Fortress Investment Group has a hedge fund, private equity fund, and a Real Estate fund, that when combined, manage forty three billion dollars in assets. This was not always the case. Fortress Investment Group was founded in 1998 by Wesley Edens, a former partner at the investment bank Lehman Brothers, which declared Bankruptcy in 2008. Robert Kauffman and Randal Nardone were the co-founders of the Fortress Investment Group. Four years later, Peter Briger joined the Fortress Investment Group and help the firm become publicly traded, which made him a successful billionaire in the process.
Briger used to be a partner at the Investment bank Goldman Sachs and Company, and worked there for fifteen years, where he would learn a lot about trading and managing Real Estate investments. Briger studied at Princeton, earning his associate degree in arts and sciences. Then he got his Masters in Business Administration at the Wharton school of business. He has a wife and four children, ad is forty three years old. Briger is ranked number three hundred and seventeen on the Forbes four hundred list, and his net worth of one and a half billion dollars. He is in charge of the hybrid hedge fund for the Fortress Investment Group.
He has been known as the “King of Debt” by the Motley Fool, a website that produces news articles in the financial services industry. Briger has developed his expertise skills of distressed debt markets at Goldman Sachs, and this allowed him to help take the Fortress Investment Group public. He would buy auto loans, failing restaurants, mortgage notes, and sell them when times got better. Briger left Goldman Sachs and helped raise $4.7 billion for the Fortress Credit Opportunities Fund IV. The Fortress Investment Group also has a private equity fund, but the focus is around buying up debt that nobody wants, and selling it when the market clears. Click here.
JD.com is the single biggest commercial retailer in all of China, as such, it can be difficult to keep up with all the new developments which occur with the site, that is where their corporate blog comes in handy. About corporate blog is sectioned by topic, home, the main page, topics, where one can access the company’s archive of blog posts and company, where one can access information pertinent to the history and function of the company itself, such as a list of investors, their media gallery and contact information.
For those who are primarily interested in reading the writings of JD.com companies stable of writers, at the bottom of every page there is a section labeled ‘Latest Posts’ (directly to the left of the company’s Twitter feed) which lists the four most recent company blog posts, which, when clicked upon, will take the user directly to the named blog post itself.
Clicking on the ‘See All Posts’ to the immediate right of the blog section will take the user to a list of all blog posts, grouped together, regardless of particular subject matter (though they are still ordered by date). To follow updates on the JD corporate blog one can find the company’s social media feeds, including Facebook, Youtube and Twitter, at either at the bottom right of the main page or the upper right portion of the main page. Click here.
Equities First Holdings are covered by GC report, and they are a financial company. They are an alternate lender and are growing in this market. GC report talks about Equities First and their lending policies and strategy. Borrowers looking for alternate financing could benefit from this type of coverage. Equities First Holdings are now an international financial company and are expanding, being covered by GC report and others.
According to Forbes.com, Isabel dos Santos is the most richest woman in Africa. She is the eldest daughter of former Angolan president, Jose Eduardo dos Santos. Seen as her father’s favorite, she held different parastatal positions during her father’s tenure. Jose Eduardo is the longest-serving president of Angola. He exited politics in 2017 but is still influential. Numerous reports attest that Jose is still a significant stakeholder in how the government of Angola runs its activities. Over the years of his rule, he managed to guide Angola through uncertain political and economic unrest successfully. He is famously known for establishing a firm mining industry in the country.
About Isabel dos Santos is a certified electrical engineer who graduated from King’s College in London. She met her to-be husband, Sindika Dokolo, a Congolese when she was studying there. Together, they have been blessed with three children. Isabel is based in Luanda, Angola, but has several businesses running in Portugal and France. She is particularly interested in media, telecommunications, energy, and finance industry. Isabel dos Santos has built her several enterprises from small startups to being household names in their respective industries. As such, she has gained vast experience from the different capacities that she has served in various fields.
Back in Angola, Isabel is a shareholder of Angola’s biggest cement company, Nova Cimangola. She has brought insightful leadership of the board of the company, and together, they have implemented unique ideas to enhance the construction industry of Angola. She is also the main shareholder of ZON Multimedia, a telecommunications company that has a deep interest in providing better and efficient communication. Isabel dos Santos is the perfect example of what women in power can do. She has played a massive role in women empowerment programs all over the world. Most women look up to her as a source of motivation. In 2015, she was named among 100 most influential women in the world. Isabel has used her position to impart knowledge and skills to anyone ready and willing to learn. She is gifted with her exemplary entrepreneurship techniques that should be emulated by every businessperson.
