Fortress Investment Group, has more investment freedom with the SoftBank acquisition

Fortress Investment Group LLC is a highly diversified alternative asset manager (credit hedge fund) investment management company, founded in 1998. Today, Fortress Investment Group LLC manages over $ 40 billion in assets for 1,750 of their clients. On December 28th 2017, Japanese technology investment company, SoftBank Group Corp bought Fortress Investment Group LLC for a staggering $ 3.3 billion. This latest acquisition, by SoftBank Group Corp, to buy Fortress Investment Group LLC is one of the latest acquisition by SoftBank. The international investment company has acquisitions dating back decades, adding Fortress Investment Group to its portfolio of companies is a testament to the financial business investment influence and power in the sector.SoftBank was founded September 3rd 1981, in Tokyo Japan and has since grown to report revenues of over $ 74 billion (REV) and over $ 9 billion in (NI), with more than 68,000 employees.

SoftBank’s founder Masayoshi Son is leading the company to be the world’s largest investment company. SoftBank buying Fortress is a deviation from its usual technology investments. The deal cost SoftBank $8.08 per share totalling $ 3.3 billion. A few years before the acquisition, Fortress was trading in the teens and SoftBank paying only $ 8.08 per share is quite a discount. The last of trading for Fortress the stock was at $ 7.85 per share, which was almost 60% less its initial public offering prince ten years ago. Fortress’s shareholders had not appreciated the value in Fortress, which is why the stock’s value had lost so much value prior to the acquisition. The co-founder of Fortress Investment Group LLC, Wes Edens was very excited about the deal. Wes Edens said he looked forward to not having earnings calls anymore. Fortress Investment Group LLC is happy making long term investments, and this is the value SoftBank seeks to capitalize on. Fortress no longer has to try and convince shareholders their investments are worth more.

Fortress can now use SoftBank’s capital to expand and have the freedom to make longer term investments, for higher yields and more capital appreciation.Fortress Investment Group LLC became the first alternative asset management firm to go public on February 9th 2007, and became the first common stock delisted from the New York Stock Exchange. Wes Edens, co-founder of Fortress graduated from Oregon State University in 1984 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Finance and Business Administration. In 1987, Wes Edens became a partner at Lehman Brothers. Mr. Edens was a partner and managing director of BlackRock Asset Investors from 1993 to 1997. Principal and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Fortress, Peter Briger is a Princeton University grad. Mr. Briger also has an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s, business school Wharton. Peter Briger was partner at Goldman Sachs and served on the committees of Global Control and Asian Management Committee. Randy Alan Nordon, has been Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officers since August 2013 and has been a principal of Fortress Investment dating back to 1998.

Stansberry Research: Quickening the Investors Globally

Through a research report released by Stansberry Research on the resource investing matters, there are some things captured on the boom and burst of commodities today. They first acknowledge that products are both valuable and cyclical. This allows them to go through seasons of boom and then bursts. For one to thrive in the resource economy, there is need to respect the law of resource investing. In the marketplace today, it is obvious that the supply and demand chains drive resource markets. What this means is that decreased supply with increased demand causes prices to rise. Consequently, high prices cause attention to the existing producers to produce more to gain the profits. In the end, the supply rises, the price falls, and the market reaches an equilibrium. On the other hand, when supply is higher than the demand, the price is low, and this makes most producers retreat from giving services and products causing a fall in supply and the price rise. Most markets adjust supply and demand to stabilize the prices. One of the commodities that face such boom and burst is coffee. Another commodity discussed among the countries is the marijuana as per Stansberry Research.

Stansberry Research is behind the above report because of its dedication to the providing investment recommendations and research for people who are self-managing their portfolios. They bring profitable investment ideas to its subscribers regardless of how the market behaves. The firm is investment research-based and provides information & software to its subscribers. There are briefings on the trade opportunities in currency, global stock, and commodity markets. They as well offer price updates and news from the major stock markets in the entire world. Some of the commodity updates include gold, copper, oil, dollar, and specific stock markets. Most of the publications from Stansberry Research focuses on strategies, recommendations, opinions in the market from prominent people, and commentaries on financial & economic news among others. Also, Stansberry Research makes special arrangements for conferences to subscribers and any individuals that are interested (Twitter). The firm was founded in the year 1999, and it is headquartered at Baltimore, Maryland. It has unique interests to cater for investors.

