Fortress Investment Group Credit Business Manager And Chairman Peter Briger

Financial executive Peter Briger held a leading position at Goldman, Sachs and Company for 15 years, becoming a Partner at the firm in 1996, before he later joined the New York-based private equity company known as Fortress Investment Group in 2002 and started working as the overseer of its Credit and Real Estate Business. He was responsible for raising over $4 billion for the Fortress Credit Opps Fund IV, which helped the group substantially increase its annual profits. By November of 2006, Peter Briger was given the title of Principal of the company, and in August 2009, he was elected as its Co-Chairman.

Most of the wealth that the experienced investor has accrued while working at Fortress has come from strategically trading distressed assets, which are the types of debt that other investors tend to reject. He has said that he sees many opportunities to profit from distressed debt, due to the fact that when banks are forced to sell non-performing or risky assets because of the demand from shareholders, he and Fortress can scoop them up at deeply discounted prices, then sell them at a higher rate. Peter Briger also helped his previous employer Goldman, Sachs and Company steadily grow its revenue for several years through a division he founded within the company called Goldman’s Special Situations Group.

In addition to being a part of the financial industry as an expert investor, Peter Briger is also a board member at a few charitable organizations that work to provide assistance to the needy, and to prepare students for future educational opportunities. Through a foundation called Tipping Point, he contributes to serving low-income families in the San Francisco area, and through Caliber Schools, he works within the organization to find ways to help students attending charter schools be better prepared to compete when they enter 4-year colleges, and when they go on to pursue their professional careers. Peter Briger graduated from Princeton University with a BA degree, and he earned an MBA degree from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. The married father of four made it onto the Forbes Billionaire list in 2007. Learn More.

Jose Auriemo Neto and the Company JHSF

In the middle of the last decade, Jose Ariemo Neto, CEO and chairman of the Brazilian real estate company JHSF, led it to enter the luxury retail sector. Their first such project would be Cidade Jardim, which today holds 180 stores, nine residential towers, four office towers, and one mixed-use building. Around the same time that the entered it, Jose succeeded his retiring father, the co-founder of former CEO of JHSF. In 1998 Jose had been instrumental in helping his father take the company into the retail sector in general by successfully obtaining the rights for the company to construct its first retail store, Shopping Santa Cruz.

Today, Jose says that during an average workday he works from about 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Fabio co-founded the company JHS with his brother Jose Roberto Auriemo in 1972. They led it together until the 1990s when a strong disagreement about the direction of the company led to them dividing into two separate companies which they each took full ownership and leadership of. These companies were called JHSI and JHSF.

Jose took JHSF. After seven years had passed the brothers made up, but agreed it was best to keep their companies separate. Jose Auriemo Neto is so busy a businessman that he rarely takes a vacation. However, he does have days off in which he loves to spend time with his family and to golf. He, his wife Marianna, and their two children have lived in three different homes in the last 20 years. Learn More.

Ara Chackerian Invests in Innovation Through TMS Health Solutions

TMS Health Solutions is a company that runs seven centers in the San Francisco Bay area. The centers are dedicated to the use of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, an innovative treatment that uses electro-magnetic waves to adjust the chemical make-up of the brain. The treatment was initially designed to fight depression, but the centers are also testing its use for other illnesses as well. Co-founder and investor Ara Chackerian believes TMS to be a future pillar of psychiatric care and is willing to support this belief with funding. As a serial investor, TMS Solutions is not the first medical start-up Chackerian has invested in. It also will not be the last.

A lot of the funding that drives the healthcare market can be traced back to the private sector. Wealthy businessmen and entrepreneurs alike invest millions into start-ups and medical treatments every year. Chackerian himself has made such investments his actual career. Under the banner of his holdings company, ASC Capital Holdings LLC, Chackerian has funded many companies such as BMS Diagnostics and PipelineRx. Chackerian is able to find success because he is passionate about healthcare and knows a lot about it. Ara even writes articles for publications like Medium on the subject. His investment in TMS was not so much on the treatment itself but on the passion of one man. Dr. Richard Bermudas who has championed the cause since the FDA approved TMS in 2006.

