Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Fortress Investment Group LLC, Randal Nardone could be said to have the magic touch but that wouldn’t be accurate. With a BA in English and biology from the University of Connecticut and a JD from Boston University School of Law, and a career history that includes UBS (United Bank of Switzerland), BlackRock Financial Management Inc, and Thatcher Proffitt and Wood, magic has nothing to do with it. Intelligence, perseverance, and an understanding of the global financial markets are responsible for the success of Randal Nardone has achieved.
Having proved himself at UBS (Union Bank of Switzerland) as a managing director, a principal of BlackRock Financial Management Inc, and as co-founder of Fortress Investment Group LLC since 1998, it is no wonder Randal Nardone is able to succeed where others may not. In 1998, Nardone was ready to take on the challenge of starting up his own finance company, which he did along with Wes Edens. Nardone and Edens started Fortress Investment Group, LLC and remain on the leadership team. After serving an interim CEO for two years beginning in 2011, Nardone was appointed CEO of Fortress in the summer 2013.
Through hard work and dedication to his business associates, clients, and the financial community, Nardone earned his way onto the Forbes Billionaire List, and has been listed at number 557.In December of 2017, Japan’s Softbank purchased Fortress Investment Group LLC for 3.3 billion dollars. The acquisition allowed for Fortress to operate independently and to keep the leadership team of Randal Nardone, Wes Edens, and Peter Briger Jr. in place. The company’s headquarters are located in New York. Fortress continues to focus on credit, private equity, and permanent capital vehicles. According to the company’s website, as of March 2018 the company’s assets totaled 40.9 billion dollars and serves 1,750 institutional clients as well as private investors.
Jason Hope is a capitalist, visionary, donor and businessman based in Scottsdale, Arizona. He has a strong passion in philanthropy and technology. Jason graduated with a bachelor’s in Finance and an MBA from Arizona State University and the college’s W.P Carey School of Business respectively. His career kicked off when he founded a mobile communications firm. Presently, he centers on donations, investing in upcoming ventures and biotechnology. Jason donated $500,000 to SENS foundation, to support research of rejuvenation bio-technologies and support SEN’s mission of slowing down the aging process and hence prevent age-related diseases.
Audrey De Grey is the chief science officer and leader of SEN foundation. He has a passion for reversing aging and has personally contributed $10 million to the organization. Audrey’s work motivated Jason Hope’s donation, and he endorsed SENS foundations strategy to fight diseases like Alzheimers and diabetes. Audrey stated that the donation would be used in the research for prevention of hardening of the artery which triggers high blood pressure.
Jason Hope envisions how technology will overtake the world and how in the years to come, everything will be interconnected (Internet of Things). It is a technological concept that looks at how devices connected to the internet communicate with each other and with human users. He predicted four things for the Internet of Things in 2016: IoT will become a widely known name, businesses will be more embracive in using information provided by IoT, the rise of electronics with sensors created on paper-thin devices and Healthcare and manufacturing industries will be the most adopter of IoT devices.
During an interview with IdeaMensch, Jason talks about how he supports ideas by giving young students grants. In his opinion, the future of technology critically depends on these ideas. He is an up-to-date person and brings to life his ideas by talking to people about them and receiving feedback. Jason Hope is his own greatest motivator and firmly believes in the anti-aging medicine being researched on by SENS. He likes to focus on one project at a time, so he cannot lose track of the main project, which is the overall goal. He believes in ‘working on ideas now’, that is becoming a doer and not a dreamer.
Jason Hope, through his website, offers a platform where entrepreneurs can submit their ideas. He picks an interesting idea, then offers a grant to bring life to it. He is interested mostly in ideas in healthcare and technology that can be able to improve the lives of people all over the world, thus empowering the society at large.
Contact Jason Hope: www.linkedin.com/in/jasonrhope
Fortress Investment Group divested of Florida East Coast Railway and Logan Circle Partners on January 3, 2018, but they continue to operate Brightline a luxury passenger train service that commutes Orlando and Miami passengers between the two cities. Fortress Investment Group currently provides infrastructure for the development of passenger train services and also invest in companies that provide railway infrastructure.
In fact, Fortress Investment Group developed and created Brightline as the first of many luxury passenger train service infrastructure that they are planning to construct as a company. Brightline is the template that Fortress Investment Group will use to expand and construct railway luxury passenger train services throughout the United States. After the sale of Fortress Investment Group in December 2017 to SoftBank Group a technology global conglomerate that specializes in internet service, telecommunications, AI research, robotics and various other technologies that are propelling the world into the new frontier of the information revolution.
