James Dondero Gets Money

Dallas native James Dondero has been making a lot of headlines recently. In 1993, Dondero co-founded Highland Management, a company that has been steadily on the rise. A leader in the Collateralized Loan Obligations market, Highland Management has garnered national attention as their market grows. The corporation has been featured on Google Finance, as well as thanked for donations by The Family Place and the Dallas Zoo.

As president, James Dondero has seen a lot of this positive press come his way. He was recently featured in Barron’s, one of the most respected publications in the financial sector, for his skill with alternative investments. The article was appropriately titled “Making Bold Bets on Alternative Investments — and Winning,” as there is no doubt that James Dondero wins on investments.

Dondero’s career began in 1984, as he joined the Morgan Guaranty training program. Prior to his time in this highly esteemed program, James graduated from the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce. Majoring in both Accounting and Finance, Dondero graduated with the highest honors the school rewards. He has also been certified as a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CMA (Certified Management Accountant) and CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst).

After the Morgan Guaranty training program, Dondero went on to be a seminal employee at the Protective Life subsidiary GIC. Despite his youth, Dondero served GIC as the Chief Investment Officer, or CIO, from its earliest days. His bold investment style lead the company to great success, as he brought in over two billion dollars during a four year stretch of his tenure.

When he was finished at GIC, Dondero went on to co-found Highland Management in 1993. He has served as president of the company since its beginning, and it’s clearly paid off. As his website notes, Highland Management has developed “award winning product offerings” under Dondero’s lead.

In addition to his position as president of Highland Management, James Dondero is a holds a position as Chairman at Cornerstone Healthcare, NexBank and CCS medical. Of course, that isn’t all for Dondero, who is a board member of MGM Studios and American Banknote as well.

James Dondero’s resume is stacked. There are no pauses or stops in the 30 years of experience that Dondero boasts. This Dallas resident is a true role model for any young person looking to get into the financial sector. His high risk, distressed investment style may seem risky from the outside, but it’s apparent that he knows what he’s doing. Anyone familiar with the man will tell you: James Dondero gets money.

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Cancer Treatment Centers of America Launches another Groundbreaking Treatment Platform

Cancer Treatment Centers of America, CTCA, recently collaborated with two leading companies in the healthcare industry to launch a groundbreaking cancer treatment solution. Known as Clinical Pathways, the solution provides seamless integration of eviti®, and electronic health record contained in Allscripts Sunrise EHR. The platform also has a comprehensive database of latest cancer care therapies; research work and ability to monitor patient’s health and recommend treatments.
Uninterrupted Workflow
The main aim of the system is to ensure the workflow of the physicians is not interrupted even when dealing with a condition they have never encountered before. Critical Pathways will provide all the information required. Additionally, the software can analyze the state of the disease, list available treatment procedures, and their contra indications.
Benefits
One of the advantages of Clinical Pathways is the transparency that it brings in the selection of care and therapy. Again, the information it offers about drug reaction, toxicity, and up dated guidelines minimizes errors in care provision. Consequently, the quality and efficiency of the therapies is greatly enhanced. Furthermore, the integrated platform provides information about different treatments. Hence, patients can review them and settle the one they are most comfortable with.
The focus and operation of CTCA
The Cancer Treatment Centers of America is one of the leading cancer therapy providers in America. It has its headquarter in Boca Raton, Florida. The CTCA is a national chain of five hospitals that focuses on improving the quality of life for adults battling cancer. The other four hospitals are in Atlanta, Chicago, Tulsa, and Phoenix.
CTCA’s cancer care programs integrate latest cancer treatment technologies with traditional procedures such as surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and radiation. It has proven services that help patients emotionally and physically during the recovery process. It as well encourages active participation of clients in the choice of the cancer treatment procedure.

