George Soros tops the list of Wealthy Hedge Fund Managers

A new 2017 Forbes list of World’s Richest Hedge Fund Billionaires places George Soros in pole position. According to the excerpt published on March 20, 2017 Soros leads the rankings with an estimated net worth of about $25 billion. His investment portfolio, Soros Fund Management (SFM) oversees assets to the tune of $30 billion. The fund is managed by Dawn Fitzpatrick, one of the most prominent women CEO’s on Wall Street. The hedge fund billionaire was one among 45 hedge fund billionaires listed by the magazine. The other prominent names in the list include James Simons, Ray Dalio, Steve Cohen and David Tepper. James Simons is the brain behind Renaissance Technologies. Although he retired from the hedge fund in 2010, Renaissance Institutional Equities continue to post solid gains, growing by 21.5% in 2016.

Renaissance Institutional Equities currently manages wealth estimated at $36 billion, with Simon’s net worth standing at $18 billion. Steve Cohen, whose net worth was estimated at $13 billion, oversees Point 72 Asset Management. The fund was initially went by the name CAS Capital. Ray Dalio is best-known as the founder of the largest hedge fund in the world, Bridgewater Associates that manages assets worth $160 billion. The others hedge funds managed by Dalio include All Weather Fund and Pure Alpha hedge fund, which have all been performing modestly in recent year. Dalio’s net worth was estimated at $16.8 billion. David Tepper’s Appaloosa Management today manages $17 billion worth of assets. The former trader at Goldman Sachs, now based in Miami, Florida has a net worth of approximately $11 billion.

Outside his hedge fund and everyday trading engagements, George Soros is deeply involved in philanthropy. He saw it right to establish the Open Society Foundations in the early 80’s to assist countries, making a transition from communism. According to the Opensocietyfoundadations.org, Soros the organization’s mission is to build vibrant and tolerant societies with inclusive and accountable governments. OSF and its constituent organizations operate several offices and outposts around the world. These include the Open Society Foundation office in London, New York and Washington, DC and the Open Society Institute in Budapest, Hungary.

Over the last three decades, OFS has had expenditures estimated at over $13 billion. In 2014, the Foundations expenditure stood at about $820 million. A lot of this money has gone into priority issues and regions that the organization strongly cares about like democratic development in Eastern European countries and public health issues such as TB and HIV. The other areas priority includes defending human rights, fighting discrimination and advancement of Roma communities, education projects and promoting reforms in the US. The focus areas in US reforms include equal rights, criminal justice, palliative care, democratic governance and drugs.

Squaw Valley Issues Statement About Water Contamination

One of the largest resorts in the country has been in the new recently for a water situation. Squaw Valley has recently issued a statement in regards to questions about their water and the incident that occurred. E. coli and coliform bacteria were detected in the drinking water at the resort, prompting immediate action.

 

 

This potential issue was reported to the Placer County Department of Environmental Health immediately after it was detected, on November 8th, 2016. Since that initial report was made, the water has been treated on a consistent basis and has been showing improvement. Out of the four wells on the upper mountain, three are showing no signs of E. coli and little to now signs of coliform.

 

 

On November 30th, a statement was issued in regards to the water issue, by Squaw Valley’s Public Relations Director Liesl Kenney.

 

 

According to Mr. Kenney, there was an unusually strong storm that affected Placer County in October. This storm led to an inundation of their newly installed water system on the upper mountain. This inundation led to the water contamination. No water was available to the public during any of this time.

 

 

During their routine testing processes, the contamination was detected and the proper authorities were alerted immediately. Squaw Valley also began consulting other leading water safety experts to expedite the process. With all of the help, they have taken the necessary steps to address the water issue and will not return the resort to its normal condition until authorities have deemed it possible.

 

 

Squaw Valley is concerned about only their customers and their commitment to providing them the best services, when it is safe to do so. The resort has taken the matter very seriously and customers will still have access to their facilities, with free bottled water for drinking. Mr. Kenney assures the public that they will be updated on the progress of this water issue and they appreciate the understanding of their customers.

 

 

 

Roberto Santiago: Maker of Manaira Shopping Center

In the city of Joao, Pessao, Roberto Santiago built the impressive shopping center that has everything in it. He made it easy to access anything that you may need and all in one place. This makes it a one-stop shop center that will amaze you

You will love this center as it offers basically everything that you may need from food, entertainment, stationery, appliances and everything that a shop may have. Here is the best place that you can go to get anything that you may need.