SoftBank Group purchased Fortress Investment Group for $3.3 billion and quickly became a powerful player in the alternative investment firm arena. Before the acquisition, SoftBank was not particularly invested in the alternative asset industry, but they quickly found an opportunity to establish them within the market and develop the blueprint with expertise through analysis of human capital to expand their reach into the sector. After the purchase of Fortress Investment Group, SoftBank retained the key executive and management staff of the Fortress organization to stabilize an easy transition and continuity of future opportunity expansion within the company.
Fortress Investment Group is run by Co-Chief Executive Officer, Peter Briger and Wes Edens who are also co-founders along with 3 other principal partners. Peter Briger currently serves as Chief Executive Officer primarily leading the Fortress Credit business. The Fortress Credit business comprises of alternative investments within various categories that are usually distressed assets, underperforming assets, or illiquid asset vehicles that provide opportunities for lucrative returns on investment for it’s more than 1750 clients.
Fortress Investment Group currently has over $30 billion in assets under management that provides the capital and resources needed to continue to expand the organization and provide their clients with exceptional results. Peter Briger has developed a reputation as a forward thinker and true innovator in investments within the alternative asset industry.
He has had continuous succession upward throughout his career beginning at Goldman Sachs, where he sat on various committees and provided opportunities for that company to expand their portfolio tremendously during his tenure. Peter Briger continues to provide excellent leadership, analysis, and evaluation capabilities that are propelling Fortress Investment Group into the future with creative investment insight that is second to none. Fortress Investment Group has extremely talented executive leadership and management partners that are providing the stewardship needed to continue producing extraordinary results for its clients. The divesting of the Florida East Coast Railway is a strategic decision by Fortress Investment Group that will benefit the organization within the long run and create opportunities to reallocate resources into other endeavors that would produce higher rates of return on investment.
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Adam Milstein is a vocal critic of the growing antisemitism that is fast taking root in the Western World. Milstein is one of the few Jewish leaders that can clearly identify this threat and call it out so that it can be addressed. According to Adam Milstein, the rising antisemitism in the world today is primarily due to a new radical alliance.
The alliance that Adam Milstein is referring due is the cooperation of radical Muslims and that of the extreme left. Both groups have very different beliefs on what the ideal society and laws should be. It seems that they can never see eye to eye or cooperate. Strangely, the radical Muslims and the radical left have created an alliance to oppose the Jewish state of Israel and Western values.
These two radical groups have managed to put aside their extreme differences and instead cooperate to bring down the Jewish state, the United States, and Western civilization as we know it. Radical Muslims for example call for the execution of homosexuals, second-class status to women and the imposition of sharia or Islamic religious law as the law of the land. Radical leftists are on the opposite spectrum. They call for full rights for homosexuals including the right to marry, equality for women and absolute freedom for everybody.
The two groups seem to be on the opposite sides of the spectrum when it comes to political beliefs. However, they have formed a temporary alliance that is united by hatred for Israel, the Jewish people, and the West. This alliance has occurred in the past, and it has never worked out well for the Radical left. In Iran for example, the radical Muslims and the radical left overthrew a moderate government. The radical Muslims then quickly liquidated the extreme left They now wield complete power in Iran.
Adam Milstein says that the radical left is very active on college campuses. This is where the BDS movement has gained ground and is doing damage to the Jewish state of Israel. Radical Muslim activists such as Linda Sarsour are also attacking the state of Israel and promoting sharia law in a bizarre case of cooperation in which the left cheers her on. Both people like Linda Sarsour and far left political candidates such as Jeremy Corbyn in the UK pose a threat to Israel and the Jewish people in general. They must be called out and stopped. Leaders like Adam Milstein are doing just that.
Investment guru Paul Mampilly has a publication called Profits Unlimited. He publishes it through Banyan Hill Publishing and it focuses on smaller companies that his research shows are going to have fantastic growth going forward. He puts advertisements up on the internet before he publishes a new issue that teases what company he will be featuring in it. For one of these he said that he would be writing about a $7 tech stock that he expected to grow by 8,000% because it had on its hands one of the greatest new technologies ever.
