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Isabel dos Santos Discusses Discrimination and Sexism in African Business Environment

Isabel dos Santos is one of the most successful businesswomen in the world and the richest woman in Africa as well. The daughter of the late former president of Angola has excelled in entrepreneurship, philanthropic activities, and motivating students and upcoming entrepreneurs in various channels. Isabel dos Santos, in a recent interview, was discussing how she fairs in African business industry, which is dominated by male. In her response, Isabel notes some of the painful experiences and how she deals with them. 


According to Isabel dos Santos, discrimination and sexism are common issues of concern that all women working in Africa should understand. African society don’t accept women  that have a significant role to play in the growth of the community and other essential aspects of society. The tendency to view women as individuals who should stay at home taking care of their kids has not changed. 


Isabel dos Santos notes that, despite being a successful businesswoman, her opinion is second-guessed. She is not viewed as a person who can make deals on her own, especially when dealing with other businessmen. In a show of disregard and discrimination, most of the experienced business individuals who have influence in the society have a perception that Isabel is incapable of making sound decisions or negotiating a deal (Youtube). 


As a shrewd business person, she has had to deal with people who question her decision making. However, this has not derailed her to achieve success or continue with her thriving business activities. You might think that she, for being who she is hasn’t gone through this situations but Isabel has faced sexism and discrimination herself. However, she has had to incorporate creativity, skills, and experience when making decisions to prove the doubters wrong. She questions the double standards that are employed when comparing men and women, especially those in business.


Isabel dos Santos continues to highlight that, although discrimination and disregard for women in business is prevalent in Africa, it is a world problem and women in other parts of the world are experiencing the same. Women have to spend so much energy and dedication to put their point through and to be heard as well. The pressure is so much to independent women in business because they have to prove the society wrong by achieving success not only once but consistently. 

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Randal Nardone is a self made billionaire who slowly rose through ranks to become number 557 in the list of world’s billionaires. According to Forbes, his net worth currently stands at $1.8 billion.

Nardone joined Fortress Investment Group in 1998 as co-founder and principal. In 2013, he became the Chief Executive Officer after serving in interim position for two years. His wealth has often been attributed to the stake he has in the company. Additionally, Randal Nardone is said to have been compensated over $100,000,000 in cash, making him one of the richest men, not just in America, but the whole world.

Under his leadership, the Fortress Investment Group was said to be managing more than $70 billion is assets that are split among credit funds, liquid hedge funds and private equity.

Four years ago, Institutional Investor, a reputable international business publisher named Fortress as Hedge fund manager of the year. This was when Nardone was in charge. His company has also been recognized as Management Firm of the year. He has gotten accolades on his guidance in management of credit funds.

Randal Nardone previously worked as Managing Director of Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS). Before that, he was a principal at BlackRock Financial Management.

Even though he seems to prefer the field of finance, Nardone did not train in it. He has an undergraduate degree in science from the University of Connecticut , and a Juris Doctor (J.D) from Boston University.

His success has often been linked with his ability to network with investors and research to know what will work best for his company. He also uses technology and social media to help drive the agenda of Fortress across the globe. Due to his successful career, business schools have always used his company as a model of management and growth of a company. Randal Nardone is married, but keeps his private life private. Meet Fortress Investment Group’s Ex-Billionaire Interim CEO

Sahm Adrangi Released A Negative Report Regarding The St. Joe Company Due To New SEC Rules

A negative report has been published by Kerrisdale Capital. Sahm Adrangi has explained the company’s position regarding NYSE: Joe or The St. Joe Company. This is a real estate development firm in Florida. There is a large area of desolate land close to Panama City Beach they plan to transform into a nice destination for businesses and retirees.

It is unlikely St. Joe’s development of the land will justify the $1 billion current valuation of the company. Sahm Adrangi has said the land holdings are desolate, remote and swampy. The only way the current valuation can be justified is for 400k square feet of space for commercial uses in addition to 2,700 home sites being sold each year for the next fifty years. This would make the new retirement district of St. Joe’s the best selling community in America. The amount of commercial real estate sold would exceed the entire 2017 Panhandle market.

