Sahm Adrangi went to Yale university and successfully earned his bachelors degree. He’s currently Chief Investment Officer Kerrisdale Capital Management. Sahm is also the founder of the company. Proceeding graduating from the Ivy League school he would enter the finance industry while Once he graduated, he held several roles and positions, in which he was a great help to many companies. Some of his objectives consisted of aiding creditors with bankrupt issues as well as other debts too. During 2009, He created Kerrisdale Management Firm. Motivated for the organization to prosper, Sahm Adrangi offers his leadership and help in all departments of the company. Ever since he started this capital management firm, hes become a renowned person in the investment banking realm. Sahm Adrangi often speaks publicly at various seminars and conferences, all throughout the year. He has remained the topic in several published literatures such as the likes of The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. Spring of 2018, he guest spoke during a short selling seminar. The conference took place in the afternoon, at the New York athletic club. He lead speaker and elaborated on the subject of fraudulent advertising companies. The main factor of his speech was that theres a whole lot of illegitimate businesses globally that are taking illegal advantage of advertising dollars. Touching more on the topic, he mentions that when a fraud organization isn’t able to hide any longer, and are exposed; investors can take advantage of this opportunity. Sam Adrangi says that many investors across the globe can surely capitalize on these companies if they short sell when certain information is made known. He thinks that foreseeing these occurrences beforehand will lead investors to make the right decisions when it comes to certain stocks. Sahm Adrangi and his company believes in research based options and the thinking ahead when it comes to the stock market.
It is a very difficult affair becoming a successful entrepreneur and even harder when you have to deal with disasters. Disasters will break every spirit you of succeeding. This is what happened to Dr. Mark McKenna when he tried investing in the real estate sector. His investment was swept clean by Hurricane Katrina, forcing him to start life afresh. The positive thing with Dr. Mark McKenna is that he has never given up. Every time he encounters a challenge, he rises very fast.
Mark McKenna attended Tulane University School of medicine in New Orleans. He wanted to be like his father who was a successful doctor. He wanted to be equally successful and therefore did everything possible to accomplish the dream of becoming a medical doctor.
While still pursuing a medical degree, Dr. Mark McKenna invested in the real estate. He created a company known as McKenna Venture Investments. The investment gained ground significantly and even started bringing in some good returns. After completing his degree, he started working at his father’s practice and at the same time managing his real estate company.
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans leaving widespread destruction. Among the assets that were destroyed were the investment that Dr. Mark McKenna had. After losing his investments to the hurricane, he decided to make a comeback in the healthcare sector. He realized that it was not prone to challenges like the real estate investment.
In the medical sector, Dr. Mark McKenna created ShapeMed, an aesthetic-based venture. He develops this venture over a couple of years, opening branches in different places. Life Time Fitness Inc later purchased it.
McKenna started OVME, an aesthetics business which allows patients to order for medical services as they order for a taxi via uber. OVME is utilizing the technological innovations of the current era to make health care affordable and available.
With OVME, it will be possible to order for medical services while at home. A patient will be able to video chat a doctor and consult the medical practitioner. A decision will then be made whether the services will be home delivered or one will have to visit the medical center.
Adam Milstein is a native of Israel. After graduating from high school he served in the Israeli military and then became a student at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. He graduated in 1978 with a degree in industrial and business management. A few years later he and his family emigrated to America and he became a student at the University of Southern California, earning his MBA in entrepreneurship. Since that time he has worked at his own real estate investment company, Hager Pacific Properties, as its managing partner.
Along with 100 philanthropists and scholars from the United States, Adam Milstein recently visited Europe. They traveled through six nations which were Latvia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Poland, and Lithuania. Their goal was to gain a greater understanding of the genocide that had been carried out by Nazi Germany and the people that collaborated with them across Europe.