In the ad Paul Mampilly showed a picture of a little device on top of a dime. He said it was a sensor but didn’t explain exactly what it did. This didn’t really help identify this new investment opportunity. He also drew comparisons to Microsoft, saying this company would have a projectory similar to that Microsoft had experienced in its early days. He pointed out that if you had spent $100 investing in Microsoft stock during its IPO back in 1986 today you would have $838,833. He thinks this company’s stock will do the same.
Once his issue of Profits Unlimited was out it turns out he was talking about STMicroelectronics. They’ve been around for 20 years but since 2001 they’ve been a company with a stock price that has declined dramatically. Why did Paul Mampilly think this company was about to dramatically turn that around?
This company puts out a sensor that IoT devices have to use. Paul Mampilly was right about them because after his issue of Profits Unlimited released the company’s stock started going up and it forecast revenue gains of 35%. He thinks this is just the start and investors who put their money into this company are going to be very happy down the road.
Paul Mampilly also offers investment consulting services to other professionals in the industry through Capuchin Consulting, a firm he founded in 2013. He spent 20 years on Wall Street including managing a very successful hedge fund. Over the years he has been a featured guest on many financial shows including on Bloomberg TV and CNBC among others.
He is originally from India but he went to high school in the United Arab Emirates. Soon after graduating he moved to America where he received an extensive education including attending the Fordham Gabelli School of Business in order to earn and MBA in finance.
Paul Mampilly’s Social Media: twitter.com/Paul_M_Guru
Paul Mampilly is on a mission to help the average guy become a successful investor. His newsletter service provides a source of recommended stocks to invest in. What is unique about this service is that it gives people access to a respected and experienced investor, without having to subject their actual decisions to him. In other words, unlike most brokers, he does not invest the money for them. One subscriber said that he invested money into every stock that was suggested by Paul Mampilly and that not only was his portfolio thriving, but that it was the first time he was successful on the stock market. Another subscriber said that he was never successful until he started following the advice of Paul Mampilly and that he had made gains of over forty five thousand dollars.
Paul Mampilly’s portfolio includes stocks that are seeing gains of between eighteen and thirty eight percent, which is rather impressive. One stock that was recommended by Paul Mampilly is now up by one hundred and sixty percent. Most financial experts would be happy if they had a few thousand subscribers. For Paul Mampilly, that is peanuts. He has over ninety thousand subscribers, who all eagerly read his new recommendations as they come out.
Paul Mampilly was the one who won the Templeton Foundation award in 2009. He turned an investment of fifty million dollars into eighty eight million dollars. Mind you, this was during the financial crisis of 2008 and 2009. That made his feat even more outstanding, which is why he won the award.
Paul Mampilly joined Banyan Hill Publishing a number of years ago. He started the Profits Unlimited newsletter. Banyan Hill Publishing offers a variety of newsletters for those who want to become more successful at investing. Paul Mampilly writes articles for other publications, like Winning Investor Daily. He is the editor of a couple of other publications as well.
Paul Mampilly said in an interview that before he gives any investment advice, he looks at the issue from all angles and hears a wide range of opinions on it. This way, he can look at the negatives and not have tunnel vision. He says that when he writes his newsletter, he always puts his readers’ needs first. He thinks that if you put your own needs ahead of your clients’ needs, you will lose your business quickly.
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In his recent interview on achieving a happy and sustainable retirement, there is a lot that you get to learn from David Giertz. It is important to note that he is an expert in the field. He starts the discussion by providing insight that can assist you achieve a better retirement. One of the top strategies that he discussed was taking control of your financial future.
According to David, many people plunge into an early retirement without achieving the essential basics required to go through it smoothly. He explains that the biggest mistake is waiting until you get there. In most cases, you will end up failing miserably. Aside from failing to plan, he lets you know that regardless of how big your salary is, it will not guarantee a secure retirement.
In spite of the difficulty estimating the monetary resources that you will need in retirement, it never hurts to set some aside. You should ensure to save chunks of your income in a retirement’s accounts. It will open your eyes to new ways of establishing opportunities that will ensure your financial stability before retire.
David Giertz works as a financial advisor to the Nationwide Investment Services Corporation in Dublin, Ohio. He has been working as a financial expert for more than 31 years and has passed four high-profile professional exams. As a result, the skills have played a vital role in assisting him to hold the position.
David is also a member of the FINRA as one of their principal brokers. He is tasked with buying and selling securities such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other investment-related products. The firm is also registered with FINRA and can engage in securities transactions on behalf of its customers or its account. His engagement in all these activities has played a vital role in developing vast knowledge on financial management.