When it comes to disasters and unfortunate events, humans come together to help each other survive. That’s why when Hurricane Harvey dropped 56 inches of rain and destroyed properties in Houston and other places in Dallas, Stream Energy was one of the first to help the Dallas community, Stream Energy, or better known as Stream, used its own earnings to support the recovery of the community it serves.
Corporate Philanthropy, helping your customers grow and recover with you, is one of the most important things in Stream’s DNA. Stream Energy has been helping its customers with a lot of philanthropy works before. But to make it more formal, the energy firm released the charity foundation,“Stream Cares”.
With the state of Dallas and its other customer bases after the Hurricane Harvey, Stream knew that it is important to help its customers to stand up again and begin rebuilding the city. Donations started pouring for the people of Dallas with the help of Stream Cares. Giving back to the community is important in order to build bonds and earn respect for the company.
Before the Stream Cares was officially inaugurated,Stream Energy has been making efforts in helping the American Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity. Stream also has projects that take care of homeless children. This project is called the Splash for Hope, where employees and leaders from Stream deliver financial support, supplies, and a lifetime experience for homeless children.
Stream alsowork with the Salvation Army when an extreme disaster hits. An example of this teamwork is when a number of tornadoes went down on Texas. Stream and the Salvation Army raised funds to help the North Texans who lost their homes. The company also expresses their gratitude for the Veterans who served our country in the past by giving free special lunch of burgers, steaks, and ribs at a popular Texas restaurant.
Because of its philanthropic efforts, Stream was recognized by Patch.com and was featured on their site. Their efforts are not being recognized and are one of the reasons why Philanthropy works are always a good thing to do. Right now, the firm also launched the Stream Green, which is focused on helping to further rally eco-friendly initiatives.
Email can be both a blessing and a curse. Most people love the fact that they can quickly send out messages to friends family or coworkers. It is very convenient to be able to check these messages on almost any device that can connect to the internet. The downside is email can be overwhelming. People get an overwhelming number of messages from subscriptions and various spam. Jojo Hedaya is trying to fix this problem. He and his partner have come up with a tool that will change the way people view email.
Jojo Hedaya and his partner Josh Rosenwald are the creators of Unroll.Me. Unroll.Me is a unique product that scan through users inboxes. The program then compiles all of your subscriptions into one message which is called “The Rollup.” This message can be viewed and then the user can delete the messages they don’t want. The beauty of the program is that the user can decide when they want this single message sent to them. No more subscriptions or promotions taking up valuable space in the inbox.
Unroll.Me is not a creation that came out of nowhere. The twenty-four year old Jojo Hedaya has been partners with Josh Rosenwald for several years. The two have a lot in common. They both grew up in New York and have even traveled to Israel together. The duo even share the same birthday- December 30, 1989. As this pair began working together in business they quickly noticed they had a major problem. Jojo was sending his partner emails, but was not getting a reply. Josh was so overwhelmed by subscriptions and other promotions in his inbox that he often missed the important messages from his partner. This is where the idea for Unroll.me began.
Jojo and Josh worked quickly to get their product out. It has now been on the market for more than two years. Initially they did not put all their resources into Unroll.me. The mission was just to get the product out. Since then however they have made a number of upgrades that make this product one to respect. Unroll.me is changing the way people feelabout their email.
Wens Edens is an American entrepreneur, a shareholder in private equity and games team owner. He is also an initiator of Fortress Investment Group and New Fortress Energy. He owns NBA (National Basketball Association) located in Milwaukee and the club of legends group amongst others. Edens graduated with a degree in Business and Finance from State University. In 1987, he was a managing director and partner at Lehman Brothers until 1993. He then acted as a partner and managing director at BlackRock’s private equity division. Read this article about Wes Edens at Wall Street Journal
Wes Edens founded Fortress Investment as the principal partner in 1998. His investment genre recognized in 2007 in an article, The Wall Street Journal for innovative financing and a forte for building the company from the investment, On February 9.2007, Fortress became the first secured firm, with Eden and his colleagues taking the business universal through its original universal offering. By 2009. The company had sold almost an 8% interest to the public for %600million, Eden and his colleagues became billionaires, Eden became the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Fortress in 2009. In may 2015, he worked the President of Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC.
