George Soros, Compassionate Philanthropist

Posted on July 21, 2016

Born in Budapest in 1930, George Soros gained his tough skin young. He was able to survive the Nazi Occupation and World War ll, he was only thirteen years old. After the war, he fled Hungary with his sights set on England, in 1947. Once in England, he attended and graduated from the London School of Economics. After he graduated, George Soros settled in the United States where he became a prominent philanthropist and the founder of the philanthropic organization, the Open Society Foundations. The Open Societies Foundation goal is to build and maintain favorable and tolerant democracies. He is also the chairman of the George Soros Management Fund LLC, a hedge fund management firm founded in 1969. He is a firm believer in true democracy and a true fighter for equal structure. Soros received two honorary doctoral degrees in 1980 from the New York School for Social Research and the University of Oxford. To no surprise,in 1991 he was presented with a third honorary doctorates degree from the Corvinus University in Budapest. He is widely appreciated for his contributions to the fight for true democracy and the underprivileged .Today, his organizations operate in more than 100 countries.

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Soros began his career in philanthropy in 1979 when he assisted African American students with funding to attend Capetown University in Apartheid, South Africa. George Soros has contributed over a dozen books, essays and articles on society, economics and politics which are read by citizens all around the world. His most recent corresponding reflects an enormous $4.5 billion across the span of 226 holdings. This may provide more reason, as if anyone needs it, as to why he is known as ” The Man the Broke the Bank of England”. Although the thought of acquiring so much money typically excites us all, Soros implies that this is not a game, and that if you’re having fun in this business, then you must be missing out on money. Because of his expertise and unmeasurable success, George Soros is known as the most successful financing of both history and today.

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http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-bearish-george-soros-is-trading-again-1465429163

Brad Reifler Reveals an Interesting Investment Trust

Posted on July 20, 2016

Brad Reifler has had a distinguished and successful career in the financial world. He has gained great prominence as the CEO of Forefront Capital, a company he founded. Reifler has worked in the financial world for many years. He is not someone who has grown static in his approach to running his firm. This is reflected in the new investment vehicles he is providing to middle class investors.

The arrival of the new Forefront Income Trust shows Brad Reifler and Forefront Capital are strongly committed to expanding options to non-accredited investors. Accredited investors are those with significant amounts of money and are allowed to put their funds into riskier – and potentially lucrative – investments. Reifler has gone on the record, via Twitter, to state he previously focused very heavily on these wealthy investors. Today, he is more interested in helping the “99%” access new avenues for investing.

Reifler points out the troubling fact that the average middle class investor has only about $6,000 in savings. It goes without saying this amount of money is far too low to retire on. Nor is the amount of money anywhere near adequate to handle emergencies or other fiscal calamities. Brad Reifler cannot promise any miracles, but he has been able to develop a new way for investors to put their money to use.

Details about the Forefront Income Trust have been published in Yahoo! Finance. The trust does sound very interesting. The Forefront Income Trust can be accessed with a minimum investment amount of $2,500. $2,500 is definitely a more reasonable amount for middle class investors than the $25,000 or $50,000 minimum investments required of many accredited investor vehicles.

Interestingly, the assets in the trust are “not correlated into the stock market”. Reifler has publicly suggested many investors put too much of their money into the stock market and do not diversify enough. This investment trust seeks to remedy such a problem. Reading up on the trust is definitely advisable to those who wish to learn more.

Madison Street Capital’s COO Receives The NACVA 2015 Award

Posted on July 11, 2016

Madison Street Capital, the Chicago-based investment firm, is known for handling small and medium size mergers and acquisitions as well as having a hedge fund that continues to produce decent returns for the hedge fund partners. Co-founders Charles Botchway and Anthony Marsala have an excellent reputation in the accounting and financial industry and both of them have been honored on numerous occasions in the past. But the recent nomination of Tony Marsala as one of the recipients of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts 40 Under Forty Recognition Award was unexpected.

The 2015 honorees were chosen from a pool of 125 nominees, according to Brien K. Jones the COO and Executive Vice-President of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, and the Consultants’ Training Institute. All of the 2015 nominees were featured in a series of press releases in NACVA’s Association News,The Value Examiner, QuickReadBuzz Blog, and other distribution channels, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Marsala was surprised when he heard the news that his business leadership, fiscal astuteness, and excellent track record were recognized by the executive committee of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts. The NACVA 2015 40 Under Forty award is given to people that have displayed quality, excellence, and the pioneering spirit of visionary leaders in the past. http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/snapshot.asp?privcapId=116516616

The award couldn’t come at a better time, according to Mr. Marsala. The merger and acquisition industry is going through a transition period because of new government regulations. Marsala thinks those restrictions will be tightened after the election, but most of those laws won’t have an impact on Madison Street Capital’s business. Madison Street doesn’t handle big corporate mergers that draw attention because of antitrust violations.

Mr. Marsala is considered an expert in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and business valuations. Tony has been part of the review process for several business valuations over the past 13 years. He works with companies in the energy, food and agriculture, wholesale, and distribution, medical devices, pharmaceutical and technology sectors in the United States as well as in Europe, Asia, and South America. Tony likes to get in on the ground floor of early stage ventures, and he focuses on middle market companies.

Charles Botchway, the other co-founder of Madison Street Capital, is also involved in foreign mergers and acquisition along with his team of M&A experts. Botchway makes the process a little easier for the companies involved in the transactions.. Madison Street Capital continues to produce excellent returns for investors, and for the companies that use the other services that the company offers. Marsala’s nomination for the 2015 40 Under Forty Award proves that Madison Street Capital continues to strive for excellence in all their business transactions.

Should You Use Wen Fig Conditioner?

Posted on July 07, 2016

WEN hair care products contain natural ingredients that are healthy for the hair. The natural oils and plant extracts also give the hair a pleasant scent and protection against breakage and frizz. Emily McClure from Bustle tried the Sephora marketed conditioner from Wen for seven days, and here’s what she discovered.

McClure found that even though it takes a lot of conditioner to truly saturate the hair, it’s well worth it. Emily says that her hair felt thicker and healthier after just one wash. She used the conditioner each morning for three days, and noticed that her hair was well moisturized and had more volume. Even on the fourth day, when she didn’t have time to wash her hair, the conditioner was still working to keep frizz away. The only downside was that her hair didn’t hold a curl for very long, since it was oilier than usual.

Emily’s friends noticed that her hair was still looking great near the end of her Wen experience. This was yet another sign to her that the conditioner was working. McClure has naturally thin hair, and she says she’d recommend the product to other women with thin hair as well. McClure also shares that the conditioner is great for women who style and wash their hair daily. Wen is available on Amazon.

Wen website: http://www.wenhaircare.com/