Kyle Bass Bets Against Big Pharm

Kyle Bass is a 55-year old hedge fund owner, manager, and investor that is best known for being the principal founder of Hayman Capital Management, a hedge fund based in Dallas, TX. Bass and his fund have a very diversified set of investments and are considered to be well informed as to what is going on in the market and global economy, which has allowed them to make smart investment decisions.

Bass gained national attention in 2008 when he was one of the first to correctly predict the collapse of the U.S. economy. Bass reportedly purchased much different credit default swaps, which essentially bet against subprime mortgages. His timing of this investment strategy was excellent as the economy took a turn for the worse within just a few months of his investments taking place. This strategy allowed his fund to make a considerable amount of money, which led to a 212% return on investment in 2007.

Bass has also spoken publicly, and accurately predicted, many of the international economic challenges. Most notably, he made several predictions about the credit crisis affecting Europe. He made several predictions that Greece and other nations in Europe would struggle to pay back their debt.

Bass has also made public allegations against various pharmaceutical companies that attempt to control medication through the filing of frivolous patents. In August 2015, he established a group known as the Coalition for Affordable Drugs, which had the intent of having some patents given to pharmacy companies thrown out. His intent was to ensure that the companies would no longer have an exclusive of the drugs, which would then allow for more open competition and ultimately lead to the reduction in prices.

Bass and his newly formed coalition filed several individual complaints and petitions to have patents thrown out. While the end result is still forthcoming, there is a good chance that at least some of the patents will be eliminated. Historically, over 50% of patents that are petitioned in this manner are ultimately thrown out by the court.

Banking Trends

Investment banking is undergoing an intense transformation in the wake of the financial crisis and the imposition of new rules under Sarbanes Oxley. In particular, the Volker rule which prohibits banks from using their own balance sheets to warehouse trades has changed the focus and profitability of banks dramatically. Today they are more focused on advisory and wealth management.

For that reason Martin Lustgarten has thrived in his investment banking career. The Florida resident is president of his own investment banking firm. The company focuses on providing strategic advisory service based on his many years of experience. Mr. Lustgarten is able to provide advice and analysis from working with many large, fast growing companies.

In addition, his extraordinary Rolodex of contacts allows him to match his clients with the right partners. Whether it is investors or other businesses, Martin Lustgarten can provide the key introduction to make the deal happen. He has particularly good contacts in the growth sector.

Martin Lustgarten also has great knowledge of different types of investing and can direct his clients to prudent investment opportunities. He can help his clients diversify or get into risky high-growth private investments depending on the investor and their willingness for risk. In either case, he will help the client to achieve the outcome that they desire. He also has an impressive social media following, including a Vimeo account.

Doe Deere Paves the Way for Her Fashion Forward Unicorns

Doe Deere is no stranger to the ever-changing world of fashion and beauty, but she takes a very different approach than many. As CEO of Lime Crimes makeup line, she asserts a fairy-tale palette of pastels, accentuating daring color, pattern, and makeup. She has no problem taking a valiant leap over the line of what traditional fashion rules state to be suitable or stylish.

Her brand has made a colossal impact on the internet world and her unique approach to color can be appreciated by all. She refers to her followers as “unicorns”, since they march to the beat of their own drum. A trail-blazer of finding your own style and playing with all types of color and pattern, she outlines some of her favorite ways to be a rule-breaker in the midst of the latest fashion trends and tips in this article. Doe explains that these standard fashion rules are a good base outline when starting out in the fashion industry, or building up confidence in your own sense of style, but not a hard guideline that cannot be altered.

She encourages women to have a little fun and get creative with makeup, just like she has through her exclusive brand, Lime Crime. Mixing bold lip and eye color is uplifting and can add an extra spark to your face and smile. Not only does she inspire this strategy in the area of makeup, she says the same of mixing bright colors and patterns. It’s perfectly okay to have two wildly bold colors or patterns side by side. To master this trend, she recommends go-to color couplings so that outfits, makeup, and hair are unashamedly vibrant, while still being refined and fashion-forward.

