharmacies or supermarkets with in-house pharmacies. Due to their supply chains, consumers have ended up spending more for prescription drugs, which have benefited the sellers. However, the trend is about to change since Amazon plans to venture into the prescription drug market where their costs will be less by as much as 36 percent. This will lead to a drop in stocks of popular pharmacies. Paul Mampilly advises investors to avoid this sector.

• 3-D printing

3-D technology has brought efficiency in the construction industry, especially after natural disaster causes destruction. The advanced robotic technology and 3-D printing enhances the rebuilding process by 40 percent. The conveniences and efficiency advanced by this technology make it a good investment opportunity.

About Paul Mampilly

Paul Mampilly is a skilled investor who boasts of 25 years of experience in the industry. He is the founder of Profits Unlimited, a rapidly growing investment newsletter. This newsletter has helped average Americans to make wise investment decisions. He recommends profitable stocks for his investors and advises on the right buying and selling time. Paul worked as a hedge fund manager on Wall Street. While here, he worked for various companies, including Deutsche Bank, Kinetic Energy and the Royal Bank of Scotland. In 2010, he participated in the Templeton Foundation Investment contest where he emerged the winner. Paul Mampilly has also featured on prominent business channels, including CNBC and Bloomberg to share his insight on investment.

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