He says that they visited Auschwitz-Birkenau. Adam Milstein says that the only reason this facility existed was to kill Jewish and Gypsy people. They also visited mass graves in a number of nation’s where hundreds of thousands of these people were murdered, often by firing squads. One of the worst is at Rumbula Forest Memorial. Around 2.4 million Jewish people were killed here, many of them shot by the people who just days before had been their neighbors but turned on them when the Nazi’s arrived.
Adam Milstein says that sites like these are viewed by too many people as just historical sites. He says that you can learn not just from the past from sites such as these but also about the future. He says that Anti-Semitism like it existed in Nazi Germany could happen once again. Adam Milstein says this is especially true in the United States.
The lessons he drew from this trip include that something like the Holocaust doesn’t just suddenly occur. The Holocaust evolved through systematic racism which led to intimidating and discriminating against Jewish and Gypsy people over a period of years. He says that these two groups of people began to be hated by generations growing up with these thoughts which led to the beginning of the largest genocide in recorded history.
The legend that is Shervin Pishevar has always been the kind of person who is more than happy to share his points of view with you. He has never shied away from doing so because he is often right in the kinds of predictions that he makes at any rate. Why would he be afraid to share when he has so consistently been proven correct in the long run? That is what the man himself must be thinking after a long string of winning predictions over the years.
The most recent set of predictions from Shervin Pishevar came via his Twitter account and pointed to a man who has not been riding the predictions wave that have been coming out of the mainstream media regarding the economy. Put another way, he has not been afraid to buck the trend of what has been going on with predictions out of analysts and others who make a living telling people mostly what they want to hear.
Shervin Pishevar has absolutely taken a different tact as he has been primarily interested in helping people understand that the economy that they think they are living in right now may not be the one that they are actually experiencing. That is to say that Shervin Pishevar firmly believes that we are all being duped into thinking we are in a much stronger economy than we really are. The reality of the situation if you ask him is that we could be doing much better economically. He thinks that the stock market is doomed for a twenty percentage point or greater drop, and he thinks that those who foolishly run to Bitcoin as an investment haven are going to get burned too.
The long story short version of what Shervin Pishevar has had to say is that he thinks we would all be better served if we stop with all of the mainstream thought on this subject and instead try to pay attention the fundamentals of the economy and if they really justify the prices that we have been seeing in things like the stock market lately. He argues that the obvious answer is no.
Most people know Whitney Wolfe as the Chief Executive and Founder of the popular app, Bumble. Bumble adds an interesting twist to the ordinary dating app by requiring women to make the first move in order for contact to be made. Last year, in 2017, Whitney Wolfe had a beautiful wedding in Italy to her husband, Michael Herd, after a quick engagement at his family’s ranch.
The Southern Methodist University graduate had her first experience in marketing popular social media apps as the co-founder and VP of Marketing at Tinder before moving on to start her own company. Bumble now not only helps its users find a date, they have launched other features to help users network to potential friends and business connections. These features are known as Bumble BFF and Bumble Bizz, respectively.
Recently it was announced that Whitney Wolfe’s career just became a lot busier after her appointment to the board of directors for the media production company Imagine Entertainment. While being named to this position is impressive enough, it’s important to note that Whitney Wolfe is the first woman to ever be named to the board of directors at Imagine Entertainment. Her appointment is well timed as Imagine Entertainment recently acquired Jax Media which features several hit shows that feature prominent, female celebrities. Some of these include “Inside Amy Schumer”, “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee”, and “Broad City” to name just a few. By adding Whitney Wolfe to the board of Imagine Entertainment, they are bringing a fresh new perspective that will be able to help them evolve with changing times where women are much more catered to in entertainment than they were in the past.
Brian Grazer, who co-founded Imagine Entertainment in 1986 with Ron Howard, is looking forward to working with Whitney Wolfe as he deeply admires her visionary work in all of her endeavors. Under her guidance, she managed to build a user base of more than 35 million people that have created a community that is not only strong but also empowered. It will be interesting to see what her original thinking will do for Imagine Entertainment.
