The growth of Fortress Investment Group.

Whenever Brightline announces, it’s making a new investment anywhere it’s usually received with a certain level of expectation and joy. This is because they have come to be associated with a certain level of excellence, especially in the private rail business. They recently introduced the Miami-Fort Lauderdale train this was an investment that most residents had been craving. The commute between Miami and Fort Lauderdale is one that takes approximately thirty minutes when there is no traffic, however this is not usually the case at peak hours, and it turns into a two-hour ordeal. The train has also been keen on ensuring that their schedule is within the desirable hours by most commutes running the first train from Miami at 7.10 am while the last one will depart at 11.30 pm.

This schedule was to ensure that every demographic was adequately catered for. This journey will take on average 35 minutes traveling at speeds of seventy-nine miles per hour. The Wes Edens’ Brightline train is part of the larger Brightline group of privately run rails owned by the Fortress investment group. The Group has been known to invest in private rail since the mid-2000’s. The fortress investment group which began in 1998 born of an idea by three investors has become a 1.1 billion revenue-generating firms. The Fortress investment group has grown under the stewardship of its founders and other key leaders that include Peter Briger a man recognized as one of the most influential business persons in America by Forbes Magazine. The current CEO was in charge of the groups IPO with the help of Goldman Sachs and the Lehman brothers.

The group at the time was managing around 72 Billion dollars quite the growth considering that they began the group with about four hundred million dollars. This has seen the Fortress investment group expand its business across Europe, North and South America as well as Asia. Asia has been one of the markets that have seen very first growth with the group opening offices in Singapore and Shanghai China. The Fortress were, however acquired by The Softbank Investment Group, which has been very instrumental in growing the equity available for investment at a time when private equity investments were stagnating. This has been very good for Fortress one of the first Private Equity firms to list on the New York Stock Exchange before it became private again after the Softbank acquisition.

Infinity Group Australia’s Graeme Holm Brings A New Financial Perspective

Co-founder and director of Infinity Group Australia, Graeme Holm, is on a mission to help Australians lighten the burden of debt weighing heavily upon their shoulders just as a personal fitness trainer helps to work off those extra pounds with tough but caring guidance and consistency. He is empowering people to take control of their finances and futures using a unique approach that isn’t seen in today’s world of excess consumer spending as many financial institutions cheer them on into massive amounts of debt.

 

Ironically, Graeme Holm had almost a decade of experience working for these financial institutions before he and partner Rebecca Walker came up with a business plan in 2012 to encourage people to pay off debt while saving for the future instead of being caught in the trap of living paycheck to paycheck while barely scraping by. Their mission began with the idea that people need to not only be physically healthy but financially fit as well.

 

Graeme takes the approach of addressing individual aspects of each family his company works with to determine their overall financial fitness then comes up with a plan to determine where they can shed as many pounds of debt as possible. At the same time, each family is assigned a personal banker who oversees the debt management while helping the clients to build wealth and securing a stable financial future for their golden years.

 

Because of Graeme’s previous experiences with financial institutions, he identified a need for more one-on-one relationships with clients to see them not only through the home buying process but to also help them manage their financial lives. That’s when the idea for Infinity Group Australia was born. Possibly inspired by his new relationship with his physical trainer Rebecca, Graeme wanted to go the extra mile to help Australian families enjoy greater financial benefits from their hard-earned incomes which in turn would help strengthen families as well as communities.

 

New Infinity Group Australia co-founders and life partners Graeme and Rebecca were able to achieve the goals set forth for their new business venture by coming up with an innovative process to ensure financial fitness for their rapidly growing company and their clients at the same time. The process was a consistent, common-sense approach to money management. Unlike traditional mortgage brokers, once the home loan is sorted the financial relationship between Infinity and its client is just beginning. A personal banker is assigned to each client and a weekly family budget is established. To monitor progress towards paying off the loan as quickly as possible, a monthly “progress report” is provided to each client as well as 6 detailed reviews every month to ensure that goals are being met and followed through by the client. Learn more: https://www.mpamagazine.com.au/people/profiles/getting-financially-fit-at-infinity-group-australia-244676.aspx

 

Graeme Holm and the Infinity Group Australia have not only created a new approach to digging Australians out of debt, but his impact on families and the community is invaluable. He has proven that you can build a profitable business while still doing what is right.

GreenSky Credit Attracts More Investors

Over the past decade, the overall consumer market for personal loan has changed a lot. While it used to be possible for people to get access to personal loans, the credit crunch during the prior recession has made it much harder to do so. Those that are looking to take out a loan to make an improvement to their home now have to look to other options. One great option for those that are looking for loans is to take one out from GreenSky Credit, which is a consumer finance company that has continued to change the industry over the past few years.