After college Wes Edens climbed the highest Mountain in Wyoming, The Grand Teton peak, in 2013, he attempts soaring Pingora peak a 12000 footer, when climbing the Pingora he broke two rule s, Edens went past his guide and was too close to the strand nevertheless he managed. He also aimed to climb the Everest peak.
In 2016, Fortress disclosed the launching of Japan opportunity fund that will be center on investments in real estate. The funds will help in managing financial organizations, supply order gaps, price bias, and fixed fund availability, by 2014 the FJOF had made several investments which were a success. The achievement made them believe that the next years will present a vital chance to provide clarification for appealing returns of the shareholders. In 2007, fortress initiated the USD 5 billion private equity fund .4 USD billion presumed to come from the third party fund commitments and the 1 USD from Fortress, its leadership, and management to come from Fortress. The interest has not been listed in the Securities Act and will not market in the US.
Fortress Investment Group is an organization which has been making investments for years now. The group has been able to penetrate into the international markets and gained the trust of many people. Brazil is one of the countries where Fortress Investment Group has made investments.
According to Gareth, one of the people who has made investments with Fortress Investment Group indicated that Brazil was an ideal place to make an investment during the 2014 elections. He confirmed this through a statement he made during the Alpha Hedge West conference that was held in San Francisco. Gareth Henry went on to explain why he said this. He said that the elections were a reason to see this as an investment opportunity because the interest rates and the Brazilian currency were on the rise as a result of a change in the equity market. The year had seen both of these factors (interest rates and the currency) become very attractive and the elections meant that they would continue to be right even after the people had elected their leaders. Institutional Investors 2011 Hedge Fund 30 Rising Stars.
Gareth Henry also explained that other countries such as Scotland and Japan were ideal places for one to invest in. In Japan, as Gareth Henry explained, he had a good year in trading the year before. The country had the most significant trade year. This is because the economic stimulus in Japan was continuing to be strong.
The reason as to why Gareth Henry said people should invest in Scotland is because there was a failed independence vote that had brought about a turmoil. The turmoil meant that there was a good investment atmosphere in the country. He went on to say that the investors should keep their eyes open for the changes in politics and geopolitics across the globe over the next twelve months as this could present an opportunity for investment.
Gareth Henry has been making investments for several years especially in Fortress Investment Group, which made him one of its executives. His knowledge about places to invest in has paid off for him and could pay out for people who would follow his advice.
Stuart Weisbrod and Jacob Gottlieb have reunited after almost twenty of going their separate paths. Both of the giant investors of healthcare have known each other sufficiently from the time they last worked together at the Merlin BioMed Group. They are now using the same office space while working on a collaboration for the future.
Merlin was co-founded in 1998 by Stuart Weisbrod. Merlin is a company that manages investments, primarily focusing on healthcare but also experienced in healthcare services, biotechnology, medical device, and pharmaceutical departments. With a success record in healthcare investments, Weisbrod had positions with many companies. Weisbrod has a Doctorate of Philosophy in Biochemistry, a Masters in Finance, and a Bachelors in Chemistry. Merlin closed down in 2007.
Jacob Gottlieb founded Visium Asset Management after departing from Merlin. He started with three hundred million dollars as the capital that reached two and half billion dollars by 2008. Even with the financial difficulties during 2008, Gottlieb grew his firm Visium to an eight billion dollars of borrowed invested money with nearly two hundred employees and locations in San Francisco, London, and New York.
Stuart Weisbrod founded Iguana Healthcare Partners after closing down Merlin. Akin to Merlin, Iguana’s investment focused on companies that are public within the industry of healthcare. The name Iguana came from that fact that Iguanas can emerge and survive in any environment all around the globe.
