Wes Edens has branched out with his sports empire. He is already a co-owner in the Milwaukee Bucks franchise and the founder of asset management firm Fortress Investment Group. He has now taken on a majority role in the English soccer club Aston Villa. He has purchased the club in a partnership with Egyptian billionaire Nassef Sawiris. The partnership, NSWE, will own 55% of the club. The deal has cost 30 million pounds ($39 million). Learn more about Wes Edens at newseniorinv.com
Historically Aston Villa has been one of the best clubs in English soccer. They are one of the oldest clubs, and in 1982 they won the Champions League. It is based in Birmingham, and it has one of the largest fan bases in England. The last few years have seen less success, and the club has dropped out of the Premier league into the lower division. The team almost made a return last year, but it failed in the final play-off game. The Premier league generates hundreds of millions of dollars for its members from broadcast rights, and teams that fall out of the division can often spend years trying to return.
Foreign investment is not new in English soccer. Many of the biggest teams have been bought out by billionaires. Those owners have spent hundreds of millions to be competitive, and they have found great success. Wes Edens knows that Aston Villa will need to invest in the type of players who can get them promotion to the Premier league. With such competition in the Premier league, Wes Edens knows that it will require a long term influx of money rather than a short term injection of capital. Wes Edens will keep former owner Tony Xia on as a member of the board and as co-chairman. Xia bought the club in 2016. Edens has a long track record of success in sports and finance, and so Aston Villa fans should be excited by the new owners.
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The early 2000’s introduced us to a man that would become a household name, that man is Ryan Seacrest. He was first introduced to the world as the co-host of “American Idol”, a successful music talent show. Ryan Seacrest would go on to producing not only American Idol but other hit shows like “Keeping up with the Kardashians” which skyrocketed the fame of the family as we know it today.
Recently, producer and tv host Ryan moved away from his longtime L.A hometown in California to the other side of the country in New York City to take over for Michael Strahan’s position as co-host with Kelly Ripa. In a recent interview question about what it was like to move to New York to work on Live with Kelly and Ryan, Seacrest commented that not much has changed in his daily routine other than having to check the weather constantly. Co-host is however not his only gig, Ryan Seacrest will do the show all week in New York and fly back to Los Angeles where he is the host of “On Air with Ryan Seacrest”, Los Angeles number one rated morning radio show.
It doesn’t stop there, Seacrest’s resume is packed with additional ventures including “Polished”, a line of skin care products named after Dr. Lancer Seacrest’s doctor who created the product. After he is done dominating that industry, his next role is of clothing designer as he owns his own clothing brand “Ryan Seacrest Distinction” which provides customize clothing for men.
With all this going on in his life, Ryan Seacrest (@ryanseacrest) still manages to give back to the community through his foundation, the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. The charity provides hospitals with media centers that aid student/patients from journalism schools with the ability to learn about the world of broadcasting through on hand experience.
Often people don’t associate corporations and community outreach, yet that is exactly what Stream Energy is seeking to obtain. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey’s destruction, only one company was on the ground ready to bring aid. In partnership with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and the Red Cross, “Stream Cares” a philanthropic branch of Stream Energy has set their eyesights on the goal of not only giving back to the community but helping Stream Energy build a brand that people will respect and be loyal too. In addition to attempting to emulate Stream’s success in philanthropy, many companies are also aiming to reach out in forming their own branches, much like Stream Cares.
This strategy by Stream Energy has not gone unnoticed, in fact, in 2016 alone corporations donated over $19 billion to causes around their communities. However, what Stream Energy still has an advantage in is in their business model. Associates in order to be successful, are required to network and build a list of loyal clients. In turn, the associate will offer them fixed rate energy and or a cell phone plan. Because of the deep-rooted relationships that Stream Energy associates have built within their communities, often that loyalty and respect carry over to the companies reputation as a whole.
