James Dondero Plans to Lead Highland Capital into the Argentina Debt Market

Highland Capital has plans to invest in Argentina, following plans by Argentina to settle some of its debts with holdout creditors, among them billionaire Paul Singer. The plans are good news for Argentina, which is a good sign towards the country’s economy.

Argentina has experienced a growth in debt investors in recent years. However, some of the investors are in distress, and as a result, the country is looking forward to settling out these debts. The new issuance is however not limited to new market entrants as the country’s policy makers have suggested that previous debt investors are welcome to re-invest in Argentina’s debt even after its exit from default.
While speaking in Dallas, Jim, Highland Capital’s co-founder was optimistic of where Argentina was likely to price the debt especially in relation to other Latin American countries. James Dondero also affirmed that Highland Capital was planning to hold on to its original bonds as well as purchasing some of the new issuances. Dondero also intimated his plans to invest in Argentina’s market beyond the sovereign debt. If Jim’s words are anything to go by, it will not be a surprise to see Highland Capital setup an Argentina fund.
As it turns out, a majority of the debt holders are looking to re-invest in Argentina. This trend is against previous fears that distressed investors would exit the market after the transaction. If well priced, the new bonds will be another asset for investors. Many funds are dedicating resources towards investments in Argentina through debt as well as equities.
Highland Capital now eagerly awaits U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa’s ruling which is likely to see the lifting the ban that has prevented Argentina from paying its restructured debt. When the time comes, Highland Capital will be among the biggest beneficiaries. According to Jim, Highland has earned close to 20 percent annualized returns on Argentina bonds since June 2014. The earnings have gone a long way in helping offset last year’s losses that resulted from investments in the energy sector.
James Dondero is a money markets guru, having gained his experience through decades of working in the financial sector. The University of Virginia graduate began his career at American Express in 1985. He has also worked in Protective Life’s GIC subsidiary as a Chief Investment Officer.
The year 1993 saw the formation of Highland Capital with Mr. Dondero as a co-founder. Over the years, the outfit has gained popularity especially after the formation of the Collateralized Loan Obligation (CLO), which Dondero was instrumental in its formation. Hedge funds, equity funds, and mutual funds are among the company’s specialties.

The Myth Of Charles Koch’s Beliefs Is Now Being Questioned

Charles and David Koch have seen their backing for the Republican Party in the U.S. demonized in recent years as liberal political activists have looked to strike fear into the hearts of the population by failing to provide a true sense of why the brothers are playing a major role with the GOP. Charles Koch has played a major role in U.S. politics and philanthropy for many years; the interests of the Wichita, Kansas based business leader who is ranked as the joint fifth wealthiest person in the U.S. alongside his brother David are varied, and take in the backing of more than just political causes.

Charles Koch has created a network of hundreds of charitable and political groups working towards the same goals for the people of the U.S., but also backs causes he is personally interested in, such as the Wichita State basketball team. The network of groups backed by Charles Koch are based on the beliefs he himself holds, but do not pose a threat to democracy as they stand to promote the idea of free thinking within a conservative mindset.

One of the main charges that has been laid at the feet of Charles and David Koch is that they promote the ideals that back only their own interests as business leaders, but the facts do not back up these charges as they have come out against policies that would aid their business options. Charles Koch has often fought against tax breaks he believes are unfair despite the fact they may ease the tax burden on both himself and the companies he heads.

Many within the U.S. media and liberal political parties have questioned why Charles Koch plays such as major role within the politics of the country, but his work in politics stretches back a number of decades. In terms of the GOP, the backing of President George W. Bush from 2003 onwards marks the start of major campaign funding for Charles and David Koch; hundreds of other wealthy conservative and Democrat donors also took advantage of campaign funding changes to make sure their political views were backed by the candidates of their choice.