Today, GreenSky Credit is one of the leading providers of online consumer loans. The company has developed as a firm that specializes in providing loans to people that would like to either complete a major remodel of their home or complete big repairs. The company offers a very convenient way of getting a loan, which includes an online application and approval process. Normally, this moves much faster than a loan would for a traditional bank.

While GreenSky Credit has continued to be a very popular option for those that are looking for loans, it is also a good option for those that are looking to invest. Under the guidance of CEO David Zalik, the company has continued to raise capital that it needs to turn into the premier option for both consumer and business loans. Over the past few years, GreenSky Credit has received valuation estimates in excess of $1 billion by private equity and venture capital investors. These investors are very attracted to the significant value improvement potential that the company provides.

In the coming years, there is a chance that David Zalik will look to take the company public. If they have an IPO, this will open up far more options for GreenSky Credit to grow and develop. One of the main advantages of this is that it will allow the company to try and expand into other product lines. This will include starting a business line that will allow for loans to businesses and other individuals.

 

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Southridge Capital: A Maker Of Innovative Solutions

Never putting good money after bad, pays off..

 

Southridge Capital is a company of action, it’s a company that is known by its deeds. Since 1996, Southridge Capital has invested over $1.5 Billion into the growth of other public companies. Its dedication to helping all walks of life in the Financial world grow and become more innovative has been proven by their continuous Innovative Financial Solutions. The definition of “innovate” is to “create new ideas, and to have creative thinking”. This is the foundation that Southridge Capital has built its company’s success on.

 

In order to be successful both at creating innovative solutions that help other companies grow and also do not survive, but thrive in this industry at that caliber, you have to have a deep understanding and expertise of the marketplace. This is non-negotiable, you have to have a deep intuitive understanding of how to approach financial planning in an advantageous way. This is what Southridge continues to do, through curating and executive financial planning, consulting top financial companies on their portfolios and business models, which in return provide innovative solutions for its clients. You can visit LinkedIn to know more.

 

Every successful company follows the tune of a creative and talented music writer if you will. There is always the guy at the top who sets the tone or the pace for how that company will be run. He creates a set of moral or principles that, in their own way, guarantee success if they are followed. Stephen M. Hicks, founder of Southridge back in 1996, is responsible for this direction that the company follows for business development and execution. His clear experience in financial structuring, derivatives, risk arbitrage and investment banking has been the reason for this company’s success as a whole and through its employees. You can visit their Facebook page.

 

Mr. Hicks is a firm believer in learning and creating new ideas through experience and work. If you’re not doing it yourself then you are learning old ideas and methods. This strategy is what birthed the idea of Southridge Capital when he was working for a Hedge Fund in New York City. We could all take a page out of Mr. Hicks playbook, his principle alone is unprecedented. His philosophies are similar to learning how to recognize how your competition is playing and make sure you are smart enough to compensate for that. Check out citybizlist.com for more.

 

 

The government does not play fair in war. They are not above lying and cheating in any confrontation. -Stephen Hicks

 

Upwork Providing Tips to Freelancers on How to Organize To-Do List

Making it big as a freelancer is not easy, but it is a trend that continues to grow with time. It is expected that over the next few years, the freelancers around the world would be around 40 percent of the total workforce globally. Upwork is one of the leading platforms online that provide freelancers with jobs. If you are looking for those high paying freelancing projects, then Upwork is the platform that would surely not disappoint you. However, if you want to be consistent with getting works on Upwork or any other similar platform for that matter, your professionalism, as well as diligence as a freelancer, would have to be top notch.

One way to achieve that is to ensure that you can maintain and follow a to-do list. It is necessary that you can develop a to-do list comprehensively as a freelancer, and Upwork gives out some tips to help freelancers stay up to date with their to-do lists. One way to make sure that you are more effective at work is to create a habit of writing all the pending works in place and organize a to-do list a night before. It helps you save a good amount of time when starting your next day and you know the works that are pending. Make sure you assign priorities as well as the deadline to all the tasks, so that you can complete all the works on time and that you know which work needs to be completed first.

A to-do list is necessary for a freelancer to help them stay in the loop of the works they have in hand. It can get hectic and chaotic at times because there can be some projects and clients that may be demanding their action. If you are not organized, the chances are that you would lose clients, reputation, and money. Moreover, it would lead to getting back feedback that would impact your future business as well. Keep re-evaluating your to-do list and make sure that you keep a lookout to ensure that you do not miss out on any particular task.

