Financial Experience that Clients Trust

Sam Tabar is a New York attorney who specializes in capital strategy. LinkedIn says that he attended Oxford University, where he graduated with honors and earned his bachelor’s degree. After graduation, he attended Columbia Law School and worked on the Columbia Business Law Review as Associate Editor, in addition to being a member of the Instagram community. When he passed the bar exam in 2001, Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meagher & Flom LLP hired him as an associate. It is a world-premier law firm.

One of his main duties at the firm was to help clients with things such as the formation and structure of hedge funds, agreements for investment management, memoranda for private placement, side letters, and issues concerning regulations and compliance in employment. After working at Skadden for three years, Tabar joined PMA Investment Advisers of Hong Kong to work in high financing.

He worked as an attorney for PMA Investment Advisers until he was promoted as their Managing Director and Co-Head of Business Development. This position allowed him to concentrate on the various facets of global marketing and relations with prominent investors in a hedge fund worth $2 billion.

Some of the highlights of his career with PMA Investment Advisers include designing and executing a strategic marketing plan that dealt with people of extreme wealth, large family offices and institutional investors. Tabar compiled a roster of over 2000 qualified investors and over 400 potential investor introductions. He worked with the firm’s founding partners and CEO concerning any matters in business or development. Tabar also was instrumental in raising $1.2 billion of assets for the firm as Bloomberg shows.

After seven productive years with PMA Investment Advisers, he was hired as the Director and Head of Capital Strategy for Bank of American Merrill Lynch’s Asia-Pacific region. He counseled the hedge fund clients of the firm and marketed to institutional investors such as large family offices, funds of funds, pensions, foundations and endowments. He was responsible for all of the capital allocations cycles between clients and fund managers. In the course of a year, he succeeded in compiling a list of over 1,250 institutional investors. After that, he left to work for Adanac LLC as its Director. Some of the properties that Tabar invested in were Verboten and Thinx, which were start-ups in America.

He returned to his legal roots when he was hired as a Senior Associate in the firm of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. He was responsible for managing hedge funds and counseling for the formation and structure of funds. He also managed private placement memoranda, side letters and issues concerning employment.

Today, Sam Tabar runs his own successful firm which serves the financial needs of hundreds of clients. He uses the years of financial experience he has to expand his global clientele.  Sam is also a major music lover, and has a popular account on SoundCloud where he frequently posts tracks.

More Venture Capital Enters Europe

Venture capitalists are increasingly coming to the realization that Europe is a good place to set up shop. Tech giants are moving into the market, looking for the most promising outfits, among them data mappers, cloud software makers, game makers and mobile payment firms.

Leaders in Europe are voicing support and expressing optimism of entrepreneurial growth in the region. German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, is working on encouraging entrepreneurship and creation of digital services in Germany.

Ciaran O’Leary goes ahead to state that billion-dollar companies are systematically being created in Europe. Ciaran is a venture capitalist in Berlin. He has made investments along Salesforce. He also helped in the sale of 6Wunderkinder’s to-do app to Microsoft.

Companies in Europe are starved for capital. A total of over $10 billion was pumped in the first three quarters of this year into European startups. During that same period, U.S. firms received almost six times that amount. This is according to researcher Preqin. For this reason, U.S companies are looking at European startups as being affordable.

Apart from acquiring the to-do app from 6Wunderkinder, Microsoft’s other interests in Europe include the expansion of its Berlin program, Ventures Accelerator, as well as striking partnerships with firms in Germany that are well established, among them Siemens.

Google Ventures has set apart $125 million for acquisitions in the European market. Google Ventures has also made investments in various firms such as Kobalt and Oxford Sciences Innovation. Intel Capital has invested in MariaDB from Finland and iZettle from Stockholm.

Highland Capital Management is a global firm that specializes in venture capital. The firm was founded in 1993 and has since grown to have offices in London, Singapore and New York City. The firm announced that it had $18.7 billion in assets under its management in 2014.

James Dondero, a graduate from the University of Virginia, is the man at the helm of the firm. Jim is the president as well as a co-founder of the firm. His career spans over 30 years in the credit and equity markets. This experience has greatly contributed to the amount of success that he enjoys.

