Fortress Investment Group: Setting The Standards For Investment And Asset Management Companies

Founded in 1998, Fortress Investment Group has time and again demonstrated that they are the company that corporates can trust when it comes to investment and asset management. Operating out of its headquarters in New York, the company stands as one of the most well-known companies of its kind. Since the company was first established, Fortress Investment Group has been able to offer its expertise to clients coming to them from all over the country. Through the years, the company has developed the range of investments solutions that they provide, and also the services that they offer. Because of this constant urge to improve, the company has grown tremendously over the years, emerging as a notable and well-reputed name in the industry. The founders of the company are also one of the more significant reasons why the company has been doing so well over the years, The founding members of the company were Randal Nardone, Wesley Edens, and Rob Kauffman.

Through the years, the founding members have implemented a number of changes that have improved the workings of the company as a whole. By pooling their expertise and skill in the field, they were able to guide the company and the clients coming to them. This work that they have done has taken Fortress Investment Group up the ranks to reach the more notable positions within the industry.Fortress Investment Group has received numerous awards for the work that it has done over the years. One of the more prominent awards that the company received was the Hedge Fund Manager of the Year Award. This was given to them by the Institutional Investor and was a prestigious award to receive. One of the other awards that the company was given was that of the Management Firm of the Year. This award was offered to them by another magazine known as HFMWeek. Many institutions have recognized Fortress Investment Group for the work that they have been doing and the deals that they have helped put into place.

Being a well-known name in the field of investment management is no easy task, but with some of the best financial advisors and analysts on one side, there is no reason why the company couldn’t emerge to become a well-known name. Today, the assets that Fortress Investment Group handles go into the billions range, with more and more assets coming to them every single day. There is no doubt that Fortress Investment Group has had a brilliant two decades in the industry. The key to the consistent success of the company lies in its ability to adapt to the changing conditions that are prevalent in the financial market. Because of this, the company has taken several unusual steps to stand out in the field. One such measure was the move that its leaders made to take the company public in 2007 and present itself on the New York Stock Exchange. Because of this, the company was able to emerge as a company that sets the standards, because they were the first investment company to go down this route.

Apraio’s Pardon Revives Checkered Past With Lacey and Larkin

Not everybody is happy that ex-Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has been pardoned. Especially not Phoenix New Times founders and former owners of Village Voice Media, Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. It is no surprise. After all the self-proclaimed “America’s Toughest Sheriff” did have the newsmen jailed back in 2007. A decision that cost taxpayers $3.75 million dollars.

This was the crux of the epic saga between the Sheriff and the newsmen, but their feud had been going on years prior to this incident. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin | Angel.co

Following Arpaio’s indictment for criminal contempt in 2017, his opposition base breathed a sigh of relief. Unfortunately, it turns out that this will simply be the start of another chapter.

Most of what people know about Arpaio’s tenure as Sheriff comes from independent weekly Phoenix New Times. The counterculter paper was founded by Lacey and fellow ASU students back in 1970 in opposition of the Kent State Shootings.

During Arpaio’s six terms his tactics in regards to illegal immigration, his infamous tent city, abuses of power, and botched investigations began to grab the attention of reporters. His treatment of the Latino community eventually led to Lacey and Larkin targeting the Sheriff.

They began to run articles exposing numerous scandals, his treatment of prisoners, and corruption. Many fellow newspapers were not even covering Arpaio, so it was only through the New Times that the Sheriff was getting public exposure. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase and Jim Larkin | Angel.co

This repeated exposure was soon covered by other news sources, until the story originally covered by the New Times would go national. This was made all the easier considering both Lacey and Larkin were also the governing heads of Village Voice Media, a multi-million dollar conglomerate of weeklies stretching from coast to coast. Naturally, Arpaio was not happy about this.