Ara Chackerian happened to bump into Dr. Bermudas when looking into TMS. In a recent interview, he recounted how Bermudas’s passion sold him on the concept of TMS. Dr. Bermudas, like many doctors within the medical field, was fighting cumbersome legal technicalities in his quest to promote TMS. Chackerian and his partner realized they could shave off some red tape to allow Dr. Bermudas to work more freely. As Chackerian put it they wanted to let Bermudas be a doctor. Thus, TMS was born. So far it has garnered success and merited the expansion to seven locations. It also continues to push forward the treatment itself. Ara Chackerian remains a member of the board and advocate for the treatment itself. Read more about Ara Chackerian: https://hitechchronicle.com/2018/02/ara-chackerian-explains-how-our-mental-health-state-may-largely-benefit-from-our-very-fingertips/

Peter Briger Has Been Successful Despite The Ups And Downs In Investing

Nine years ago, based out of New York City, Peter L. Briger became the Principal and Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors with the Fortress Investment Group, and three years earlier, has held a position of being a member of the Board of Directors. His role at the Fortress Investment Group is running the Drawbridge Special Opportunities Funds, and taking lead in credit fundin, from gaining his extensive knowledge while working previously and being a partner with Goldman Sachs for 15 years. He is well educated in the fields of management, extensive credit, and private equity finance, being a member of the Goldman Sachs Global Control and Compliance Committee. The education that Peter Briger recieved attending Princeton University, and the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania has prepared him to become such an expert, while having a positive impact on others, leading to their sucess.

When it comes to asset management, Peter Briger has more than 20 years of experience in the field, and has proven to be an exceptional business leader, having the Fortress Investment Group globally diversified, with over $43 billion dollars of assets, utilizing their liquid and equity market divisions. If there is a mainstream source of capital that has declined in the market, Peter Briger has been able to find innovative ways around problems in society, which was the reason for the decline, and still manages to create a decent amount of profit, while marketing correctly, selling high, and buying low. His world class investment strategies, and the team at the Fortress Investment Group is very consistent in delivering exactly what an organization is looking for, when it comes to the proper ways to invest.

In 2015, together as a group, we’re able to raise nearly $5 billion dollars for a new fund within the Fortress Investment Group. Regardless of a financial crisis, the expertise that Peter Briger brings to the table is unmatched in the financial sector, displaying the ability to make a profit with distressed assets, while banks are forced to change how they do business, having a major impact on their profit margins. Peter Briger has always been prepared for when one door closes in the investment market, and to know the next steps in achieving the goals of his group, when another door opens. Currently, Briger still remains to be one of the top players in the arena of special asset investing.

Entrepreneur Isabel Dos Santos Addresses The Issues Holding Back Africa Economically

Entrepreneur Isabel dos Santos has been a leading voice pushing for a digital revolution in Africa. She calls for international investment across the continent to give people access to telecommunications services. She says that business owners are hampered by poor telecommunications infrastructure, which is holding them back from competing on the global stage.

Besides technology, she says that a lack of egalitarian frameworks is another reason Africa is not prosperous. Women’s careers are sidelined for men because they are regarded as the family breadwinner by society. This archaic belief holds back economic growth across the continent. At the companies Isabel dos Santos operates, women have the same access to jobs and promotions as men do.

However, she does say that Africa is made up of very different countries each with their own set of issues. These countries have their own legal systems, forms of government, and cultures. Companies and organizations that want to work in Africa need to recognize these differences if they expect to be successful. Read article about Isabel Dos Santos at Observador

Addressing education in her country, Angola, and across Africa, she said that it’s not good enough that people learn to read and write. Isabel dos Santos says that people need to be more ambitious than that. What is needed is to get young people the set of skills they need to get a job. She has called for schools and universities to work with businesses to determine what students need to learn. She says that with the right kind of training people will be able to work good-paying jobs.

She recently spoke at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum. She was invited due to her position as the chairperson of Unitel, Angola’s leading telecommunications company. This forum addressed many issues in Africa including education, imports and exports, food security, and infrastructure development. Russia is a major exporter to Africa, topping $1 billion in 2019.

Isabel dos Santos talked about the business environment in Africa and what economic opportunities exist. She said that there are many natural resources that can be used to develop local economies and export to other nations. These resources include agriculture, gold, copper, oil, and copper.

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‘Mining the Gold’ through Direct Selling with Vijay Eswaran

Vijay Eswaran is the current Executive Chairman of the QI Group. The Malaysian businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist is one of the most successful Asian businessmen. Forbes Asia estimated his wealth at $500 million but is uncertain since the company is yet to reveal Vijay Eswaran’s stake in the international company.

QNET is one of the companies operating under the QI Group. The company is listed as a member of the Direct Selling Association of Malaysia and operates across several countries, especially Asian nations including Indonesia, the Philippines, and Taiwan. It also has operations in India, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Côte d’Ivoire.

QI Group operates through representatives who link products to clients. Each representative receives compensation based on their sales and referrals volume, hence the growth of the business. The company sells several products such as jewelry, nutrition, energy products, and also has businesses in the hospitality industry.

