The Capital Group has been one of the top U.S. based financial specialists for more than 80 years and is driven by its commitment to its more that 7,000 analysts working across many different financial sectors. The rise of Timothy Armour through the group from being a part of the Associates Program at the company to a position as an analyst with the company and finally as the Chairman of the Capital Group; Armour followed the succession plan of Chairman Jim Rothenberg whose plan led to the election of Armour as the Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of the Capital Group in July 2015.
Timothy Armour has been on a long journey to the position of Chairman at the Capital Group that began with the completion of his bachelors degree in economics from Middlebury College; the first career move Armour took was to join Capital’s Associates Program and begin his time at the company that has left him steeped in the history and tradition of the company. More than 30 years ago Tim Armour took his first career steps that led to him becoming an analyst specializing in U.S. service companies and global telecommunications, which was then in its infancy; despite rising to the position of Chairman of the Capital Group Timothy Armour still works as an analyst bringing his skills to the company he now leads.
The work Tim Armour has completed in finding investments in the global telecommunications industry has given him a solid grounding in the global financial markets that were struck by a major selloff in September 2015. Although many experts simply looked to blame the Chinese economy for the market selloff of 2015 Timothy Armour believes the problems lie much deeper in the issues seen across the world.
In the U.S. Tim Armour believes a rise in interest rates would halt the return to risky investments he has spotted over recent years as almost zero level interest rates have given analysts a confidence Armour believes has given rise to the problems seen in recent years. When both China and the U.S. were driving the global economy the zero interest rates were seen as a good thing by Armour, but he feels a change in U.S. policy would benefit the global markets and help developing nations find a solid foundation for the future.
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George Soros is a Hungarian-American investor, business magnate, philanthropist, author, and a political activist. Soros is always concerned with the economic status of other nations as an international investor. He gives his thoughts on what policies should be employed to create booming economies. Soros has always given his contributions to the economy of the US, Russia, Africa, among others. Soros has acquired a lot of knowledge on debt crisis for the many years that he has been in the investment field. He shares this with other nations. Soros gave his insights regarding debt relief in Ukraine and the EU. George Soros had an interview with Gregor Peter Schmitz. Their discussion was based on the policies that the EU and Ukraine should apply to get out of their current crisis.
George Soros Ukraine was asked whether the worst is over in regards to the euro. He said that the euro is here to stay. This was made clear by the elections in Germany whereby the subject was rarely talked about through the coalition negotiations. He says that Chancellor Angel Merkel is okay with the manner she handled the crisis and that the German public feels the same. The increased majority elected her back to power. Soros says that Merkel always does the absolute minimum necessary in the preservation of the euro. This is what has earned her the allegiance of two pro-Europeans and those who believe in her to guard the national interests of Germany. Source: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2015/02/05/new-policy-rescue-ukraine/
George Soros says that the arrangements that came up in response to the EU crisis have become recognized as the new orders that govern the Eurozone. He states that the Russian invasion of Crimea should be a wake-up call and that it is not only Germany that is in a position to alter the prevailing order. No debtor nation can challenge it. The nation that tries to do so will be punished by the European authorities and the Financial markets. Soros says that he is happy that Germany no longer pushes the debtor nations underwater. They can “get some little oxygen” and are starting to breathe. This has given the financial markets a lift since the economies are going down and that this brings a rebound automatically.
George Soros says that the prospect of a long-term stagnation is still there. He adds that the Eurozone is being threatened by deflation although the opposition for the constitutional court of Germany and its legal departments will ensure the ECB (European Central Bank) does not successfully overcome the deflationary pressures. This has been done by other banks such as the Federal Reserve.
Soros also talks about the crisis in Ukraine. He says that Ukraine and Crimea are a significant interest to Russia. He says that Putin misjudged the situation woefully and that he did not have problems in outmaneuvering the European Union in the last autumn. Soros says that this was hamstrung by the internal politics of the country and the financial problems. He says that Putin should offer a better deal to Yanukovych who is the president of Ukrainian.
Read the profiles of George Soros and Ukraine on Forbes
Individuals who volunteer to be informants of the Securities and Exchange Commission are currently offered security and privileges by the organization. This is ensured by the whistleblower protection program that was formed in 2010 after the Congress passed the Consumer Protection Act and the Dodd-Frank’s Wall Street Reform. The approval of the two legislations brought a significant change in the finance sector. The Great Depression was the last law that had ever brought a transformation of such a magnitude. The Dodd-Frank Act mandated the SEC to establish the whistleblower protection program. The law demands that the SEC’s informants should be given a financial reward and assured of job security.