In addition, because the respect and loyalty go both ways, many of the associates from Stream build within their own communities passion projects. A great example of this comes from Dallas-based Hope Supply.co that fundraise enough money to bring over 1,000 homeless Dallas children warm food and shelter. Aside from these necessities, both organizations pull funds together in order to take all 1,000 children to a water park, an experience that unfortunately they would not have had experienced without the efforts of Stream associates. There is no doubt that Stream has changed the relationship between a corporation and the communities they reside in.
Guilherme Paulus is a notable figure in the tourism industry and is the chairman and founder of the largest tour operator in all of Latin America named CVC Brazil.
Guilherme Paulus started his career by working for IBM as an intern and then worked for Casa Faro, where he sold airfare tickets. Later on, he was given a business proposal by the state deputy to open a travel agency that he financed. He was partners with him for the next four years before they parted ways and he took in-charge of the agency all by himself.
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As per Forbes, the net worth of Guilherme Paulus is nearly $1.8 billion, and it is going to increase with time as his business ventures, which includes CVC Brazil and GJP Hotels and Resorts, continues to expand and grow massively. He has a unique take when it comes to business, and he believes that the leader of the company should not only take care of the top management but also be in touch with the ground level staff and also customers. He continues to make regular exchanges with the customers as well as the staff that helps him know the things that he wouldn’t get to know sitting inside his luxurious office. Guilherme Paulus says that the use of technology has become extensive in today’s date and it is surely going to impact how the businesses conduct themselves in the years to come. He believes that the habit of making the weekly and daily schedule is very useful for the business executives and that the young executives should follow it too in order to stay productive and be efficient.
Guilherme Paulus is well known for his insight into the tourism industry and often provides tips to young entrepreneurs who want to join the industry. He advises them to be humble and to treat the guests right so that they are remembered for their service. He also shares his own stories with them providing them with examples they should be behaving with the tourists who come to visit their country. It would help them build a client list who trust them always.
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Guilherme Paulus is a Brazilian national who founded of the Operadora e Agencia de Viagens CVC Tur Lrda where he has served as its chairman for over 45 years. Paulus started the company when he was only 24 in 1972 with his partner, an active politician who left the business after four years of its operation. Through Guilherme Paulus hard work and dedication, the company grew exponentially to become the biggest tour operator in Latin America. In 2009, it however sold 63.6% of its stake to the Carlyle Group at a price of $ 420 million. What’s more, 2005 saw Paulus establish the GJP Hotels and Resorts, a group of more than 15 hotels and resorts located in different parts of Brazil. Read more about Guilherme Paulus on Crunchbase.
About Guilherme Paulus’ Achievements
Guilherme Paulus has made a name for himself over the years due to his successful business operations in tourism making him join the list of Forbes billionaires. Equally important, Paulus was also named as the entrepreneur of the year in 2017 and was on the cover of the Isto e Dinheiro Brazilian magazine. Paulus has also provided employment to over 1,900 people through his hotel business where he invested an estimate R $ 600 million. Again, he was responsible of building the CVC tourism network whereby it continues to flourish even after selling it where he remained with 8% ownership. Again, as the GJP group’s president, his upscale hotels are classified into four categories where he has the Wish, Prodigy, Linx, and the St Andrews Hotels.
Further, the reason behind Paulus selling of the CVC Company was ultimately to get the tourism business to a higher level through the global investment fund. This worked out well as the company has now grown to hold revenues worth R $ 5.2 billion annually after opening at the stock exchange market in 2013. Furthermore, Paulus had also introduced the tour operator stores in over 400 malls in Brazil where 140 were in hypermarkets. Besides, as part of the company’s growth strategy, Paulus extended his business to reach out to the unexplored areas by opening stores in places with much less population of 60,000 inhabitants. In addition, Paulus had also invested heavily on CVC’s corporate social responsibility of training the younger generation who are vulnerable by teaching them about the tourism business.
This year’s IDB meeting took place in Mendoza, Argentina. The annual Inter-American Development Bank meeting was attended by Felipe Montoro Jens the infrastructure specialist and reporter. The main topics discussed where infrastructure projects and how they relate to the economy. Many South American governors were in attendance at this year’s meeting. The Brazilian government has invested a lot of time and money into the development of public-private partnerships. Felipe Montoro Jens has gathered many important details from this year’s meeting. Find out more about Jens at consultasocio.com to learn more.
