Randal Nardone-Founder of Fortress Investment Group

August 12, 2018

Randal Nardone attended the University of Connecticut where he got his Bachelor of Arts and Science degrees. He also obtained an education from Boston University. He is currently number 557 on the Forbes World’s Billionaires list. He worked at Thacher Proffitt & Wood as well as BlackRock Financial and UBS.

Randal Nardone founded Fortress Investment Group in 1998 which is an asset-based investments firm that specializes in operations management, asset-based investing, capital markets, corporate mergers and acquisitions, and sector-specific knowledge of institutions and companies. It is a company that has been in business for two decades and had expertise and experience in the investment markets.

Randal Nardone founded Fortress Investment Group in 1998

Randal Nardone founded Fortress Investment Group in 1998

Mr. Nardone has been the Chief Executive Officer of Fortress Investment Group since 2013, and he is the President of Ncs 1 LLC, President of Springleaf Financial Holdings as well as the Chairman, and Vice President and Secretary of Newcastle Investment Holdings LLC. He serves as the Principal of Fortress Credit Corporation, and he was Chief Operating Officer and Secretary of IMPAC Commercial Holdings, Inc. since 1999. Randal Nardone is also affiliated with Florida East Coast Holdings Corp., RIC Coinvestment Fund LP, GAGFAH S.A., and Aircastle Limited.

Fortress is a very diversified company that handles $43 billion assets for well over 1,750 investors. Its investors are in private equity, hedge funds, and permanent capital vehicles. The company employs over 900 people and is well learned in managing physical and financial assets as well as pricing, owning, and financing.

Randal Nardone strives to provide an alternative strategy in order to raise equity through the company, and he is very devoted in running Fortress Investment Group. The company has made new acquisitions from 2006-2007 including a large ski resort operator, a Canadian company known as Intrawest, and RailAmerica. The company also acquired Florida East Coat Industries and Penn National Gaming. All of these acquisitions go in line with the future that Randal Nardone sees for the company, and it is all part fits successful growth. He is very ambitious and has big plans for the company which continues to grow and expand into the financial investment market.

Invest Smarter not Harder with Ted Bauman

August 9, 2018

Do you sometimes believe that an always positive growth is too good to be true? So does Ted Bauman, a savvy investor of international stocks and currencies. He believes in a whole market approach, meaning that putting all your eggs in one basket is never a good thing. He also takes the approach that a bull market, or a market steadily and heavily increasing profits around the boars, is sure to succumb to a pop of epic proportions.

What does Ted Bauman do exactly? Well, he provides detailed Youtube videos of market trend analysis to help even the novice buyer reach into the international trading business with understanding. He makes it possible for people without a hedge fund manager to look at the market in several countries and make logical decisions to overturn government oversight and bureaucracy. How can we know he is really worthy of trust with our investments? Ted did it himself by traveling and researching housing markets in over 75 different countries. During that time he wrote extensively about finance for the World Bank and United Nations. During the financial crisis in 2008, Ted Bauman moved from South Africa to the United States to help with efforts like Habitat for Humanity and other Housing projects in the United States.

If you are interested in Ted Bauman and his work, there are many social media outlets to educate yourself on financial investments through his insight. Not only does he have the youtube videos mentioned earlier, but his social media presence is active. He writes a free daily newsletter The Sovereign Investor Daily and is published in several notable journals such as the Journal of Microfinance, Small Enterprise Development, and Environment and Urbanization. His most noteworthy work comes from his book, Where to Stash Your Cash (Legally) which was co-authored by his father, U.S. Congressman Robert Bauman.

Kamil Idris on the IP Crisis

August 7, 2018

Globalization helps both the developed and the developing countries. For countries like the United States, globalization allows them to sell exported goods, thus earning them more money. Contrarily, developing countries, because of globalization, have the opportunity to purchases goods from other places for a cheaper price. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for intellectual property; developing countries benefit from intellectual property because that new knowledge is what creates economic growth. However, that knowledge is often taken from developed countries.

 

If you’ve read or watched the news lately, you’ve likely seen the ongoing discussion between the United States and China about tariffs and intellectual property. According to the Trump Administration, China has stolen information and knowledge from technology companies in the United States. In an effort to stop this information from further spreading to the Chinese, Trump blocked China from purchasing Qualcomm, a telecommunications company.

 

The problem is, on the business side of things, sometimes this knowledge has to be spread. For example, in order to create a product that is approved, and that the Chinese people can use, social media platforms like Facebook have to work closely with the Chinese government. While developing another app for the Chinese people, Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, was required to share information about how the Facebook app worked, thus giving them intellectual property.

While some argue that intellectual property rights have many negative aspects, Professor Kamil Idris, argues that this transfer of information is critical for economic growth. However, he also firmly believes that these rights need to be protected. Professor Kamil Idris argues that, in regard to intellectual property, the most import thing to consider is how and why IP infrastructure is important. In order to protect these companies, more importance needs to be placed on IP infrastructure. To achieve this, countries need to be willing to hire IP specialists who have the expertise to deal with the IP challenges that are happening.

 

Professor Kamil Idris serves as the President of the International Court of Arbitration and Mediation. Throughout his career, Professor Idris has gained a great amount of expertise regarding intellectual property. He graduated from Khartoum University, in Sudan, with a Bachelor of Law. Professor Kamil Idris also earned three a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cairo University in political science, economic theories, and philosophy.