The United States currently has many law companies that have devoted themselves to offering legal services to the SEC whistleblower. Labaton Sucharow law firm has one of the best whistleblower representation practice, and it was the first to start offering legal solutions to the commission’s informants. The company was established 50 years ago, and it has gained popularity due to the excellent whistleblower representation that it offers. It has a unique system that it uses in filling litigations, and this ensures that the clients get outstanding services. The professionals that the firm has hired to support its whistleblower representation practice include private investigators, forensic specialists, and finance examiners. Labaton Sucharow’s head of the SEC informant representation is Jordan A. Thomas. He is an experienced SEC whistleblower attorney who has adequate experience in handling securities cases. Mr. Thomas was a senior employee of the SEC, and one of his significant accomplishments in the organization is the formation of the whistleblower protection program.
The rules of the security plan give the SEC’s witness approximately a third of the funds that are collected as penalties due to the information that was offered. They also demand that the whistleblower should be guaranteed of not being fired after assisting the commission to apprehend lawbreakers. Company employees who become informants are protected from employer harassment by the Dodd-Frank Act.
Whistleblowers are permitted by the commission to hide their identity by using a SEC whistleblower lawyer when offering intelligence. It is also recommended that they should avoid giving information such as names and addresses due to their safety. The commission uses attorney-clients privilege to protect the evidence that the witnesses provide. Foreigners who have difficulties in speaking English are usually given translators. The public can contact the representation group to learn more about the SEC whistleblower program.
FreedomPop is not a wireless carrier for the rich or even for those with a high income because their services are affordable for everyone, even for someone who has very low income. The free service is offered to anyone who has a cell phone that can accommodate the service, which can be a basic phone or a smartphone, so it’s not based on income at all. The free service does have its limits, but the limits are reasonable and can help anyone to save money every month on their cell phone service. With 200 minutes of talk time, unlimited texts, and 500 MB of data, it’s a great deal.
Even with the free service, a customer can get a sim card for their cell phone, which still can be used in international locations with the free service. Someone who goes overseas to the UK can use the free cell phone service over there, which is one of the many things that makes FreedomPop a great company. The only thing to remember with the free service is that it comes with an automatic top up cost of $10 per month, but turning off this feature can be done online.
Anyone wanting to sign up for any cell phone service from FreedomPop will need to do it by using their email address and personal information. An entire family that wants to get cell phone service from FreedomPop can do so, and each person can choose to bring their own phone as it says in a FreedomPop review, or have a phone purchased from the website or from any FreedomPop retailer. There are many companies now that have retail services with FreedomPop, but the most well-known company is Walmart.
Anyone is able to go into a retailer to purchase a phone and get cell phone service directly from the retailer, and they can set up one of the several plans that FreedomPop has available to start using the service. The plans that are available will range in cost from being free of charge, all the way up to the unlimited everything plan for $19.99. Depending on what features a user wants with their plan, they can choose a wireless plan to fit their lifestyle and their budget. Many prefer the unlimited everything plan because of the fact that it has unlimited data, talk time, and text messages, and the plan costs less than $20 per month.
Visionary Egyptian immigrant Omar Boraie is living the American Dream. He’s also making the city he calls home a better place for everyone living there. The now 73 year old Boraie moved to the United States in 1970 to pursue a doctorate in Chemistry. But soon after he found himself bitten by the real estate bug. When he got to New Brunswick four decades ago, the city had been decimated by the 1968 riots. However, Boraie saw the potential for New Brunswick to be a great city. In 1972 he created a real estate company and began working to rebuild New Brunswick.
Today Omar Boraie’s company is called Boraie Development LLC. Omar is president and his oldest son Wasseem is vice president. Together they’re leading a building boom in downtown New Brunswick. Boraie Development LLC on njspotlight.com builds commercial and residential structures. Currently they’re putting the finishing touches on a luxury high-rise residential property called The Aspire in the heart of downtown New Brunswick. It’s an area that people avoided after sundown not long ago.
That’s just one of many projects Omar Boraie and Boraie Development LLC have done in New Brunswick. The headquarters of Boraie Development LLC is on the 8th floor of a downtown New Brunswick office building that was the first great project Boraie built years ago. The panoramic view from the company’s offices shows a vibrant city rising all around them. When Omar Boraie began the project there were 21 vacant on boraie.com, dilapidated buildings on the block. One by one he bought a bunch of them then presented city government with his vision and his plan to make it a reality. They, like many others, thought Boraie was crazy.
That first building, Albany Street Plaza Tower One, brought 250,000 square feet of Class A office space at a time when New Brunswick desperately needed it. In 2003 Boraie Development LLC completed Tower Two and expanded the available Class A office space exponentially. The company then built New Brunswick’s tallest building, the 25 story One Spring Street Condominium. It features retail space in excess of 10,000 square feet, office space totaling 40,000 square feet, 121 luxurious one, two and three bedroom residential units and a parking garage with spaces for over 400 vehicles on boraierealty.com. Two months after the building was completed in 2007, it was completely sold out.