From hair to toe, Doe Deere doesn’t leave out any element of fashion. The makeup icon is known for her lively, imaginative, candy-colored hair, sporting brave new hues in the hair world. Fashion experts usually suggest pairing brightly colored hair with neutral tones, but she sees it as a royal shame to limit creativity in clothing and hair pairings. She also relishes in breaking the customary “no socks with open toed shoes or heels” standard, boasting that socks generally have the brightest patterns and colors, so don’t waste the opportunity to play them up. She applauds the idea that your socks and shoes should be allies in fashion crime, and this trend also allows you to wear those “summer” heels all year round. It’s all in how you pair them. Dressing for the occasion is a rule that Doe suggests needs to be stretched.

All you Need To Know About Sam Tabar

Sam Tabar is a famous lawyer based in the United States. Apart from practicing law, he is also well respected as a reliable capital strategist. He mostly practices his law activities specifically in the New York City, but he travels in different countries too. He is very knowledgeable in all these areas, gaining a lot of respect all over the world. In several occasions, he has worked in senior positions in big organizations located in different parts of the world, making him get the knowledge.

In the year 2013, Sam Tabar was employed by Asia Pacific Capital where he used to work as the head and leader of the management. He worked hard enough while in this company, and this company moved to a better position just because of him. He was once an associate lawyer for Roth and Zabel several years ago. His experience as a lawyer was shaped here, and before leaving the institution, it had also made a lot of positive changes.

Sam Tabar is also knowledgeable in the hedge fund management. This means that, apart from practicing law, he can handle the hedge fund industry well. This has given him an upper hand in most of the position he gets because the two careers go hand in hand. This is one of the reasons why the lawyer lands most of the top and well-paid jobs every time.

To become a prominent lawyer, an individual must go through the right training and then practice for some years to acquire the experience needed to handle difficult situations. Sam Tabar has gone through it all. He went to study law in some of the best schools in the world, graduating from the Oxford University and the Columbia school of law. Not many companies would reject graduates from such prominent schools of law, and this explains the reason he lands big jobs.

CrunchBase shows Sam Tabar has also worked in Hong Kong. He still had a prominent position in this country, and he had to stay for several years. While working in the foreign land, he was forced to know the local language, and he can speak Japanese fluently. Communication was difficult in the foreign land, so he had to learn fast. He recently announced that he was partnering with THINX this year. This is a company that makes fashionable and stylish underwear.

Kevin Seawright and Newark CEDC Help Local Teens

Kevin Seawright is the CFO of a company that is helping Newark students have successful futures. His company, the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation, has joined NewarkWorks to start a summer employment program for local teens. Prominent local people and organizations are also helping with the effort.

The program is called the Summer Youth Employment Plan and is a six-week event. Students will be paid to work with local businesses and will also receive instruction in basic business knowledge. They will learn about financial business basics, college readiness, personal empowerment and will receive job training.

This year, 350 students have already applied through the program’s online-only application process. Kevin Seawright says the online process has increased student participation over past years. The goal is to employ 3,500 students in the 2016 event. Last year saw 3,000 students employed in the summer program.

In addition to employment, students will have an opportunity to learn how to open savings accounts and checking accounts. The program has partnered with two local banks to assist with this, TD Bank and Santander Bank. Seawright told WorldClassMagazines that this will help students start off on the right foot and will benefit them for years to come. Students will be paid minimum wage during their summer employment, and the program will run from July 5 to Aug. 16.

Kevin Seawright is also the Executive Vice President of the Newark CEDC, which helps the economic development of the Newark, New Jersey, area. Previously, Seawright worked for the Department of Recreation and Parks in Maryland. In that position, he helped distribute over $50 million in funding to benefit local and federal interests. He also worked in education where he helped create annual budgets.  Check Kevin Seawright on SoundCloud to follow him further.

