The Benefits Of Doing Business With Equities First Holdings

Equities First Holdings specializes in financing solutions for alternative shareholders. Considered to be a global leader they are experiencing more traction in both stock-based and margin loans. Many banks and institutions have tightened their criteria for offering loans because of the current trends in the economic climate. For individuals unable to raise the capital they need or who do not qualify for a conventional loan Equities First is becoming quite popular.

Although there are some options available for these borrowers, a lot of banks have made cuts to their options for lending and interest rates have become higher. Al Christy Jr. is the CEO and Founder of Equities First. He believes stocks are an alternative for collateral on a loan. He says although there will be fluctuation in the market during the course of a three-year loan stocks allow the individual to lower their personal risk when the market is down.

In order to receive a margin loan the borrower has to first be pre-qualified. The money must also be used for a specific reason. Interest rates vary but the borrower will pay a ratio between ten and fifty percent. In the case of a margin call the firm lending the money may liquidate the collateral of the borrower.

Stock-based loans generally have a rate of interest between three to four percent. The ratio will be fifty to seventy-five per cent. This type of loan does not have restrictions. A borrower has the ability to simply walk away even if stocks value has dropped.

According to Christy most forms of financial transactions do contain some kind of risk. He feels the stock-based loans have been mostly ignored throughout history. This is because unscrupulous lenders have just dumped the collateral of a borrower right on the open market. The borrowers stocks have not been returned after the transaction reached its maturity.

Christy has built Equities First on integrity and he uses legal as well as trading and regulatory institutions when he needs counsel. This is what allows the company give their clients the maximum benefit and the least possible amount of risk. He wants his clients to succeed in achieving their financial goals.

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David Osio Has Been On A Long Mission To Help People Around The World

David Osio has become one of the biggest and most respected real estate investors out of South America today, becoming hugely successful and wealthy over his career, steadily building up his business and still expanding today. Thankfully, David is the kind of man that gives back and shares his knowledge with others, and over the course of his career he has often made donations and contributions to charities and other non profit organizations all around the world in an effort to make the world a place for people as a whole. He also stresses for others to do the same, to help the world improve and help more people achieve success of their own. David teaches that the most important thing for becoming successful, especially in investing to any degree, is to look towards the future. The better one can predict what’s coming, the better they will do on their investments.

 

As the CEO and executive director for Davos Financial, David has long been using the safe and conservative approach to real estate and investments. This minimizes risks and allows for steady and slow building over time. Many times, up and coming entrepreneurs want wealth right away, and they commit too much to their investments. This can pay off and they may hit it big, but often times it doesn’t and they end up losing big. Knowing when to takes risks requires a seasoned mind and the ability to see what’s coming in the market. David, along with his company, actively help their clients with real estate and investment strategies in order to help them achieve or maintain their success and businesses.

 

David has used his methods for success for a long time, which is why many people try to come to him for advice and ideas. His portfolio is considerable and he has very few mishaps on his record. What’s better is he is a huge philanthropist, and he has actively been increasing the amount that he contributes to projects likes these both through his company and his own time. He inspires, along with his business advice, others to contribute as well, no matter how big or small, to contribute to the community at large.

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Talk Fusion is Storming 2016

Talk Fusion received an award: the 2016 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award from the Technology Marketing Corporation. It was the second award it received from the media company this year. The award points out products that are exceptional in their field and offer voice, data, and video that were greatly improved over the past year.

Talk Fusion lets you talk with anyone face to face with its video chat feature, using WebRTC technology. You can use a smartphone, tablet, or other mobile device. You can download the app on the Google Play Store and iTunes. The full version went live in March of 2016, but this award validates the hard work and attention to detail the team at Talk Fusion put into their product.

Ryan Page is the CTO, and he said that this award is a symbol of a bigger picture that they are striving for. TMC recognized them twice, but there are other reasons to love Talk Fusion. They have free trials now, in which you can try out the technology for 30 days. The company also has other features available, such as email, livechat, conferencing, and more.

Talk Fusion was founded in 2007 by Bob Reina. Reina is a former police officer from Florida, so he was serving the public in that capacity long before switching to technology. However, the origin story of the groundbreaking technology is interesting. He went to send a small video clip to a buddy of his but was unable due to AOL’s policies. He decided to innovate. Getting together with his friend and IT expert, they created Talk Fusion.