Omar Boraie’s vision of a thriving, vibrant New Brunswick is now a reality.
Betsy DeVos is one of the most famous women in the United States. She currently works as the chair lady at the Windquest Group, an independent and privately held enterprise and investment management company that is headquartered in Michigan. The company has several projects in manufacturing, technology, nonprofit solutions and clean technology.
Betsey has been very active in politics for more than thirty-five years. She has been elected to serve as the chairman of the Republican Party in Michigan for four times, and she has also served in other leadership roles in party action committees, party organizations, and campaigns. At the moment, Betsy and her family are focusing on advancing educational choices for the student in the United States.
Mrs. DeVos and her husband come from one of the wealthiest families in the country, and they are respected for the involvement in community activities. Betsy is the chairman of the American Federation for Children. She is also a member of several national and local organizations such as the American Enterprise Institute, ArtPrize, Excel in Ed National, Foundation for Excellence in Education and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management.
The DeVos family has done quite well in business, politics and charitable activities. In most cases, the DeVos look for the innovative solutions to some of the social problems affecting people in the country.
Dick DeVos was previously working at the family business, known as Amway as the president. While in this position, DeVos brought several changes, and the company grew locally and internationally. The profits and sales of the company doubled during his tenure. DeVos also made some massive charitable giving when he was serving as the president of Amway.
The DeVos are known for pursuing reforms through a wide range of nonprofit roles in the community. Betsy and her husband started a foundation named Dick and Betsy DeVos Family Foundation, and they have a wide variety of charitable interests. The family has made huge donations to support education in Michigan and other parts of the country. Betsy is an advocate of educational choice movement, and with the help of her husband, she hopes that individuals in the country will have access to the education level they need. The family has also made some donations to political parties in the country.
One of the brilliant ways of enhancing your online marketing strategy is by using Wikipedia. Most marketers have incorporated Wikipedia into their marketing strategies, and as a result, they have succeeded in displaying their services and products to potential clients. The online encyclopedia also known as Wikipedia is more than a directory. Its content is written in a collaborative manner, meaning that once one writer publishes an article, other writers can edit or update it. On the other hand, when telling people about a particular brand, the information you post when you make a Wiki page must be based on reviews from different people who know the brand. When using Wikipedia to enhance your marketing strategy, take note of the following factors.
Boosting your online visibility
First, create a Wikipedia page for your brand. This procedure is essential because published Wikipedia pages always show up in the first pages of search engines such as Google and Bing. According to the Alexa rankings, Wikipedia is number seven on the list of websites with many page views across the globe. It also ranks number six in the US. Not every brand qualifies for a Wikipedia page. You can enlist for a Wikipedia writing service such as Get Your Wiki to create a Wikipedia page on your behalf. The topic to be written should have reliable sources for it to appear on the online encyclopedia. Therefore, you should review Wikipedia guidelines before creating a page.
As a marketer, note that articles published on Wikipedia can be edited by anyone. Therefore, it is imperative to monitor your brand by enabling Wikipedia notifications. To enable the alerts, you should have a working email address as well as an active Wikipedia account. Under the preferences section, you will find the notifications tab. Click on this tab to enable email notifications. Alternatively, you can enlist for help from Get Your Wiki Wikipedia writers who are experienced in creating content about brands as well as monitoring their online presence. These writers will vet new article edits about your brand to ensure that they are accurate and at par with Wikipedia standards.
Wikipedia was created courtesy of the Wikimedia Foundation. This non-profit organization comprises of several other projects that are considered as the sister projects of Wikipedia. You can use them in your marketing strategies. They include Wikidata (a directory for relevant information) and Wikimedia Commons (a directory for media).
The M&A Advisor is planning to issue awards to professionals and companies that have excelled in service delivery in the financial sector. The organization has already announced the candidates who are going to compete in various categories during the 15th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. Madison is one of the nominees hoping to pocket two accolades during the award ceremony that will be held at the highly recognized New York Athletic Club on Wednesday, November 9.
Madison Street Capital’s reputation has been growing tremendously due to the firm’s commitment to delivering well-thought and comprehensive financial advisory services. The company liaises with its clients and links them with profitable ventures. It leverages long-term M&A expertise to help corporate clients with handling transactions associated with mergers and acquisitions. Recently, Karl D’Cunha led a team of Madison’s professionals in aiding Dowco to close the Acuna & Asociados’ purchase deal. The D’Cunha-led team dedicated its time, expertise, and resources towards making the deal a success. The M&A Awards has recognized their efforts by nominating Madison Street for the Global and Industrial Deal of the Year. The company is also competing in the Boutique Investment Banking Firm of the Year.
Charles Botchway, CEO of Madison, said that earning such prestigious nominations was a huge stride towards the right direction. He praised the dealmakers for their impressive accomplishment and commitment to ensure clients’ businesses are yielding profits. He promised the customers that Madison would continue to deliver quality results.
