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Background Information on Investment Guru Matt Badiali

Matt Badiali graduated to the position of investment analyst. Like many voices of authority in the investment world his career started somewhere else. Badiali began as a scientist.

Matt Badaiali has a B.S. in Earth Sciences from Penn State University followed by a Master of Science in geology from Florida Atlantic University. He began his career as an advisor for natural resource companies. Most notably a few big-name oil operations. In 2004, a friend opened his eyes to finance. As a geologist and veteran of the natural resource market Badiali had the expertise necessary to successfully navigate natural resource investments.

What Badiali’s friend wanted was assistance in creating easy investment methods for average investors. Matt Badiali would provide investment advice for natural resource markets. The advice would be designed to effectively communicate with average Americans. For this purpose Badiali writes articles as if writing for his father. His Dad was a source of inspiration as Badiali witnessed him struggle to make investments.

This as a turning point for Matt Badiali. Today he writes two newsletters for Banyan Hill Publishing, posts articles on Medium, and shares advice on social media. He treks the world to personally look into resource operations so his information is first-hand. He focuses on all types of commodities such as energy, metals, cannabis, and natural resources. He holds a solid reputation as his readers have often made double-digit to triple-digit returns off his advice.

His newsletters for Banyan are Real Wealth Strategist and Front Line Profts. Real Wealth Strategist shares his investment projections as was created in 2017. Front Line Profits deals with short-term loan options. In both forms of media, Badiali sets himself apart with a “boots on the ground” approach. So far his travels have taken him to places like Iraq, Peru, Papua New Guinea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Haiti, Turkey, and Switzerland. He has looked into oil drilling platforms, mining operations, and company headquarters. He tests the soil, vets the total operation, and interviews staff and CEOs.

Matt Badiali is also the face behind the popular freedom checks investment that deals with stateside resource companies. Currently, he is advocated for cannabis futures in response to Canada’s full legalization. Badiali is dedicated to helping average joe’s make good.

Website: https://mattbadialiguru.com/

Sharon Prince Welcomes Carrie Mae Weems

Sharon Prince is the president and the chairperson of Grace Farms Foundation. Grace Farms is a privately-owned not-for-profit organization that was founded in 2009 to improve people’s lives through engagement with the community, faith, nature, arts and most importantly, justice. Just like its name, Grace farms has proved to be a home for grace and peace for people, since its establishment. This organization has received several awards for its contributions to social good, architecture and environmental sustainability. Sharon prince took part in symposium Reimagining the Metropolis and she was appointed to the AIA Awards for the architecture jury.

Sharon has dedicated life to fighting, human trafficking, child abuse, and violence against children and women in the world. In the year 2016, she collaborated with the United Nations University to host a convening. The theme was Fighting Human Trafficking and Conflict. This then resulted in a publication in the UNs Security Council and United Nations Resolution 2331 in December. Under the leadership of Sharon Prince Grace Farms, this organization is rapidly growing.

Sharon recently welcomed Carrie Mae Weems, an influential American artist, in Grace Farms. She is present in different spaces as a mother and lover of her Kitchen Table Series or, clearly tells us a more about her. She performed at ‘Past Tense’ in grace farm, where she skillfully created a space in people’s minds to consider race, violence, injustice, and inequality. Through her powerful voice and help from other artists, she asked people to consider the relentless violence and injustices in society today.

She used words, images, and texts to take all those who attended the event through violent past and brought them to the possibility of human extinction. She also asked them to stop violence and consider the value of one’s life. At the end of the day, Weems left space for hope. Weems is hopeful that change is achievable and necessary.

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Gulf Coast Western: Matt Fleeger Leads Expansion of the Oil and Gas Venture

Since their establishment in 1970, Gulf Coast Western LLC has been utilizing the top talent and resources in the industry to explore, develop and acquire domestic oil and gas reserves, primarily located in the gulf coast region of the United States. By prioritizing properties that have geological and geophysical advantages along with well-developed structures, Gulf Coast Western has been able to deliver significant return potential and quantified downside risk to its partners. This family-owned business is based out of Dallas and has locations in the states of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Colorado.

Expansion in Southwestern Louisiana has been propelled primarily by two partnerships. The first was with Orbit Gulf Coast Exploration which has allowed Gulf Coast Western to develop hundreds of prospects covering nearly 1,000 square miles in Acadia, Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Evangeline and St. Landry Parishes. In their transaction is an agreement between Warhorse Oil and Gas that allows Gulf Coast Western to operate many of the development wells in Louisiana. The second major partnership that has allowed Gulf Coast Western to expand their footprint in Southeast Louisiana is with Dallas-based Northcote Energy Ltd.

