Category: Business Leaders
Solo Capital Markets is a household name in London, England. The firm is an international boutique financial services company regulated by the United Kingdom government. The firm is also known as Solo Capital UK or Solo Capital Limited.
As at the close of March 2015, Solo Capital Partners was estimated to be worth £15.45 million, with assets totaling £67.45 million and a cash flow amounting to £30.26. Solo Group Holdings, with Sanjay Shah as the CEO, is in charge of controlling Solo Capital Partners. Mr. Shah is also the owner of Aesa S.a.r.l., the entity that controls Solo Group Holdings.
Sanjay Shah is the owner of various businesses in various cities that include Dubai, Malta, The British Virgin Islands, Luxembourg and the Cayman Islands. Before founding Solo Capital, Sanjay Shah made earnings of £19 million for the year that ended March 31, 2011. As of January 2016, Mr. Shah had a net worth of $280 million.
Apart from his contribution to the financial industry, Sanjay Shah is also a philanthropist. This is clearly evidenced by his charity organization, Autism Rocks. The organization seeks to raise awareness about autism. The organization also raises money towards funding autism research by holding concerts. Autism Rocks was birthed following the diagnosis of Sanjay’s son with autism.
While enjoying a cup of tea with a world renown artist, Snoop Dogg, Sanjay Shah had an epiphany. The idea of staging gigs to raise money came to him. With this motivation, Autism Rocks held the first concert in 2014, that featured Prince. Since then, the organization has held concerts that featured artists such as Lenny Kravitz, Michael Buble, Drake among others.
In an interview with the Global Citizen Magazine, Sanjay Shah pointed out that he had sponsored children back in India and had no idea what more he could do regarding charity. However, following the diagnosis of his son, Sanjay became focused on where and how to invest when it came to charitable contributions. Many have benefited from his efforts since.
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One of the concepts that are talked about the most when it comes to investing is starting up a portfolio. There is a lot that goes into being a successful investor. For one thing, a successful portfolio is good for the business of being a successful investor. One good start for building a good portfolio is finding a good broker or an investment banker in order to provide one with a good platform for building a portfolio. There are also people that can provide new investors with some good advice when it comes to investments and money management. Successful investment bankers often want to share their advice with others.
Among the successful investment bankers in the industry is Martin Lustgarten. He is very passionate about putting together a diverse portfolio. Among the things he tries to make sure is that he is investing in every country that is a possibility. He not only gains experience for himself, but he also uses his experience in order to help his clients go pretty far in their journey. Given that he is successful, he is someone that customers can trust because he will sit with them and discuss what it would take for them to have a successful run as investors
Martin Lustgarten stresses the importance of finding a good place to invest. While some places are good for investing, there are places that are to be avoided at all costs. Fortunately, these places could be found with a little bit of research which Martin Lustgarten recommends so that no one would fall into any traps of making investments with the wrong broker or firm. Martin Lustgarten is very passionate about making sure his customers go where they could receive the most benefits for their investments. He spends money in order to build income for others. Follow Lustgarten on Instagram to keep up with him!
While everyone was licking their financial wounds in 2009, Kyle Bass was counting the millions he made betting that the Wall Street was going to be put on life support thanks to the sub-prime mortgage debacle. Bass was hailed as a genius by some investment gurus that worship the mighty dollar. Very few people knew that Bass was the man behind the press release that said Bear Stearns was too deep in its own complicated mortgage scheme to recover. Kyle was an executive with Bear Stearns at the time, so he had insider knowledge that what was glittering to the rest of world in terms of mortgage lending was actually a quick money ploy the banks concocted to feather their own nests.
The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission finally released a report that named Bass, the high-flying hedge fund manager, as the man who gave David Faber the inside scoop on the Bear Stearns debacle. But that was old news to the people that know Kyle Bass. Bass has no problem tooting his own horn when it comes to his financial prowess. As the CEO of Hayman Capital Management LP, the company he started with the money he made in 2008, Bass has managed to stay in the news for other questionable practices. His latest scheme isn’t what anyone would call ethical, but ethics is a foreign word to Mr. Bass. Bass proved that when he partnered with Erich Spangenberg, the guy insiders call the “most notorious patent troll on the planet.” Bass beats against pharmaceutical companies before the news breaks that Erich Spangenberg is questioning the legitimacy of drug company patents.
