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Wes Edens Goes from Fortress to Softbank Group Corporation

Wes Edens is one of the three principals who run Fortress Investment Group, headquartered in New York. The Fortress Investment Group is a private equity firm founded in 1998. The company went going public in 2007 after undergoing significant growth for its first few years. To date it manages assets of 43 billion for over 1,750 investors.

The company’s primary focus includes operations management, asset-based investing, capital markets, corporate mergers and acquisitions and sector specific knowledge of companies and institutions. Among its asset-based investing, Fortress specializes in credit funds and private equities. This investing can be further broken down to include financial vehicles that generate a long-term cash flow, real estate and capital.

Wes Edens and Randal Nardone are based in New York, while their third partner, Peter Briger is based at their branch located in San Francisco, California. Before Peter Briger became the third principal in 2015, Fortress Investment Group decided to be the first hedge/private equity fund to go public in 2007. It is now offering its high risk and high rewards to the individual investor in the form of shares, which mitigates the overall risk depending on how many shares one buys.

After going public, Fortress then introduced access to other investments via the internet. In addition to giving internet access to funds, Fortress acquired some sizable assets. One such asset was American General Financial Services (AIG). After it was acquired, the name was changed to Springleaf Financial Services. Under the umbrella of Fortress, its value exploded to $3.5 billion.

In 2011, Fortress became an international company with offices in Shanghai and Singapore and one additional office in San Francisco. As usual, with massive growth, Fortress became a very sought after company and in 2017, it was purchased by the Softbank Group Corporation in 2017. Softbank kept the principals, Randal Nardone and Wes Edens as heads of the company and it still operates independently.

Softbank has an even larger worldwide market, so Randal Nardone and Wes Edens look forward to expanding their reach. They already have potential investments in the Caribbean, Western Europe, Northern America and see company ties in Saudi Arabia. Billionaire Sawiris, Edens to Buy Aston Villa Soccer Club

Getting More Bang For Your Buck With Freedom Checks

Founded by financial analyst Matt Badiali, freedom checks are a lucrative investment option for a wide range of investors. They provide an easy investment opportunity for not only the savvy and experienced investor but for the inexperienced or DIY investor as well.

Freedom checks have been misconstrued by many as a scam or too good to be true due to the way they have been marketed or by a lack of understanding about the way they work. However, they are a legitimate and profitable investment. For as little as $10 anyone can become a stakeholder and begin to receive their share of the company’s profits.

Contrary to popular belief, freedom checks are not related to the government. However, in order for a company to participate in the program at least 90 percent of its revenue has to come from the storage, processing, production or transportation of natural resources in America. This would primarily be oil or gas. Also, the company has to agree to pay out the revenue to investors on an annual basis in the form of freedom checks. Investors can receive their money in the form of a paper check or it can be directly deposited into their brokerage accounts.

Benefits of investing in freedom checks not only include the potential financial gain for the investor, but because of Statue F-26 companies that meet the requirements are allowed to operate as tax-free entities and can distribute pay outs to stakeholders whenever they like. Now that the new tax law has passed, which means bigger profits for companies and in turn investors, Bidiali predicts that companies will be sending checks to shareholders on a monthly or quarterly basis.

The overall concept is that the investor is purchasing shares in a Master Limited Partnership or MLP. These partnerships are publicly traded which allows them to not be taxed until their investors are paid. In turn, investors are not required to pay taxes on investments unless they sell their shares and then they will be taxed at the lower capital gains tax rate. It really is simple.

Shervin Pishevar Warns About Economic Future

Investors of every level should be worried. Shervin Pishevar certainly is. The angel investor and founder of An investing firm decided to share his worries with the world as warnings. He used Twitter as his platform and created a tweetstorm of 50 tweets over 21 hours.

The Stock Market

Shervin Pishevar started it out by talking about a possible 6,000 point aggregate drop in the stock market. He identified that investors have already lost their 2018 games and will likely lose their 2017 gains within the coming months.

The tweets continue to go on, all numbered, talking about various aspects of the stock market. He identified how it would wobble and how many people would go on the defensive in order to protect their investments. Within 24 hours, some of the warnings were already taking effect.