Ted Bauman is an editor of the Bauman Letter and Plan B Club after joining Banyan Hill Publishing in 2013. He is responsible for asset protection, privacy, low-risk investment strategies, and international migration issues. He was born in Washington D.C. but moved to Africa and graduated from the University of Cape Town with a degree in Economics and History. He’s held several executive positions while spending over 20 years in Africa and he was a fund manager for low-costing house projects. He founded Slum Dwellers Internationals which has helped over 14 million people in 35 different countries. He works from his basement office early in the morning which is when he thinks he does his work best. He uses the morning to get his hardest work done because that is when he feels most productive. Read full interview of Ted Bauman at Inspirery.com
In the past, Ted Bauman has had many hardworking jobs and this has encouraged him to work harder so that he would not have to be stuck with these jobs for the rest of his life. From working these jobs, he’s gained an understanding of what it’s like to put up with difficult bosses and work hard for a small amount of money. He believes that these jobs helped him to realize that if you want society to thrive, it is important to pay attention to the welfare of the people at the top and the bottom. Rising above all of this, Ted Bauman now focuses on finding different sources of information and being well-informed on topics to help him be a better writer and analyst. A good book that he suggests people should read is Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century. It discusses the increasing concentration of wealth in our world, which can be helpful information to business people everywhere. Even though it can be seen as a controversial book, Ted Bauman thinks it’s important for readers to read this book because whether you agree with it or not, it opens you up. Ted Bauman dedicated his whole life helping people to live a government-free life meaning people are free from being controlled by the government and corporate greed.
Matt Badiali has been talking up oil investments in recent articles of his Banyan Hill Newsletter. According to Badiali prices of oil internationally are going to continue to increase in 2019. Investors should care because XOP ETF is very undervalued. So much so that if the price surges stop XOP will still increase. If investors play their cards right than they could stand to make a sizable return.
Matt Badiali has been offering investment advice for years. A professional geologist with years of experience working for top-level oil companies, Badiali uses his knowledge to provide actionable projections for mid-level investors. Loyal readers of his newsletters, Real Wealth Strategist and Front Line Profits, are well aware that Badiali loves using ETFs to cheaply invest in petroleum as it reduces overall risk. As it is not a direct investment it can yield more and take away less. Read full interview of Matt at Inspirery.com.
The XOP Matt Badiali has been talking about is a stock market ticker. It represents SPDR S&P Oil and Gas Exploration and Production’s exchange-traded fund (ETF). According to Badiali the XOP is undervalued because it has not increased very much despite oil prices surging. Eventually, the fact that it is undervalued will be noticed and the XOP will be corrected. So an investor who buys into the XOP now will see their investment increase when the corrections are made.
Matt Badiali also believes that oil prices are going to skyrocket in 2019. This projection is the key push behind his Freedom Checks investment. Since 2017 Badiali has been speculation that oil prices will surge and that a lot will be experienced stateside. The cause is both geopolitical and macroeconomic factors. Any investor who buys in early can see their stock values skyrocket.
Badiali is also making the same claim about cannabis. In another series of his newsletter Real Wealth Strategist Badiali has been picturing what full legalization fo medical marijuana in the U.S. could do to current markets. As with oil, he is suggesting investors buy in early to enjoy success later on. No matter if it is oil or cannabis Badiali certainly sees a big year coming.
Stratford Shields is not a new name in the financial industry. The public finance banker works at Loop Capital Markets as the Managing Director. The company that operates from Chicago serves the clients from the Northeast and Midwest under the Public Finance Investment Banking umbrella. Before engaging himself in the financial matters, Stratford worked as the Deputy Director for Budget and Management of Ohio office. Besides, he was the State Controlling Board’s President.
His tenure leading the municipal finance industry for two decades didn’t disappoint. He served as Chairman, vice chairperson and at one time, the treasurer of SIMFA, Securities Industry Financial Markets. He played a significant role to change the municipal finance industry association’s Municipal Division during his leadership. One of the remarkable achievements is his contribution to the prohibition of financial aid in support of bond ballot electioneering processes. He led the security companies in creating a voluntary ban to end the appearance of pay-to-play for such elections.
Stratford Shields built a reputation in the municipal privatization and finance during his tenure as the lead investment banker. He made headlines by facilitating the 50-year concession of University of Ohio’s parking system worth $483 million. Additionally, the financial guru oversaw the transactions for state revolving funds, universities, toll roads, states, as well as water and sewer entities. Student loan agencies, hospital systems, airports, and cities also benefited from his services. The clients in need of his services in the mentioned areas benefited from his expertise in laying down to rated credits transactions and credit.
During his academic years, Stratford Shields decided to study history and Political Science from the University of Ohio and Columbia, respectively. His MA and MBA degrees in political Science gave him the impetus to work in the government office. Stratford Shields attributes his success to the desire of understanding the clients’ needs before taking their projects. Additionally, he believes that the best way to succeed in the industry is by waking up and pushing on in case of a failure.