In his younger years, Eswaran moved from Malaysia to the UK where he worked as a taxi driver to pay for his tertiary education. He graduated with a degree in socio-economics and traveled around Europe doing several odd jobs. A few years down the line, he pursued further training in binary system marketing and acquired certification from CIMA. Mr. Eswaran then topped up his education with an MBA from Southern Illinois University.

His education played a significant role in his role at Systematics, where he practiced -multi-level marketing on a part-time basis in the 1980s. However, it was not until 1998 that Vijay Eswaran considered the great potential multi-level marketing had. The Cosway group approached him, and from that point, Mr. Eswaran was on his path to international success.

Vijay Eswaran has since moved on from daily company operations to more legacy-based actions. He is a known philanthropist, author, and highly sought-after speaker. He oversees the operations of his foundations- RHYTHM and Vijayaratnam. The foundation is centered on the provision of education for disabled member so of society and in particular children. Thanks to his leadership and QI Group’s success, the Vijayaratnam foundation supports the operation of the TAARANA, a Malaysian institution that provides education for children with special needs. Charity truly begins at home.

Recent ventures include the QI City Project which is estimated at a cost $300 million a mixed development which is set to include residential, commercial, lifestyle, health, and educational facilities. At the heart of the project, is the Quest International University Perak, which has been set up in collaboration with the local government. Aside from creating an excellent living experience and completely satisfactory city, the project is also meant to invite numerous investments and add to the extensive QI Group portfolio.

Mr. Eswaran is also an ardent speaker, especially on conversations on entrepreneurship. He has participated in talks as high as the World Economic Forum and the ASEAN Leadership Forums, among others. For his unnumbered contributions to the community, Mr. Eswaran has received notable awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award and has been recognized in the Heroes of Philanthropy List by Forbes Asia.

Portland-based Entrepreneur Nitin Khanna Enjoys the Fruits of His Determination

Nitin Khanna is currently the CEO of MergerTech, a company specialised on advising on mergers and acquisitions and also provides tech consultancy services. The company has created relationships with diverse business around the globe, thanks to its diverse expertise in the above areas.

Early Life

The business magnate was born in Himachal Pradesh in India. The province is located north of India near the monstrous Himalayas Mountains. His dad worked in the military as a colonel. The rest of the family members were entrepreneurs. In his young years, Nitin Khanna worked in several businesses from motorcycle repairs factory to a cement plant. This experience proved important when he got his hands into a business enterprise.

He would later join Lawrence School, one of the best schools around. At age 17, he settled in the United States where he attended Purdue University located in West Lafayette, Indiana. He took a major in Industrial Engineering before taking a Masters in the course at the same university.

Career and Business Life

After completing his studies, Nitin Khanna did a two-year management trainee program at the International Paper. In the company, he worked at different positions. He then headed a cardboard box factory for two years before calling it quits.

Nitin was then employed at Oracle in1995 and worked for three years before joining his brother in a business venture. His brother Karan Khanna had has his MBA. Together, they started Saber Software in the year 1999. For the next decade, Karan and Nitin Khanna grew the business taking up various projects. Soon it was the largest software vendor for USA government systems. Some of the departments it has served are DMV and Child Welfare.

It was in the course of the business that the brothers decided to start another company that deals with mergers and acquisitions. This was the start of MergerTech in 2009. The company has since added an investment and advisory arm.

Mr Nitin Khanna is the head of MagerTech Advisors, the MergerTech investment arm. He is also involved in the community around him with several projects, including urban management and children welfare. Nitin also heads Cura Cannabis Solutions, a cannabis vaping products company as the CEO

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Vijay Eswaran Reveals his Secret of Business Growth

Growing a business

In a recent interview, Vijay Eswaran was asked what makes a business grow, particularly QI Group. The first rule Vijay Eswaran follows is one of duplication, especially when one realizes that you cannot do it all yourself. Vijay Eswaran believes that the manager needs to stand aside let delegated authority carry out the heavy lifting. The more interference from self the less likely things will work. Vijay Eswaran uses the saying that the manager needs to “fire self.”

Dependency Upon Government

Vijay Eswaran’ thoughts on growth in business are greatly dependent in the government taking an interest in nurturing entrepreneurship in regions where they can get involved. In other words, the government needs, on their part, to take an active interest in the needs as well as the growing wants that the business community offer. These are thoughts Vijay Eswaran expressed at the 2018 Chinese World Economic Forum, where he was asked to speak.

Difficulty in Gaining Licenses

In this talk, he gave examples from India and China. He gave an example of India, which shows a very difficult for those trying to do business in India. Vijay Eswaran says that in India they are called “licensed Raj,” which means highly dependent upon licenses. A license is needed for almost anything practical to get accomplished. The time’s licenses can be granted in India’ different regions also may vary. Vijay Eswaran is speaking from experience, since he knows that as the main leader of QI Group that launched in 30 countries he practically knows the difficulty in dealing with governments in certain areas of the world, especially when new technology is being ushered in and governments do not have the legislative structure to support the business growth.