 

NewsWatch TV: Televising Our World

Newswatch, a 30 minute television show that airs in more than 200 markets in the U.S. and more than 500 companies is helping many companies promote many devices and feature. Newswatch assisted Avanca in lunching there campaign on Indiegogo in order to fund their complete standard pc that fits in the pocket called “The Sirius B pocket pc. Newswatch was hired by Avanca to air a one minute promotional segment to help promote their Indiegogo campaign. The campaign was the success and Avanca performed more than 2,939 more than their original projected goal in a 30 day period.

As Nathalie Van Wijkvliet explains about the excellent services and experience with newswatch. She says that the promoting the crown funding campaign pocket pc with newswatch was a major success. Nathalie also talked about another product Avanca is now promoting which is the “Aqua Serius 8” which is another mobile device with the features of a standard laptop. Newswatch promotion of new and improving technology broadcast from Amc network and ION network. Through newswatch companies can promote their brand after the editorial approval process.

Viewing the website, it presents the most advanced social media updates and new products. One of those updates would include the snapchat group video chat, which I must say myself as a snapchat user is a magnificent upgrade. This definitely helped with the promotion of snapchat, given that many users were not satisfied with the redesign and upgrade of the apps layout. Newswatch was able to combat this with positive publicity about the new features snapchat has available. Like the title, Newswatch is televising our world by bringing the latest in mdi and assisting the largest companies with successful marketing results.

 

Jeff Aronin, Deepening the Possibilities of Medical Research

Based in Chicago, Illinois, Paragon Bioscience invests in biopharmaceutical companies and it develops incubators for organizations dedicated to scientific and medical research. In the last ten years, Paragon Biosciences has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for 13 new medications. Drugs that have drastically improved patients’ outcomes for conditions such as premalignant oral lesions, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis and central nervous system disorder. Bringing these medications to market was due to groundbreaking research by the companies developed and created by Paragon, these include Castle Creek Pharma, Decade Pharmaceuticals and Harmony Biosciences and Precision BP (http://alivenewspaper.com/2018/02/jeff-aronin-paragon-biosciences/).

As contributors to the medical field, the companies can be divided into two categories, Castle Creek and Decade are biopharmaceuticals and Harmony and Precision are scientific research and development organizations. As a business Paragon Bioscience goes beyond being an incubator and investor for new companies; they also participate in philanthropic giving in areas involving community interests, education, advanced science and disease states. Paragon Bioscience is furthering cures for specific conditions by merging scientific research with medical innovation.

The head of Paragon Bioscience’s organizational structure is the chief executive officer (CEO) and chairman, Jeff Aronin (Jeffaronin). Named to the top management position in 2010, Jeff has been instrumental in the development of Paragon as a standout organization in the field of biopharmaceutical investing. When a new drug is discovered through scientific research, it then moves into a pre-clinical testing phase and that’s followed by three phases of registration and enrolling study participants for clinical trials. Aronin oversees the critical stage of finding talented scientists for the discovery phase and he also hires teams of executives for other positions.

With 20 years of experience, Jeff Aronin continues leading Paragon Bioscience into the future by finding smart opportunities to invest in. They play a critical role in corporate acquisitions and merger and as an incubator for developing new promising businesses. Paragon employs different investment strategies for outcomes that are patient focused and managed by the organization. Paragon Bioscience uses the scientific reality of pharmaceutical research to develop new and innovative medications. Medications that have high potential for treating patients in ways not explored before.

 

 

Bradesco Bank Is An Important Part Of Luiz Carlos Trabuco’s Career

After graduating college, Luiz Carlos Trabuco started working at Bradesco bank. He worked there as a bank clerk helping people with the things they needed. He knew this was a job he could move up in, but he didn’t realize just how far he’d move up throughout the course of his career. While Luiz Carlos Trabuco knew there were things he could do that would allow him to keep growing, he also knew things would sometimes be hard for him if he didn’t prepare for the next step up the banking ladder. He always did what he could to prepare to make the bank better.