Investing in the stock market can be really tricky as there are numerous parameters you need to take into account and consider before putting in your hard earned money. If you are unable to decipher which stock is right for you, following what the experts have to say can be really instrumental in getting the returns you are expecting. One of the top stock market experts in the United States today is Paul Mampilly, who has tons of experience in the stock market and investment banking. He is known for his radical investment strategies that never fail to deliver the expected results to his clients. He is also the winner of the prestigious Templeton Foundation Award, which he won during the time when the entire world was going through an economic recession in the financial year of 2008-09. Visit https://gazetteday.com/2018/12/paul-mampillys-10-predictions-business-2019/
Paul Mampilly spent over a decade working for elite banking and financial organizations and proved his mettle through his performance the results he provided to the organizations he worked for. After working for many years at Wall Street, he switched his career to work for the common people rather than only helping the rich get even wealthier. Paul Mampilly is presently the senior editor at Banyan Hill Publishing, where he is designated as the stock market expert. In the newsletters that he edits, Paul provides the effective investment strategies, especially focusing on the stock market, which can be used by the common people to enhance the value of their investment portfolio over a period of time. It may seem challenging for many people when it comes to choosing the right stock to invest in, but Paul does his extensive research before providing stock recommendations in his newsletters that the readers can trust without any worries.
Paul Mampilly keeps himself updated of the latest happenings in the tech industry as it allows people to know what trends are here to stay. It also helps them pick companies that will surely profit in the future so that they can purchase their stocks. Some trends that are here to stay according to him are voice search tech, Big Data, and others. Check out his Facebook page.
Randal Nardone is a prominent lawyer who later changed his career into finance. He used to be a lawyer at Thacher Proffit & Wood. He advanced his ranks at BlackRock Financial and eventually moved to Union Bank of Switzerland. Even though serving in some of the prominent Swiss banks across the world may seem like a great achievement, this was not enough for Nardone. The main reason he decided to establish the Fortress Investment Group in 1998. Since then, the firm has experienced incredible growth that has earned him a position in the Forbes list of Billionaires.
Randal Nardone has a net worth of 1.8 Billion US Dollars and holds position 557. This is a significant achievement since all his wealth is self-made. His vast wealth is entirely from his stake in Fortress Investment Group. Besides, he earned more than 100 million US Dollars in different cash compensation. Randal Nardone is the CEO of Fortress Investment Group. He embarked to the company in 2011, which was suitable considering his role from the initial stages of the company. According to 30th June 2016 report, Fortress Investment Group manages over 70 billion US Dollars in various assets. These assets are divided into private equity, liquid hedge, and credit funds.
Randal Nardone emerged as the Head Fund Manager of the Year in 2014, an award contest that was held by Institutional Investors. Fortress Investment Group was featured as the Management Firm of the Year by HFMWeek. Besides, the company has gained much attention and praise as the Discretionary Macro-Focus Hedge Fund of the Year by Institution Investors for 2012 contest and the Credit –Focused Fund of the Year for two consecutive years, 2010 and 2011. This brought about the acquisition of Fortress by Softbank, which was one of the most credible and relevant developments of the company. It was initially effected on 14th February 2017 when Fortress Investment Group agreed to buy the company for 3.3 Billion US Dollars.
Serge Belamant was born and raised in Tulle, a French city. He is the patent holder of blockchain technologies. At the age of 14, his father who was a tiling worker moved to South Africa with his family with the aim of pursuing his tiling work. It is during this time where he attended The Highlands North High School where he had a chance to learn how to speak and write English. His performance in rugby, chess, and athletics during his time in high school was exemplary. He later had an opportunity to study in the discipline of computer sciences and technology at both Johannesburg Witwatersrand University and at The University of South Africa.
He secured his first employment at Matrix, which is a big civil engineering company. Through his career, Serge Belamant had a chance to work with various companies with diverse functions and capacities. He also worked on all size ranges of IBM computers and create applications that were used to determine the levels of water in various dams across South Africa and also predict future droughts. See more on everybodywiki.com
It is the skills he acquired while he was working for various companies and his passion for coding that made him a crucial member in developing most technological advances. In 1989, Serge Belamant created his first company Neti UEPS Technologies which specialized in the development of a universal electronic payment system (UEPS. It’s Serge Belamant himself who designed the systems, and in 1995, VISA approached him to purposefully come up with an offline pre-authorized card. Neti came up with a digital payment system that made the transfer of grants and welfare funds across South Africa possible. This brought a change into how financial banking systems are used today. The same system is today used in far-flung countries such as Russia and Iraq.
Serge Belatman co-founded Zilch Technologies in 2017 making it his most recent venture. The firm is based in the United Kingdom. In an interview, he said that it is his son Philip who gave him the idea of The Zilch. He is also a member of the Board of Advisors Medikredit Integrated Healthcare Solutions.