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Wes Robert Edens known by many in the investment industry, the sports business, and the hotel industry as Wes Edens, is one of the entrepreneurs with unparalleled skills in starting, running and managing a business. As a leader of these businesses, Edens has been the catalyst for the success and excellence of Fortress Investments, the development of Brightline, along with other subsidiaries under the Fortress investment’s group. When it was started, fortress investments was initially established as an alternative asset investment group with Ita focus on private credit and private equity. Read more on fortress.com

Passions Turned Successful Businesses.

Wes Edens is a sports fan and enjoys it both as a pastime activity before he joined the Milwaukee Bucks management team and now acts as a co-owner of the Milwaukee bucks and Aston Villa football club. For Milwaukee Bucks, Edens joined the team with much enthusiasm as he led the effort to develop and deliver a new arena for the NBA franchise in the city of Milwaukee. As the Co-founder of the Fortress investments group which is an investor in the real estate industry, Wes Edens has helped the management team of Milwaukee that is spearheading the transition of an underdeveloped 27 acres of land to the entertainment district.

Aston Villa.

Wes Edens grew up participating in different types of sports as a young person, like mountain climbing, skiing, running, horse riding and jumping which was heavily influenced by the Montana climate and scenery. He has taken his passions to a whole new level scaling famous mountains in the world including Kilimanjaro and the Grand Teton. His passion for athletics and sports lead to his move to co-own the Aston Villa soccer club, a football club based in Birmingham, UK.

Fortress Investments Group.

Before joining his friends in the creation of the fortress group, Wes Edens was a managing director and partner of an investment management firm called BlackRock. In BlackRock investment management Inc., Wes was in charge of assets investors and private equity. Before BlackRock, he was a managing director at Lehman Brothers. The skills and knowledge acquired from these positions, Robert Edens carried them forward to the Fortress Group.

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Businessmen have always had a share in the sports department. There are many top clubs in the world that play different games. Most of the clubs are owned and controlled by very wealthy individuals who have accumulated profits for many years. Wes Edens, tops the list for the people who have a place in the sports department. The famous Fortress Investment Group co-chairman took the courageous step of purchasing an international club that is doing well in the world. With the help of a partner, Wes purchased one of the soccer teams that have a special place in the soccer industry.

Aston Villa is the kind of football club every businessman wants to own. However, due to the amount of money involved, many have never been able to explore this path. For many years now, the team has been taking part in the Premier League games that have been taking place in various destinations. The performance of Aston Villa was good at the start. In most of the competitive games that were being carried out, the team secured the top positions, winning many fans in the global platform. However, the management of the team made some mistakes, affecting the performance of the team. Find out more about Wes Edens at wealthx.com


When Wes Edens made plans to secure Aston Villa and take a position in ownership, his dream was to make the team retain its former glory. The businessman has always been associated with success for the longest time. This is not the first time Wes Edens is taking a special interest in a football team. In the past, the renowned financial leader invested some of his vast wealth in youth games that take place in the region. Despite the setbacks the football club has registered, Wes and his partner have hopes that the team will improve and continue to play more games in the recent future.

Wes Edens mostly works at Fortress Investment Group where he is a principal and co-chairman. The finance company is believed to have been acquired by SoftBank recently thanks to the assistance that it has been getting from Wes Edens. The businessman has a very successful organization in the transport department too.

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One of the main focus of a brilliant entrepreneur is focusing on the future growth of a company. It is the ability to thrive tomorrow that is of greater importance to a business than the performance of today. One of the brilliant entrepreneurs we have today is Louis Chenevert, the former chairman and CEO of United Technologies Corporation. He managed UTC between 2008 and 2014 as the senior-most executive. In his tenure of six years, the level of growth that was recorded still drives the company years after he retired. One thing that Chenevert knew was that incorporating innovative technology in business gives that business a competitive edge over the rest. He also understood that technology would not only address the current issues but also enhance the future performance of an organization.

In 2008, there was a financial crisis that affected the global business sector. Many companies collapsed after recording huge losses. The impact of the adverse economic times is still being felt today. Some businesses continue to collapse long after. In the whole hullabaloo about economic challenges, there is one company that has maintained its position. United Technologies Corporation (UTC) under the leadership of Louis Chenevert made significant growth that has helped the company survive the hard economic times as well as staying afloat of everyone else in the aerospace industry.

About Louis Chenevert

Louis Chenevert is from Montreal, Canada. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Production Management from HEC Montreal University School of Business. After his graduation, he worked for 14 years at General Motors before joining the aerospace industry under Pratt & Whitney. Six years after joining Pratt & Whitney, his results earned him a position as the president of the company.