Jim has led the firm in the management of various hedge funds, some of which have received various awards and accolades. Apart from his role at Highland Capital, Mr. Dondero is also actively involved in Philanthropy.

The original article can be found here.

Kyle Bass: Financial Crusader

The United States Government would love to shut down Kyle Bass, but he hasn’t done anything illegal. Except, that is, make a ton of money from manipulating the stock market. Here’s the thing, though: Bass’ manipulations are within the bounds of law. What he did was create an organization called CAD, or the Coalition for Affordable Drugs. CAD was able to successfully diminish the cost of many big-time pharmaceuticals’ drugs. Patients who required the drugs were exceptionally pleased, and so the whole thing had a solid PR angle. The crux of it is, on the back end, Bass managed to soak up some large profits as well. What the diminishing of drug prices does is lower the stock of their parent pharmaceutical organizations. A drug that cost ninety dollars, and suddenly drops to nine, has lost ninety percent of its revenue. If it were bringing in one million a year, now it’s only bringing in one hundred thousand. That’s a big drop, and the kind that can make millionaires in the stock market–provided those millionaires know how to pull off their financial purchasing and selling correctly. Kyle has been able to do that, and congress is currently in a bipartisan scramble to shut him down; because Bass isn’t done.

Fresenius and Alpex both have medications that are protected under a price-increasing patent which is spurious. Such patents are called “zombie” patents because they just won’t die, even though they’re technically pretty dead already. In the case of Fresenius and Alpex, there are two drugs with spurious patents. One patent concerns a speckled outer coating on a pill, the other concerns a run-of-the-mill rubber stopper; neither of which item is essential in the effectiveness of the drug on the user, or a reasonable excuse for hiking the price up ninety percent above equally effective generic options. Bass has noticed how ridiculous this state of affairs is, and so, as of December 1st, he has begun using CAD to circulate petitions against the zombie patents in question.

Will Kyle Bass be again successful in diminishing the cost of mainstream pharmaceuticals, and if he is successful, will he cash in on it again in the stock market?  Despite his reputation as a desperate gambler, nobody can know for sure.

It’s hard to tell. Bass has ties to Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, a well-known socialist thinker in Argentina. Cristina and Kyle are both Argentinian, so their relationship could be one which is entirely bound up in nationalism. Or it could be a frightening partnership. Bass seems to make his fortunes from the misfortunes of those big companies which definitely have money to spare. This has a socialist ring to it, but perhaps there’s nothing sinister here. Whatever the case, Kyle and Cad will continue to crusade.

Marcelo Melo to be Sponsored by Ricardo Guimarães’ Banco BMG

According to an article published on R7.com, Ricardo Guimarães of Banco BMG announced that the firm will sponsor Marcelo Melo, a tennis player. The company has already signed the agreement with the player, who is ranked position one in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals. Mr. Ricardo Guimarães said the logo of Minas Gerais Bank will be printed on the sleeves of the player’s uniform, training and other materials he will be using. In response to the sponsorship, Melo said that the support of the bank will assist him to prepare well for the Olympic Games that will take place in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
This contract is expected to play an important role to the athlete and enable him perform exceptionally well during the games. Ricardo Guimarães is the president of BMG bank, which will support Marcelo and enable him achieve other great titles during the Olympic Games. According to Ricardo Guimarães, the partnership was signed early November, and it’s their responsibility to sponsor sports’ activities where they are able. Mr. Marcelo agreed that sponsorship by large companies doubles athletes’ performance when participating in different championships.
The athlete arrived in Brazil with a championship trophy in 100 Master of Paris championship, which he obtained with his partner Ivan Dodig. Previously, the Brazilian had won three other championships in a row and this was the fourth one. In 2015 alone, Marcelo has won several tournaments like ATP’s 500 Acapulco, in Vienna and Tokyo and other more. The president of BMG Ricardo Guimarães has ensured the company is taking social responsibility seriously by continuing with its tradition of embracing talented sportsmen/women in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil. The company has supported various categories, more so prominent athletes participating on the international championships.