Equities First Holdings Realigns One Of Its Australian Offices

Equities First Holdings, LLC is an international alternative lending company. It was established in Indianapolis, Indiana in 2002 by Al Christy Jr. They offer loans that are stock-based loans. A company that needs to raise capital gets the money they need while Equities First Holdings then holds some of their stock as collateral. In addition to Indianapolis, Equities First Holdings has offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

In Australia, Equities First Holdings recently relocated their Melbourne, Australia offices. Called Equities First Holdings Pty Ltd. in Australia, the new office is located right in the heart of Melbourne. This makes their offices now much easier to access for their clients as well as their business associates. They also have other offices located in Sydney as well as Perth.

The Managing Director of the Australian subsidiary is Mitchell Hopwood. He said the move makes it better able to not only meet with clients it also has plenty of space to expand in the future. Equity First Holding’s new office address is now Level 2, 287 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000.

The stock-based loans that Equity First Holdings offers are different in a number of ways from traditional loans. With a traditional loan, the money that is borrowed needs to be used for a specific purpose. A stock-based loan, however, can be used for any purpose. It’s often used in order to expand the business, such as into new markets, or to introduce new products. Other times it is used for strategic investments.

Another feature of a stock-based loan is that they offer better interest rates than a conventional loan. A stock-based loan is also usually non-recourse. This means that the company receiving the loan can walk away from it at any time and Equities First Holdings will simply keep the stocks.

Customers Look to Agora Financial for Forward-Thinking Research and Reliable Concepts

When most people think of financial research, they immediately attribute it to a brokerage firm or a financial advisor. However, Agora Financial has taken that terminology and reinvented it to mean something entirely different.

Agora Financial has evolved over the years into an incredible and dominant resource for customers. Based in Baltimore, Maryland within the historic Mount Vernon area, the company has grown significantly from a hometown-based business, to being among the country’s most-innovative and successful privately owned media enterprises.

Agora Financial produces elite research for their customers to help them attain the goals for their personal financial circumstances. The research is a custom-fit for each person’s lifestyle with the intent of pivoting customers towards better financial stability.

The direct-marketing campaign, through the use of publications, is solely based upon enriching the lives of customers and focusing directly on their unique goals to help them succeed financially. Using a subscription format that has proven effective for over a decade, Agora Financial has created a direct way of communicating the market trends. Through a commitment of free-associating ideas within the marketplace, Agora Financial surpassed the competition and became an alternative for sought-after views that were dissimilar. The company has changed the publication industry by becoming a front-line for customers with dependent growth and expressive motivation for assisting those who want to create long-term financial strength.

The Company’s motto of “Sometimes right, sometimes wrong, and always in doubt,” began as a significant statement to customers that Agora Financial wanted to profess in order to capture a realistic image of their efforts. The motto has much more meaning than a catchphrase to customers who want the facts, and the truth.

While creating confidence within the direct-marketing and publishing industry, Agora Financial has now been placed in a category that is tangible for positioning customers in the right direction for a better financial future.

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Bruce Bent

Bruce Bent is a highly-celebrated entrepreneur with a reputation of being a strategic innovator whose works have profited various industries including the cash and asset management, retail markets, broker and retailer markets. Currently, he works for Double Rock Corporation, which is a leading financial and technologies company. At Double Rock, Bruce Bent works as both the CEO and Chairman of the company. He further serves at each of the six subsidiaries of Double Rock, where he is a senior executive.

Prior to joining Double Rock Corporation, Bruce Bent worked for The Reserve, which was as of the year 2008, the world’s largest private company in the money market industry. At the time, it was also the second leading of money market funds in the world. All this can be attributed to the great strategies formulated and implemented by Bruce Bent, who was the president of the company, at the time.

During his time working for The Reserve, the company achieved tremendous growth. It grew to employ over 300 people. Also, he was also able to grow the company’s product portfolio and by the time he was exiting, the company had grown from $4 billion to over $130 billion. The company’s revenue also grew to over $155 million.

Bruce Bent is this successful due to his hardworking spirit and the desire to succeed in whatever he does. His experience in the industry has also seen him ranked as a leading entrepreneur. You will find his work publicized by big names like the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. In total, he has over 60 private patents to his name.

