Fortress Investment Group on Open-End Assets

Financial management is a skill that not all individuals were born with – and for those who had inborn talent with handling their money are also further developed into handling not only their money but also the financial concern of other people. There is a whole industry that revolves around financial management and companies have made good businesses with financial management. One of the most popular services that financial management companies offer their clients, consumers and other companies are through investments. Financial Companies advise their clients and accounts on where to put their money for investments – where to strategically put their money to be able for it to grow – ultimately to be utilized by the company for future ventures. There are a lot of financial companies that offer these services, but one of the best financial companies is Fortress Investment Group. More Business News at businesswire.com

Fortress Investment Group is a company that is a platform of financial management mainly focused on utilizing its direct-lending fund to be able to boost the interest of the investors in their company via a private credit effort. Fortress Investment Group also ventures into different platforms of investments and recently it has also ventured into investing in intellectual properties that handles their transactions concerning real-estate debts, aircraft leases and asset debts.

Fortress Investment Group also ventures into open-end asset fund related financial concerns. Open-end asset funds are funds that are not bound by restrictions on the number of shares that it can transact for bonds and / or stocks. Open-end assets exist for the sole purpose of making transactions easier for clients and companies. This company, on its recent announcement, that the experts that they are working with in their company are saying that open-end asset funds represent a part of the market that is not as regulated – and this has raised concern and awareness about the fluctuation of interests. Open-end assets also concern other lenders because of the fluctuations of value of open-end asset funds.

Fortress Investment Group, backed by SoftBank, is an expert in their own industry and they have proved themselves as a reliable and consistent financial management company through the years.

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Dr. Saad Saad Talks About Vaccination

Vaccination is one of the most effective preventive measures when it comes to medicine. Being vaccinated will prevent your child from acquiring a lot of highly dangerous diseases like diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, and flu. Even though vaccinations are made to prevent a lot of diseases, there are parents who refuse to give their child vaccination. In the light of this controversial issue, Pediatric Surgeon Dr. Saad Saad will be having a say and reason out why he encourages every parent to vaccinate their children.

 

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO VACCINATE YOUR CHILD?

One of the things that Dr. Saad Saad agrees together with AAP or the American Academy of Pediatrics is the vaccination of children. According to the AAP President Dr. Sandra G. Hassink, skipping vaccine is one of the most dangerous advice in the world. And that’s not only because the children who skipped vaccination is at risk of getting otherwise preventable diseases, but also put other unvaccinated children at risk once they got sick.

 

In addition, delaying the vaccination will not only put your child at risk of acquiring contagious diseases, but the exposure is also prolonged. These are the major reasons why immunization is an essential part of childhood. It is recommended by AAP to follow the vaccination schedules.

 

THE BIGGEST CONFUSION ABOUT VACCINES

The biggest, and perhaps, the most believed myth about vaccination is the misunderstanding about the vaccine itself. Dr. Saad explained that there are parents who believe that the vaccines make you sick. In reality, vaccines are made to prevent you from acquiring these diseases. Had it been for those who invented vaccines, more people would’ve died.

 

VACCINES UNDER THE HOOD

Perhaps, the misconception about the vaccine will find its root in the vaccine itself. The vaccine works by triggering the immune system. And by triggering the immune system, that would mean putting a weaker version of the virus or germs into the body and triggering the antigens that will then kill the foreign object. An even better effect is that these Antigens will stay in the body for a long time, even for life. This will make you immune to the disease for as long as you live.

 

IF THERE ARE NO VACCINES AROUND

If there is no vaccine invented, then the number of cases from the diseases mentioned in the first paragraph will be higher. We don’t even need cancer to fill the cemeteries if there is no vaccine. Diseases like smallpox would’ve stayed till today and would give you a scene just like that of the bubonic plague. Majority of the diseases treated by vaccine or contagious, and that fact itself will make you thankful for the existence of vaccines. Learn more: https://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Saad_Saad.html

 

Dr. Saad Saad Comments on His Long Career as a Successful Pediatric Surgeon

As one of today’s leading pediatric surgeons, Dr. Saad Saad is often asked to comment on his path to success. Growing up in Kuwait, he originally had his sights on following in the footsteps of his older brothers by becoming an engineer.

Fortunately for him, the weather in the area where he was doing construction work outside, was extremely hot. This led him to the realization that he would prefer an indoor job with air conditioning. He started on this career path by obtaining his degree in medicine from the University of Cairo.

When asked who helped him in his career the most, Dr. Saad Saad credits Dr. H. Biemann Otherson as being his mentor. As one of the more notable pediatric surgeons in the U.S., Dr. Otherson was the one responsible for training Dr. Saad to become a pediatric surgeon in his own right.

Working closely with this well respected medical professional taught Dr. Saad Saad many core values that he still upholds today. These values included being hard-working as well as honest and kind.

He also saw the importance of treating all children without prejudice to their religion, color, economic background or their mental or physical condition.

Dr. Saad Saad has performed thousands of surgeries on children throughout his 40 years of practice. During this time he saw a need to make improvements that would create safer practices for pediatric surgery. This led him to develop several new procedures as well as two patented inventions.

When asked about what gets him excited about the future of medicine, he comments on the research being conducted in genetics. This research is allowing medical professionals to gain a greater understanding about chronic illnesses and diseases, which in turn will lead to improved methods for treatment and prevention.