Doctor Sergio Cortes Was One Of The First Physicians To Sound The Alarm On The Zika Virus And Microcephaly

Brazilian Doctor Sergio Cortes is an expert when it comes to responding to health emergencies. Dr. Cortes was a State Health Secretary of Rio de Janeiro for seven years, so he was on call night and day. He left that position in 2013, but not before he was called to the flood stricken area of Xerém, Duque de Caxias to determine if there would be a major outbreak of dengue in that area. The streets and homes of Xerém were flooded, and there was debris and waste piling up across the town. The dengue virus is one of the viruses carried by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Brazil has been plagued by a series of dengue outbreaks through the years so Dr. Cortes knew what had to be done in Xerém to prevent another outbreak.

The Aedes aegypti mosquito is a breeding machine. That species doesn’t need much water to lay eggs, and Xerém was filled with potential mosquito breeding grounds. Dr. Cortes and his medical team disinfected water and delivered 10,000 bottles of sodium hypochlorite. Bottle water was in short supply, so the team asked for more bottled water donations as well.

But one of the biggest challenges Dr. Cortes would have to face was the May 2015 Zika virus outbreak. When the news of the outbreak was first reported, Dr. Cortes was performing his duties as Chief Medical Officer and Executive Director of Rede D’Or São Luiz in Rio de Janeiro. Cortes quickly reacted to the emergency in the Northeastern region of Brazil. What alarmed Dr. Cortes was the number of microcephaly cases that were being reported in the same region. Microcephaly causes shrunken skulls in newborns. Microcephaly babies also have underdeveloped brains. Dr. Cortes knew that microcephaly was usually the result of alcohol abuse or a chromosome disorder in pregnant women, according to a post on his LinkedIn page.

Dr. Cortes and his medical team noticed the babies born in the Zika virus outbreak region had excess skin on their heads and calcified patches that were squeezing their brains. In a typical year that same area of Brazil might report one case of microcephaly a month, but after the Zike outbreak dozens of cases were being reported by local doctors.

It didn’t take long for Dr. Cortes and the emergency team of medical professions to see there was a definite link between Zika and microcephaly. Dr Cortes tweeted that research labs have confirmed that theory.

Forefront Capital Advisors Partners with Easter Seals Dixon Center for Veterans

Forefront Capital Advisors announced a partnership with Easter Seals Dixon, with a donation of $3 million. The partnership is meant to help veterans and their families find employment, education, and healthcare according to an MSN.com article.

When military personnel come home after serving they may have a hard time finding a job or the training needed. Some veterans can benefit from counseling to help readjust to civilian lifestyle, as well as help with what took place while on the battlefield. Easter Seals Dixon Center’s aim is to provide solutions for veterans which are more accessible than what is currently available.

With job training and education veterans are able to find a job easier with the help of a group like Easter Seals; this also helps integrate veterans into the community, while being able to make money. Easter Seals also provides advocacy for veterans that may require someone to advocate for them.

Forefront Capital Advisors offers various types of financial services including; investment management, merchant banking and investment banking. To offer more than most other firms, Forefront Capital Advisors aims to attract business leaders that are influential in their respective fields.

Forefront Capital frequently invests in high yielding products that feature risk mitigation; this can make the market unrelated to their own investments. The well thought out way Forefront Capital handles their work allows them to access niche markets, which can offer interesting and exciting opportunities.

Brad Reifler is the Founder and CEO of Forefront Capital. Brad Reifler is no stranger to founding a company as his first business was a company he founded, Reifler Trading Company, which turned out to be successful enough to be acquired by Refco in 2000.

Brad Reifler continued working at Refco as a trader until founded another company Pali Capital. While at Pali Capital Reifler served as the CEO and Chairman. Pali Capital was a global financial services company according to his resources at About.me.

As CEO of Forefront Capital Advisors, Brad Reifler saw the opportunity to help the middle class and veterans a natural progression of his life’s work.  Make sure to also read Reifler’s article about investment, and tips that anybody can use to make things happen.