In the recent past, Bruce Bent was invited to an interview by Ideamensch where he was to talk more about his business ventures. He talked of how Double Rock was established by his father and his business partner, in the year 1970. At the time, the primary objective of the company was to provide mutual money market fund, the first of its kind. However, the company portfolio has since grown to have over $133 Billion in assets that they manage.

For more information follow Bruce Bent II on Twitter.

Avaaz: Innovative Solutions to Social Action

What is Avaaz
Avaaz, meaning voice, is a non-profit organization aimed, “to bring people-powered politics to decision-making everywhere” (About Avaaz, 2016). Within their 10-year period of existence, Avaaz has amassed a strong membership of over 44 million people in more than 194 countries. Avaaz relies on volunteers to help organize and empower people to take action on global issues such as poverty, war, and climate change.

How Avaaz Works
Utilizing technology Avaaz has created a strong online presence and system of supporting networks to promote varying causes. Instead of focusing on one sole concern as their core mission, Avaaz polls members of their community on issues that matter to them the most to determine where to focus their efforts. Global issues are constantly evolving and through community polling, Avaaz is able to determine what concerns are at the forefront and where they will have the most impact at this time. In addition, by keeping members engaged in determining campaign missions, members feel valued, that their voices are heard, and that they can make a difference. To ensure members’ voices stay the focus of Avaaz, they only accept funds from members and never take donations from corporations who may want to shift the Avaaz platform.

Avaaz in Action
A recent example of the power of the community of Avaaz members was in Paris during the Climate Accords. Due to the extensive online networks and supports, Avaaz members organized large marches quickly showing politicians that their constituents care about climate change and want action now.

Become an Avaaz Member
Becoming a member of the Avaaz community is easy. Just go to the Avaaz website and click on About then Our Community and fill in the information to become an Avaaz member.

Find more information on Avaaz on Twitter @avaaz

Honey Birdette: They’re So Much More Than Toys

Many people in Australia are familiar with the brand of Honey Birdette. It is the country’s first sensual boutique. It’s where individuals and couples can go to buy toys for him and her, lubricants and even bondage items.

A new campaign has launched to show a more sensual side of Honey Birdette. The brand has a New York Collection for lingerie. It’s turning heads and exciting men and women alike. There are bras, thongs, and suspender sets that are showcasing women in an all new light.

The campaign uses New York City as the backdrop to show off women wearing the lingerie. Women atop of skyscrapers and on the streets hailing taxis show a global appeal for the lingerie. Of course, it’s all designed to get a rise out of people as the women are wearing the lingerie from the New York Collection.

Brittney, Miss D, Luna and Alex are the collections within the New York campaign. Each one features a different look, including sheer lace, revealing satin, suspender sets and much more.

Honey Birdette has come a long way over the years. They began in 2006 when two friends got the idea to start a sensual boutique as they were sipping champagne. The company is now known for offering beautiful lingerie, high=end toys and a wide array of other items to help deliver pleasure.

Many people know Honey Birdette for the toys that are offered on the site. With the introduction of the New York campaign, the world can now learn about the stunning lingerie.

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Mexican Oil Reforms Favors Talos Energy LLC

Mexican oil reforms have continually advanced, this as a result, has enabled the private sector to acquire wells after 80 years of monopoly. For the record, this move will pave way for both local and foreign competitors to find their way into the Mexican energy markets. Premier Oil Plc., a London-based company, Sierra Oil and Gas from Mexico together with Talos Energy have already embarked on their first well drilling. This is the first private offshore exploration in Mexico besides Petroleos Mexicanos, a state monopoly.

The drilling process will last for a period of three months, at an average cost of $16 million. Zama-1 well in the Sureste Basin is rich with crude oil, approximated between 100 and 500 million barrels. The three companies were collectively awarded the rights to undertake the drilling in 2015. This followed the move of Mexican government to engage private industries in crude oil drilling.