Shervin Pishevar also went into detail about the various startups in the United States. He mentioned how many of them don’t stand a chance because there are too many monopolies that have the same level of power as a nation-state. They wield their power overtly and covertly in order to take down the startups, making it difficult for any small companies to be successful.

The problem with this is that monopolies are going to ruin entrepreneurship. Eventually, it will start to impact the economy negatively because of pricing.

Silicon Valley

Even Silicon Valley made it into the tweets by Shervin Pishevar because of how innovation is no longer there. Many companies outside of the United States are becoming more powerful and more successful. People no longer need to visit Silicon Valley, California in order to reach a level of entrepreneurial success. This, too, will have an impact on the economy.

The economic future, according to Shervin Pishevar, is grim. The only thing that we can do is prepare ourselves.



Chris Burch : Diversifying Entreprenuer And Brand Venturer

Chris Burch is a noted entrepreneur, CEO, and founder of his own company Burch Creative Capital, previously J. Christopher Capital LLC., a venture investment company breaching across multiple industries. Others have eulogized his ability to make smart investments and emerge companies as start-ups to large conglomerates. Burch has built a large portfolio containing some of the biggest brands he has developed himself. Some of those companies include Poppin, an office accessories and supplies company, ED, a partnership with famous comedian Ellen DeGeneres’ line of home collection, Cocoon9, a modern estates company, C. Wonder, an acclaimed fashion retailer, and recently Nihiwatu, a luxury resort in Sumba, Indonesia that recently won Travel + Leisure’s prize for the world’s best hotel. More on businessinsider.com.

Burch credits his upbringing in a middle-class family of ten with developing an entrepreneurial mindset early on in his life. His innovative brand creations are filled with an entrepreneurial background dating back to his collegiate days at Ithaca College. Chris Burch and his brother Bob began Eagle’s Eye clothing apparel with only $2,000 in their pockets. They would buy sweaters at a low price and sell them times one third the cost. Eagle’s Eye soon developed into a label worth $165 million. The brand was sold to Swire Group after that but was only the beginning for Chris Burch’s business track.

He helped establish previous partner Tory Burch’s fashion brand, a company now reaching its billion dollar mark. Chris Burch himself has been featured on Forbes’ list of billionaires since 2013. Burch continues to stimulate interest with his ongoing business projects involving commercial hospitality ventures and real-estate investments as well as e-commerce shares. Chris Burch is currently involved in various philanthropies including as a lead board member of the Rothman Institute of Orthopedics Foundation and a donor at Mt. Sinai Hospital New York research center (entrepreneur.com). Burch is committed to making his business ventures mean more than a wealth investment and has initiated a partnership between Nihiwatu Resort and the Sumba Foundation, an organization targeting poverty in the Sumba Island of Indonesia. Now visitors vacationing at Nihi Sumba Island can enhance their stay at the resort through meaningful volunteering opportunities with the foundation. Burch also donated 1.3 million dollars to Tilton high school in 2013 where he attended as a young boy in New Hampshire.

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Matt Badiali Speaks on Discovering His Knack for Financial Advice in College

It is time to invest in electric vehicles and the software that allows these vehicles to function. Well, that is what Matt Badiali believes. Most people who follow financial experts know that his words should not be taken lightly. Badiali works to help people with their financial investments and growth. It takes a while to get a successful person like Badiali to sit down for an interview, but that is what he did not too long ago. He was happy to schedule some time to see if his advice could reach more people.

This need to help people was one of the things that the interviewer discovered while asking Badiali questions. It seems that Badiali did not really pay much attention to this part of his character in college. In those days, he only seemed to be interested in the subjects that he ultimately earned degrees in, such as earth sciences and geology. Of course, these degrees proved very helpful in some of the industries that Badiali found some success in like mining and agriculture, but it was his passion to help others that really made him the man he is today. Read more about Matt Badiali at talkmarkets.com for more info.

Surprisingly, a friend came to Badiali who showed him just how much he cares about helping others. It seems that the friend was working on a project that would help people invest their cash, except it would make things a lot easier. The friend thought that there were people out there who were itching to invest but felt the entire process was confusing, which scared them off. Badiali understood this as he saw his own father struggle to invest because it seemed complicated. Badiali decided to work with him on the project and they were successful.