Dondero Details The Highland Capital Investments

The University of Virginia struck gold when James Dondero entered through its gates, a student who would later leave with possibly the highest honors that the institution had to offer. Already holding the CMA, CFA and CPA certification, James Dondero, or Jim as some would call him, is the proud President of Highland Capital Management, the investment firm which he had the pleasure to father as well.

With a man like James Dondero sitting on the highest throne of the firm, the Highland Capital Management faces expectations of the highest ranking. Dondero’s history threads through the Morgan Guaranty, which was the very beginning of his business career (1984), followed by American Express where he worked as the Portfolio Manager. James also served as an Analyst of the Corporate Bonds before creating GIC Protective Life, and finally coming to a rest at the Highland Capital Management.

The firm has recently hit the news with the announcement of its holdings. The assets held by the firm amount to $15.04 billion, with 69 new and 62 additional purchases, the top 5 of which sports names like AMZN, SPY, ITCI, DHR and Eagle Pharmaceuticals, each of which has sparkling figures to flaunt. The firm also made advancements in the American Airls Group Inc, where it increased its stakes by about 60%. This was followed by an increase in stakes in various other companies, with the Kinder Morgan standing out at a figure of 173%.

Possibly in anticipation of better values, the Highland Capital Management reported that it had sold the stakes in six organizations, including those of the Spdr Trust, NHF, Envision Healthcare, MCK and Laboratory Corp. Combined to this, it also dialed down its stakes in Ishares, AAL, AXP, Anadarko Pete Corp and NRG Energy by -52%, -56%, -17.5%, -76.7% and -20.76% respectively.

At the end of the day, the top 3 holdings constituted of the American Airls Group, Ishares Tr, and Salesforce Com, making up 13.59% of the securities for this quarter.

James Dondero made some bold advancement in the allocation of the sectors. About 20% has gone to health, 18% to finance and technology separately, 12% to the energy and finally 10% to the consumer discretionary.

A detailed account of the holdings of Highland Capital Management can be found at http://www.octafinance.com/highland-capital-management-top-10-holdings-in-q3-2015/352793/

QNET: Uplifitng Women in the Workforce

An increasing number of women these days are looking to achieve the right balance of work and family. While wanting to care for their families, they also want to bring in some extra income. This often leads women to get involved in direct sales, as they can make their own schedule, work from any location, and be their own boss.

QNET, an Asian company in direct sales, celebrates International Women’s Day by helping women who want to be able to live the dual life of working professionally and raising a family. A regional general manager at QNET reports that the company has always been supportive of women’s rights and gender equality. Three quarters of all independent direct sales representatives are women, and with their hard working attitude, they have created great success with direct selling businesses.

United States Agency International Development describes how important it is to continue to develop female leaders. They note that in order for societies to be successful, females must be able to receive a quality education, have access to healthcare, and be schooled in technology. Females must be in control of their resources and be given an equal opportunity as males to be successful.

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QNET encourages women to join their company of direct sellers while also letting them work at their own pace and on their own schedule. Women must be dedicated in order to succeed, but with the freedom and flexibility of working in independent sales, they are able to do that on their own terms (Glassdoor reviews).

QNET sales several health, beauty, and wellness items. This includes makeup, skin care, and watches. These life-enhancing products are offered in over 100 countries through QNET’s own e-commerce platform.

To all #QNET ladies, Happy #InternationalWomensDay! Stay strong, stay gorgeous!

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With several offices and franchises worldwide, QNET is widely involved in many communities and community events as well. They recently signed an exciting and brand new three-year partnership with the Manchester City Football Club. QNET will be their official direct selling partner.

Learn more about QNET by visiting their YouTube here >> https://www.youtube.com/user/QNETofficial

Donald Drumpf is Now on Wikipedia

On the February 28th episode of his hit HBO show Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver went on an epic rant about Donald Trump, where he told viewers the truth about Donald Trump’s last name: It was originally “Drumpf.” Now, fans of the show have bonded together to make a Wikipedia page detailing the episode.