A review of the fourth edition of Madison’s M&A report
According to the fourth edition report published by Madison Street Capital, the firm announced 42 hedge fund transactions in 2015, signifying an increase in the number of deals closed compared to those closed in 2014. The fourth quarter of 2015 was an incredible period for Madison, and the company is optimistic the same wave will spread to 2016. The report confirms that the hedge fund sector assets performed well irrespective of low performance across almost all of the 2015 hedge fund strategies.
Corporate investors are putting their money in the alternative asset management industry with the aim of accruing higher returns to neutralize the escalating liabilities. Hedge fund managers are coming up with unique deal mechanisms. Therefore, the Chicago-based firm predicts that 2016 will be a fruitful year. Karl D’ Cunha, who is part of Madison’s senior management team, said that the significantly fragmented hedge fund sector would be characterized by numerous opportunistic partnerships that aim at bridging distribution to the product offering.
The M&A Advisor
The M&A Advisor ventured into the financial service sector in 1998 to oversee M&A activities and offer financial advisory services. Nowadays, the organization has diverted its attention towards encouraging innovation in the finance service world and rewarding the top performers.
By no means is the founder and owner of Lime Crime makeup a conventional business owner. Doe Deere has bright colored purple, pink or blue hair and beautiful makeup that makes her resemble an adorable doll. She has an affinity for art and loves to take photos. She makes fashion and loves to do new makeup looks. So what exactly is Doe Deere’s secret to success despite not being in the “mold” of a traditional business owner?
During her time in New York as a musician, she learned how to promote music and music shows. Doe Deere stated that this struggle to push her music out there with her band proved to be helpful later when she was starting her makeup company. She also cites that when she was thirteen she would sell temporary tattoos, which helped her learn about business as well.
Doe Deere’s advice to young women with goals to become business women or with ambition is to follow your dreams. She says she believes everyone has something special about them, so if you are aware of what is special about yourself and if you dedicate yourself to your goals nothing can stop you from achieving your goals for yourself.
Another reason for why Doe Deere believes she has had success as a makeup business woman is because she noticed that there weren’t very many colorful makeup products on the market. During 2008 -the year Doe Deere really started getting Lime Crime on a roll- there were only beige lip glosses. Doe Deere did not like this, and chose to create different colored lip colors to sell. This decision proved to be a good idea. Many other people felt the same way as Doe Deere, that plain beige lip glosses were boring. They also wanted more lip color variety in their lives. The fans of Lime Crime made the company take off like wild fire.
Financial advisor David Osio is a philanthropist who is known for his support of music, medical research and community. For over two decades, he has been in collaboration with several organizations to promote culture and art in the communities to better their lives. Besides his rapidly growing Financial Group of companies, Osio still continues with his support for charitable institutions globally. Mr. Osio’s support goes to several organizations such as the MISO (Miami Symphony Orchestra), the Children’s Orthopedic Foundation, Wayuu Taya foundations, UMA Foundation, Saludarte Foundation of Art in Miami, and the Fundana Foundation.
By contributing to these organizations, Osio has helped support poor communities and has received international recognitions and awards. He believes that every bit that contributes to medical research for children is helpful and wishes that more people should realize the importance of charity work. Having successful positioned the Davos Financial Group at higher ranks as the CEO; Osio has managed to raise the company’s income by expanding it to several geographic locations. The Davos Financial Groups has branches in Geneva, Lisbon, Miami, New York, and Panama. In all the cities that Davos Financial enterprises operate, he makes a positive impact by participating in philanthropic support.
About David Osio
David Osio is a businessman and a philanthropist. He is founder and CEO of the Davos Financial Group of companies in Venezuela. Since its commencement in 1993, the organization has got devoted to providing financial advice to its clients. As the CEO, Mr. Osio has led the institution into significant profitability. He began his business career in 1981 when he managed a coffee export program before later moving to LETCO COMMERCIAL COMPANIES where he structured the marketing philosophy of the business driving it to the highest ranks. In 1984, he joined Caracas law firm MGO and later joined the private banking Division. Within two years, he had gained a wealth of experience, and he was promoted to become the vice president of banking commercials.
Mr. Osio has devoted most of his efforts in providing comprehensive financial services by collaboration with other companies to provide services that meet individual client needs. Being at the helm of Davos Financial Group, Osio has helped the organization to become a financial hub that offers customized and quality services guaranteeing the clients of confidential investment platform. Osio graduated with a honors degree in law in 1988 from the Catholic University Andres Bello in Caracas. In 1998, Mr. Osio completed a specialization at the Institute of Higher Administration Studies in Caracas and in 2010, at the New York Institute of Finance, he studied management investment portfolio.