The financial world is constantly changing, meaning people must keep up with current trends and patterns in the market. Money can be made quicker in an age of split-second decisions and fast expansion. Focused data is important and financial data must be personalized. There is a lot of data that needs to be filtered. The 2018 data shows improvement in many key metrics, likely due to the strong economy. Stock investors had a good 2017 year with an S&P 500 return of 21.7% when factoring dividend investment. The figures are based on stocks bought on January 3, 2017 and sold on December 29, 2017. Every month showed positive returns for the first time. The Federal Reserve raised interest rates 3 times in 2017.
According to Whale Wisdom, many investors know that a year of low volatility is usually followed by a year of high volatility. 400-point swings are becoming the norm, with 2018 expected to be the most volatile since 2008. There are geopolitical risks that make the market more volatile. The 2018 theme is to be optimistically cautious with returns without forgetting the risk and volatility. Volatility can be your friend if you have a personalized investment strategy. It is important that smart investment options are chosen during volatile years.
HCR Wealth Advisors is a Los Angeles investment advisory firm that offers individualized strategies and financial advice. The firm wants to build an active partnership with clients to find out each of their needs. Their solutions can help investors make economic decisions in the current climate. HCR Wealth Advisors gives clients many investment opportunities with different risks and returns. In an article from financialservicedirectory.com, they let clients know about these investment options with their advantages and disadvantages. They give investors the skills they need through education. The firm considers privacy as integral for long term partnerships. They have had many client relationships that spanned 10 years. They do not want to just sell and collect a payment, but instead work with clients to help improve their economic situation.
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Fortress Investment Group stands out as the only investment management company that withstood the adverse economic wave that had hit the industry in 2008. During this period, a lot of companies collapsed while others gave very low or no investment returns to their clients. However, things were quite different for Fortress. At that time, the hedge fund for the company, under the able management of Peter Briger, who is also the CEO, returned a whopping yield of 43% for the investors. This was the highest in the market, both locally and internationally. This made Peter Briger to be declared the best hedge fund manager in that year. Fortress Investment Group also received the award for having the best hedge fund in that same year.
However, this achievement was not obtained just miraculously. It was through determination of the staff and effective strategic planning by the management that ensured that all the necessary tools of performance were at the right place at the right time. The three principals of the company; Peter Briger, Wes Edens and Randal Nardone have demonstrated great teamwork that has risen the company to that great heights that it enjoys today. As we speak, Fortress Investment Group is enjoying a huge clientele base of over 2000 investors who are institutions and individual clients from all over the world. The increasing number of the company’s customer has made the management to expand the offices to enhance customer reach and satisfaction.
They have opened supplementary head offices in Shanghai and Singapore, where an incredible number of clients have invested in the company. A new headquarter has also been established in San Francisco, from where Peter Briger operates. Due to the increased number of clients, Fortress Investment Group has also increased the number of its employees to optimize their customer service. Despite the company being started in the form of a private equity firm, Fortress Investment Group has engaged in portfolio diversification, with the introduction of other asset strategies under its management. This has led to the tremendous increase in the firm’s underlying assets and consequently the value of the firm. Currently, Fortress manages assets worth more than $63 billion for its esteemed clients.
United Technologies Corporation (UTC) assembles state of the art jet engines globally for commercial and military usage as well as operating the biggest Escalator and Elevator Company. It’s impossible to miss the various plants run by their Aerospace Systems Unit producing aerostructures, brakes, landing gears, actuators, sensors and flight controls. The $63 billion industry headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut’s capital.
Louis R. Chênevert retired as the Chairman and CEO of the UTC in November 2014. He was the President and CEO from April 2008 and in January 2010 was elected as the Chairman of the organization. In March 2006 he became the Director of United Technologies. He also served as the President in Pratt and Whitney as from April 1999 to March 2006 after joining in 1993. Louis Chênevert was in General Motors’s St. Therese operation for 14 years as the Production General Manager.