Stepping Aside

The same example he gives to the managers who expect growth from their organization he gives an example in the economic life in China at the same 2018 Chinese World Economic Forum by saying that when new growth hit China just recently rather than standing in and controlling all the growth, China basically stepped aside and let the economic boom take a natural growth. Vijay Eswaran remarks that China has done very well when it observed entrepreneurs to take root and run with the growth that was possible and taking place before its eyes. In short, Vijay Eswaran input at the Chinese Economic Forum was significant to world leaders that were there and came from his own experience.

Duplicating Yourself

Vijay Eswaran is keen on separating the duplication of business and the duplication of self in getting a business to grow. Once the training is done and a company has set the right trained people on the right course then stepping aside is the next logical step. But, Vijay Eswaran, cautions, to get to that step fo hiring 10 strong people who will stay, you will have to go thru at least a hundred who will come, stay a while and leave; ultimately, the ten you need will stay.

Vijay Eswaran

Vijay Eswaran started QI Group in 1989 and lead the company to heights of nearly $1 billion growth in 30 years times, bringing QI Group to at least 30 different countries. IT is estimated that QI Group has more than their direct sales agent, 1.1 million other sellers of their products the world over, working thru the network marketing of QI group. Vijay Eswaran was recently named one of Asia’s most influential Philanthropist in Asia. He was only 1 of 4 in Asia to be given the title of Heroes of Philanthropy.

Felipe Montoro Jens Continues To Work Hard To Bring The Port Zone In Brazil Back To Life

Felipe Montoro Jens is an infrastructure specialist and finance professional who has worked to help improve his home country of Brazil for a good portion of his life. He has been advocating for the improvement of the Rio de Janeiro Harbor area for many years and has been disappointed that the Port Zone is full of abandoned buildings and empty streets. The area has one of the highest numbers of unoccupied residential dwellings as well, and it was recently discovered that four fifths of the region’s real estate is incomplete. Some buildings have multiple floors that are empty, Jens finds this unacceptable.

Felipe Montoro Jens recently noted that the Porto Maravilha region was looking to grow during the Olympics. There had been ten hotels set up in the area, which made it look as if growth was inevitable. The problem was that everything slowed down tremendously after the Olympic games were over. While many commercial properties are sitting empty, 90 percent of residential properties in the area are vacant, too. This has forced people to rent their properties for very low prices. Read more about Montoro Jens at baptista.com

Felipe Montoro Jens does see a light at the end of the tunnel for the Port Region in Brazil. The real estate sector has been reporting growth, and it is expected that many of the vacant buildings in the area will be filled soon. Bradesco Seguros bought up the Port Corporate building, and there has been news that a major law firm from America will be setting up shop in the area.

Felipe Montoro Jens serves with Energipar Captação S.A. as its CEO. He is an expert in economic waste and building infrastructure and has worked with corporations and state governments, alike. He studied at the Getulio Vargas Foundation where he earned his business degree. He also attended the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University.

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Oren Frank: Getting Overwhelmed is Common

Most healthcare centers in the world have set aside a department to handle people with a mental health condition. This section, however, receives very little or no patients on a daily basis. The number of patients at home is alarming. Three hundred million people have complicated mental health issues, yet they do not have the strength to visit brick and motor health centers to get help. Oren Frank and his company, Talkspace, are trying to addressing the problem by giving the patients a workable solution. Oren Frank used his expertise in marketing and consulting to bring a startup that would only specialize in offering therapy. The wife left her job as a software developer to help run the online company. When Oren Frank is not handling management issues in his company, he enjoys writing topics about mental health. His recent subject affects many people in the society. See more on Wikipedia.

Getting overwhelmed is common for people. You will most probably experience the feeling at one point of your life. When you are getting overcome with by some intense emotion that what you are going through is too tough for you to manage, then you are overwhelmed. In this state of mind, people cannot think properly or act rationally. Oren Frank deals with patients in this state, and he believes that this is an uncomfortable state of mind. When dealing with this problem, your personal and professional life will change. There are many causes of this emotion among people. Stress and situations that are beyond your control will happen all the time. The result will be an overwhelming feeling. People who are handling these emotions are dealing with something more than stress. The people have no way of solving life issues, and they start feeling inadequate and paralyzed. The situation is scary, but it is not the end of life. Oren Frank strongly believes that you can handle the situation and forge ahead with other areas of your life well. View: https://interview.net/oren-frank