While Luiz Carlos Trabuco knew there were things that he had to learn, he also knew he had to push forward and keep doing the best job possible if he wanted to move up at all. While he was doing all this, he made sure there were things that allowed him the chance to learn and things that allowed him the chance to make everything better. By looking at these options, CEO Luiz Carlos Trabuco made sure people saw the positive parts of the bank no matter what they were doing or what they had joined the bank for. He graduated with Philosophy and later a postgraduate degree in Social Psychology. His contribution in the organization is quite recommendable being the leading banker in the whole Brazil.

Read more: Bradesco anuncia Octavio Lazari no lugar de Luiz Carlos Trabuco

As long as Luiz Carlos Trabuco knew the right way to run the bank, he was confident in the skills he has. He feels there are many opportunities to run the bank the right way and most of those allow him the chance to show people how things will work. It’s his way of running a successful company and he wants to be sure everyone sees what he’s doing to make it the best thing possible. He also wants the bank to see the hard work he’s doing because of how dedicated he is to the business side of it.

Now that Luiz Carlos Trabuco is the executive chairman of the board, he’s making all the right moves. He always works on helping people and giving back to the bank. Luiz Carlos Trabuco also does everything he can to make Bradesco the best bank it can be because of the time he put into the bank while he was working on his career. It’s his idea to constantly improve the bank and give people the things they need to enjoy every part of the bank. No matter how hard Luiz Carlos Trabuco works, Bradesco bank will just keep improving being the second largest bank in Brazil.

Part of coming up with new ideas led Luiz Carlos Trabuco to the recent merger with HSBC. Luiz Carlos Trabuco knew this was the right decision and knew the bank would get positive feedback because of it. While the employees must learn new ways to operate and new things that are a part of the merger, they’re getting a more positive experience. The merger allows for both the banks to grow. Bradesco received a lot of new benefits they didn’t have before the merger. Luiz Carlos Trabuco knew this would happen and felt it was the best way for people to enjoy different things.

Check more about Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi: https://g1.globo.com/economia/negocios/noticia/sucessao-no-conselho-do-bradesco-foi-um-ato-planejado-diz-trabuco.ghtml

José Auriemo Neto, Unique Developer (Real Estate)

José Auriemo Neto is Chief Executive Officer of JHSF Participacoes. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization. JHSF Participacoes SA is a real-estate development company in Brazil that develops commercial and residential properties.

Hotels, airports and shopping centers are some of the ventures JHSF deals with. Some of their accomplishments include the well-known Cidade Jardim shopping complex in Brazil, as well Metrô Tucuruv, the Bela Vista, and Ponta Negra. The company has plans for more developments throughout São Paulo.

JHSF Participacoes has developed in Brazil, as well as the US and Uruguay. Aureimo Neto was able to oversee JHSF’s retail venture. The company singed agreements with Hermes, Jimmy Choo and Pucci. During 2012, they made an agreement with Valentino that subsequently allowed the release the first R.E.D. Valentino stores located in Brazil.

Neto’s alumnus is the Fundação Álvares Penteado University, located within Sao Paulo, Brazil. Auriemo Neto began working for JHSF in 1993 in Brazil. During 1997, the executives founded the companies services department, “Parkbem.”Consequently, the success enabled Neto permission to oversee the development of the companies first shopping venture.

JHSF Participacoes has grown well over the years with their team. They saw expeditious growth in 2001. The growth was through the advancement of very poplar and well-known mall “Metrô Santa Cruz” located in São Paulo. This was the first mall that was built and integrated with the local subway transportation system. This complex became very popular because of the convenience of the plaza with transportation. In 2007, they publicly listed their shares on the Novo Mercado of BMF & Bovespa. As a company that is traded publicly, they had more capital to work with a subsequently invested that in Fasano Group hotels. From there, the company continued making large investments.