It was there where Badiali saw that he really does understand the financial sector well, and he loves to share this knowledge with others. Matt Badiali shuffled through a number of jobs after getting his BS in earth sciences from Penn State University and his Master of Sciences from the Florida Atlantic University though his field of focus was geology. Most of the jobs he had dealt with these degrees, but Badiali later turned to publishing where he was able to share some of his knowledge on finances. It has been a very satisfying journey and one that has surprised him quite a bit, but he is definitely proud of the road that has brought him where he is now.



Matt Radial’s Stance on Platinum and Investing

Since Matt Badiali is an editor at Banyan Hill Publishing, he feels he can reach a lot of people with the information he has. He isn’t ever afraid to give advice on investing or other opportunities and that is part of what has made him so successful. He is also a mining and energy expert who knows a lot about different ways to make money. Since he knows the right investments and feels confident he can invest in things the right way, Matt Badiali is going to give the community everything they need to try and make things better for themselves. Learn more at Seeking Alpha about  Matt Badiali.

Even though there have been times where Matt Badiali has had to make difficult decisions, he knows there are other times when he can try to help people with the issues they are having. Everything that Matt Badiali has done has gone back to how he is helping people with the things they are facing and with the investment strategies they can use on their own. Matt Badiali likes to give people the opportunities they need to be successful and most of the time that means he has to make sure they are making all the right investments.

For as long as Matt Badiali has been helping people, he knows there are different things that will make a difference and others that won’t make much of a difference. He has always wanted to show people there are new things they can do and new opportunities they can use to be successful. Part of what Matt Badiali has done has made him the best he can be for investments and for other areas where he would normally be good at investing. It has helped him make money for people and has allowed him to show them how they are doing the best in an industry that can be difficult.

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Now, Matt Badiali is giving suggestions for metal investing. He sees a lot of value in platinum and that is part of what he wants to do to help other people. For Matt Badiali, this means he can try to give the community everything they are looking for. In fact, he has spent a lot of time making sure the community gets what they need from the opportunities they have on their own. It has all gone back to how Matt Badiali can give people the attention and opportunities they need to invest.

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George Soros, an All- time Symbol of Liberalism

George Soros is a prominent figure in the political arena. The Hungarian-American billionaire is famously known for his battles against authoritarianism. His early life seems to have contributed significantly to his current moves of liberalization through acts of philanthropy. Born in 1930, Soros lived under a nationalist pro-Nazi Hungarian regime before an escape to London for studies. He later made way to his current residence, America, where he was to do his business. In 1984, he formed his first foundation ‘’the Open Society Foundation’’ with the intents of championing for liberation.

George’s Charitable Activities

The all-times philanthropist has been at the purge of funding political candidates who seem to have interests of citizens at heart. On the other hand, he has not entertained politicians with bad policies that impinge on the rights of immigrants and refugees. In the year 2015, George called for common European asylum system to rebuke Hungary’s prime minister’s hard line on immigration. This put him at loggerheads with the prime minister. It, however, did not weaken his fight. Again in September 2015, George Soros made a bold move to donate $500 million for investments that addressed the needs of the immigrants, refugees and host communities.

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Efforts to Bankroll Democratic Causes

In 2004 George Soros was in great opposition to the Iraq war- it infringed on the rights of innocent citizens. This together with the wrong policies of then the President of America George Bush made him fight hard against his governance. He doled out $27 million to liberal groups to boost John Kerry’s unsuccessful challenge against Bush. His moves put him under fierce verbal attack by conservative politicians. He swore to give up his spending spree on politics. He, however, made a comeback in the 2016 American campaigns as one of the leading funders of Hillary Clinton.