The Argentina financial mess was another thorn in the side for Bass investors. Kyle was a fan of former President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. Fernández de Kirchner was the key player when Argentina defaulted on their debt and bond holders like Paul Singer took a major financial hit. Bass said Singer was taking advantage of a poor country, and Bass took Fernández de Kirchner side.
The General Motors fiasco was another situation where Kyle Bass went against the victims and praise General Motors because his company had a sizable amount of shares in General Motors. Bass said it was the victims fault when the faulty airbags GM put in some models failed, and power steering on other models didn’t work properly.
But Bass continues to put himself in front of the press talking about his questionable accomplishment even though those accomplishments are considered lame and frantic attempts to maintain his five minutes of genius.
Talk Fusion is a company the helps people connect with each other wherever they are. Their products are about innovation in the area of video conferencing, social networking, and broadcasting and are sold around the world. Businesses and individuals increasingly use these video communication options. Product reviews highlight their ease of use and the level of customization available to suit each application.
For example, video email can be recorded with any video device and then uploaded to a saved video file via the Talk Fusion portal. The recording is then used to create a video email. The options include a custom made email or one that is made using a template. Once made, sending the video is exactly like sending an email, one recipient at a time or groups. Others products include Video Share and Fusion Wall (social media and next-generation social media), Video Auto Responder, Video Conference, Video Broadcast, Video Blog, and eSubscription Form.
The other unique aspect of Talk Fusion is they provide a direct marketing home based business opportunity. Talk Fusion can improve communications and create a separate income stream. A visionary named Bob Reina created the concept when he was looking for a way to email a short video clip to his pals. One of the major communications companies at the time told him it was impossible. He was not one to accept that answer, so he began working on making it possible.
After solving the problem, Bob put his twenty years of relationship marketing experience to work and created Talk Fusion. Reina’s strong leadership talents, focus on innovation, and his direct selling business model has gained attention. Talk Fusion is now one of the top video content providers in the world, and they continue to grow. He is also well-respected for his hands-on approach to civic responsibilities and philanthropic contributions.
The Fox News Network should do a better job vetting their guests because their latest guest backfired big time. Thor Halvorssen was recently brought onto the network to discuss socialism, but Fox News is a conservatively slanted organization. Their intention was obvious — they wanted to make Bernie Sanders, a self-avowed Democratic Socialist, look as bad as possible.
Why did Fox News bring the founder of the Human Rights Foundation on to the show to slam socialism? Well, Bernie Sanders is surging in the polls. The Vermont Senator has a real chance to claim the Democratic nomination as the states that have yet to vote favor the Senator over Hillary Clinton. It looks like Fox News was preparing for a theoretical general election against Bernie Sanders. They had to get to work slamming him and his proposals to help the Republicans win the Presidency. So they use words like Socialism as a negative, but little did they know that Thor Halvorssen was about to give them a lesson.
The interviewer prefaces the piece about socialism, labeling it bad and asking Thor why it is bad. Mr. Halvorssen then explains that socialism is not bad but it is dictators that use socialism as a weapon that are bad. Thor is then asked to explain socialism and is asked again why it is bad in an attempt to misinform viewers about Bernie Sanders and his policies. That’s when Thor drops the bomb on the conservative network.
“I actually gave the largest donation allowable to the campaign of Bernie Sanders.”
The hostess squealed her next question in disgust, “Why?” Thor Halvorssen, the founder of the Human Rights Foundation, then goes on to explain that he would rather have a Democratic Socialist as the president than Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. Clinton, he explains, takes donations from international dictators; the very people that the Human Rights Foundation fights against. And he says that Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, publicly supports Putin who happens to be another dictator.
