Kevin Seawright Helps Youth Find Summer Jobs

Summer jobs offer teenagers more than just a way for them to get out of the house and find something to do. They are a great way to gain experience and financial independence as they learn fiscal responsibility. Kevin Seawright understands how important this is to the development of teenagers, which is why his company the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation has partnered with Newark Works to create the Summer Youth Employment Plan which helps teens be placed in jobs. The Summer Youth Employment Plan had 3,000 teens and enrolled last summer in 2015, and Seawright says that the goal for 2016 is to increase the enrollment to 3,500 teens. In addition to helping find teens jobs, the program also includes on the job training, empowerment lectures, financial literacy lessons, and...

The Annual End of the Year Report for Highland Capital

James Dondero or as many may know him as Jim, is the CEO and co-founder of Highland Capital Management. Jim is based out of Dallas, Texas where he manages the firm's business. James Dondero has been in this industry for over 30 years now and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. James main focus over those 30 years has been both the credit and equity markets. James Dondero has focused the majority of his energy on distressed as well as high yield investing. Highland Capital Management was originally founded in 1993 and has been an industry leader when it comes to developing credit orientated solutions and the further development of the Collateralized Loan Obligation Market. The clients of the firm that would look into these market segments are both retail investors a...

Everything Is Better With Video. Are You Using it In Your Business Emails?

The world of business is changing. The things we used to do to tell people about our products and services are not working as well as they did years ago. Today the customer has knowledge at their fingertips and they are ready to look up any detail they need to review. We watch more videos than ever these days and starting today, you can use that to your advantage to build your brand. It is not secret that video communication is a great way to build your brand and to create unmatched customer service. The question that most business people are asking is, how do they get started. What if you had a world leader in video communication, someone who was bold, innovative or a true visionary working for you, would it be easier? Let's face it, you would need someone who is years ahead of...

What Does Kyle Bass Want?

Does Kyle Bass want a socialist revolution to change the entire world, or does he just want a lot of money? It's hard to tell, but some facts may inform the reader's opinion. Consider who Bass is, and where he came from. Bass is from Argentina, and currently runs a hedge fund based in Texas. Bass' fund has been steadily decreasing, and it under-performs even moderately-managed hedge funds. This seems especially strange when one considers Bass hit the market like a freight train in 2008. Predicting a financial meltdown like the one America saw that year would make anybody famous. Bass used that fame to appear on numerous financial programs and spew his views. Certainly some of the things he says are based in solid fact, but the way he actually obtains profit seems to bear the marks of ul...

Sam Tabar: A Financial Star in the Making

Impeccable Career of Sam Tabar from Sam Tabar When most people graduate from college, they often have many choices as to what type of career path they wish to follow. For people like Sam Tabar, there have always been many exciting paths from which to choose. Possessing both an undergraduate degree from Oxford University and a law degree from Columbia Law School, Sam found himself in demand from both world-class law firms as well as some of the most well-respected financial firms in the world. After careful consideration, Sam decided to put his legal training to immediate use by accepting an Associate position with one of the top law firms in the country. Using his extensive knowledge of contract law and financial industry regulations, Sam was immediately put in charge of the firm'...

The Necessity of Investment Banking

Business, Investing
Investment banking offers assistance to various clients in raising financial capital by acting as an agent in issuance of securities. By acting as a liaison during mergers and acquisitions, investment banks assist their clients by advocating for their clients’ interest in raising financial capital. There are many components of investment banking; however, the two main components of investment banking are trading securities for cash or other securities “sell side”, and providing sound financial advice to institutions that buy investment services “buy side”. Differently from other banking industries, investment banking does not offer deposits and or have indirect fees. Investment banking has the ability to provide services to both the private and the public sector. Private services are

Reifler To Use Expertise To Help Middle Class Invest

Life is full of twists and turns. These tend to help us shape the person we are to be. Brad Reifler took all the right steps to become a successful hedge fund manager and a very rich and successful business owner. He got the right education. He founded his own company that when sold was worth millions of dollars. He got the experience that has made him a force to contend with in the financial realm. All of this had Brad Reifler on the fast track to being a billionaire at retirement. Then he began to realize that this is only true for about 1% of the American population. Only the very rich can make the investments and financial decisions needed to live a very comfortable life. The majority of the population is blocked from these opportunities. Forefront Capital Management is the secon...

James Dondero: Leading Highland Capital For More Than Two Decades

Business, Predictions
James Dondero is the President of the famous Dallas hedge fund Highland Capital Management and he has been in this position for over two decades. His experience before Highland Capital allowed him to see what type of structure was needed in order to create an investment firm that surpassed success. To Jim, there are three principles that make up a trustworthy and successful fund. The first is Experience. Highland Capital has this. It was found in 1993 by James Dondero and it has pioneered the CLO and loan markets. The second principle is discipline. Highland Capital also has this. They are able to be transparent because they co-invest with their investors so that everyone’s interests are aligned. The third principle is boldness, which Highland Capital definitely has. The fund is employee o