As someone who originally based his career choice on the extreme heat he was working under in Kuwait, Dr. Saad Saad did acquire a few life lessons along the way.

The advice he gives to others is what he would have given to himself at a younger age, which is to stay focused on attaining the objective. This acquired determination is what also makes him a productive individual.

Dr. Saad knows he is able to accomplish a lot more when he makes a plan that allows him to be organized and efficient in getting his tasks completed. He also uses meditation to help keep his mind focused.

Talos Energy: Strategic Positioning in Mexican Oil Industry

In a move that is bound to cement Talos Energy’s position as one of the leading oil exploration and mining company in North America, the company’s senior executive announced that they are considering partnering with Pemex. The partnership that will also include Sierra Oil and Premier Oil which are part of Talos Energy-led oil exploration consortium will likely come into effect in 2019. The collaboration with the Mexican governed oil company has been necessitated by the increased possibilities that oil reserves that the consortium discovered during the Zama project located in the Gulf of Mexico’s shallow waters may extend into blocks allocated to Pemex. The two parties hope to thrash out the details of the final details of the partnership by the end of 2018.

The Collaboration

The announcement was made by Tim Duncan, the CEO of Talos Energy during an interview in early October 2016. He noted that the final discussions on the partnership would determine the company’s investment decision. During the meeting, the Talos-led consortium will share their exploration data with Pemex. An alliance with Pemex will bode well for Talos Energy since they stand to benefit from Mexico’s incoming president plan to increase investment in Pemex. Mr. Tim Duncan met with the incoming president and was reassured of the government’s support of the country’s oil industry especially Pemex. The consortium, which brings together oil exploration companies from England and Mexico, won a contract to carry out oil exploration in the Gulf Mexico. The joined operations hit the jackpot when they discovered a huge oil deposit that is estimated to hold close to 3 billion barrels of oil in crude oil and recoverable reserves.

Talos Energy’s Meteoric Rise in the Oil Industry

Founded in 2012 by a group of experienced geology and oil experts including the company’s current CEO and president Tim Duncan, Talos Energy has grown into one of the leading oil explorers and producers in North America through strategic acquisitions and investment in innovative technologies. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the company established a significant operational footprint in the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf Coast using some of the latest technologies to explore, exploit and produce oil and its related products.

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CEO Steve Ritchie Shows Optimism

Even though Papa John’s third-quarter earnings report leaves much to be desired, Papa John’s International Inc. CEO Ritchie took heart from the existence of several silver linings. First, the bruised company is on its way to winning back its customers’ trust. There are early indications that the remedial actions taken so far are working, sufficient to justify Steve Ritchie’s statement that he and his fellow executives are “optimistic about the opportunities ahead.” Steve Ritchie’s optimism stems from data collected by several research firms that suggests that there has been a shift in customers’ perception of Papa John’s (@PapaJohns). Negative perceptions have shifted to either neutral or even positive in the wake of the company’s launch of its “Voices” campaign back in September. Papa John’s “Voices” campaign seeks to rebrand the company in terms of focusing in on its employees. In spite of the progress made, Steve Ritchie Papa Johns acknowledges that challenges still exist and that there is a great deal more work that needs to be done. Second, total international sales of Papa John’s stores increased by 10 percent as a result of the opening of 300 new stores last year.

Third, Papa John’s restructuring of its executive suite has the benefit of helping the company to shift its focus back to its customers. This restructuring is led by the experienced Mike Nettles, who is serving as the company’s new executive vice president and chief operating and growth officer. One of the result of this restructuring is the creation of four new vice president positions centered around the following customer touchpoints or interaction points: customer experience, menu strategy, innovation and branding, and analytics and technology. Fourth, there is talk of an acquisition from at least four interested parties, the result of which has been several huge jumps in Papa John’s share prices. There are, indeed, quite a few reasons for CEO and President Steve Ritchie to be optimistic about the future of Papa John’s.

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Ted Bauman: Invest In Chinese Stocks

One of the hot topics that have been taking up a lot of media time is the trade war between the United States and China. Some believe President Trump is doing the right thing taking a tough stance with China. President Trump sees the tariffs as a means to fix the trade imbalance between the two countries and to punish China for stealing intellectual property. Economist Ted Bauman is of the mindset that the trade war is only going to have negative ramifications for the global economy if it does not end.

While he opposes the trade war, he recently has been advising fellow investors to start paying attention to the potential bargains in the stock market that are occurring because of the fear of the trade war. He noted that the iShares China Large-Cap ETF was selling at a major discount. This ETF tracks some of the largest publicly traded companies in China. Ted Bauman listed some of the favorable metrics of the ETF that he thought made it appealing to investors. He noted the price-to-earnings ratio was 2.6. He said that it was only five years ago that investors had no issue paying a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.

Today this represents just how truly undervalued some of the biggest companies in China are. He also looked at the distribution percentage and the yield hadn’t hit that level since 2009. Ted Bauman says the trade war has had implications for the Chinese yuan. The currency has been declining since the start of the year. As the US placed tariffs on Chinese exports, this prompted the Chinese government to let the yuan fall in value. The stock prices of Chinese companies have moved with China’s currency. To date, the Shanghai Composite has lost eighteen percent of its value. Ted Bauman feels that China could end up doing more to retaliate against the United States. President Trump is threatening further tariffs if China does indeed retaliate. A move China could take is to hurt US companies that do business in China. This would eventually drive stock prices down in the United States, as many of these companies are listed on major stock exchanges.