Soros loved Hillary’s policies. George was also driven by the hostility toward many of the issues he cared most about and had worked to support for many years, including immigration reform, criminal justice reform, and religious tolerance. Soros had faith in Hillary and was upset by Trump’s strategy of instilling fear, which he viewed as terrorist-related. During this period, Soros also dedicated $5 million to a Voting Rights Trust a non-profit organization devoted to fighting constant efforts to restrict voting. Learn more on Biography about George

In a Nutshell

The Ferguson shooting ignited protests against civil injustices. The protests could not have born a nationwide success minus the significant input of the single man, George Soros, who donated $33 million to various groups that encouraged the activists and fanned the wave all over America. To ensure great success of the same man, George gave a grant to Advancement Project which offered training on civil disobedience to build a fair and just, multi-racial democracy in America. Implementation was to be done through litigation, community organizing support, public policy reform, and strategic communications. Know more on investopedia.com about George Soros.

An Interview Reveals More About Chris Burch the Entrepreneur and Investor

In an interview conducted by Lynn Fosse of CEOCFO magazine two days ago, a lot was revealed about the CEO and founder of Burch Creative capital. When asked about the approach he uses in his company Burch responded that that the company sets goals with disruptive ideas in mind. These goals are meant to achieve a lasting positive impact with direct influence on the people that the company serves. Ideally, the company runs with any creative clue that carries with it a global potential for growth.

When asked to comment about the evolution of their philosophy, Burch explained that that the company’s investment philosophy is based on an expression of the company’s vision and entrepreneurial values as a way of tapping into new market opportunities. This is something that begins from using sound financial decisions and a special skill set that allows for incubating, supporting and scaling businesses and disruptive brands.

When asked about what it makes to build a successful company, Chris Burch revealed that what he has learned that is unique is that every successful business owner needs to learn how to ask the right questions. This means that they should learn how to ask as many relevant questions as possible. It is also important to master the skill of listening. One should never be afraid to ask a question.

Chris Burch also revealed that as time gets by it becomes harder to decide on which companies to nurture as instincts are no longer reliable and most businesses are getting good. It is also a challenge because most entrepreneurs today are deciding to go their own way. For him, nurturing an entrepreneur depends on them. They have to be helplessly in need of his support. It is also important to go with your gut and instincts but also check on experience.  To read more of Burch insight, read the full interview on ceocfointerviews.com.

About Chris Burch

Chris Burch is the CEO of Burch Creative capital. He was born in March 1958. Burch is a well-known investor in the variety of businesses. He is also a cofounder of a luxury brand known as Tory Burch.

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Burch is a strong devotee to branding power. He has a keen marketing sense that has helped him in his sales in the business. His business spans in different sectors including finance, technology, hospitality and consumer products.  Check burchcreativecapital.com for related articles.

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Chris Burch’s Expertise As A Hotelier

Chris Burch is a venture capitalist who has done quite a lot of work in the resort industry, and he is one of the most creative people in the industry. His company has helped made great investments of many properties, and his latest victory is in the Nihiwatu Resort. This article explains how Chris Burch is changing the resort industry by turning around a place that is now a paradise.

#1: Chris’ Background

Chris Burch has a background in the investment field, and he has helped to invest in a number of places around the world as part of his position. He prefers to help people make more of the property they have, and he knows that he may instantly improve a number of properties simply by putting a bit of money into them. He took over at Nihiwatu where he knew that he could make a difference, and it has showed as the resort has blossomed.

#2: Nihiwatu

The Indonesian island of Sumba was turned into a resort with the help of Chris and his partner. They put quite a lot of money into the property, and it was opened as a five-star resort known as Nihiwatu. these are some of the clearest waters in all the world, and this is one of the nicest places in the world to vacation. They wanted to create a paradise that people would flock to for their holidays, and they knew that they could create something special using Chris’ fashion sense and his partner’s expertise.  More of this on businessinsider.com

#3: Designing For the Jet Set

The jet set is the class of people who are coming to this beautiful resort, and they are learning that this hotel offers the finest service and amenities anywhere on the world. Chris is familiar with this as the leader at Tory Burch, and he believes that he may bring in more people simply because of name recognition. This resort is a beautiful place that attracts beautiful people, and it is all because Chris turned around a hostel that had been left dormant.

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There are quite a few people who will come to Nihiwatu on the strength of what Chris Burch has done. He is an expert in the fashion world, and he is a brilliant person who has learned how to make hotels more beautiful. He and his partners have made Nihiwatu into an Indonesian paradise that anyone should visit once.  Check huffingtonpost.com for additional article.

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