The events that led to Lacey and Larkin’s imprisonment began when Arpaio tasked a special prosecution team to investigate the paper and everyone attached to it. Prior to this Arpaio had been banning New Times reporters from junkets. Following an article that revealed the address of his home, Arpaio began investigating them.

After receiving a series of subpoenas Lacey and Larkin decided to print one in their combined byline. They were picked up the following night, very discreetly, and held for a total of 24 days. The arrest sparked much outrage that eventually led to the duo being freed, and suing the county for wrongful arrest.

Since then Lacey and Larkin have used the $3.75 million dollar payout to benefit the Latin-American community in Arizona. Allocated the funds through their charity the Frontera Fund, to finance Latin-American groups that fight racial profiling and work towards equality.

In 2012 they sold Village Voice Media. Presently the have returned to the news world with online independent news site Front Page Confidential.

The site publishes counterculture articles in preservation of the first amendment. As Apraio sets the stage with his run for Senate, the players are now ready to form his opposition, and chapter two will commence.

Louis Chenevert Drives Improvements at United Technologies Corporation

Louis Chenevert is one of the foremost business leaders in Canada. He has had a successful career working at various companies. He is the current CEO of United Technologies Corporation. During his time as CEO, Louis Chenevert has made numerous changes to the company.

Louis Chenevert took over as CEO several years ago. When he took over the company, sales were declining and many areas of the company needed to improve drastically. Louis Chenevert decided to focus on several areas to immediately improve. Not only did Louis Chenevert improve employee morale, but he also decided to increase the research and development budget drastically.

Employee Morale

One of the most significant costs of operating a business is employee turnover. Few business owners pay attention to employee turnover. Losing quality employees can cost a business in several ways. Not only does it cost money to replace an employee who left, but it also reduces productivity at the company.

Louis Chenevert implemented several policy changes to make employees more productive. He decided that employees could have unlimited vacation days. He also said that employees could be flexible about the times when they arrived or left the company. These changes helped employees feel more relaxed and excited about working.

Financial Changes

Louis Chenevert is an expert in financial planning at large companies. Some people do not realize how many decisions have to be made each day by prominent business leaders.

Louis Chenevert decided to decrease the total debt of the company. He wanted to increase cash flow and reduce the overall financial risk of the company. At one time, United Technologies Corporation had more debt than other companies in the industry. The company now has a strong balance sheet with record levels of cash to invest in the future. Louis Chenevert should be proud of the work that he has accomplished at the company.

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Hussain Sajwani: Spotlighted for Success

Hussain Sajwani founded DAMAC Properties, a forward-thinking developer specializing in residential, resort, and commercial properties. Although the sharp businessman is now worth over $4 billion, he started from humble beginnings. He helped out in his father’s watch and pen business as a young child in the Middle East. Hussain Sajwani decided to attend college, studying medicine-then discontinued. Later, he made a bold move by investing in a Dubai residential property. The young entrepreneur achieved unit sales before the building went to construction. This is when the DAMAC Properties came into existence. He has been in business as of 2002-since then, his portfolio has ballooned with luxury hotels, resorts, and other commercial projects across the Middle East. The visionary has enhanced the Middle Eastern skyline with masterful architecture. Hussain Sajwani applies a powerful notion of sophistication and sensibility to each installation. He marries together elegant accommodations, first line amenities, and emerging technology-with location, location, location. These signature components are always certain to produce successful property developments.

Hussain Sajwani has partnered with real estate heavyweight Donald Trump in 2013 on superior golf resort, The Trump International Golf Course Dubai. The 18-hole leisure community was named ‘Best Golf Development’ in the world by the International Property Awards in London. Mr. Sajwani has undergone other golf and leisure developments that are in various stages of construction. The DAMAC Properties has made major strides by being listed on the London Stock Exchange market as of 2013-becoming the first development company in the Middle East to make such an achievement. Mr. Sajwani also established catering services under DAMAC Holding. The properties have been deemed as the largest Middle Eastern hospitality business in existence today. Hussain Sajwani generously supports multiple charities. He focuses on giving back to today’s youth in various ways such as contributing to clothing drives as well as supporting initiatives for higher learning. The accomplished billionaire believes that with dedication and hard work, everyone can achieve the goals that they have set out to achieve.

