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

FreedomPop Raising Capital

Mobile Phone Service, Tech
FreedomPop has shown it's commitment to raising capital for expanding there global takeover. They have raised $50 million in capital to expand over seas. Freedom Pop is offering it's global hotspot data service in 25 countries around the world. The company's mission is to lower the cost for consumers that are being hit with outrageous data roaming fees for being outside of their cell carriers coverage areas. Consumers will save big with FreedomPop. FreedomPop offers 200 MB of free high speed data. Customers can then purchase 500MB of high speed data for just $10. The service cost only $49 a month. The service can be used in many regions,but you will need to purchase a $10 sim card,which will work with any unlocked cell phone. Word of mouth advertising has been monumental in the compa...

Championing Human Rights: The New Model for Change

Activists, Human Rights
Organizations aiming to bolster human rights are nothing new. The concept of human rights dates back to the Renaissance, after all. But fighting for human rights on a truly global scale in this age of multicultural despotism, divisive politics and social media watch-dogging requires a new approach. Enter the Human Rights Foundation (HRF). Founded in New York in 2005 by human rights activist and filmmaker Thor Halvorssen, HRF works tirelessly to stay out of the political fray, and disrupt it at the same time. The organization advocates for human rights and works to liberate the world's political prisoners without regard to politics, focusing on closed societies. It doesn't matter if the oppressors are right-winged authoritarians or leftist totalitarians. Both fall under HRF's purview. Th...

Charles Koch and Brother David Take on Donald Trump

political news
The 2016 presidential election cycle is full of surprises. American billionaire and philanthropist Charles G. Koch and his brother David have been long attempting to install a Republican in the White House. Influencing a presidential election is no small task yet the Koch brothers spent millions and tapped their extensive and politically-connected network to do just that. But something happened that the Kochs couldn’t have anticipated and now their goal, and the money backing it, are at risk. Why? Donald Trump. Trump is a has a chance at winning the election and his politics on taxes, trade, and foreign policy clash thoroughly with Charles Koch’s. According to a recent Vanity Fair article, “Like other members of the Republican elite, the Koch brothers misjudged Donald Trump.

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

George Soros Predicts the Collapse of the European Union (EU)

Europe, Interviews, Predictions
  "It's much better to face harsh reality than to close your eyes to it." That's a quote from a recent interview by Gregor Peter Schmitz of the German magazine WirtschaftsWoche with financier George Soros. It sums up the interview because, according to Soros, the European Union (EU) is now facing five or six crises at once. He says it's better to acknowledge problems than to pretend they don't exist. That's the only chance you have of solving the problems. The first crisis is Greece, which is still greatly in debt, and, therefore, economically depressed. Soros cites Putin and Russia's invasion of Ukraine as another one, including continuing economic and political problems in that country. Another crisis is the upcoming British referendum on whether or not to withdraw ...

Gender Bias in the Wikipedia World

Wikipedia Business Page Creation
Gender bias exists and, in fact, has been a part of the traditional American way of life since the Declaration of Independence. Of course, it is wrong, but habits are, extremely, hard to change. In the twenty-first century economic necessity has forced families to abandon the traditional husband/wife work relationship. Women are now not only entering the workforce but in many areas competing with men for top executive positions. While the percentage of women accepted as attorneys and doctors is increasing, it is still far below the world average. In an attempt to counterbalance this gender balance, Wikipedia and the University of West Virginia are working together to change the stereotypes in Wiki world, including Wikipedia writing services like Get Your Wiki. Get Your Wiki editors and

Marcio Alaor BMG On Apple Advancements

2016, Predictions, Tech
  Marcio Alaor is the vice president of Brazil's biggest bank, BMG. He has worked with the bank and with the customers of the bank to ensure that people are educated about the opportunities that they have within the banking and financial world. He has also spent a great deal of time learning about businesses and the top businesses in the world to help people become more educated about the companies that they are giving money to and becoming a part of through the purchase of popular products. Technology is huge right now and Marcio Alaor has made it a point to learn as much as possible about the technology sector. He has learned as much as possible about technology and has dedicated time to be able to learn about the processes while teaching people who follow him more about it. T...