Wikipedia for a New Generation

With Wikipedia and other crowdsource wiki sites gaining popularity over the past decade, it is no wonder that companies and businesses have turned to the platform to inform the public about themselves. In the past year however, something else has been happening on Wikipedia that is now gaining attention. Social causes, such as women equality, have begun using the site as a tool to increase awareness in areas that were previously lacking in both attention and content. Recently in Brooklyn, a group called The Interference Archive ran an edit-a-thon in order to increase the amount information on Wikipedia about the contributions women have made to various topics over the years, as well as bulk up existing articles about women that are currently sparse on in-depth research.

With this new tool at our finger tips being used in so many areas, from business to cultural and social awareness, it is no wonder that people are looking for a time conscious way to take advantage of this platform. A new Wikipedia editing service has popped up around it, in fact. You can now hire Wikipedia writers to create and update a Wikipedia page for you. The benefit to this service, besides saving time, is that you can hire Wiki editors and use their knowledge and experience dealing with the terms and conditions that Wikipedia and other sites put on editing a Wiki page. They do the work, allowing you to take advantage of the opportunities and exposure the site has to offer. 

Whether you are a business, an individual, or a social cause, you should look into how to create a Wikipedia page and use it as a platform to shine attention on areas that you deem important.

Bustle Covers The Wen By Chaz Shampoo

Wen hair is a unique haircare product that has been offered as a substitute for traditional products. Wen by Chaz is a natural shampoo that any woman may use, and the article mentioned shows a woman with fine hair trying the product for the first time.

#1: The Product Requires Very Little To Offer A Result

WEN asks every user to use a small amount of the product in the shower. A sliver of the shampoo will begin to thicken and sud in the shower, and it will cover even the longest strands of hair. Anyone who is looking for a more economical way to wash their hair should try Wen by Chaz.

#2: Fine Hair No Longer Sheds

Shedding is a common problem for those who have fine hair, and WEN by Chaz helps prevent shedding. The reviewer in the article explained that her hair sheds often, and she saw no shedding once she began using Wen by Chaz. Her hair feel softer, and she did not feel as though she was losing clumps of hair every time she got in the shower.

Wen hair is an amazing product to purchase on ebay that is helping women protect their hair and their wallets. A woman who is using Wen by Chaz will see a difference immediately, and the shedding will cease because of the product’s natural ingredients. Anyone who wants to save a little money may use Wen by Chaz, and those who are looking for a better alternative for fine hair will see instant and shiny results.

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OrganoGold Coffees Offer Flavor and Health

OrganoGold is a new company with a complex. The organic product at the base of OrganoGold’s operation is a herb, ganoderma lucidium, which has been a staple of Chinese medicine for 100s of years. This herb, which in fact is a mushroom, is used by OrganoGold in coffees and teas, but is also available as a supplement, tooth paste and even soap.

The man behind the product is Bernardo Chua from the Phillipines. He is a proponent of direct sales marketing and has successfully used direct sales and marketing techniques in establishing successful businesses around the world. The product that is at the heart of his organization is a fungus, ganoderma lucidium, which he has been familiar with as it has been used extensively in Chinese medicine, which is popular in his homeland, the Phillipines.

The OrganoGold website makes for an interesting visit, the function of the website is, of course, to further the distribution of OrganoGold products, Bernardo Chua has just seen them expand in fact. Distributors are welcomed into the OrganoGold organization, which offers flavorful and healthy instant coffees and teas. The OrganoGold marketing seeks to capture a part of the market being held captive by Keurig coffee making machines, the Keurig coffee making process has meet with great success in European and American markets.  Bernardo Chua has put a ton of time into creating a healthy brand.  In fact, that’s why Bernardo remains so popular on Twitter, and his Facebook following is growing fast as well.

The initial success of the Starbucks brand has opened the door for other innovative coffee oriented products. Coffee in America has gone from a dime-a-cup, hot, flavored water to new wave coffees available at Starbucks and from Keurig coffee making machines, which are comparable to the best coffees in the world.

Coffee consumption has been a contentious health concern because caffeine is a drug and coffee is riddled with caffeine. Drinking more that several cups a day has not been considered healthy, but Chua and OrganoGold are now proposing the health benefits of their coffees and teas. Coffee lovers around the world should give it a try.

