Given his history with investments in the sports world, it is perfectly fitting that Wes Edens has claimed an enormous stake in a British soccer team quite recently. Mr. Edens, the current owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, and Nassef Sawiris, a successful Egyptian investor, combined their funds to chase the opportunity of having a majority stake in a soccer team with the potential to become a Premier League competitor very soon. The English soccer team in which Sawiris and Edens invested is the Aston Villa Football Club.
Fortress Investment Group’s chairman, co-founder and co-owner Wes Edens is also making his impact one the American public transportation system. The Brightline train is owned by Fortress Investment Group, and its services are designed to improve the journeys of its passengers. Although Florida is the first state to receive Brightline routes, Edens has declared strong interest in expanding Brightline by creating new routes in several other states.
His education came from Oregon State University, which is the school that awarded him his B.S. of Finance and Business Administration after he finished graduation requirements in 1984. Later, he would gain many years in the finance industry, starting at Lehman Brothers more than two decades ago in 1987. He quickly climbed his way up to the company’s position of managing director by 1993. Then, Mr. Edens joined BlackRock Asset Investors, and he stayed there until 1997.
In 1998, Fortress Investment Group was born, and it was due to the efforts of Wes Edens, Peter Briger, Randal Nardone and Robert Kauffman. Edens is one of the primary stakeholders of the finance company. Edens is known for looking into alternative options when it comes to where he decides to invest his money. This is also what Fortress Investment Group advises its many satisfied clients to do as well. His creative strategies for investing have drawn the praise and attention of the world-renown Wall Street Journal.
Forest Investment Group LLC, is a now private equity firm, with its headquarters in New York City. Forest Investment Group LLC was founded in 1998 by Wesley Edens, Randy Alan Nardone, and Perter Briger. Forest Investment Group LLC as of September 30th of 2017 manages $36.1 billion in assets representing more than 1,750 clients globally. Forest Investment Group LLC portfolio includes real estate, long term permanent capital growth management, and equity investment strategies, as well as consultant, insurance management and risk management as well as technology solutions. Forest Investment Group LLC made history by being the first publicly traded hedge fund company in the United States, making an intial public offereing of on February 9th 2007 at $35 per share. The $35 per share amount was almost twice as much what the expected amount was set at $18.50 per share, and was valued to worth $14 billion.
Wesley Edens, is co-chair and founder of Forest Investment Group LLC. Mr. Edens earned a Bachelors of Science in Finance and Business Administration in 1984 from Oregon State University. In 1987, Mr. Edens worked at Lehman Brothers as partner and managing director for six years until 1993. From 1993 to 1997, Wesley Edens was partner and managing director at BlackRock Asset Investors. Mr. Edens has a unique style of investing has been shown to really be geared towards the ability to build businesses from investments. Wesley Edens is also chairman of Nationstar Mortage, a company Forest Investment Group LLC bought in 2006 for $575 million.Randy Alan Nardone (Randy JD), is the chief executive officer and chief operating officer, and principal of Forest Investment Group LLC since 1998. Randy Alan Nardone graduated from Boston Univeristy School of Law where he earned his Juris Doctor degree. Randy is also a University of Connecticut alum with a Bachelors on Arts in English and Biology Randy Alan Nardone is also president of Ncs Llc and president of Springleaf Financial Holdings LLC. Also Randy JD is also vice president and secretary of Newcastle Investment Holdings LLC.
Peter Briger, is principal and co-chairman of the Board of Directors at Forest Investment Group LLC. Peter Briger brings more than twenty years of experience in the area of asset management. Mr. Briger was elected co-chairman in 2009. Peter Briger attended Princeton University, and earned his MBA from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School Business. Mr. Briger worked at Goldman Sachs as a partner responsible for several operations. Also co-head of Fixed Income Principal Investment Group, and Whole Loan Sales and Training.December 28th 2017 SoftBank Group Corp announced the acquisition of Forest Investment Group LLC. The deal to buy Forest Investment Group LLC was for $3.3 billion in cash. A meeting scheduled for July 12th 2017 of Forest Investment Group LLC shareholders to approve the deal to include all of Forest Investment Group LLC stock outstanding to be owned by SoftBank Group Corp. The deal requires all Class A shares of Forest Investment Group LLC can cashed out for $8.08 per share.