Ricardo Guimarães said it’s in their interest to continue supporting professional athletes who are dedicated and committed to achieving their goals. As such, his company’s values are highly esteemed as in the case of Marcelo Melo. Mr. Ricardo Guimarães reiterates that the partnership signed with the player aims at promoting the name of the company within the sport arena and making it recognized by those watching the games. Banco BMG is one of the largest banks in Brazil and has more than 80 years since it was established. It is owned by Guimarães family, and they are still managing it with assistance from other professionals.

US Money Reserve Launches CrowdRise Humanitarian Campaign

 

There is ably nothing more important than humanitarian causes, such as feeding the hungry and giving back to communities in need. With that sentiment in mind U.S. Money Reserve recently launched a feed the hungry campaign on Crowdwise. According to Digital Journal all donations collected during the campaign are donated to the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas in their efforts to assist the disadvantaged of Central Texas. The U.S. Money Reserve recently invited their network of customers and clients to donate to the fund.

Capitol Area Food Bank of Texas provides hunger relief through hundreds of agencies in Central Texas. This includes 21 different counties. Since 2010 the food bank has provided 25-31 million pounds of food to families in need. Now, in their 30th year of service, they hope to raise even more money, and help even more families in the region.

This is not the first time the U.S. Money Reserve have helped others through humanitarian efforts. Their involvement spans many similar projects over the years, and includes donations to the Make A Wish Foundation, which helps children suffering from sickness and terminal disease. They have also donated money to several nonprofit charities and organizations over the years.

The company is a U.S distributor of U.S. government issued precious metal coins, including gold, silver and platinum. They offer expert guidance and advise clients in the best possible investment, and the highest value of precious metals. Their expert knowledge has gained them a reputation of trust in the money market.

The company retains highly trained experts, such as coin researchers, Numismatic experts, and gold specialists that provide a type of high quality professionalism for clients and customers. They have assisted hundreds of thousands of people obtain the highest valued U.S. issued coins, and continue to provide advanced knowledge and customer service in precious metals.

Yeonmi Park’s Legacy

For as long as there have been authors and artists, there has also been the fact that they come in different shades and all from different aspects of life. Yeonmi Park is just another example of this.

Yeonmi Park, or Park Yeon-mi is a human rights activist who also serves as an author, and is famous for being a defector from North Korea. Yeonmi Park was born in the Ryanggang Province of North Korea on October 4, 1993, with her father serving as a Hyesan town hall civil servant for the Worker’s Party. Her mother was a nurse for the army. Though she lived a humble yet wealthy life in Hyesan for much of her youth, her family later found themselves struggling in the economy, especially due to yeonmi Park’s father being imprisoned on the account of supposedly being involved in illegal trading. The idea of escaping from North Korea and fleeing to another country came when she watched a pirated movie, which is highly illegal in North Korea, and realized there was more to the world than what the leadership of Kim Jong-Il had shown everyone. Eventually, Park was able to reunite with her father, who had constructed a plan to leave North Korea. The plan was to leave and head into China, however her older sister Eunmi had already left early, forcing the family to escape with the help of smugglers who got them into China, and missionaries who let them relocate to Mongolia. Later on the family had managed to settle in South Korea, but unfortunately her father had died of colon cancer in the process.

Becoming a defector from North Korea to another country has come with numerous changes in Yeonmi Park’s lifestyle, many of which are told in her recently published work entitled “In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom.” The book is essentially an autobiography by Park herself, and she readily admits in the book that freedom wasn’t her main goal when her and her family planned to escape but rather to avoid being left to die in one of the many prison labor camps scattered across the country from starvation or torture. The book on reason.com tells her life story, both the good and bad parts of her life, from her childhood to adulthood to betrayals during her escape and expressing a sentiment that many other defectors of North Korea have experienced themselves as the years go on. In a recent interview she has even admitted that Kim Jong-Un, the current ruler of North Korea, is likely not a fan of hers at all because of her escape and the conditions many North Koreans are forced to lived with.