Graham Edwards Proves His Mettle As CEO of Telereal

Graham Edwards has been the chief executive officer of Telereal since the company’s inception in 2001. And with his first deal, Edwards set the tone for what would become the company philosophies that recognizes the value that may be unseen by others and the importance of fostering growth through partnerships.

A closer look into the deal brokered by Edwards demonstrates the impact he has had on the company. The deal, which was executed in December of 2001 involved British Telecomholdings agreeing to a 30-year partnership agreement with Telereal Trillium. The deal, which had a value of 2.38 British pounds resulted in the transfer of most of the estates owned by BT to Telereal Trillium. The deal also allowed Telereal Trillium to acquire nearly 60 million square feet of property with 6,700 individual locations.

A key component of the deal was the allowance for BT to evacuate the properties to be transferred over a course of time and not on an immediate basis. The deal benefited both parties by allowing BT to greatly reduce the size of their estate which in turn allowed Telereal Trillium to raise the value of their company by the acquisition of the properties.

Graham Edwards Telereal played a vital role in the ability of Telereal Trillium’s ability to realize increased value from the deal as his years of investing experience caused him to be able to see the true value of the properties held by BT.

Edwards, who studied economics at Cambridge University, made it a point to align himself with many of the more forward-thinking individuals and companies in the field of investment. Before joining Telereal, Edwards was employed by Talisman Global Asset Management as the company’s chief investment officer.

Edwards has also worked for Merrill Lynch where he held several positions as well as performed duties for BT’s property department.

The 2001 partnership deal with BT was only the beginning of the impact Edwards would have on Telereal. While executing his duties with the company in a very competent manner, Edwards has been responsible for continuously brokering deals that continue to increase the growth and value of Telereal Trillium.

 

Meet Tony Petrello: As The CEO Of Nabors Industries Ltd.

Mr. Petrello has produced impressive results in his 20 plus years as an executive and supported many philanthropic causes. For Tony Petrello, using his impressive knowledge in the fields of mathematics, and law, has made a real impact while working in an executive role at Nabors Industries Ltd. Nabors Industries, which is in the oil and gas drilling services, is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda. Nabors Industries has main offices, where its executives reside, in Houston, Texas. Nabors Industries reports having the world’s largest fleet of land-based rigs for drilling.

Tony Petrello’s educational foundation included a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Yale University. He also received a Juris Doctor from Harvard University.

Prior to becoming the CEO of Nabors, Petrello worked in law. Tony Petrello practiced taxation, corporate law, and international arbitration. Petrello was managing partner at Baker & McKenzie’s law firm in New York since 1986, as per Nabors. In 1991, Petrello accepted a position on Nabors’ board of directors. Petrello eventually replaced Eugene Isenberg in October 2011, then added chairman of the board to his title in 2012.

In terms of philanthropy, Petrello, who was a graduate of Yale University in 1976, pledged to contribute at least $150,000 to create an endowment for a yearly prize in 2006. In lieu of the $150,000 that Petrello donated, he said that he would match any other donations up to his original amount. Petrello noted that the endowment was in honor of a great mathematician and teacher, Serge Lang. Petrello got to know Lang and be really good friends with him starting in his freshman year at Yale, in 1972. Lang had just come from Columbia University to Yale the year that Tony Petrello came there as well. Because of Tony Petrello’s gifts to Yale, they helped to fund an annual prize at the university.

Anthony Petrello and his wife, Cynthia are big fans of Broadway and Tommy Tune. Cynthia, Tony Petrello’s wife, was once an actress, and model, who worked in New York. Tommy Tune, who was once a resident of Houston, Texas and attended Lamar High School, was welcomed back home by Petrello and his wife, Cynthia, in 2018. The 50 guest party for Tommy Tune took place at the estate of the Petrello’s in Houston. Tommy Tune was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, and went to college in Jacksonville and Austin, Texas. Tommy Tune has won 10 Tony Awards. The Petrello’s are quite active in their charitable giving and other philanthropic endeavors, especially for medical research.

