Popularly known as the man who broke the Bank of England, George Soros is definitely one of the best known investors, philanthropists and business magnate of our times. The striking title was given to him unofficially after he and a friend, Stan Druckenmiller, were successfully able to short the British Pound in 1992. Looking at him now it is hard to believe that this is a man who was born under the harshest of conditions and had to practically claw his way to the top.
George Soros was born in Nazi Hungary on August 12, 1930 and was lucky to escape from the tribulations of his time to England. But things were not rosy in his new adopted home either and he had to take on low paying jobs- including working as a railway porter and as a waiter- in order to afford to put himself through the London School of Economics. However things eventually started looking up for him when he got a job at a merchant bank in what he occasionally refers to as his first real introduction to the finance market. He later moved to the Big Apple and in 1969 set up his own edge fund with about $12 million. The fund was later rebranded as the Quantum Fund. But his biggest financial break was the successful shorting of the British Pound which he was able to do in the year 1992. Read more at The New York Times about George.
Today George Soros is ranked among the Top 30 richest people on the planet and he does not seem to be slowing down either. Forbes placed his total net worth at $25.2 Billion as at the end of February 2017. Most of his investments are managed under the Soros Fund Management cloud which at present boasts more than $30 million in assets.
Besides being a successful investor and business magnate, George Soros is also widely known for is philanthropic contributions and for his contributions to world politics.
Through the Open Society Foundation, an organization that he started as part of his political and philanthropic contributions, Soros has contributed millions of dollars to be used in advancing political causes that are of interest to the people in different parts of the world in which the organization operates.
Mr. Soros has been one of the most vocal proponents of liberalism and most of his political contributions are usually driven towards the more liberal causes rather than towards conservative causes. Perhaps his views may have been formed out of a tough childhood during which he experienced firsthand the brutal effects of conservative and protectionist politics. He was an avid supporter of the Democratic Party during the American elections held last year and his effect in those spheres still continues to be felt to date. Read this story about George at Politico.com.
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In an interview published in the Real Deal, Arthur Becker talked about his investment in the boutique real estate project, TriBeCa or the Triangle Below Canal Street. Arthur went on to explain about the project in detail. The project is expected to take around two years to be completed. The project will have seven simplex apartments and one beautiful penthouse duplex that will range from 2,000 square feet to 4,000 square feet. Arthur has hired one of the top interior designers, Paris Forino, for the project. According to Arthur, the luxury market is going through a rough patch, but still, his new concept of the micro-neighborhood project will appeal to buyers. He wants to stand out of the crowd and create a name for himself as an investment real estate developer in the country who is trying to make the most of the opportunities that the real estate market provides.
Arthur Becker is a successful entrepreneur, and the real estate industry is his passion. He is the Managing Member of Madison Partners, LLC that invests in Biotech and real estate projects. In 2012, he was also appointed the chairman and CEO of Zinio, LLC and was a senior advisor to Vera Wang Fashion Company. It was his small stint in these companies that encouraged him to start his company and thus, Madison Partners, LLC was born. Over the years, he has invested in condominiums in some of the top cities in the country, including New York and Miami.
According to NY Mag, Arthur Becker is not just like any other company owner. He explores different areas of the cities to find out more about the real estate market from the ground level. It is this insight that has helped him search for and invest in projects that he knew would be successful. One thing hat he says he has learned from being in the real estate industry is to show respect to everyone.
During an interview, David Giertz addressed the fact that many financial advisors fail to address social security with their clients. And one possible reason is the fact that social security related laws and rules are not only lengthy, but also challenging to clearly understand. He bases his findings on a survey conducted by National Financial Retirement Institute, which further indicates that clients may leave an advisor if they fail to mention social security, because it makes up to 40 percent of a retiree’s income according to Instagram.
During the same year, he was named president of Nationwide Financial Distributors Inc. Mr. Giertz has been associated with at least one of the Nationwide companies since 2004.
His current role he is accountable for:
• Strategy; and
• Distribution of private-sector retirement plans, life insurance, annuities, specialty markets and mutual funds through banks, independent broker/dealers, regional firms and wirehouses.
Read more: These big mistakes will result in smaller Social Security checks
A graduate of Milliken University, located in Decatur, Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management, Dave continued his education at the University of Miami to gain his Master of Business Administration degree in 2003.
With more than 30 years of experience in financial services, David Giertz is well endorsed as an expert in that field as well as mutual funds, and retirement planning. Currently making his home in the Columbus, Ohio area, Dave stays involved in community efforts and serves on the Board of Trustees with Milliken University. Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), is an independent, non-profit organization committed to the safety of investors and market integrity on SoundCloud.comW. Mr. Giertz serves as an industry arbitrator there.