The London premier and analysts collectively said the structure of the basin guarantees high chances of success in this geological project. Charlie Sharp who works as a professional analyst further said that Zama is a phenomenon when that seek high technological investments. Talos energy owns a stake of 35% in the venture. On the other hand, Sierra own 40% while Premier owns 25%. Talos Energy LLC is an oil and Gas Company, it is among the most successful companies focused in exploration, acquisition as well as exploitation of natural occurring crude oil and gas.

Talos Energy is particularly interested in the Gulf Coast and the Gulf of Mexico. In its operation, Talos Energy is closely backed up with other companies that include Apollo Global Management, LLC and Riverstone Holdings LLC among others. Ash Shepherd is the commercial manager at Talos Energy, following the reformations at Mexican Constitutional energy reforms, Ash Shepherd signed the first two production sharing contracts in 2013. This saw Talos Energy LLC, become the first foreign company to run in Mexico. Important to note also is that Talos acquired Energy Resource Technology, GOM, Inc. an oil and gas subsidiary of helix energy solutions Group Inc. for $620 million.

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The Endeavors of Bruce Bent II

Bruce Bent II is the current president and vice chairman of Double Rock Corporation. He graduated from the Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science in Philosophy. The business guru serves as a senior executive to each of the six subsidiary companies of Double Rock. These companies include Island Intellectual Property LLC which deals with licensing of patents in the financial services industry and Access Control Advantage LLC which focuses on retirement market innovations.

As and experienced entrepreneur, Mr. Bent II is credited with inventing several innovative short-term cash related and asset management solutions for banks and retail markets. His focus and entrepreneurial drive have played a significant role in the development of relevant and influential products in the technological advancements of expanded FDIC-insured and cash sweep programs. The entrepreneur privately holds many patents, making his innovative processes the foundation of the subsidiary companies which apply them as the standard in the respective markets.

Mr. Bent II is known to have spent his entire career in the corporation where his efforts have transformed the landscape of cash management into a multi-trillion dollar industry. His effort in Access Control Advantage has availed a definite automated contribution plan loan solution. Before the 2008 financial crisis, Mr. Bent II served in The Reserve on a Presidential capacity. Headquartered in New York, NY, The Reserve was among the world’s largest money-market institutions held privately, offering the world’s second largest money market fund. The markets of distribution and product lines experienced significant expansion and diversification under Mr. Bent’s guidance.

Mr. Bent II has also been involved in numerous business ventures including intellectual property, asset management, business consulting, financial technologies, consumer goods, healthcare financing, and much more. The entrepreneur has a board membership in the 99 Jane Street Condominium Association. He is also a member of the peer network Young Presidents’ Organization that connects over 10,000 young business leaders globally.

Mr. Bent II’s entrepreneurial skills and expertise have been a catalyst for his growth in the business world. His experience in organization leadership has also been essential. Combining all these with his determination, Mr. Bent II is set to make more advancement in the financial technology industry.

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Building Finances With Money Markets By Bruce Bent II

Given that money is the most important aspect of society, people should be looking to multiple ways of building income. For one thing, money is so important that people will often find themselves spending more than what they earn at some point. Fortunately, people that look to multiple sources of income are going to have the easiest time saving money. One of the alternative ways to make money is with the use of money market funds. The money market has been invented by Bruce Bent. He is the one who has helped develop alternatives that can make investors a lot of extra money because of the high yield.

Bruce Bent II is continuing with the money management and money market funds. He is not only helping people make the financial decisions to increase the amount of income they bring in, but also coming up with new solutions to help people save money and increase their income. For one thing, there are many challenges that people have when it comes to increasing their income. However, as people save money, it becomes a little easier to continue to saving money. The hardest part about saving money is getting started. Fortunately, Bruce Bent II has the tools and the information needed to help people get started on the path to success.

Bruce Bent II has proven himself to be one of the most diligent entrepreneurs. For one thing, being an entrepreneur is one of the biggest choices that one can make for his career. It also takes a lot of discipline in order for people to make it work. Bruce Bent II has learned how to schedule his time based on his strengths. He has also learned to make the most of the time when he is able to be the most productive.

For more information follow Bruce Bent II on Twitter and LinkedIn.