By acquiring a 50% working interest and assets in their partnership with Northcote, Gulf Coast Western has been able to accelerate and expand their operations in Shoats Creek field in Louisiana’s Beauregard Parish. They have produced more than 4 millions barrels of oil equivalents from multiple Wilcox formation sands. Of further interest was Gulf Coast Western’s procurement of 50% of the working interest in specific salt water disposal (SWD) assets, 25% working interest in any wells drilled in the Wilcox formation, and 50% working interest in 4 wells that were drilled in the Frio and Cockfield Formations.

Leading the organization during all of these developments is President and CEO of Gulf Coast Western, Matt Fleeger. Fleeger has a track record of entrepreneurial success, having founded Medsolutions Inc., and two separate tanning companies whose combined revenue approached $100 million. In his current role, he is known for building winning teams, developing business strategies, and negotiating contracts in addition to his wealth of experience in the oil and gas industry.

Isabel dos Santos: Seeking a Bright Future for Women of Africa

Isabel dos Santos is a successful businesswoman and the first daughter of the previous president of Angola, Jose Eduardo. She garnered her investments from initial positions she held as a business professional at Sonangol, a prestigious oil company in Angola. She made her way into male-dominated sectors such as finance, energy, retail, and telecommunications. Over the years, she also delved into philanthropic work where she has been supporting the advancement of women’s careers in her continent. She encourages African business professionals to share knowledge among themselves and learn how to invest in technology as a mean of growing their careers and businesses. In most of her interviews, Isabel dos Santos insists that becoming successful in an industry full of men is challenging. In Africa, especially women employed in any sector understand the challenges involved in finding an executive position.

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Angola é um país lindo, sem igual 🙏🏾 Pôr o pé na nossa terra e olhar em volta cada paisagem é sempre uma bênção. Hoje começa em Luanda o Fórum Mundial do Turismo. Esta é mais uma área com um potencial de crescimento enorme no nosso país. Nós no BFA apoiamos o Turismo em Angola. Este é o nosso empenho, de quem acredita que o Turismo é uma das soluções para o desenvolvimento das nossas regiões, comunidades, negócios e assim se criam empregos e se gera valor para Angola. Basta olhar aqui para a beleza da Fenda da Tundavala… 😍🇦🇴 #SharingbyIsabeldosSantos #Turismo #Angola #Futuro #BFA Angola is a beautiful country, unique 🙏🏾 Setting foot on our land and looking around each landscape is always a blessing. Today, the World Tourism Forum takes place in Luanda. This is another area with tremendous growth potential in our country. We at BFA support Tourism in Angola. This is our commitment, from those who believe that Tourism is one of the solutions for the development of our regions, communities, businesses and thus create jobs and generate value for Angola. Just take a look at the beauty of Tundavala Gap … 😍🇦🇴

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Discrimination is a real concern. Even at the height of her career, Isabel dos Santos noticed that her opinions were second-guessed. You’d think being a woman makes one incapable of landing deals and negotiating for better pay. People have often marred her success by prejudice. However, the hardships encouraged her to be better at everything she does. She has also been driven to invest in philanthropy by ensuring that female business professionals in her sector are motivated to pursue education. Her pursuits in this line have encouraged her colleagues and entrepreneurs from Africa to take up leadership positions in supporting young women to invest in small businesses while advancing their careers. Consequently, Isabel dos Santos holds various mentoring sessions attended by young African women, in her native land of Angola, to implore them to take executive roles in the industry. Isabel dos Santos thinks that they shouldn’t only pursue education but seek to have better lives by devoting to their work.

Isabel was raised in Baku, Azerbaijan. She attended King’s College and studied electrical engineering. She then joined her father in running a business at Luanda before establishing her first business. Isabel has always been fascinated by technology. Therefore, she adapted to the use of walkie-talkie in running one of her companies in Angola.

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MARK HOLYOAKE, THE PROMINENT INVESTOR

Mark Holyoake is a private equity investor expert. He is not only an international commercial investor but also a residential property investor. Mark’s field of expertise lays in the food sectors, where he holds significant shares in the global seafood industry. Oakvest Holdings, a company that specializes in real estate investments and private equity investments, belongs to Mark Holyoake. Mark has been around the Global seafood industry for years and is an experienced seafood investor. In the past, he has worked as the director of many seafood companies and has even gone as far as owning most of the companies. Mark has the aim of penetrating the European seafood industry through Oakvest Holdings. He holds a degree in business.