Now, Talk Fusion is at or near the top of the app stores in many countries, including Japan, Switzerland, Indonesia, and more. The company makes a statement about giving back to charities for people, animals, and community services like orphanages in Asia. In addition, they have reps in over 140 countries who all get paid instantly when they make a sale, which lets them support their dreams and families. Bob Reina, the visionary leader, says he wants to continue to change the world through video communication.

Those Looking For Manhattan Offices For Rent Should Check Out Shared Office Spaces

 

An article posted by the Harvard Business Review, https://hbr.org/2015/05/why-people-thrive-in-coworking-spaces, sheds some light on a new business model that has been creating some recent noise. From this new business model, often called ‘shared work offices’ or ‘coworking spaces’, companies are forming to meet this opportunity. What companies like Workville are quickly discovering is an ever increasing need for this type of space.
This makes sense considering the primary members of these coworking spaces are those within growing industries that are demanding more and more workers of the freelance, technology services and other various independent employee types. As outsourcing and technology create more non-traditional employment opportunities, more remote and freelance work, the need for this type of work space increases.
Studies have shown time and again that the optimum working condition is one that provides an individual as much freedom as possible while maintaining a structure and routine. The freedom offers employees the opportunity to be freely creative and take initiative, it allows them a sense of ownership over projects. Routine and structure help people to become more productive and efficient . Balance is the key, and these shared work spaces most often utilized by these non-traditional roles are able to get the best of both, freedom and guidance.
This is where companies like the aforementioned Workville focus all of their attention. The goal was simple and two fold. First was to create shared offices and working spaces that was conducive to a comfortable working environment. The second task was to both, create a sense of community and afford a structured workplace allowing members to build relationships, share knowledge and ideas, develop productive routines and empower every member to take control of their work and performance.
An example of shared office space in NYC is Workville. There are rumblings now about taking these highly effective benefits and practices of these new shared work spaces, and integrating them into the corporate business world. With all the changes in how, where and when people do business today, it really was a matter of time before structure and offices started to mirror some of those changes. There is certainly more to come, the only question is what will it be next and what will it look like – or to be more accurate what will your office look like?

 

Sanjay Shah: The Founder of Solo Capital and Autism Rocks

Sanjay Shah, appointed two new trustees to Autism Rocks board- Will Best and Pete Best. This was announced through PR Newswire. While announcing the addition of Will and Pete to Autism Rocks board, Sanjay expressed his hope that both of them will be of immense help to the organization. This will be through decision-making, managerial responsibilities and organizing musical events. Will, while in college introduced himself to the music industry. He facilitated the planning of music events. His experience will come in handy as Autism Rocks raises awareness through music concerts. Pete Best on the other hand has over 21 years’ experience in the financial world. He was Icap’s Chief Operating Officer which is a well-known brokerage firm. Shah believes that their experience and knowledge will benefit Autism Rocks.

Autism Rocks is charity organization that raises funds and donations to facilitate autism research. It was founded in 2014, when one of Sanjay Shah’s family member was found to be suffering from autism. During the Autism Rocks concerts and events, popular artists such as Prince, Michael Buble, Drake and Lenny Kravitz have always performed.

Sanjay Shah studied accountancy after quitting medicine. He started his career journey by working for investment banks such Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. After the global financial crisis and losing his job, Sanjay founded Solo Capital in 2011. He owns more than a dozen companies spread in London, Malta, Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands.

Solo Capital is a financial services company with headquarters in London, England. The firm specializes in asset performance management, sports investments primarily focused on talent acquisition, commercial advisory and representation, proprietary trading and consultancy. In order to offer excellent solutions to its clients, Solo Capital has integrated high end technology through fast computers into its business. It also has a wide pool of experienced staff, who are quite knowledgeable about the financial markets. The company also participates in corporate governance by assisting the public in understanding the operations of the stock market and how to invest. The company has an income of £ 20.3 million and assets worth £ 67.5 million.

Charles Koch Continues His Support Of George Mason University

Since its founding in 1972 George Mason University has been known for providing an education based in conservative and libertarian values, which are now being shown through the continued support of the educational institution by donors including Charles Koch. The Republican leaning donor has been providing tens of millions of dollars for the university for decades that makes the college the top educational institution donated to by Koch; other educational institutions have recently been given donation not exceeding $1 million by Charles Koch.