In spite of being successful for more than ten years, Visium had to close down towards the end of 2016, this was because three company executives had been accused of illegally trading stocks and fraud. This came into revelation when Jason Thorell, a whistleblower, and employee, gathered more than two years’ worth of evidence, that he presented to the FBI. Former employees were charged along with the former Chief Financial Officer. Visium has acknowledged paying almost ten million dollars for the wrongfully obtained money and fines. Gottlieb has never been charged and was pardoned of any illegal activities associated with the trading illegally scandal.
As he was closing down his frim Visium, Gottlieb started another hedge fund called Altium Capital. Through Altium, Gottlieb staked an approximate 5 and a half percent on Oramed Pharmaceuticals Incorporated. Their leading product- an insulin tablet that you take orally, replaces having to inject one’s selves with insulin. Gottlieb has taken the step to invest in this company because of its capability to transform the industry of pharmaceuticals.
Adam Milstein is a businessman and real estate investor. He’s also a writer who has penned many articles for The Times of Israel. His latest article is about instilling pride and courage in Jewish kids and raising them to be proud of their heritage. In this article he talks about a Jewish rebel group 2200 years ago named the Maccabees. At the time the area where Israel is now situated was militarily held by Greek forces. Many of the Jewish people living there at the time sought to assimilate into Greek culture, especially those who lived in cities.
The Maccabees, though, didn’t want anything to do with assimilation Adam Milstein says. They used guerrilla-style tactics to get Greece to pull back out of the region and leave it to the Jewish people. He says that Jews today need to take the same pride in the culture and how they raise their children to be proud of their history and uniqueness in the world.
There are many gifts that Adam Milstein writes can be handed down to those in the next generation. The first is being proud to be a Jew. He says he feels fortunate every day to be Jewish and the people upon whom Western values are based. He also wants to pass on courage and fighting for what you really believe in. This includes standing up against those who threaten the future of Israel.
For centuries Jewish people were stateless. Because of this they highly valued education and knowledge. Adam Milstein writes that every household with children needs to prioritize education. This will help them thrive in a 21st-century economy and also develop wisdom. He also says that Jewish people have a long history of innovation including developing the Theory of Relativity. Because of this innovation they have survived and adapted through many events over the course of history.
One of the other gifts that Adam Milstein writes about being passed on is passion. Passion, he says, is one of the main ways to find personal fulfillment in life. He says every day of your life matters and you should really care about how your spend your time and resources in order to live life to its fullest.
According to a recent statement from Felipe Montoro Jens, 18 government auctions are expected to be held in Brazil during the last quarter of 2017. Jens is an infrastructure projects expert and the auctions he is referring to are infrastructure-related. He also pointed out the fact that this particular program was designed for encouraging new players to participate in the concessions. And, also according to Jens, last April’s auction of transmission lines was actually the biggest one in history.
Tarcisio Gomes de Freitas Speaks Out
Another major player in this Brazilian scenario is Tarcisio Gomes de Freitas. He is the Investment Partnerships Program (PPI) project coordination secretary. According to him, increasing productivity in Brazil presents a major challenge and it involves the overwhelming need for expanding and modernizing Brazil’s infrastructure sector. He also stated that one of their main goals is to correct the many mistakes of the past involving Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). He further explained that state over-intervention was the cause of a project risk imbalance and that they can’t be held hostage to their fiscal budget. One of the major advantages of the PPI is the ability to build governance on special projects.
Michel Temer Becomes President
On August 31, 2016, Michel Temer became the President of the Republic. Subsequently, there were 44 PPI infrastructure auctions held just during his first year in office. As a result, about R $ 23 billion in investments was captured, according to Jens. And, according to Gomes de Freitas and the PPI, potential investors are now seeing that the Brazilian government under Temer is no longer anti-business but has now definitely become pro-business. Their overall aim is selecting those projects that will be especially attractive to investors in the private sector. And, so far, it looks like they’re succeeding in doing just that.