 

NewsWatch TV Shares How to Streamline Your Workstation, See Their Review on The Innovative New Roller Mouse Technology

At any given moment one can find five long wires intertwined and tangled, toggling from my workstation. There’s a computer charger, headset, keyboard, phone charger and mouse. It’s not that I am resistant or adverse to change. I’ve entered the world of wireless computer technology; however, having lost a wireless earpiece monthly and a mouse quarterly, overtime I have morphed back to my wires.

As an avid viewer of NewsWatch TV I recently came across a company, Contour Design. NewsWatch TV reviewed a signature product from Contour Design, the “Ultimate Workstation”. Contour Design has created an all in one wireless ergonomically correct workstation. This combines a wrist rest, keyboard and their patented roller mouse technology. Not only does this clean up my safety hazard with wires dangling from all sides of my workstation, the ergonomics of combining the keyboard with their new roller mouse technology is a brilliant game changer.

NewsWatch TV continues to captivate audiences with their array of unique product reviews. Many of these are practical and affordable solutions that can disrupt the current way we get things done. Whether you’re a start-up or an established brand, NewsWatch TV has an engaged audience who is just as passionate about learning, as they are about sharing innovation.

In addition to providing quality reviews on technology based solutions, NewsWatch TV runs a 30-minute television show airing breakthrough stories in health, technology, fashion, travel and celebrity features.

Contour Design is happy with the results from their NewsWatch TV segment and I am thrilled to have found the Ultimate Workstation. This innovative solution is one of those new concepts that makes you wonder, why didn’t anyone think of this sooner. Bye, bye old mouse; I’m going wireless for good.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: Appealing to the President to Reverse the Pardon Granted to Joe Arpaio

Joe Arpaio recently announced his plans to run for the Senate, which was greatly opposed by Phoenix-based journalists and activists Michael and Jim.

According to them, Joe Arpaio does not deserve to be elected in the Senate, because of how he maltreated the migrants living in Maricopa County in Arizona. Serving as the county sheriff from 1992, Joe Arpaio enacted county-wide regulations that targeted people who are suspected of being undocumented and illegal immigrants.

His extreme measures in countering the rising problem of illegal immigration sparked protests all across the country, and he was accused of being a human rights violator.

Joe Arpaio was running for re-election as the county sheriff in 2016, but he failed to claim victory as his opponent had more votes than him, with the figures stating that he only got 45% of the votes. After he was stripped of his power, Joe Arpaio was plagued with hundreds of lawsuits, originating from the days when he served as the county sheriff.

In 2017, Joe Arpaio was arrested for contempt in court, and he was put behind bars. He was never threatened, stating that President Donald J. Trump will be pardoning him because they share the same belief. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were surprised after learning about the pardoning of Joe Arpaio.

They wanted to appeal to the president to reverse his decision, and according to the migrants’ rights activists, the former Maricopa County sheriff does not deserve any pardon because of how he treated the migrants living in Phoenix when he was in charge.

Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin believed that befriend President Donald J. Trump is one of the plans of Joe Arpaio to benefit from a Republican-dominated administration. He sensed that the man would win, and he gambled to show his loyalty to the president.

Earlier in the 2016 elections, Joe Arpaio has already campaigned for Donald J. Trump, and he was right in choosing the man as his president because the results in 2016 have shown that the Republican has won. Read more: Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund and Michael Lacey | Twitter

Despite the accusations about his infamy, many conservative and nationalist Americans see Joe Arpaio as a hero, and the president wanted to show these people that he is still loyal to them by giving him pardon.

After Joe Arpaio went out of the prison, he immediately stated that he would be running for the Senate in the 2018 United States Midterm Elections. Vice President Mike Pence endorsed him, and he is confident that he will be winning the Senatorial elections, as he has a substantial number of supporters in Arizona.

Meanwhile, Michael and Jim are now working with their fellow activists to mobilize their groups and campaign against Joe Arpaio.

They believe that once the former sheriff of the Maricopa County will be elected in the Senate, he will do everything to eliminate the migrants working in the United States, and deporting millions of people back to their home countries in the South. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin believe that it would cost the United States billions of dollars, and would cripple the national economy.

Igor Cornelsen: Good Information Is Important in Investing

Igor Cornelsen has a very keen eye for market trends that will have a big impact on the economy. This talent has led him to have a very successful career in the investment banking industry. After years of executive positions in other companies, he made the decision to start his own in 1995 where he still acts as an investment manager as well as handling his own investment portfolio.

For Igor Cornelsen, having pure data to base investment decisions and judgments on is one of the best ways to be able to have the best returns. This is why one of the main sources of information that he uses is Reuters, a completely unbiased news source that only posts information instead of opinion. Opinions, he believes, are something that young investment managers should avoid listening to in order to not be influenced by the biases of others. Instead, he thinks that they should make their decisions based on the information that they find themselves. In fact, he wishes that he would have known this when he was younger and just getting into the industry.