In 2008, Louis Chenevert was appointed the chairman and CEO of United Technologies Corporation (UTC). His record as the senior-most executive in the company is one of the reasons he remains a prominent entrepreneur even in his retirement. Today, Chenevert works with Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division as an adviser. He remains a man who went against all the odds to achieve his dreams of becoming a great business leader.

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The State Bank of India is a government-owned banking institution which offers public financial services to the Indian population as well as foreign investors. The bank has spearheaded several projects which are aimed at improving the living standards of Indians. A key figure in the bank’s executive team is Anil Chaturvedi who has been working as the managing director of the corporation. The banker has overseen several development projects over the years targeted towards increasing the national GDP.

About Europe-India Partnership

In a Munich seminar held earlier in 2016, Anil Chaturvedi outlined the plans of the government to foster a stable economic relationship between India and the European government. In his speech, the bank’s managing director stated that people from Europe and the US lacked information about what is going on in India and the type of opportunities that are available. He claimed that the current middle-class population in India ranges from 400 to 500 million people who are able to purchase goods brought in the market. The estimated growth of the country is 12% per year; this means that if European industries decide to invest in the country, they will be able to make profits.

Anil Chaturvedi further elaborated that India has the political and social capability which favor businesses. The foreign currency reserves are worth $360 million, indicating that the country’s economy is not at risk of collapse. Furthermore, the country has stable Rupi currency which has appreciated against the Euro. Anil Chaturvedi expounded on the sectors that Europe can invest in including green energy (300-gigabyte renewal energy projects), food grains, dairy, and agriculture. The country currently has the improper infrastructure, refrigerated structures, storage materials, and processing which could be explored by the new companies. The partnership between the two countries will, therefore, improve their relationship as well as promote economic growth.

About Anil Chaturvedi

Anil Chaturvedi is the current managing director of the State Bank of India and has always focused on the Corporate Advisory arm of the bank. Since 2013, Anil Chaturvedi has facilitated the partnerships between Indian corporate and Europe including acquisitions, merges, debt raising and capital investments.

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The long economic mayhem experienced in Brazil is finally fading away. The positive news has already yielded positive result in the economic sector reflecting positive gains in financial performance of all Brazil-based organizations. China’s resolution to resume full production is another move that will add a glow to Brazil’s economy. Finance investors and speculators such as Igor Cornelsen have already started reaping positive returns.

Investors are known to be high-risk takers, knowing that there exists a risk of loss which is as equal as the chance of gaining. One of the high-risk moves by investors is investing in a foreign country other than your motherland. However, while taking the risk, one has to be acquainted with some facts of the country of interests. Igor Cornelsen summarizes some of the major three considerations that will help you as a first time foreign investor in Brazil to maximize your profits and minimize your chances of business’ downside to almost nil.

Familiarize yourself with Brazil’s currency and currency regulations

Making yourself familiar with Brazil’s currency, the Brazilian real should be your first move. Find an authorized foreign exchange dealer with friendly exchange rates fit for all your business transactions. By doing so, you will quickly assess your business performance and profitability. Acquaint yourself with set out regulation of currency handling and watermark features of original currency to avoid fraudulent dealing with criminals with fake currencies.

Relate well with Brazil locals

A vast population of Brazil residents consists of entrepreneurs and business executives who are investors, well conversed with the country. Statistics show that 25% of Brazilians aged between 18 to 64 years are entrepreneurs. Establish a network and close relationship with one of the investors whom will help you in learning the environment and basics of running a successful enterprise in Brazil.

Learn more on government regulations on business practices

Stringent business regulations and measure are put in place by the Brazilian government to minimize the running of illegal businesses. The regulations mostly referred to as the red tape, are however not friendly because some hinder positive moves in the market by clean investors. Intensify your research on the red tape and how to deal with the inevitable regulations while setting up your enterprise.

Igor Cornelsen, a successful self-made entrepreneur and investment strategist, is also well known for his firm that guides foreign investors in the Brazilian market on how to run successful companies and stay competitive in the market.

George Soros, a renowned philanthropist and hedge fund manager has so far transferred around $18 billion to Open Society Foundations, his charitable organization. This pushed his lifetime giving to a total of $32 billion and elevated his foundation to become the third largest in the world. Open Society Foundations ranks as number three after the Wellcome Trust and Bill Melinda Gates foundation. Officials privy to this information spoke to the Wall Street Journal as well as the New York Times and revealed that the billionaire investor had upped his donations tempo. The latest donation of $18 billion forms a large part of his estimated total worth of $23 billion.