Dyogo Oliveira the Minister of Planning Development and Management, was among the governors who attended this year’s meeting? Oliveira was requesting more funding towards infrastructure projects. The Industrial Revolution 4.0 needs to be built more roads and sanitation products and to provide clean water, and these will need more PPPs to be implemented. There is a need for more funding from the private sector in order to move forward on many of the infrastructure projects. It was suggested that the IBB invest in projects that will create situations to lower the risk of private investors. This is an idea that is agreed upon by the Minister of Finance and chairman of the board of directors, Luis Caputo. Also in attendance at this year’s meeting was the president of the Inter-American Development Bank, Luis Alberto.
Louis was requesting more funding, towards projects to improve the connectivity between the South American countries. The Minister of cleaning development in management also noted The IDB has loaned Brazil $12.9 billion a 20% increase from 2017. As made clear by all the governor’s in attendance more funding is needed. The Secretary of State for the economy in business support from Spain, Irene Garrido spoke about the dynamism of the markets in Brazil. Irene went on to explain that because of the importance of the Brazilian economy, they will be prioritized with all investments.
Nine years ago, based out of New York City, Peter L. Briger became the Principal and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors with the Fortress Investment Group, and three years earlier, has held a position of being a member of the Board of Directors. His role at the Fortress Investment Group is running the Drawbridge Special Opportunities Funds, and taking lead in credit funding, from gaining his extensive knowledge while working previously and being a partner with Goldman Sachs for 15 years.He is well educated in the fields of management, extensive credit, and private equity finance, being a member of the Goldman Sachs Global Control and Compliance Committee. The education that Peter Briger received attending Princeton University, and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania has prepared him to become such an expert, while having a positive impact on others, leading to their success.
When it comes to asset management, Peter Briger has more than 20 years of experience in the field, and has proven to be an exceptional business leader, having the Fortress Investment Group globally diversified, with over $43 billion dollars of assets, utilizing their liquid and equity market divisions. If there is a mainstream source of capital that has declined in the market, Briger has been able to find innovative ways around problems in society, which was the reason for the decline, and still manages to create a decent amount of profit, while marketing correctly, selling high, and buying low.
His world class investment strategies, and the team at the Fortress Investment Group is very consistent in delivering exactly what an organization is looking for, when it comes to the proper ways to invest. In 2015, together as a group, we’re able to raise nearly $5 billion dollars for a new fund within the Fortress Investment Group. Regardless of a financial crisis, the expertise that Peter Briger brings to the table is unmatched in the financial sector, displaying the ability to make a profit with distressed assets, while banks are forced to change how they do business, having a major impact on their profit margins.Peter Briger has always been prepared for when one door closes in the investment market, and to know the next steps in achieving the goals of his group, when another door opens. Currently, Briger still remains to be one of the top players in the arena of special asset investing.
Jim Larkin was a man of Irish descent who grew up in a hardscrabble neighborhood of Liverpool in the late 1800s. He was put to work at a young age to support the family and eventually he started working on the docks loading and unloading ships. From a young age he was a socialist who wanted far more rights for workers. To this end he joined the dockers union and eventually became a union trade organizer.
As Jim Larkin preferred to use militant methods in the strikes he organized his higher-ups at this trade union decided he was more trouble than he was worth. In 1907 he was sent to go work in Dublin instead of Liverpool. Once there he established his own union that accepted all workers, whether unskilled or skilled.
Beginning in 1912 he started leading strikes in a number of Dublin industries. The largest of these was the Dublin Lockout which took place in 1913. Workers agitated for rights across the city and they refused to work for almost seven months. The result of this strike by over 100,000 workers was that they were given more rights, such a the right of fair employment.
One key tenet that Jim Larkin lived by was the strike-breakers were to be treated fairly. He didn’t allow any violence towards them to be taken by his union members. The main reason for this was that he didn’t want to destroy the companies that were being struck against as if they went under jobs would disappear, not helping anybody.