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Adam Milstein’s Concern on the Increase Of Anti-Semitism

In a recent article by Adam Milstein, anti-Semitism or the prejudice against Jews have always been present in the past, but has grown in earnest for the past couple of years, and is considered the pillar of the comprehensive Muslim activities that have been going on through the years up to the present. While anti-Semitism undertakings may come from diverse directions, the strategies and concepts beneath the movements serves to fuel discrimination, narrow-mindedness, and animosity.

Adam Milstein recounted that Europe and North America became increasingly aware of the fact that leftists and Muslim extremists have forged a deeper coalition to stabilize their offensive deeds. The Muslim extremist have gone over the edge by loathing feminism, abusing human and minority rights, killing gays, and stoning women. Leftists who should be aware of such abhorrent beliefs as mentioned must be horrified, but instead chose to ally themselves with the said Muslims because they similarly detest the Western impact that sways the belief in anti-Semitism because of the freedom of speech, tolerance, and diverse nationalism.

It is incomprehensible that the leftists seem not to care about the narrow-minded ways and detestable ideas Muslim radicals perpetuate in comparison to the better truth and ways of the culture and morals of Islam, since their fundamental beliefs illustrate Islam as a permanent hindrance. And by doing such deeds, the differentiation between the radicals and upright Muslims become indistinguishable, which makes them look like the West have persecuted them.

Adam Milstein stated that the radicals’ distorted perceptions see Israel as a Muslim oppressor, which is not the real case. And this scenario has been rehashed through the years where the said radicals claim that the Jews see themselves as powerful beings that foster trouble with other countries, especially within the Middle East region.

It seems that the alliance is increasing in its domain. Adam Milstein revealed that student leftists published a disorientation guide in Tufts University labeling Israel and Hillel as racists, similar to a guide that surfaced in the University of New York. Anti-Semitism is likewise present politically and in the media where Muslim radicals are bent on defaming Israel and her person, which not only endangers the United States’ populace but also the fate of Jews internationally.

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Dr. Saad Saad: The Inspiring Pediatric Surgeon Changing Lives

Dr. Saad Saad has led an impressive career being one of the most renowned pediatric surgeons in the entire country. Having had an expansive career working throughout the world, Dr. Saad has set a brilliant example for future surgeons who want to get into pediatrics. Dr. Saad is also considered to be an innovator because of the numerous new techniques that he has brought into the field. He currently holds two patents for surgical procedures that he helped develop. The work that Dr. Saad was doing has been able to save thousands of lives all over the world. Doctors all over are also implementing the techniques and treatments that Dr. Saad has come out with and look up to him as a notable figure in the industry.

 

 

Dr. Saad’s story begins in Palestine, which is the place where he was born. Because of the unstable economy there, his family decided to move to a different country and picked Kuwait as their new home. This is where Dr. Saad did his schooling. He always had his eyes set on medicine and decided to move to Cairo to become a doctor. He studied at the University of Cairo and thereon went to work in London after finishing his degree. He started working at one of the city’s top pediatric institutions and learned under some of the best in the field. After putting in a lot of effort, he attained a job in the United States, which is the final place that Dr. Saad settled in.

 

 

Going into pediatric surgery was something that Dr. Saad decided on after completing his residency. While being a pediatric surgeon, he also wanted to focus on research. He managed to make time for both passions and started to become more and more well known for the kind of work that he was doing. His research too started gaining a lot of attention, and soon, Dr. Saad becomes one of the most well-known names in pediatric surgery. Learn more: https://www.doximity.com/pub/saad-saad-md

 

 

While practicing as a surgeon is one of the things that Dr. Saad is known for, he is also well known for taking up a number surgeries for children who cannot afford them. He has partaken in a number of medical missions, particularly for children belonging to Palestine and other middle eastern countries. He has traveled the world for this purpose and has been able to offer aid to thousands all over. The work that he has done has given a new home to the children and their families who otherwise would not be able to seek the medical aid that they need.

 

 

Because of the work that he has been doing for so many years, Dr. Saad has been the recipient of several awards. One of the awards that he was given was from the PCRF, which was the Humanitarian Award for the work that he had been doing.