In the end, though, the network did get Thor to slam Hillary which would be viewed as a small victory. Find Halvorssen on Facebook for more news and updates.
One of the most promising and influential families in Western Michigan is the DeVos family. The DeVos family are the proud owners and founders of Amway Corporation which started out in the basement of the family home and has moved up to become an internationally renowned company. Currently, at the head of this business is Dick DeVos who has worked tirelessly with the community in order to make improvements and improve the overall well being of the community. Recently in news, Mr. DeVos and his wife, Betsy, have ventured to start getting into the liquor business which has been a personal dream of Dick for quite sometime.
Mr. DeVos’ license has recently been approved and has marked his entrance into the liquor business. The liquor to which Mr. DeVos will be involved in is located in a distillery that is owned by Walter Catton III. This distillery was opened in 2013 and has already expanded the distillery with the help of his investors to a 9,000 square-foot distillery. This new location even includes a tasting room that allows for 50 people to be in the room all at once. With the renovations almost complete, the owner and Dick DeVos are currently increasing the inventory with the upcoming Tulip Time Festival in mind.
Mr. DeVos decided to become a part of this endeavor as the distillery already distributes its product to more than 100 different locations. These locations include Michigan as well as Colorado and Illinois. This distillery has provided excellent quality liquor for any occasion whether it be for a restaurant or for a party.
In addition to this, Mr. Catton has even added a kitchen to the new distillery in order to now add appetizers that will be paired with the cocktails provided. Mr. Catton and Mr. DeVos currently are working with both full-time as well as part-time staff to create whiskey, vodka, gin, as well as rum. This distillery is now working hard to add handcrafted wine as well as beer.
Mr. DeVos has been a well respected individual in his community and is a well known philanthropist. Mr. DeVos has donated millions of dollars to several organizations through his family foundation. One of his biggest passions that he is the most supportive of is the education initiative. Mr. DeVos believes that in order to support economic growth, it is not more jobs that is needed, but instead it is more education to create jobs. This and his passion for flight are what inspired him to create the West Michigan Aviation Academy, a charter high school for students interested in avionics.
Learn more about Dick’s life and career by connecting with him on LinkedIn or liking his Facebook page. You can also see his professional profile here: http://www.newnetherlandinstitute.org/history-and-heritage/dutch_americans/richard-dick-devos-jr/
Alexei Beltyukov is an entrepreneur and philanthropist, best known for his recent work at SOLVY. He got his masters in Business Admin. from INSEAD in 1997. Last year, he joined SOLVY which is an online, educational system that helps students all over the world excel at their studies. Alexei Beltyukov has been a massive supporter of ensuring that educational standards are always maintained because he believes that children hold the key to a brighter tomorrow.
In the following points, there are some ways in which Alexei Beltyukov is helping to change the world of education with SOLVY –
SOLVY Helps Students Study In An Environment They Are Comfortable In – Parents and teachers are always seen complaining about the amount of time children spend on the internet, on their computers and smartphones these days. Alexei Beltyukov understands that this is the environment children are comfortable in and, as such, it is perfect for their education. His videos on Vimeo really highlight what he’s trying to do, but also the work left to be done.
SOLVY Makes Concessions For Students Who Might Be Lagging Behind In Their Coursework – A lot of students find it hard to maintain their pace with classroom education because children of different intellects and IQs are present in the same group. The competition can often become unhealthy for those students who are lagging behind. With SOLVY, Alexei Beltyukov has solved this problem.
SOLVY Allows Shy Students To Interact With Teachers And Students – A lot of students are shy or introverted and find it hard to interact with their peers and teachers in a traditional classroom. Because of their introverted nature, they might find it difficult to have their questions clarified in a traditional environment. With SOLVY, Alexei Beltyukov has offered fresh hope to these children.
A Large Number Of Students Can Be Educated By SOLVY – In a traditional classroom, there is only so much space and thus, the number of students that can be accommodated is limited. This, in turn, means limited interaction between students. In a place like SOLVY which is constantly growing thanks to the efforts of Alexei Beltyukov, students can interact with a larger number of people.