“Drumpf is much less magical — it’s the sound produced when a morbidly obese pigeon flies into the window of a foreclosed Old Navy. It’s the sound of a bottle of store-brand root beer falling off the shelf in a gas station mini mart,” stated John Oliver. John ended his episode by urging viewers to “Make Donald Drumpf again.” He set up website where, for $17.50, fans can buy hats with the “Make Donald Drumpf Again” slogan, which is a play on Trump’s “Make America Great Again.”Wikipedia pages are a complex but powerful marketing tool that help you make your mark in the world today. That is why Wikipedia editing services like Get Your Wiki have become so important. With Get Your Wiki, professional Wiki writers for hire can create, monitor edit and update a Wiki page that’s been tampered with or is inaccurate, so you don’t have to. You can get a free quote within 24 hours, and it’s guaranteed page approval or your money back. Use Get Your Wiki to provide limitless opportunities for your business or online presence while barely lifting a finger. When searching for an individual, many people search Wikipedia first. If Donald Drumpf is on it, you can be certain your competition is on it, so set up a page today and be on the road to more and better visibility.

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Solo Capital: Expanding Around The World

Solo Capital was founded by Sanjay Shah in 2011. The firm is also known as Solo Capital UK, Solo Capital Limited and Solo Capital Markets. The firm is regulated by the United Kingdom but it now also has offices in Dubai. The firm started out with a just a few individuals, Shah, a handful of graduates and a couple of traders. It did not take long until they have more than 100 employees. The firm has assets that are worth 67 million pounds, a cash flow of 30 million pounds and a net worth of 15 million pounds. They have 3 divisions that offer services. The first division is Professional Sports Investments. Within this division, Solo Capital offers commercial advisory and representation, talent acquisition and asset and performance management. The second division is proprietary trading. Within this division, commodities, FX and derivatives are available. The third division is consulting. Under consulting, Solo Capital offers performance, investment and human capital.

Sanjay Shsh has turned Solo Capital into a massive success. Because of Solo Capital and a few other ventures, Shah is now worth 280 million dollars. He owns more than 3 dozen companies around the world and every country from the United Arab Emirates to the British Virgin Islands. But before Shah was buying businesses, he worked for various investment firms that helped to give him the experience he needed in order to succeed later. He worked first for KPMG as a trainee Chartered Accountant. He then worked in a variety of positions for companies like Rabobank, Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch. He also worked for Morgan Stanly and ING Bank.

Prior to gaining vast experience in accounting, Shah was born and raised in London. He went on to King’s College. He originally wanted to study medicine but quickly figured out that medicine was not for him so he decided to instead pursue accounting. During his days at King’s College, Shah enjoyed promoting concerts in clubs around London. He later was able to utilize this passion.

This occurred when he was able to take a step back from his position of oversight at Solo Capital. Shah decided that he wanted to get involved in promoting events in Dubai. He contacted a promotional firm in Dubai and they chose to partner on a jazz festival. It was such a success that it is now an annual event where thousands attend in Dubai. The firm that Shah partnered with, Done Events, was also able to connect him to several musicians who have helped him raise money for his charity, Autism Rocks. Shah founded this charity in order to raise money and support his diagnosed son.

Kyle Bass: Financial Hoodwinker

Getting “hoodwinked” is a term often used in description of one who gets taken advantage of by another. A Snidely Whiplash character is the type who would hoodwink a well-meaning protagonist. The thing about real life is that, beyond metaphysics predicating an extended existence, there isn’t always a Dudley Do-Right to set things straight. Kyle Bass, though without a pointy mustache and pointy hat, seems to be a hoodwinking type based on the facts. At the very least, his financial decisions of late have been suspiciously poor; especially in light of the claim-to-fame which recommends him, his prediction of America’s 2008 financial crisis. It takes financial acumen to accurately predict future trends–at the very least it takes access to high-profile information. Yet though Kyle Bass was able to predict the 2008 financial crisis, in his home country of Argentina, he has yet to criticize despotic socialist president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. De Kirchner has defaulted Argentina economically twice in the space of thirteen years, yet Bass does nothing but recommend the woman. For many, this paints him as a lackey, and also informs the perplexing facts surrounding his United States endeavors.