Charles Koch has become a major player in the world of politics and philanthropy in recent years; alongside his brother David the elder Koch brother has pushed their Koch Industries business to new levels of success around the world. Despite their success the need to give something back to the community has always been high on the list of requirements for Charles Koch. The political giving of Koch has risen to high levels, but generally comes second to his need to provide support for philanthropic causes that are largely based in educational programs.

The level of giving to George Mason University has reach staggering levels with 2014 reported to show gifts totaling over $16 million from Charles Koch to the college. Despite his continued support that recently saw Charles Koch provide a $10 million donation to the law school at George Mason the well known conservative states the gifts are provided without any stipulations on use or direction from the head of Koch Industries. One of the main reasons Koch has become such an avid supporter of the work of George Mason University is the shared libertarian and conservative beliefs between donor and institution, which has resulted in the growth of a respected free market think tank based at George Mason University.

Argentina Should Count On Highland Capital Management Once It Resumes Its Market Position

Highland Capital Management relationship with Argentina’s securities is not starting; the company already has $4 billion notes due in 2033 from Argentina. James Dondero says that those notes greatly helped the firm six months ago when its holdings in the energy sectors brought huge losses for the company. Argentina’s current president is glad that the ban imposed on the country will be brought down by the court. This will help them to clear the debts of its creditors; the president is also luring them to return after their debts are cleared. Similar to the president James Dondero sees the possibility of the creditors resuming back to the Argentine market considering there could be improved performance similar to other Latin America sovereign countries.

Argentina has plans to release $12 billion worth of bonds to the market come mid-April as a way to clear out some of the debts. The country has been out of the European stock market since 2001 when it was destroyed by the then President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. The debts were $95 billion, but then the country received another cessation in 2014. Dondero has a positive though just like when they bought the notes that once the holds outs are settled Argentina’s bonds would trade higher. His firm gained up to 20% profits from the notes last year after using positive reflections despite the country running down on resources and poor taxation.

James is the founder of Highland Capital Management a firm managed approximately $19 billion and top share stock holdings. He is a top honors (alpha, beta, gamma, and Sigma) student from University of Virginia and he double majored in accounting and finance at McIntire school of commerce. Dondero is also a certified CPA, CMA and CFA holder who has been in the financial credit analysis division for more than 30 years. Dondero started his financial credit analysis career at Morgan Guaranty Training Program after his graduation.

In the 1980s, he worked to come up with the GIC subsidiary of protective life insurance from zero to being worth $2 billion of profits. American Express also entrusted to him $1 billion which he managed very well before embarking on his journey of sole proprietorship trading as an individual. James is a good advisor of financial credits, and he has produced great solutions to financial credit problems. His other free time is what he spends on supporting a charitable organization in America dealing with juvenile diabetes in children.

Hudson and her Empire of Fabletics

Taking full advantage of her position as a fashion icon, Kate Hudson has come up with her very own line of athletic clothes to make up for the various inappropriate gym wear that reveals too much for your liking. According to the review at TheKrazyCouponLady.com, the company was established in the October of 2013 and by the mid of 2014 had already breached the borders of Europe. By the September of the same year, Canada had been added to the list, and by early 2015, Fabletics reached Australia. At the end of 2015, America became one of the countries housing the outlets of Fabletics . The phenomenal growth of the company speaks for the excellence and the popularity of its products, and of course, the extremely customer-friendly deals it has to offer.
Elle magazine recently caught up with Hudson to talk to her about what inspired her to create a line that is extremely different from the rest of the gym wear for ladies. Hudson has had a pretty active life, what with a family that has all been doing athletics of some sort, and always had a trainer to help her with her fitness. However, for most of the people, training is not a daily routine and to top it up, gym wear of a good quality costs more than the bank accounts would be comfortable with, breeding a certain lack of motivation. Hudson aspired to create a product that would suit both those who have been training for years and those who are just on the brink of a new beginning, and would not, at the same time, squash your wallet out of breath. When asked about her preferred products, she commented with delight on the bras with a cross-back style and leggings that do not let the buttocks sag. Hudson’s fitness and moves have earned her a position of fame at the worldwide appreciated TV series, Glee.
At Fabletics, Hudson narrows down the choices for the customers by introducing her very own personal preference. Every month the website announces an array of items that have been handpicked by Hudson herself with a variety of colours available with every item. In addition to this, Hudson goes bold on the prints, taking a fresh break from the monotony of the dull gym clothes, combined with great discounts.