From 1914 to 1920, Jim Larkin was in the United States. He went on a lecture tour where he advocated for the rights of workers. Six years after arriving in the US he was arrested and convicted of two counts. One count was that he was a communist and the other was for criminal anarchy. He served a few years in prison and was then released and put on a boat back to Ireland.
Jim Larkin continued to fight for workers rights once back in Dublin. He eventually died on January 30, 1947.
People go through life with different experiences. Everyone has a different story to tell. Such is the case with Daniel Taub. He has seen many things in his life. As a native of the United Kingdom, he’s witnessed many changes in that country. The same is true of his professional life. Read more: Daniel Taub | Crunchbase and Daniel Taub | Ideamench
As the Israeli ambassador to the United Kingdom, he’s had an eyewitness view of the world from the point of view of someone who has been involved in many important international relations. In a recent interview, Taub talks about the life he’s led and the lessons he’s learned along the way.
Four Years of Service
Taub was at his post for four years. During this time, he had the opportunity to meet with many important world leaders and speak to them about their worldview directly. In this capacity, he was often called on to help improve United Kingdom relations with the state of Israel. Learn more about Daniel Taub: http://www.embassymagazine.com/biog/biog_countries/biog_emb37_israel.html and https://www.jnf.co.uk/2015/07/jnf-uk-bids-farewell-ambassador-daniel-taub/
He was also called upon to demonstrate a sense of humor and the ability to react to changing diplomatic conditions. As he looks back on his work, he knows that it has been a truly enjoyable time in his life. He can look back on his tenure with a great deal of satisfaction. His efforts have truly helped relations between the two countries bloom and grow.
Under his skilled leadership, both countries were able to forge greater ties and increase connections. He was able to help bridge the gap between the two nations and encourage both places to work together for a mutual, common goal. As a father of six, he knows all about cooperation. His own life has taught him that negotiation is a truly important skill that can be used in many varied circumstances.
A Sense Of Deep Satisfaction
As a representative of one of the world’s most important and much thought about nations, Taub needed to use his range of diplomatic skills. He was a much sought after speaker in the United Kingdom for his understanding of contemporary diplomatic policy. He was able to bring a great deal of knowledge about both Israel and the U.K. to his role.
He looks on his time on the international stage with great fondness, knowing that he has done his best to serve the needs of international diplomacy. He sees the future and sees that it is a better one because of his personal actions.
A person has to have a pretty sharp mind, and one that sees opportunity where others only dare to consider, to be good at shorting stocks. Shorting is antithetical investing because near every investor is concerned with buying something that appreciates. That said, to not only admit that investments also depreciate, but to see the beauty in shorting, so as to make out at that downturn, is the brainchild of people made from special sauce. Sahm Adragi, Chief Investment Officer at Kerrisdale Capital, is best know for his research and his short-selling.
Once you have worked in research, it is absolutely clear that there are 2 sides to every transaction in the markets. Things do suffer reversals and Sahm Adrangi is there waiting to invest in just that type of opportunity. He not only shorts, he made his name shorting, and through this process he was able to uncover fraudulent Chinese firms, a difficult task indeed. A company that is a thinly traded shell will expose itself as fraudulent, but just like short-shopping, most people are not looking to figure out if a company is a sham. Sahm Adrangi is just this type of person that sees things from a different perspective.
Sahm Adrangi is used to being a guy people look to for advice, and he has prepared himself to be the guy that delivers that advice, and good advice at that. Educated at Yale, he also worked at a distressed debt hedge fund before Kerrisdale. The only thing more exciting than buying and selling distressed debt is a hedge fund full of it. Mutual funds and stocks are relatively safe for all investors to buy themselves, but the derivative and distressed products, in addition to shorts and options, should really be left to professionals and Sahm Adrangi likely got the equivalent of his PhD doing this.
Mr. Adrangi has separated himself from the pack. His received his degree in Economics from Yale and he took that degree and has made the very most of it. With a firm understanding of the nuts and bolts of finances, he headed to Wall Street to make good on that fantastic degree from arguably one of the country’s best schools, and that he did.
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