It Was Good Business For James Dondero’s Highland Capital Management Despite Harsh Times

The year 2015 was not an easy going one for most business firms in the market. Most of the business firms in the were caught up with poor performance and lagging profits. James Dondero’s Highland Capital Management according to its just released 13F quarterly report did not have such a bad year. The report was an analysis of the firm’s general performance in 2015 and represented 22.73% of the firms the United States listed assets.

James Dondero hedge firm was able to maintain a portfolio value of and estimated $3.42 billion. This was subject to a $1.49 billion reduction from its 2014 portfolio value of $4.91 billion. This change in market value was a representation of a -30.41 % reduction. Despite the harsh economic times, the turnover for Highland Capital Management was 22.37 %. This hedge fund firm was also able to invest in 69 new purchases. The company sold out a total of 119 stocks and added 62 new additional purchases. The total stock activity for Highland Capital Management reduced by 80 stocks though its stakes at its top 10 Holding was able to maintain a high of 29.55%.

With Highland Capital Management having a total asset management worth $15.04 billion, the 22.73% was good enough to provide accurate statistics. In Highland Capital Management top five purchases list was a $67.07 million in Spdr S&P 500 Etf Tr (Call) (SPY), a $23.35 million in Amazon Com Inc (AMZN), a $17.73 million in Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc (EGRX), a $17.24 million in Danaher Corp Del (DHR) and closing the list was Intra Cellular Therapies Inc (ITCI) which got $15.90 million. On the top five new purchases list was 1.96% in Spdr S&P 500 Etf Tr (Call), 0.68% in Amazon Com Inc, 0.52% in Eagle Pharmaceuticals Inc, 0.50% in Danaher Corp Del and lastly 0.46% in Intra Cellular Therapies Inc.

Jim Dondero or as popularly known, James Dondero has been in the business industry both as an entrepreneur and an executive for over 30 years. He has managed to grow his firm to be such a big hedge fund firm by investing in the high risk and high yield sector. He is also an equity markets expert, and this is the sector that has built his career so far.

Collateralized Loan Obligation also known as CLO market is one of Jim’s best areas in business. In fact, he’s one of the pioneer founders of the product. His other famous project in business is the developing credit-oriented solutions that he introduced to capture high-end institutional and retail investors across the global market.

QNET Empowers Women to Own Their Own Businesses

To recognize International Women’s Day on March 8, the direct selling company QNET celebrates the many women who use and promotes its many products around the world.

QNET realizes many women wish to express their entrepreneurial ambitions and help provide financially for their loved ones while still taking care of their families at home. By spreading the word about QNET to their family members, friends and neighbors, they can work around their private obligations yet still bring in an income that grows as their business expands. Working a job or running a physical store requires a fulltime committment, but as a QNET representative women can set their own hours to what is convenient to their schedules.

As they continue to grow their business networks, they gain in skills, confidence and income. They are no longer financially dependent and they can provide for their children. This improves their family’s lifestyle, and that of their entire community. Their teach and train other women to also grow their own businesses, forming entrepreneurial communities of people working hard to reach their dreams.

As direct sellers for QNET women (and men) have no income limits. They can start off small, as students, wives and mothers already busy with life, then grow as they gain experience and they see the pay-off for their investment of hard work. 

Almost every other type of business requires an upfront payment of cash to get started for a store and inventory. This puts aspiring business owners at a huge disadvantage right from the start. They cannot afford to save up so much money. They borrow, but must quickly return the cash to the lender.

With QNET, women immediately have a broad range of quality products to promote to customers. They can start right off making sales.

QNET is based in Hong Kong, but has representatives in 100 countries around the world. They were cited by Microsoft as a pioneer in ecommerce. Their products cover home care, health, beauty, nutrition, weight loss, fashion goods and luxury items. 

One of these is Home Pure, a home-based water filtration system that provides clean drinking water.

Former professional tennis player Martina Hingis is QNET’s Brand Ambassador in India. She gives motivational speeches to QNET representatives.

Learn more about QNET on Facebook or follow their Instagram.