Kyle Bass runs a hedge fund that has seen regular decline in performance over the last several years. Though he has begun to appear more and more regularly in the mainstream media, his fund seems as though it performs more and more poorly despite these appearances.

UsefulStooges showed Kyle Bass has branched out into CAD, beyond his hedge fund. CAD is the Coalition for Affordable Drugs. It’s an organization with the ostensible purpose of lowering big-ticket pharmaceuticals’ medication cost. Successfully it has done this a number of times, the end result cheaper drugs and a devaluation of the companies’ stock-market value. Bass short-sells his holdings with these pharmaceuticals when their stock-value decreases. It’s an effect he knew would happen as a result of CAD, so in a legal way, Bass is manipulating the stock market. He makes millions by devaluing pharmaceutical stock, and the ones who suffer aren’t just the CEOs of the companies afflicted. Because profit is lost, research and development must be curtailed to maintain these organizations’ bottom line, meaning future breakthroughs are halted.

All these things bear the characteristics of someone using the financial market to exact collateral profit. Bass’ affiliation to Kirchner is suspicious, his poor hedge fund is suspicious, and CAD is a blazing red flag against his forthrightness.

Michael Jackson Fan And Impersantor Sergio Cortes Sergio Cortes’ Early Interest In Michael Jackson

Spanish born Sergio Cortes is living his dream life. He has the opportunity to mimic his most favorite superstar and role model, who is Michael Jackson. According to the now famous Michael Jackson impersonator it is not only a dream come true, but it is great privilege to be able to perform for millions of fans around the world as a Michael Jackson impersonator.

Sergio Cortes’ fascination with pop artist Michael Jackson began during his childhood. Mr. Cortes credits his mother to introducing Michael Jackson to him by tuning the television to a Michael Jackson performance while he was sitting on the couch watching TV. At the the time, Michael Jackson was still singing in a band called Jackson 5. He was not performing solo yet. Yet Sergio Cortes had singled Michael Jackson out as the person he wanted to grew up to be like. Michael Jackson had been a role model for Sergio Cortes since he was a little boy going to school. He continued to be a role model for him throughout his life, and remains a role model for him even though he had sadly passed away in 2009.

The Beginning of Sergio Cortes’ Impersonation Career

Sergio Cortes’ breakthrough can also be credited in a way to Michael Jackson. Cortes began imitating Jackson after watching him sing and dance on television. Sergio began dressing like Jackson and trying to copy his dance moves. He had a difficult time at first, but eventually mastered the art of singing and dancing similar to his role model Michael Jackson.

One day when Sergio Cortes was dressed up like Michael Jackson, he was approached by representatives from magazines and TV shows. They had wanted Sergio Cortes to pose for a photography session. The photography session made Sergio Cortes famous as a Michael Jackson impersonator. After the photo shoot Sergio Cortes received several invitations around the world to perform in American Idol like music singing competitions on TV.

Performing at music competitions around the world helped kick start Sergio Cortes’ impersonation career. He gained fame, and also gained a following of Michael Jackson fans. After Michael Jackson’s death in 2009, Sergio Cortes recalls that is was very difficult for him to cope with the sudden loss of his role model. Cortes says that performing as Michael Jackson did helped him overcome the grief he felt when his idol had died.

Sergio Cortes says that people flocked to his concerts after Michael Jackson died. His reminiscence of Michael Jackson at his concerts helped millions of avid Michael Jackson fans cope with the loss of one of their favorite music artists. For more information about Sergio Cortes and his concerts you can check out his Facebook page and Twitter page.