And the winner of the 2016 Asian Business Awards for ‘Hotelier of the Year’ is Shiraz Boghani. Mr. Boghani has been in the hospitality industry for over 30 years and has proven to be a dynamic and hotel manager but this is not his only venture.
Shiraz Boghani is originally from Kenya but he travelled to the UK in 1969 to begin training as an accountant. His first job was at a small firm called Chartered Accountants. He eventually went to work for Thomson McLintock & Co (currently the global accounting firm KPMG) but he continued to seek additional opportunities. His concern for providing quality customer service, led him to research the health care industry and the ways in which he could improve the system.
He became obsessed with the treatment and care of those suffering from Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other neurological disabilities. He realized the technological advances in care but noticed a void in facilities catering to these diseases. To fill this void, he co-founded Sussex Health Care in 1985.
The goal of the Sussex facility was to provide specialized care by using the latest equipment and technology, providing the best staff training available, and raising all the personal care standards. Shiraz Boghani made this venture so successful that today the company includes 18 Care Homes that can house more than 500 patients.
Healthcare was not the only industry in which Shiraz Boghani made an impact. He also saw an opportunity in the hotel industry and, in 1986, he opened the Splendid Hospitality chain. The success of this chain is obvious and the accolades for Boghani are well-deserved. The Splendid umbrella includes the Hilton London Bankside, The Conrad London St James, The Grand Hotel & Spa, York and Holiday Inn.
Not one to rest on his laurels, Shiraz Boghani financially supports a number of non-profit service organizations and volunteers his time as a Board Member to a variety of agencies. He also supports the Aga Khan Foundation and the Aga Khan Development Network which are UK registered charities.
Matt Badiali is an expert in investment. He also has a geological background. Matt is well known for his investment advice that he offers to people. As a geologist, Matt has traveled to so many places around the world including Switzerland, Papua New Guinea, Haiti, Hong Kong and others. His knowledge and abilities made him decide to venture into investments in natural resources. Matt Badiali has a vast experience when it comes to finances. He has had the opportunity of visiting several drilling organizations to check on the crews as well as evaluating the operations of every single company. In his recent articles, Matt wrote about freedom checks. This is an investment opportunity that has not gained much popularity according to him. Freedom checks are monthly or quarterly distributions offered by master limited partnerships.
Matt Badiali claims MLPs are legitimate, and so are the freedom checks. Most people have little knowledge about the freedom checks, and that is why there are a lot of questions concerning them. The fact is that MLPs trade on major stock markets like the New York Stock Exchange. Moreover, they have ticker symbols that look like the regular stocks. The reason why many investors have not heard about MLPs is that most brokers are not familiar with them. However, wealthiest investors in the world depend on these checks for a steady income. These checks usually come from organizations that produce, store, transport or process natural resources. Matt being a geologist, his advice concerning these organizations is reliable. These oil and gas firms are located in the United States.
Many people state that such a high pay-outs look too good to be true the reason they question about the legitimacy of freedom checks. Matt Badiali explains that the enormous payouts come from the fact that MLPs have a unique tax structure. 90% of their profits are supposed to be paid out to investors, and taxes are delayed until the MLP is sold. This indicates that they evade paying federal taxes and instead allocate the money to investors. This offers a lower tax rate advantage as well as a higher investment yield. The yield is sometimes up to 13%.
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