SOLVY Helps Revolutionize Classroom Education – It is hoped by Alexei Beltyukov as mentioned by his CrunchBase, and experts that SOLVY would help to eradicate the problems of classroom education by making it less about a rat race and more about education. The current system would be greatly supported if more systems like SOLVY were introduced.
Overall, Alexei Beltyukov hopes that SOLVY would help him make a difference, and he tweets about it often.
Human rights are something that all humans should respect. The president of Angola Africa is being accused of generating funds by violating human rights. It is said that decades of murder and genocide has funded the government. They are currently paying for rapper Nicki Minaj to come do a performance. Human rights activists have warned the rapper that she will be receiving blood money for her performance and politely asked if she would not show up for the performance. The rapper did not take the suggestion. She actually showed up early and plans to continue the show. This might have a negative affects on her fan base with her upcoming television show called Nicki on the ABC family channel now called Freeform.
The Human Rights Foundation was founded by Thor Halvorssen in the Spring of 2005. He started his human rights journey in 1989 fighting the African apartheid. As the president of the Human Rights Foundation, Thor raises money to help fight different human rights issues all over the world. Halvorssen is also a film producer and has produced a number of films dealing with human rights. His movies and opinions have been shown al over national television and magazines. He Graduated Magna Cum Lade from the Ivy League school University of Pennsylvania.
Thor Halvorssen is no stranger to human rights crimes. His Father who was an ambassador was falsely imprisoned in a Venezuelan jail where he was tortured and beaten extremely bad. He was eventually released with the help of numerous human rights advocates. His mother was shot and killed by the Venezuelan government and his cousin was falsely imprisoned as well. Thor has been fighting since 1989 and the fight has been personal. SO when the HRF speaks out about wrong doing, we should take heed and at least research what they are talking about.
There is a new plan for a new warehouse park in Nashville. This comes after Penattoni Development Co. paid $1.93 million for a piece of land totaling to 44 acres in Brick Church Pike. The new warehouse will be 600,000 square foot and construction for the project dubbed Skyline Distribution Park is expected to begin this month. It will consist of three buildings with completion expected in 2016.
According to Jeff Konieczny, a development manager for the company’s Southeast region, the industrial park will address a deficit of modern warehouse space. He also pointed out that the city is losing a number of its industrial base due to the redevelopment agendas. The benefits of the new facility will be enhanced visibility and access to the highways.
Alston Construction, an integrated contractor arm of Panattoni, will construct the three warehouses. The warehouses at Skyline Distribution Park will consist of 100,000, 125,000, and 375,000 square feet. The leasing agent is JLL with Bo Fulk, a vice president for the commercial real estate company, alongside Jimmy Armstead. According to Fulk, Skyline Distribution Park is excellently positioned to serve Nashville, Tennessee and the entire region.
Penattoni Development Co. is one of the most active players within Nashville, Tennessee with regional offices located in the city. Recently, the property developer completed a 1.1 million square foot of an Under Armour warehouse construction in Mt. Juliet. The company is also finishing the development of 98,000 square foot five-story building on Nashville Music Row. SESAC, the S. Performing rights organization, will be the anchor tenant.
Among the real estate development firms changing the shape of Nashville, Scott Lumley’s Resolve Financials ranks high. Scott Lumley easily qualifies as a serial entrepreneur because of the many successful ventures he runs. Aside from Resolve financials, Lumley has been the president of e-depotonline.com, a wholesale and retail electronic selling site. Additionally, he has been the president of bidFlame.com, an extensive auction site as well as Large Lots, a string retail stores that sell overstock goods
Lumley is an entrepreneur with investments in different lines of business. According to him, there is no successful thing that lasts forever because of the changing consumers and marketplace. Therefore, any entrepreneur has to adapt to the market changes. His success in business begun in 2005 when he invested in a return load that was from a local liquidator at $250. He sold it on eBay and as they say, the rest is history.