The reality is St. Joe has made little progress on the interior land. Checks made by Kerrisdale Capital and Sahm Adrangi have established minimal activity regarding signs of advancement, permit filings and building department inquiries. Sahm Adrangi stated the feasibility of the interior lands now are no better than the during the decade old proposal. He said the investors have already been waiting years and their suffering will likely continue for many more. St. Joe is struggling to monetize the land at a pace to justify the valuation.

The shareholder problems have been compounded by the required compliance of their biggest investor, the Fairholme Funds. Two months ago the new rules for SEC liquidity went into effect. The assets of the Fairholme Fund have decreased in excess of ninety percent from their peak. As these assets decline a bigger percentage of the fund is required by St. Joe. Over a third of St. Joe’s shares are being held by Fairholme. The new rules mean their position should be cut fifty percent. The shareholders of St. Joe are now facing the uncertainty and risk of a forced seller due to the required compliance of the new SEC regulations.

Wes Edens Starts a Game Changer

Wes Edens is one of the most famous partners that currently operate the Fortress Investment Group. This highly diversified global investment firm currently operates $72 billion. They specialize in the areas of private equity, credit, asset management, and liquid markets. They have been able to gain a clientele of 1750 clients. These clients are institutional and private investors. They currently employed over 1500 experts who analyze market trends and specialize in sector specific knowledge.Wes Edens began the Fortress Investment Group with four other partners. They wanted an alternative asset management company that could think creatively and take risks. They have placed their headquarters in New York City but they have offices that span the globe and are located within 100 different countries.

Personally, Wes Edens is a linchpin in the business. He is the cochairman and sits on the board of directors. He is one of five partners and all of those five partners he is the principal. He is responsible for overseeing the private equity sector of the Fortress Investment Group. This means that he directly controls over $21.6 billion of the $72 billion that they manage. This is a weighty responsibility indeed.Wes Edens also oversees the real estate portion of the Fortress Investment Groups business. This brings significant experience to the field. He understands this sector with a broad wisdom that is deeply applicable and relevant during these difficult times. His expertise is not only in pricing and financing these real estate options button overseeing the management of these locations. He has proven over and over again that he has what it takes to create a diversified real estate portfolio that provides cash flows to the company.

Wes Edens led the Fortress Investment Group through two different selling’s of its company. First of all, they sold an 8% nonvoting share to the public. This share of the company totaled around $600 million. In addition to this, he also led out business deal occurring between them and a Japanese management firm. After much discussion, the Japanese management firm became a minority partner by acquiring $3.3 billion of the Fortress Investment Group. Wes Edens is currently 45 years old. He has two beautiful dollars that use modeling as they are way to fame. They each have an Instagram account with over a million followers. He owns the Milwaukee Bucks and even the League of Legends team Fly Quest. Learn More.

Jim Hunt’s Outlook On The Global Markets Under President Trump

On the day of Donald Trump’s election to the presidency many investors started feeling the jolt of the market taking both downturns and upswings. Many have forecast different outcomes in the coming months and some have called for withdrawal while others have seen great opportunity before them. Taking a more measured look at all the activity in the post-election weeks has been UK investor Jim Hunt, the CEO of VTA Publications. Hunt has never been too caught up in any stock market moments whether good or bad over the years and says while there certainly is a high possibility of a bear market coming under this administration at, he does see a good performance coming for the financial and industrial sectors both at home and abroad.

Jim Hunt VTA Publications has spent years researching investor markets and has learned the ins and outs of stock market trades. He began his career working for a prominent bank in England, but later decided he wanted to use his knowledge to help middle class people beat the system in investing. So he started Jim Hunt VTA Publications to distribute distance learning materials to anyone interested in going into business for themselves and taking control of their own finances. The topics VTA Publications covers includes retirement planning based on biblical principles, and learning the basics of stock charts and executing trades. Jim Hunt VTA Publications has invited notable businessmen to his seminars over the years to share their knowledge of business and investing, and those seminars have been recorded on DVD according to LinkedIn.

In addition to the print and electronic media at VTA Publications, Hunt also has a YouTube channel of video tutorials he’s put together about his various investing strategies, and users can see firsthand how stock trading works. Along with those videos, Hunt also started “Wealth Wave” and “Making Mum a Millionaire.” “Wealth Wave” is an guide to making a profit when the markets are about to take a tumble, and “Making Mum a Millionaire” shows how making 10 stock trades could multiply into millions worth in pounds.