Open Society Foundations

George Soros has been financing his charitable organization, Open Society Foundations, in its endeavors to supporting and building vibrant liberal democracies. He has donated about $24 billion to the foundation since it was established back in 1979. George Soros is a huge and vocal supporter of various liberal causes that his charitable foundation continues to champion. He is passionate about a number of liberal causes in the whole world and makes his donations to the Open Society Foundations to help further them. The charitable foundation promotes human rights and democracy in over 120 countries. The foundation has since increased its interest on America where it is investing in various programs aimed at protecting the gays, lesbians and other minorities that are discriminated against.

Soros also funds political campaigns politicians especially the Democrats. In the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, George Soros was the leading contributor towards the Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns. He also makes huge contributions to his home country, Hungary despite the rising tensions between him and the government. The $18 billion gift to his charitable foundation was done secretly and periodically over the recent past years. This huge transfer of funds to a charitable foundation will definitely raise eyebrows among his fierce conservative critics. This move will also find itself as a major talking point in the various political social debates going on in the country.</p>

About George Soros

Mr. Soros has rightfully earned his seat among the most renowned philanthropists, having donated over $32 billion in his lifetime to the different causes that Open Society Foundations concentrates on. His enormous support to the organization has helped in supporting various individuals or organizations in their fight for their freedom of expression, equality, justice and an accountable government. Soros also offers fees to promising students who could have missed out on their education due to where they come from or for who they are.

Soros advocates for an open society probably due to his personal experience when he was growing up. A young Soros lived during the time of the Nazi occupation in Hungary, where almost 500,000 or more Hungarian Jews were killed. His family was lucky to escape from Hungary thanks to some falsified papers. George Soros moved to the United Kingdom and did a number of odd jobs to get money to support his education at the London School of Economics. He went on to become one of the wealthiest hedge fund investors in the United States and Follow him Twitter.com.

Recently, financial services industry veteran David Giertz exposited some important information regarding retirement planning. He makes clear the truth of the old adage “failing to plan is planning to fail” especially when it comes to early retirement. The average person does not have the financial wherewithal to understand that retirement, in general, is much more involved than squirreling away a percentage of their paychecks into a retirement savings account. David Giertz draws on his 30+ years of financial services experience to offer some sage financial advice for would-be retirees.

Giertz explains that planning for retirement is not cookie cutter easy while emphasizing the importance of starting the process early. Next, future retirees need to assess their specific retirement needs and determine how much money it will take to transition comfortably. “Conventional saving dictates that you need to have saved at least ten times your annual income by age 60 and at least 33 times your annual salary if retiring early.” With that said he advises consulting with a financial expert to explore potential income producing opportunities to achieve financial stability ahead of retirement and to alleviate potential retirement savings shortfalls.

About David L. Giertz

David Giertz has over 31 years of experience in the financial services industry. He is actively registered with the FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), a Certified Business Coach with the WABC (World Association of Business Coaches), and a graduate of multiple business and industry related training institutes.

David Giertz deeply understands the importance of optimizing the earnings and growth potential for individuals and businesses in light of the uncertainties that plague the current economy. Each of his tenure experiences at Nationwide and other well-respected financial services entities advising and developing financial strategy solutions has earned him many well-deserved accolades.

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Felipe Montoro Jens went to Getulio Vargas Foundation where he was awarded his undergraduate degree. He later received a graduate degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Mr. Montoro is the CEO of Energipar Captação S.A. he also serves as the Chairman of Concessionária do Centro Administrativo do Distrito Federal S.A. and the Director of Braskem S.A. Mr. Jens is the director of Concesionaria Trasvase Olmos S.A. and Santo Antônio Energia S.A.

Felipe Montoro’s Report

When the government declared that it would make concessions through partnering with National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES), Felipe Montoro interviewed Edison Carlos, the president of Trata Brasil, an initiative focused on basic sanitation, on the decrease in waste levels. Mr. Carlos said that the basic sanitation in Brazil has about ninety percent of its services done by the public and about seventy percent of these services are performed by national organizations. The two forms of management, that is, both the public and private initiative can get better results when they work in a complementary way.

Felipe Jens pointed out the loss of water as one of the primary causes of the flow of financial resources from the government companies in the water segment since it is hard to receive the services offered when there is such an enormous waste. Mr. Edison said that the private sector has adequate resources and by working with the state-owned companies, they will be able to prevent wastage of water. He also mentioned that the private companies have advanced technology that will be vital in raising more investments in sewage networks.

In conclusion, Felipe reports that it is important to have clear goals when drafting the contracts as well as in adopting public agencies where the services will be offered. It is also equally important that the governors review the services presented during the concession for verification.

 

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