Jed McCaleb Takes Stellar to International Consumers

Jed McCaleb is a well respected programmer in the blockchain industry. Previously, he assisted in making Ripple into the success it is now. He has been involved in Mt. Gox, Usernet, eDonkey, Ripple and now Stellar.

 

His first innovation was with a tech company called eDonkey. Jed McCaleb created one of the first multi-source P2P file sharing protocols. At the time, this was industry leading technology. Similar technology is used in modern day for P2P programs.

 

Usernet came next. It was also a P2P program. Eventually eDonkey and Usernet merged together and formed eDonkey2000.

 

Next came a completely different company in the tech industry. Jed McCaleb created Mt. Gox as a platform for players of Magic: The Gathering to use to trade virtual cards on Magic’s digital, online version. Eventually Jed changed the direction of the company and turned it into the world’s first bitcoin exchange.

 

About Stellar

 

Stellar was created when Jed McCaleb and Joyce Kim put their minds together. Stellar is a blockchain protocol that is intended to be used as part of a financial institution’s digital infrastructure.

 

IBM and Stellar have teamed up to bring banking to the developing world. The deal with Stellar is all about moving assets across borders in the South Pacific. With Stellar, the citizens of these countries have a banking system that they never dreamed imaginable. Stellar has brought expensive services to an audience that could previously not afford them.

 

In addition to IBM, Stellar works with companies all over the world such as Tempo, Stronghold, Parkway, Cellulant, and Flutterwave.

 

Stellar may be intended to be used by those in countries that have yet to fully implement digital industries, but Stellar is still available in more developed countries too. Telindus is one such company out of Europe that has decided to put Stellar to good use.

The Oxford Club, its free Investment U website, and Member benefits

Founded in 1989, the Oxford Club is a private international network of trustworthy and knowledgeable investors and entrepreneurs whose mission is to help its 157,000 Members in 131 countries create, grow and protect wealth. The Oxford Club’s educational arm, Investment U, is an independent free financial education website whose email newsletter, Investment U Daily, provides strategic financial recommendations for all levels of investors. Investment U’s principles include maintaining balanced asset allocation, knowing when to sell, and focusing on the long term.

The Oxford Club provides its Members with three monthly newsletters and three daily e-letters. The Club’s flagship newsletter is the Oxford Communique which discusses investment opportunities. The Oxford Income Letter provides picks and analysis regarding dividend stocks, and the Oxford Resource Explorer describes how to best investing in resource commodities. The Oxford Club offers 12 distinct trading services providing investment recommendations in such areas as the energy sector, finding stocks at significant discounts, and research into catalysts that can make stocks soar in such sectors as biotechnology. These trading services also help subscribers invest in corporate bonds, identify stocks of reputable companies trading for significantly less than they are worth, and target stocks with the greatest potential for huge short-term gains.

The Oxford Club offers three membership levels beginning with the Premier Membership, for those subscribing to any of the Club’s paid publications, followed by the Director’s Circle Membership which is lifelong, can be bequeathed to family members and includes access to all three Club newsletters, and the highest level, the Chairman’s Circle Membership. This Membership offers invitations to Club gatherings abroad with fellow Members and the Club’s invetment experts along with access to secure 24/7 online access to all current strategies and buy/sell alerts. Note that both the Director’s and Chairman’s Circle Memberships require a one-time lifetime payment along with annual membership fees.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin

In 2007 Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were arrested in their homes under the orders of Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The pair operated the Phoenix New Times, a newspaper that spoke out against the actions of Arpaio. Today the two are speaking out again against Arpaio, this time in response to President Trump’s pardoning of the disgraced sheriff.