His career as an investment advisor was led to by being an investment banker for many years after graduating from the Federal University of Parana. While he may have wanted to be an engineer when he first started college, that changed after 2 years which led him to economics. Igor Cornelsen studies the economies of different markets, especially ones that are making improvements to their own but doing business with countries that are soon to be on the decline. One of the most successful investments he has made in his career involved predicting what actions Russia would be taking after they defaulted on their loans.

He knew that Russia would try to remedy their situation while most others did not. He bet for the future of the country’s economy and ended up coming out ahead a considerable amount. This is due to the fact that instead of letting the ideologies of himself and others affect his investment decisions, he only used pure data-driven information. To Cornelsen, Ideologies have no place in the investment world.

Doe Deere- Revolutionizing Makeup

The founder and CEO of Lime Crime Cosmetics, Doe Deere has impacted the business world in a profound way. A Russian native, Doe Deere has created a company that has changed the way people look at cosmetics. Doe is an avid supporter of other women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. Her career is very respected and she has become well known for leadership and toughness in the business world. Recently Doe Deere sat down with Stylist to share some insight into her success.

 

Stylist magazine sat down with Doe Deere right before the launch of her new store the Feelunique x Lime Crime Pop Up Shop in London. She began the interview by discussing how she felt the company was ‘unique,’ providing something that no one else can. Deere takes great pride in the fact that Lime Crime stands out in a really crowded space. Lime Crime is one of the few 100% vegan products. This fact is a reflection of Deere’s attitude regarding animal testing. Deere is actually committed to doing lots of animal charity and is committed to running a business that is free of animal cruelty.

 

Doe Deere has a unique career as an entrepreneur. She is quick to admit she has made some mistakes as an entrepreneur and thinks it’s important to learn from those mistakes. Her company Lime Crime has had many bumps during its existence. They’ve been able to overcome those challenges and continue on to success. The company itself is rooted in humble beginnings. Deere started the company in 2004 modeling everything herself. Deere has always had a love for bright colors and wanted the look for her brand to be very colorful. Lime Crime actually was the result of Deere’s love of sewing, where finding bright colors was often a challenge.

 

The company Lime Crime has been on a mission for years to change the way ladies do makeup. Doe Deere’s company has not only changed the way people shop for makup, but also the way it makes you feel. This vegan and cruelty free company has had a strong command over both the social and digital world. Deere defines success as having her vision connect with her audience. She understands the importance of evolving and changing with the times while remaining true to herself and her vision. She has a passion for making others happy. With her track record for success she appears destined to make many more people happy for years to come. Learn more:https://theweirdstore.net/blogs/the-weird-store/how-doe-deere-became-queen-of-the-unicorns

Stansberry Research Digest On The Fast-Approaching Trade War.

Stansberry Research LLC is a subscription based company based in Baltimore, Maryland and founded in the year 1999. Stansberry Research main aim is publishing of financial information and software updates that are mainly targeted to assist portfolio managers and individuals managing their own portfolios.

There have been several publications on financial and economic news on metals such as gold and copper as well as U.S. stocks as well as offering opinions on whether to buy or short stocks based on market forecast.

Over time, Stansberry Research has offered multiple opportunities to investors by giving profitable investment strategies that have paid off in the short run and long run as well. This has led to increase in consumers of its publications (Thedailyrecord). Stansberry Research’s affordable subscription plans have greatly contributed to its more than 350,000 subscribers in more than 100 countries currently.

 

The Looming Trade War

According to a recent publication by Stansberry Research, there has been surmounting pressure on the Bank of Japan’s Governor Haruhiko Kuroda to follow the lead of the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank to normalize the interest rates. This is in exact opposition to the strategy employed in an attempt to reach the targeted inflation rate of 2% by greatly cutting back on interest rates and increasing emphasis of quantitative easing strategies. The continued approach to inflation targeting using the current methods will lead to an eventual deflation; a scenario Haruhiko would like to greatly avoid.

This has not been made easier as it has become evident that the U.S. President Donald Trump announced the introduction of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports into the U.S. of 25% and 10% respectively. This is a serious issue because the steel and aluminum industry have seen an enormous shed of jobs since 1953 of 80% and an increased inclination towards outsourcing. This will therefore mean the prices of commodities such as canned food and beer will increase in order for the manufacturers to push the cost down to the consumers; that is an unnecessary tax hike to the American people.

In reciprocate; the European Union will impose a similar tariff on all U.S. consumer goods, a move that will be backed up by China pulling off a similar retaliatory tactic. Hence the looming trade war.