The Features

The Domus Hall

This hall was opened way back in 2009, and it has been hosting very many functions all of which are important and celebratory in nature.

  1. Fairs like science and others
  2. Receptions for weddings and functions
  3. Theater for dramatic performances and other arts
  4. Art exhibitions for paintings, creative art, and new age art
  5. Bars, cabins, and bathrooms

This hall is a big part of the center. Read more on Exame.

 

You Will Love Visiting the Following Areas

  • Do you need a hall? You can always hire the Domus hall for exhibitions, fairs, and other functions.
  • Feeling hungry? You can pop over to the food court which will offer you various dishes.
  • Need entertainment? With eight cinemas showing different movies at all times, you can never get bored.
  • Do you want a run room? If you want outdoor fun activities that require lots of run room, you can go to the leisure area that has all the fun activities you can engage in.

The Size

From the leisure areas, the evenly spaced stores and the entire buildings, halls and everything, it’s all very impressively big.

Entertainment and Stalls

Entertainment is important here with there being a lot of areas that will give you all the fun that you need. There are also over 280 stores here that will provide you with all the things that you need. The best thing about this is that you do not get bored shopping despite it being under one roof.

Spoilt for Choice

When you walk into Roberto Santiago Manaira Shopping center, you will find everything that you sometimes need same products from several brands which make for great choice, and you will have all that you need in order o make the best choices that will fit your needs perfectly.

In Conclusion

This is a store that will provide you with everything that you need. As a center, it qualifies tremendously, and you can be sure that if you are looking for something, you will find it here.

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Betsy DeVos and Her Constant Effort for the Improvement of Education System in the Country

The newly appointed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has long been waiting to be appointed to this position so that she can carry on with the education reforms and make changes to the educational system of the country that has so far lagged behind. She is a supporter of school choices and voucher programs to help the youth of this country get the education that they deserve. According to her, the current school system was not enough for the big American Dream.

Even though Betsy DeVos married into a wealthy family, she too has strong ties to the conservative movement. Her father was one of the founding members of the Family Research Council. Her siblings are part of the Edgar & Elsa Prince Foundation that contributes to the groups such as the Alliance Defense Fund, Education Freedom Fund and also the Heritage Foundation. While most people know about the millions of dollars that Betsy has spent on bankrolling Republican candidates in different parts of the country, she and her husband, Dick DeVos have their foundation that they started in 1989 and which contributes to various charitable institutions across the country and outside. According to the reports, the DeVos Family Foundation has donated nearly $26.8 million to the different community and public efforts and more than $19.8 million to the arts and culture groups in the country in 2015 alone.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/22/us/politics/devos-sessions-transgender-students-rights.html?_r=0

The couple has chosen many different areas for their charity, but her choice of charity shows some clues as to why she was chosen as the Education Secretary by the President Donald Trump. School choice is one of the primary interests of Betsy, and she contributes towards groups that support it. Also, she has given an enormous amount of money to the Education Freedom Fund that offers a scholarship to children from low-income families to study at private schools. She was also involved in many national conservation organizations like the Acton Institute and the American Dream PAC.

Betsy DeVos had an affiliation for politics from an early age. She went to the Calvin College for her graduation and earned a business degree along with BA in Political Science. She started her political career by working in the national politics working for the presidential campaign of Gerald Ford in the year 1976. Over the years, she has served on the boards of many businesses, political organizations and non-profit organizations. She was the National Committeewoman for MI between the year 1992-1997 and then as the Chairperson of the MI Republican Party from 1996 till 2000. She was again elected in 2003 when Granholm was the Governor. Check her website for more info at betsydevos.com

The Importance Of Education According To Jason Hope

When it comes to successful entrepreneurs, people definitely want to know a lot of things about them. Among these things is what they are passionate about and what they find important. Jason Hope is one of the entrepreneurs that many people ask about. He has passions that are very beneficial to the survival of humanity.

He is passionate about technology, health and anti-aging. He wants to make sure that he helps companies come up with solutions that are going to bring about some pretty good results in a quick manner. However, there is one passion that he finds truly important. This passion is education.