Michael Lacey, a New Jersey native, created the Phoenix New times with some fellow students after he dropped out of the University of Arizona in 1970.

Jim Larkin, who had also dropped out of Arizona State University joined the paper in 1972. Larkin quickly began to take charge of the advertising portion of the journalism business while Lacey stood as executive editor.  Read more: Michael Lacey | Facebook and Village Voice Media | Wikipedia

The arrests of Lacey and Larkin came as a response to years of them exposing corruption and crimes committed by Joe Arpaio and his staff. In 2007 a lawsuit was filed against Arpaio, accusing him of racial profiling.

A judge ordered Arpaio to change his practices, an order which he ignored. In 2017 Arpaio was convicted of criminal contempt for ignoring these orders but was pardoned by President Trump before seeing any jail time.

Lacey and Larkin were upset with this decision by the president and began to speak out against Arpaio once again.

Arpaio had long feuded with the Phoenix New Times, threatening to arrest reporters, keeping them from attending press conferences, and refusing to provide the paper with county records. In 2004, Lacey and Larkin exposed a series of corrupt dealings performed by Joe Arpaio and his wife, the action that likely lead to their arrests.

The arrests of the reporters became national news within a number of hours, and they were released within 24 hours.

The two want to make sure people are aware of Arpaio’s crimes, which include inhumane treatments of prisoners in prisons he ran. He forced prisoners to live in tents in 135 degrees Fahrenheit weather, ordered guards to physically beat disobedient prisoners, and chained expectant mothers in the prisons to their hospital beds while they gave birth.

Lacey, Larkin, and many others are appalled that they former sheriff will not be imprisoned for his crimes, and they want to bring attention to the corruption that is still occurring both on the state and federal levels.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin currently operate the Fontera Fund, which advocates for civil rights, and the rights of immigrants.

Retired CEO of UTC, Louis Chenevert, Designs His Own Yacht

Louis Chenevert was once CEO of United Technologies and helped to make it a global company. During his time with the company it invested over $10 billion in designing and manufacturing a jet engine that reduced fuel consumption and reduced emissions.

This engine is used in over 14 airlines in their jets. His interest in investing in technology is what led to success with designing this jet engine. When he worked on this project, he did not focus on the gains the company would make. He pictured a distant future where the company would grow and hire thousands of employees to make the products they designed.

He worked for over 14 years for General Motors. Louis Chenevert was made president of UTC after only six years and received an award from the National Building Museum in 2011. He was named Person of the Year by Aviation Week and Space Technology Magazine.

His goal was to unite the manufacturing and suppliers. This leading to UTC’s success.

Looking at more than one aspect of the business helped to increase their customer base. He encouraged the company to invest in their employees with programs like The Employee Scholar Program. It helped employees earn a degree in any subject they chose. UTC paid for the tuition. This are the many benefits Louis Chenevert brought UTC when he worked there.

Now he designs yachts another passion he has. He has build three yachts with the help of Horizon a yacht builder. The yachts are loaded with technology a feature that Louis Chenevert loves. To assemble the yacht he traveled to the company’s location in Taiwan. This yacht is called the Debbie Lou.

The Debbie Lou has technology that would be seen in larger yachts because that is the way they are designed. Since he planned to sail with his family and friends he had the best and safest yacht designed.

It has two radar system, AIS and night vision. The yacht has satellite receivers for TV and phone communication from anywhere. The yacht has GPS and pilot system monitor. He has plans to keep it for several years.

The Incredible Career and Life of Scott Rocklage

Attending college and being awarded a degree is a common thing. However, applying one’s education in real life to stand out from others is a great achievement.