After the success of Iceland Seafood International, Mark Holyoake got the idea to open Oakvest Holdings. Iceland Seafood International was experiencing an economic crisis in 2010 after Iceland’s collapse in banking. Mark saw the opportunity to invest in Iceland at the time while it was still unstable economically, and prices were low. With his expertise and support from his team, Mark brought Iceland Seafood International back on its feet and in no time, it was a prominent seafood company again. With the current fluctuations in the economic and political scenes in Europe, Mark Holyoake sees another investment opportunity. He believes that he can build another powerhouse in Europe with the right business and growth strategies.

Mark works closely with his team to bring ideas to life. Ensuring that they are all on the same page and have the same goals in mind is a top priority for him as it ensures they work diligently and professionally. Getting to know more about people and discussing different ideas with them is what makes Mark Holyoake remain relevant in business. He loves listening to other people’s point of view and asking for their opinions on different matters.

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HGGC Uses Investment from Dyal to Spur an Expanded Staff

Focused on technology investments, HGGC is a middle-market investing firm with more than $4.3 billion in financial commitments ranging from platform investments to add-on acquisitions to liquidity events and recapitalization. In their history, HGGC has processed almost $20 billion in investment funds across over 120 different investment companies using its “Advantaged Investing” model that allows for acquisitions paired with partnerships with existing management and investment teams. The success of this model has resulted in a sizable strategic investment from Dyal Capital Partners. This investment allows HGGC to improve its current staff through promotions and new hires. This infusion of new staff and positions serves to increase the portfolio of the firm and strengthen their ability to stay profitable moving forward.

Several new partners were announced from among existing staff, turning Les Brown, John Block, Steven Leistner, Harv Barenz and Lance Taylor into Partners at HGGC, increasing their role and their stakes in the firm’s continued success.

There were other promotions at the firm as well, such as the promotion of Kurt Krieger from General Counsel to Chief Legal Officer, Jay Tabu to Principal from Vice President and Chris Schulze to Vice President from Senior Associate. Peter Cozzi and Neha Vaidya have also both gone from Associate to Senior Associate. All of these employees have contributed to the success of HGGC and their new roles are expected to allow them to do more moving forward.

There are also a series of new hires designed to strengthen the existing talent pool at the firm. Lindsay Sparks and Greg Caltabiano have joined as Executive Directors. Mo Gulamhusein has been hired as a Vice President after his graduation from Harvard with an MBA and his recent internship at HGGC. Chandni Shah has joined as a Fund Accountant in the Operations Division. Holland Reynolds comes from Cambridge Associates to serve as an Investment Associate. With this new group of people working at the firm it is hoped that future growth will continue at a steady pace,if not improve. Co-founders Steve Young and Rich Lawson have said that these recent changes are exciting for the firm.

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The life of Richard Liu in business

Richard Liu is the founder and CEO of JD.com. He has worked with this organization since 2004 when it was formed. Over the years, he has proved his capabilities as a business person by building this company from scratch and making it one of the most successful in the world. In a recent interview at the World Economic Forum, Liu talked about this business from how it was formed to now that it is one of the most successful in the world.

Richard Liu was born in Jiangsu province, China. His parents owned a coal-shipping business that gave them little money. They could not give their son the life he would have wanted, but Liu was determined to build his own successful career. They showed him the value of quality education since they believed it was the only way through which he would accomplish his childhood dreams. Richard Liu attended the People’s University of China from where he graduated with a degree in sociology. After university, he found a job with Japan Life, a company that sold health products.

In 1998, Richard Liu started his entrepreneurial journey. He was determined to become a successful businessman, and therefore he had to do what other business people were not doing at the time. He began by setting up one store that sold computer accessories. In five years, he had expanded his business to include 12 stores spread out within Beijing.

Into 2004, there was an outbreak of SARS, an epidemic that made employees and customers remain home-bound. As a result, small businesses such as the one owned by Richard Liu suffered the most. When the businesses remained closed, Richard Liu decided to explore a different means of running his business. It is at this time when he liaised with his managers so that they could come with a solution that would ensure the business remained operational even as times of such challenges if it ever occurred again. It is at this time that he settled on e-commerce business as the solution. Richard Liu is now a globally respected business person who is aiming at building the largest retail business in the world.

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Bhanu Choudrie outlines his successful journey in entrepreneurship

Bhanu Choudhrie was born in Delhi India in 1978, but studied at the University of Boston. After completing his studies in International Business and Marketing, Bhanu relocated to London. In 2001, he took the position of the C&C Alpha Group Ltd’s executive director. The company has interests in different investment portfolios including elderly care homes in the United Kingdom. Additionally, C&C Alpha Groups Ltd invests in luxurious spa hotels in Mauritius and India. During the Asian Voice Political and Public Life Awards held in 2008, Bhanu Choudhrie emerged as the top Entrepreneur of the Year.

