November 26, 2018 · Business, Company, Entrepreneur · (No comments)

Since being launched 20 years ago Fortress Investment Group has been a pioneer in the industry. It was initially founded as a private equity firm. Fortress has proven itself as a trendsetter on several occasions, specifically back in 2007 when it became the first large-scale private equity firm to go public on the New York Stock Exchange. The initial public offering (IOP) made the company a household name.

Fortress has continued to evolve since then, becoming a diversified global investment management firm responsible for well over $40 billion worth of assets for a little less than 1,800 investors in private equity, permanent capital vehicles, and hedge funds. Though the investment strategy it hangs its hat on is risky it is also highly successful and beneficial for investors down the line. With its base of operations located in New York it possesses an employee base nearing 1,000 individuals. Read this article at to learn more about Peter Briger.

The investment group has three principals, who are Randal Nardone, and Wes Edens, and San Francisco-based Peter Briger.

With all the ups-and-downs Fortress Investment Group has been through as a company it has picked up in depth knowledge of managing mergers and acquisitions. Its team members have developed strong bonds with a variety of corporate board members, management professionals, and other corporate stakeholders. Its expertise also means that its specializes in capital markets. Especially as it pertains to securing financing via debt and equity markets.

Before Peter Briger joined Fortress Investment Group in 2002 he worked as a partner at Goldman, Sachs for 15 years. His main duty at Fortress is to oversee the Fortress Credit division. Peter Briger is a very prominent business professional who is also a member of the Forbes 400.

As a Princeton grad Peter Briger is a member of the Ivy League school’s investment company. Peter attended the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania as well. He graduated with a master’s degree in Business Administration.

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November 21, 2018 · Business Leaders · (No comments)

Alastair Borthwick, a Scottish author and broadcaster, has written books on mountain climbing and World War II experiences as a foot soldier. Borthwick was born in 1913 in Rutherglen. However, he was raised in Troon during childhood and in Glasgow in his teens. At the age of 16, he worked as the “telephone boy” at Glasgow Evening Herald. He then moved over to Glasgow Weekly Herald where he was a writer and editor of the Children’s Page, Film Reviews, Readers’ Letters and Readers’ Queries, Women’s Page, and contributor to the front page. He also wrote for the “Open Air Page” section where he discovered the city’s love for outdoor activities and, more importantly in his career, rock climbing. Borthwick mentioned how obsessed he was about it, and his experiences mostly ended up in the paper. From this experience, Borthwick used it to write most of his material in Always a Little Further.

Many Glaswegians hitched-hiked north towards the West Highlands where they explore places like caves and form climbing clubs. Alastair Borthwick recorded the personalities of these hikers which became a supplement to his work Always a Little Further. With added humor, Borthwick used this work to portray the major social change that was arising in that period.

in 1934, Alastair Borthwick found that he had a talent for broadcasting. During an interview with BBC, Borthwick mentioned to James Fergusson that he was climbing over the weekend. Fergusson was curious, so he scheduled a 15-minute radio interview about Borthwick’s weekend climbing. During that radio interview, Fergusson observed that Borthwick had natural talent speaking over the radio. As he observed Borthwick’s actions, the way he spoke, and ethsiasum, he knew that it was the way to do it. It was then Borthwick would start a career in radio and television broadcasting up until 1995.

Alastair Borthwick also recorded his experiences in World War II as an Intelligence Officer to the 5th Seaforth Highlanders. He wrote a book titled Sans Peur which was republished in 1994.

After a long career, Borthwick only wishes to be remembered as a journeyman writer.

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The agricultural sector in Brazil has been suffering in 2018 and businessman Flavio Maluf believes that it will improve come 2019. Most of the problems that the industry in Brazil has been facing is due to the strikes in the transportation industry he believes. Among the crops that have been affected by the strike have been corn and sugar as the strike occurred during their main production period in the summer. During this time frame, 33% of the corn and 20% of the sugar in Brazil is usually produced. View Maluf’s profile on linkedin.

Fortunately, states Flavio Maluf, the production of soybeans has risen and considerably and offset some of the losses in the industry. This is good news for the industry who has also seen a reduction in beef and coffee production as well. The issues that Brazil is facing with beef can be attributed to the shortages of corn production which is the main source of food for the cattle. While Flavio Maluf does not expect the government to do much if anything in response to the drop in agricultural gross domestic product, he believes that after worse losses in the third quarter this year production will start to increase again.

Flavio Maluf is a Brazillian businessman and the President of Eucatex and Grandfood. While many people believe being an entrepreneur will allow you to do less work, he doesn’t believe this is the case and always has a busy work schedule. He also believes that it isn’t impossible to start a business without a lot of money as long as you have a good idea and can get it across to the right investors. The name for Eucatex was born from the material that the company uses for wood fiber, eucalyptus. Flavio Maluf is always on the lookout for something different as an entrepreneur as a way of staying productive.