Richard Blair of Wealth Solutions has committed the better part of his life to making sure that people can find their way to retirement by way of smart investments and retirement planning. Wealth Solutions is based out of Austin Texas and operates itself as a licensed Registered Investment Advisory firm (RIA). Blair, who had always been absolutely enraptured by knowledge, decided to use his thirst of information in a way that could help people. Blair would follow the financial career path after graduating college by starting Wealth Solutions in 1994. Now Blair is opening up about the process he follows during the financial planning portion with his clients.
In order to help clients find their way to successful retirement planning, Blair likes to follow what he calls the “Three Pillar Approach” to financial planning. This financial planning method allows his clients to get a firm visual on what exactly they are going to be pursuing as they work hand in hand with Wealth Solutions and Richard Blair. This comprehensive approach helps client’s to focus on their financials as they are and what their financials need to be in order to hit that retirement target right on time for their own life plans.
Each financial planning session starts by targeting the first pillar in the bunch. Pillar 1, as Blair short-hands the concept, focuses on understanding where exactly his client is standing financially t the present point in time. This pillar develops the strengths of the client while matching those strengths up with realistic goals, financial opportunities, and the most potent risks that they may stumble across. Learn more: http://creditorweekly.com/index.php/2016/05/26/investment-strategy-with-richard-blair/
After pillar 1 has been circled the team at Wealth Solutions moves on to Pillar 2. The second pillar in the bunch focuses on developing a long term plan. Blair approaches the assets of his client and moves them around in order to maximize the potential of each and every portfolio that his client will present. The third and final pillar focuses on insurance, long term care, and other such needs way down the line. The third pillar is no more or less important than the first two in the list. Learn more: http://ianjenkins.net/richard-blair-and-wealth-solutions-that-work/
George Soros is a renowned name in the political circles. He is extensively acclaimed for his boldness and his unwavering determination to live in a corruption free world. The media and his followers know him as the man who detests everything immoral. He is a man who will do anything to ensure the oppressed in the society triumph. For those who do not know him, Soros is a billionaire who uses most of his billions to provide a sanctuary for the voiceless. To date, Soros has donated more than eleven billion to save the side-lined around the world.
Who is George Soros? Soros was born in the Nazi-occupied Hungary in 1930. Privations and the anguish caused by the Nazi’s rule forced him to escape to England where he attended London School of Economics. He struggled in his early days and even worked as a railway porter and as a waiter before his breakthrough. With fortitude, Soros founded Soros Fund Management in 1969. The company became so indomitable and was reported to be one of the most profitable firms in the hedge fund industry in 2010. Soros is still the Chairman of Soros Fund Management and has dutifully used his extensive expertise to propel his company to new echelons.
Observing how the world turned a blind eye to the ever-growing evils, George Soros established the Open Society Foundation in 1979 with the aim of addressing these evils relentlessly. The organization is mainly devoted to issues such as human rights, corruption, poverty, partisanship and poor governance. Besides, the effective foundation also focuses on education and has offered scholarships to thousands of students in the world, and it is on the lookout for promising opportunities that can be utilized to improve the lives of the needy students. Read more on washingtontimes.com.
The Open Society Foundation has offices in almost every country in the world and continues to grow. The foundation has become statuary for the unheard voices and has been in the forefront to keep governments in check. Thanks to visionary people like George Soros, there is hope that the world will be saved from self-destruction. Read this story at Politico about George Soros.
In a 2014 interview by Wall Street Journal, David Giertz explains the importance of financial advisors advising clients about social security. In the interview on Instagram, Giertz stresses that social security is an important source of income for retirees (accounting for up to 40% of their income). He notes that if social security is taken too early then clients could lose up to $300,000 dollars over 25 years. He further notes that in a survey by the Nationwide Financial Retirement institute that the majority of financial advisors are not talking to clients about social security. He attributes this to the fact that there are many rules surrounding social security. He says that it is important for financial advisers to become comfortable with all of these rules on angel.co. Giertz stresses, however, that it is very important to talk to clients about social security because four out of five clients surveyed said they would switch advisors if their advisor did not speak to them about social security.
In an article written by Giertz himself (written for linkedin.com), Giertz states that 87% of retirees claimed social security too early. He says that although many financial advisors are not advising their clients about social security benefits that many are in the process of learning more about social security. Giertz says that this is due to clients increasingly demanding that their financial advisors be knowledgeable on the subject.