Against all odds, Dr. Scott Rocklage studied hard to receive his B.S in chemistry, and he never gave up until he completed his Ph.D. studies in the same. The two academic qualifications were received from the University of California and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology respectively.  Learn more about Scott Rocklage: http://chemistry.mit.edu/scott-rocklage-phd-2-and-his-wife-patty-are-celebrated-their-major-gift and http://people.equilar.com/bio/scott-rocklage-cidara-therapeutics-/salary/913398#.WWaMA9PytTY

Although most people study chemistry to be awarded a degree so as to secure better jobs, this course was a passion for Dr. Scott Rocklage. This can be depicted by relentless efforts and hard work that made him receive the Nobel Prize in Chemistry back in 2005.

Today, he is acknowledged for being an inventor or a co-inventor on more than 30 U.S. patents. Besides, peer-reviewed publications that relate to him are not less than 100. Presently, people willing to meet him can book appointments in Boston, MA office.

Scott M. Rocklage, Ph.D. has provided his services in a number of companies. Most notably, in 2003, he became of the staff members of 5AM Ventures as a distinguished Venture Partner. Based on his qualifications and input, he surprisingly climbed the ladder to becoming a Managing partner in 2004, after only a year of experience with this company.

That said, it is important to note that Scott Rocklage has over 30 years of experience in the field of healthcare management. Some of his notable achievements include the successful approval of 3 different U.S. New Drug Applications by the FDA.

Other than 5AM Ventures, Dr. Rocklage has served as the chairman as well as the CEO of Cubist Pharmaceuticals. Additionally, he held the same senior positions in Nycomed Salutor, and he has also been a manager at Salutar and Catalytica.

At the moment, Dr. Scott Rocklage serves as a Board Chairman of various companies including Kinestral, Rennovia, and Cidara. He was able to secure these positions due to his past positions in Ilypsa which was acquired by Amgen, and Miikana which was as well acquired by EntreMed.

Roberto Santiago And The Latest Development in Manaira Shopping

The CEO of Manaira Shopping in Brazil has been doing a lot lately, and one of the latest reports about him online mentioned that right now he’s focusing on managing the parking system of the shopping area of his mall. The report suggested that Roberto Santiago is making sure that he is making sure that there are personal touches on how the expansion is done. Only through a personal touch can the mall get the improvement and design orientation that it deserves.

 

It is also mentioned in the report that a personal management of things, such as the parking area, of the mall, would ensure that negative crises involved in maintaining a mall would be prevented.

 

It is also the hope of the chief businessman to be able to make Manaira Shopping as the leading mall in Brazil to offer the top services today. He also doesn’t stop in providing wonderful amenities in the mall to ensure that Manaira Shopping continues to be a safe place to go to.

 

Who is Roberto Santiago?

 

The CEO of the top mall in Brazil is also known for other things. In fact, people know Roberto Santiago as an avid sportsman as well as an active trader. It may even be safe to conclude that Roberto Santiago is a man of many talents. Owner of one of the biggest malls in the capital of Paraiba, which is Manaira Shopping, Roberto continues to establish a name and brand that stands the test of time.

 

In fact, his Manaira Shopping has been around already for so many years, which was founded last November 1989 in the same location that it is now.

 

Roberto is responsible for making sure that Manaira Mall delivers on its promise of quality services. Some of these amenities include a complex that contains various recreation areas for leisure and fun to all the citizens in Brazil. There are also eleven movie theaters in the mall, and all of them have the most modern, and advanced cinematic innovation and projectors available today.

 

Roberto is also responsible for installing in the mall a VIP room, a 3D room and various stadium systems that give the mall its great reputation for advanced entertainment. He’s also able to install about 200 game machines for the mall goers who want a beautiful cinema experience, which includes the Game Station that offers various arcade games to all people of various ages and income bracket.

 

With all these innovations, it’s not hard to see why Roberto Santiago is considered to be successful in making sure that people get the mall experience and services that they well deserve.

 

Summary and Conclusion

 

There are so many recreation centers and malls in Brazil. But the one that’s being built and improved by Roberto Santiago remains to be one of the most wonderful mall selections available for people today.