According to Bhanu Choudhrie, studying in the United States and doing an internship at JP Morgan, one of the reputable banking institutions in the region, was a great experience. However, Bhanu Choudhrie opted to relocate to London because of the availability of upcoming ventures and businesses hence more working opportunities. The award-winning entrepreneur admits that his recognition as the best entrepreneur in 2008 Asian Awards came as a surprise to him but motivation to many young entrepreneurs. Visit Bhanu Choudhrie on facebook to learn more about his platform.

As the director of C&C Alpha Group, Bhanu notes that the family business has opened different opportunities to interact with different people. Although the company has interests in various ventures, the executive director points out that he enjoys every part of it. From meeting different people in the healthcare business in the UK to a fantastic experience in the hotel business, Bhanu admits that he does not have any personal investment interests. One of his most significant experiences in C&C Alpha Group took place in Bury during a healthcare opening ceremony in Bury. Interacting with patients, healthcare assistants, and Doctors motivated after realizing how the company touches the lives of many people.

Bhanu Choudhrie notes that being part of success in the family business is one of the many best experiences in his career. He gives an example of The Moti Mahal Indian Restaurant in Covent Garden’s scooping the best Restaurant of the Year Award in 2010 held by Asian Voice Political and Public Life. Another major success story was the 2003 investment in Air Deccan, India that started with one plane but within five years, the airline made 200 flights daily serving seven million passengers among others. However, C&C Alpha Group sold the airline to Kingfisher in 2008.

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Stream Energy : Philanthropic Company Culture

As the people of Houston Texas where forced to watch as their homes and business were ravaged by the strong winds and waters for Hurricane Harvey, one company was getting ready to deliver aid to the community. Stream Energy, one of the leading providers of energy and other services in the state of Texas in conjunction with their philanthropic branch “Stream Cares” was able to provide many in the community with basic necessities during this difficult time for the city. The act and execution of the aid was a prime textbook example of how corporate philanthropy has become an essential part of a companies ability to create brand recognition and loyalty.

According to WalletHub, Texas is ranked one of the least giving states, a ranking that Stream Energy is fighting to make irrelevant. The incredible projects seen by Stream and its employees have captured the attention of other high-level executives as a means to enhance their own brands with loyalty and protection. It is well known that when a business is involved within the community, any internal scandals that may arise can be better maintained by the company due to brand loyalty.

Stream Energy also promotes a company culture of philanthropy amongst their employees, in fact, many of them volunteering for projects all across the city. A great example of passion projects created by Stream Energy employees is the “Operation Once in a lifetime” initiative. The project involves fundraising in order to provide local veterans and their families with financial support. In addition, Stream Energy employees also donated their time to provide transportation every December to veterans and their families to local restaurants where they can enjoy a great meal consisting of burgers, ribs and other delicious foods. There is no doubt that we have seen the last of Stream and their tireless work to continue new progressive and innovate ways to be apart of the community.

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3 Reasons Why Richard Liu Qiangdong is Father of E-Commerce

The world of internet and technology is arguably home to inconsistency. For Richard Liu Qiangdong however, internet and technology have given him a chance to challenge some of the notions on commerce and more importantly the mode of doing business. Liu, in all his interviews, has stated that without technology he will still be having a physical shop in China, and probably with less success. However, he points out that his success in this technology world is a product of three major factors.

First, the owner of JD.com points out that understanding the market is important. In order to understand the Chinese market, Richard Liu Qiangdong has worked with some companies both around the world and in China. His main aim in all his working relationships with major information companies is to understand what his potential customers want from an entity.

Understanding the consumer needs helps him to redirect the policy formation of both JD.com and the company’s affiliated entities. In the last four years, Liu has noticed that clients want customized services and thanks to his company’s flexibility, the company is home to customized consumer experiences.

Second, in his journey, Liu has noticed that quality goods are sadly unavailable in most trading outlets. However, through this company, Richard Liu Qiangdong is one of the few investors that are keen on changing this trend and more importantly, starting campaigns on the importance of quality goods. In the years his company has been in existence, Liu has realized that the only way to make online platforms home to huge sales is by only stocking and selling quality merchandises.

Thirdly, he has managed to bring most entities together under the umbrella of JD.com. According to him, this approach to bringing different entities together has helped the individual entities to make profits and more specifically, reach to a wider market. Currently, Richard Liu Qiangdong one of the most respected traders because of bringing small traders to a bigger platform at no extra charges.

In an interview, he pointed out that giving the small traders the bigger platform helps in growing the Chinese commerce volume and provides more employment opportunities.

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