Read more: Jason Hope Explores Internet of Things as Newest Technology Solution for Hotels

One of the reasons that education is truly important to him is because this is the only way anyone is going to succeed. While one can get education from anywhere. The best way to get education is in a class. One of the reasons that this is the best way is that many companies require certificates as proof that the candidate knows what he is doing. As a matter of fact, many of the higher paying jobs require certificates because of the safety matter involved in these jobs. Even if one were to learn about it in another source, it is not going to be adequate.

Therefore, even the graduates are faced with whether or not they have the experience. Jason Hope himself values experience because it is the person that is experienced that is going to be comfortable and confident in what he is doing. Also, with education, people will have a better chance at coming up with some better treatments for many of the diseases and conditions that humans are faced with.

Check Crunchbase and Engadget.com for more information about Jason Hope.

Brad Reifler Has Seen Real Stories From Money Monster

If you’re someone who closely follows top box office hits each year, you may have seen one of the most highly acclaimed films, Money Monster. The movie is about the disadvantages many middle class Americans face when hearing so-called experts give investment advice, and investment expert Brad Reifler weighed in on the movie’s story.

Brad Reifler says it’s all too common for brokers and managers to take advantage of investors by making a profit regardless of whether investments gain or lose money. He has given tips that he hopes help investors, and he’s taken steps at his company, Forefront Capital to help investors as well.

Brad Reifler warns about the dangers of only investing in stock market funds and advises investors to look at other vehicles instead of the stock market.

And he says when investors have a plan to reach certain goals when investing, they need to just stick to those goals and not deviate from them. Reifler brings well over 30 years of investing experience to the table.

According to Crunchbase, Brad Reifler started out at Reifler Trading Company, an independent futures investment firm he founded sometime after graduating from Bowdoin College. He managed that firm for nearly 20 years before it was merged with Refco, Inc. Learn more about Brad Reifler: http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/brad-reifler-and-forefront-capital-introduce-forefront-income-trust-1975993.htm

He founded Pali Capital in 1995, a hedge fund management firm that had a specialized investment package that his fund managers and investors executed in ways that met their needs. In 2008, he founded Forefront Capital where he’s recently included Forefront Income Trust as a subsidiary company.

Forefront Capital went from catering exclusively to fortune 500 and top 1% wealthy clients, to now opening up to unaccredited middle class investors.

This move by Brad Reifler was inspired by a life experience when he had once tried to invest his father’s lifesavings into an alternative fund but had trouble doing so because of lack of accreditation.

So he’s helped open a public fund at Forefront that now lets investors invest in specialized funds for IRAs and Funds Shares for as little as $1,000.

The AHBE and Ferry Lawsuit

On 14th September 2016, the Atlanta Hawks basketball & Entertainment LLC (AHBE) sued New Hampshire Insurance Company for breaking terms of contract on the settlement of claims made by Danny Ferry. Danny Ferry, former general manager of the company, filed the lawsuit on September 13 at the Superior Court in Fulton County. The insurance company was said to work under a deal to cover losses due to employment practices such as wrongful termination and workplace torts. AHBE had given the insurance company (AIG) a notice that Ferry had confirmed that they were not covered; this was on April 2, 2015.

On June 22, 2015, the six-year contract that had started in 2009 worth $18 million came to an end after a buyout agreement between Ferry and AHBE. The spokesperson of the present Hawks management confirmed that there was a complaint, and the major parties involved were presently not part of Hawks. Information derived from the lawsuit state that AIG had refused not only to accept that the policy had been triggered, but also to participate in defending the claims or accept coverage. The lawsuit was looking for an additional 50 percent penalty for the losses incurred.

Bruce Levenson is a founder and partner at United Communication Group (UGC), owner of Atlanta Spirit LLC, and once a writer of Washington Star and Observer Publishing. His other side jobs include being director of TechTarget and being on the Board of Directors of the Newsletter and Electronic Publisher Association. He was once president of the foundation known as “I have a dream”, and had other vibrant contributions through his philanthropic endeavors, http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/undergrads-and-graduate-students-mastering-philanthropy-300038081.html. Levenson has been involved in many businesses, and in October 2016, he hired bankers to sell the Hawks; the move assured good profit margins. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University.

For more info, visit brucelevenson.com.