He became a Senior Industry Advisor when he teamed with the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division from 2015 to 2017. He is in the Business Council as a member and an ex-member of the US-India CEO Forum. Louis Chênevert is part of the Directors’ Board of Cargill Inc. as from 2011, was made the Chairman of the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation in 2017 as well as Chairman of Yale Cancer Center’s Advisory Board. He got inducted as a Fellow of the AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics).
Louis Chênevert went through the Université de Montréal, École des Hautes études commercial (HEC) and is a holder of a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Production Management where he got awarded with an Honorary Doctorate in 2011. Louis Chênevert is on the Board of Directors for the Friends of the institution as the Chairman, the founding director and the Chairman of HEC Montreal’s International Advisory Board.
While at UTC, he earned a compensation of $22,032,175 in total inclusive of a salary of $1,318,974, a $4,294,844 cash bonus, granted stock of $4,376,921, granted options of $11,774,710 together with a compensation of $266,726. He received the Honor Award from the National Building Museum in 2009, and he was named Person of the Year in 2011 by US aviation trade magazine.
When Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston and the surrounding areas, the world watched helplessly as families lost everything to the 56 inches of rain. Thankfully, there were companies like Stream Energy who were there for the victims of Hurricane Harvey to help them rebuild their lives. Stream Energy, a Dallas based energy company, has seen a lot of success since they began and have always considered philanthropy to be an essential part of their company. In fact, Stream Energy has been giving back to their community for over a decade. While Stream Cares was created to help the residents of Texas, the help they offered after Hurricane Harvey really made Stream Energy stand out as a company.
While the concept of having a separate charitable arm of a business is somewhat of a new concept, it offers a lot of benefits for everyone involved. A lot of times, corporate giving seems to only be done to add a type of buffer when there are problems that the company is facing. Due to the fact that Stream Energy consistently gives all throughout the year, it is clear that giving is just part of what makes the company the organization that it is. They get to earn the respect of their clients and the public while helping their community. As part of the Stream Program, they work closely with the Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity. One of the issues that Stream Energy cares very deeply about is the high level of homelessness throughout the Dallas area. Their associates and the company itself track the levels of homelessness in the Dallas area and have noted that there has been a 24% increase in recent years.
A stream is a direct-selling platform that sells energy and mobile phone plans to their customers through a network of independent associates. They offer many different plans to meet the needs and preferences of the customer with products like virtual doctors, telemedicine, and clean energy plans that give back to the environment.
While other financial technology companies, like Lending Club and OnDeck, had the idea of burning the traditional banking industry to the ground, GreenSky Credit decided to embrace the old regime and allow it to function with less friction. GreenSky Credit now appears to be the model that is taking hold across the financial tech industry. With OnDeck and Lending Club both experiencing stock price declines of more than 85 percent, it seems that the GreenSky Credit model of pairing existing lenders with merchants who are looking to make additional sales may be the definitive way forward for the fintech industry.
GreenSky Credit founder David Zalik is one of the most reclusive CEOs of a major corporation. The former child prodigy scored so high on the SAT test that he was invited to begin attending classes at Auburn University when he was just 12 years old, completely skipping high school in the process. But Zalik quickly grew bored with academia. A couple years into his studies, he dropped out to form computer assembly company MicroTech. The company proved to be a success, and Zalik sold it for around $5 million a in 1996.
By 2006, at the age of 32, Zalik had made some good investments in commercial real estate and was ready to try founding another company. He had gotten the idea for GreenSky Credit while working on another one of his firms, Outweb, an e-consultancy company. He knew that many businesses in the home-remodeling space struggled to close point-of-sale purchases with customers who had often badly underestimated the true cost of home renovation projects.
GreenSky was able to step in with promotional financing terms that were too good for most customers to turn down. At the same time, Zalik was able to sell GreenSky Credit loans to lenders as a way to bring in far more business from the most sought-after loan customers: prime borrowers. Because the average FICO score of a GreenSky borrower is 760, lenders can rest assured that they will not have to deal with many delinquencies or defaults.
The pairing of traditional lenders with over 17,000 merchants has proven to be a winning formula.