The American Institute of Architects gave Robert Ivy the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement Award in June of 2018 at the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters. Robert Ivy serves as vice president and chief executive officer at the American Institute of Architecture and is the first recipient who works as an architect. The award grants artists whose work is deserving of praise and recognition. Ivy as well as the stained-glass artist, Andrew Cary Young will be recognized. Robert Ivy is an author, editor and practicing architect. He is also a native of Mississippi, further proving his eligibility for the award that honors both personal and professional local achievement.
Many people view Ivy as an essential fixture in promoting architectural development in the state of Mississippi. His book, “Fay Jones: Architect,” was published in 2001 and is now reaching its third edition. It tells the story of a determined artist who is striving to fill the shoes of an acclaimed architect. Before working with the American Institute of Architects, Robert Ivy was editor in chief for McGraw-Hill’s “Architectural Record,” which received the National Magazine Award for general excellence. He also led design and construction media during the magazine’s growth in China. He launched a Mandarin version of the publication as well as one in the Middle East.
Since Ivy joined in 2011, the American Institute of Architecture has grown tremendously; they have their highest membership count ever in the history of their development. In 2010, Ivy was given a prestigious honor by national architecture fraternity Alpha Rho Chi, and he received the Dean’s Medal from the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture. Other recipients of the Polk Award include the actor, Morgan Freeman, Walter Anderson who is an artist, and the singer Leontyne Price. Ivy works to make architecture more accessible to people, even as a writer and commentator he strives to give architecture a worldwide platform.
The power of Innovation: after two Decades of Fortress Investment Group
Since its establishment in 1998, Fortress Investment Group has become one of the exemplary pacesetter and trendsetter in the financial niche in the United States. This was reinforced by its public offering, IPO as the first privately owned entity to find its way to the public via the New York market exchange. Today, this firm is a diversified worldwide investor, directing approximately $43 billion assets owned by more than 1750 stakeholders. Their strategic plan is based on the worth risks that are adjusted to significant returns. Its headquarters are located in the New York City, and it has employed more than 900 employees.
Purchase by the Softbank
After a decade of service provision and as the first alternative venture company, Fortress Investment Group was the first to be bought in 2017. This venture found its way to the market at the cost of $ 3.3 billion thus being owned by Softbank corporation group, which is a Japanese entity with its headquarters in Tokyo. However, even after the sale, this firm kept its initial plant in New York. Similarly, Briger, Nardone, and Edens maintained their roles as the principals. The new owner of the Fortress Investment Group is focused on establishing growing leadership capacities in the current dynamic information revolt. These entail developments in online services, telecommunication, intelligent robotics, artificial intelligence as well as clean technology energy. Additionally, this sale was also a calculated move to add more experts in Fortress Investment Group to help diversify investment.
Their Current Operations
Today, operations at fortress are broken down into three primary segments. This covers for the permanent capital vehicles dissection, its credit, and the private equity. The credit department was established in 2002 and is headed by Briger. However, Dean Dakolias who became part of the fortress in 2001 works closely with Briger as the co-chief investment coordinator. The private entity deals with the generation of cash flow, and Edens and Nardone operate it. It deals with oriented investment in North America, Western Europe, and the Caribbean. On the other hand, the permanent capital vehicle entity is operated by five stable capital vehicles, which are publicly traded.
Equity First Holdings is a finance company that was started in the year 2002 by Christy J. in Indianapolis, Indiana. After working in a finance company for more than four years, Christ notices the need of having a finance company in the area where they will be providing finance to individuals and business investors. The company offers short-term loans which come with low-interest rates compared to other loan providers. The company’s staff members are also qualified in providing advice regarding investment and credits to their customers.The company has grown over the past years to even extend their services to other parts of the world opening offices in; United Kingdom, China, Thailand, Singapore, Australia and more.
In Australia, equities first holding company has their main offices in Sydney where they run most of their main activities in the country. They also operate two other satellite offices in Perth and Melbourne.Equities first holding company announced an agreement to work together with the Environmental Clean Technologies Limited Company where they will be providing funds for the company’s major projects in India. The Environmental Clean Technologies Limited Company is an Australian organization which deals with engineering and commercialization of leading-edge coal beneficiation and iron making Technologies.
With the threat of Social Security being eliminated, rising inflation, and an unpredictable stock market, securing a solid retirement plan is becoming a top priority among families. Planning for retirement requires proactive, simple, and realistic goals. Richard Dwayne Blair, owner of Wealth Solutions Inc. in Austin, Texas, has a goal of improving the lives of families and businesses by securing their financial future.
With more than 20 years of financial planning experience, Richard Dwayne Blair incorporates a three-pillar approach that is customized to meet the individual needs of each client he serves. Richard grew up in a family of educators, so teaching people about financial planning comes naturally. Richard’s three-pillar approach provides a comprehensive financial plan that is easy to execute and has long-lasting effects.
The first pillar entails creating a financial map for each client that analyzes strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities to expand wealth. Through this map, Richard Dewayne Blair creates a strong bond with his clients and provides clear-cut expectations. Richard retains loyal customers for many years who are satisfied with nothing less than exceptional financial results.
Richard’s second pillar addresses clients’ liquid needs. Richard proactively monitors market trends to exponentially grow or prevent unnecessary loss to clients’ portfolios. Richard Dwayne Blair’s strategic approach keeps his clients in control of their financial future. Blair continually assesses the performance of his clients’ portfolios to ensure there is alignment with their goals. He welcomes the challenges and demands associated with financial planning through extensive preparation and care with his clients.
The final pillar of Blair’s approach is addressing insurance needs. With an uncertain future, Richard believes with providing his clients every resource to remain financially secure during tragic events. Whether he helps clients with life insurance or health care policies, Richard is dedicated to having every detail addressed.
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Dave Giertz is the current president of Nationwide Financial Distributors, Inc. He attended the University of Miami and then Millikin University where he received a Bachelor of Science and Executive MBA respectively. In addition, he has passed four financial advisor certifications. Dave has managed to consistently provide large profits and administrative charge throughout all organizations he has led. For instance, before his tenure with Nationwide Financial, Dave started as a financial service advisor at Citigroup, then became the Executive Vice President of Sales – where he would display his charge by exceeding the company’s goals.
In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal Wealth Adviser, David Giertz voiced his concern and expert opinion on the subject of advisers not speaking to their clients about social security. Giertz states that in a recent survey, “Most people say that their advisers aren’t talking to them about social security. In our survey, it also showed that four out of five people would change their advisers if they weren’t talking about social security.” Moreover, Gierz highly recommends that advisers start talking to their clients about Social Security because it can be upwards of “40 percent” of the client’s financial income. Consequently, if clients were to “turn on Social Security too early, they could lose up to $300,000 over 25 years.” In essence, the client can expect to lose a significant portion of capital if they are unaware of Social Security, and it is all up to the financial advisor to provide them the details.
Today, with over three decades of experience and positions such as Senior Vice President, President, Director of Sales, and Vice-President of sales, Giertz is involved with other projects, not just Nationwide Financial Distribution, Inc. For example, he sells securities such as bonds, stocks, mutual funds, and other investment entities.