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Sam Tabar: Lawyer and Capital Strategist

Sam Tabar is a famous lawyer and capital strategist who reside from New York City. He started his profession as an associate at Slater, Skadden, Arps, Meagher, and Flom LLP ahead of moving to business growth and capital strategy. After operating as co-head and Managing Director of Business Growth at SPARX company as an investment advisor, Tabar was nominated by the bank of America known as Merrill Lynch as its Head of Capital Strategy and Director for the branches located at Asia-Pacific. LATER Tabar made a comeback to the field of law and joined Schulte and Zabel LLP as a senior partner catering to hedge funds, fund creation, regulatory and compliance issues.

After graduating from University of Oxford, Tabar proceeded to Columbia School of Law where he worked as associate editor of Columbia Business Law Analysis. He started working for Skadden, Arps, Slater, and Meagher, one of the most prominent law companies in the world. Sam worked as an Associate soon after graduating from the Columbia Law School in 2001. When working at Skadden, he counseled customers on hedge fund creation and structure. He also gave clients advice on investment management contracts, side letters, and employment issues, private placement memoranda and regulatory and compliance matters. Sam made an exit from Skadden in 2004 abandoned his legal profession to enter the field of finance at PMA Investment Consultants.

He joined PMA Investment as a Consultants counsel, and he eventually got a promotion. The board of directors of PMA promoted him to a Managing Director. While at PMA, he worked on and supervised all facades of international marketing and investor dealings for a 2 billion U.S dollars hedge fund.

On top of that, Sam designed and implemented a premeditated market plan for his company that aimed large family offices, institutional investors, and customers internationally. He as well offered the company with a personal Rolodex of more than 2000 potential competent investors and established more than 400 additional investor introductions.

Other highlights comprise, helping the company raise 1.2 million dollars in properties and working intimately with its Funding Associates and top leaders on every business-growth related issues.

In 2011, Sam joined Merrill Lynch Bank of America as its Head of Capital Strategy and Director for the Asia-Pacific region, where he offered the company’s hedge fund customers with guidance. He also provided preface to institutional financiers comprising foundations, pensions, endowments, and large family offices.

The Quarterly Report For Highland Capital Management

James Dondero’s Highland Capital Management has recently filed its quarterly report. The company has a portfolio value of 3.42 billion dollars. This is a 1.49 decrease from the previous quarter. The filing represents 22.73 percent of Highland Capital Management LP’s assets. According to 15.04 billion dollars in management assets, Highland Capital’s equity represents 22.73 percent of their assets. In the quarter, Highland Capital;s new positions included:
* S&P 500 (SPY) for 67.07 million dollars
* Amazon Inc. (AMZN) for 23.35 million dollars
* Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc. (EGRX) 17.73 million dollars
* Danaher Corp. (DHR) for 17.24 million dollars
* Intra Cellular Therapies Inc. (ITCI) for 15.90 miullion dollars
In total Highland Capital purchased 69 new stocks. The company increased its stakes in the following stocks.
* American Airis Group Inc. (ALL) by 60 percent to 204.25 million dollars
* Patterson Companies Inc, (PDCO) by 16 percent to 87.91 million dollars
* Kinder Morgan Inc. by 173 percent to 5.83 million dollars
* Corning Inc. (GLW) by 18 percent to 54.86 million dollars
* Salesforce Com Inc. (CALL) by 18 percent to 54.85 million dollars
* Burlington Stores Inc. (BURL) by 10.10 percent to 35.57 million dollars
* LDR HLDG Corp. (LDRH) by 68.98 percent to 37.95 million dollars

Highland Capital sold its stakes in SFR Series Trust (KBI), Nexpoint CR Strategies FD (NHF), McKesson Corp. (MCK), Evision Healthcare HLDS (EVHC), and Laboratory Corp AMER HLDGS (LH)

James Dondero, co-founder of Highland Capital Management, resides in Dallas Texas. James Dondero has over thirty years of experience in the credit and equity markets. High yield and distressed investing has been his specialty. Since Highland Capital debuted in 1993 the company has been a pioneer in collateralized loan obligation.

Jim Dondero is Chairman of Cornerstone Healthcare CCS Medical. He serves as a board member American Banknote and MGM Studios. Dondero began his career in 1984 in the Morgan Guaranty Training Program.

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