New Appointment at the Capital Group

Posted on January 23, 2017 in Investment Managers

Timothy Armour was lately promoted to be the Capital Group’s CEO and chairperson. The firm is known for being one of the top investment managers across the world, and it also manages many American funds. The appointment has made Mr. Timothy Armor chairman of the Capital Research and Management Company as well as the administration of the Capital Group. He will be running the firm with help from Phil de Toledo and Rob Lovelace, who serve as the presidents of the Capital Group and the Capital Research and Management Company respectively. Timothy will be working together with committee members of the enterprise to make sure that the global objectives of the firm are fulfilled.

Mr. Armour was offered his current position after the death of Jim Rothenberg, who was the chairperson of the enterprise. Tim gave a speech, and according to him, the death of the administrator saddened many employees at the company. Mr. Rothenberg was a competent and hardworking individual, who was able to make various decisions that were beneficial to the long term interest of the customer, associates, and stockholders. Capital has been using the excellent talent of its employees and associates to ensure that it attains its goal of providing investment opportunities that will benefit the clients and shareholders in the long run. Capital Group is currently served by more than 76000 associates who have been devoted to working with the management committee of the company to carry on the 84 years legacy of offering top-notch services to the consultants and shareholders.

Timothy Armour has been an employee of the Capital Group for about 33 years, and therefore, he is highly experienced. The first position that he was offered at the company was to work for its associate program. Mr. Armour served the firm as an analyst for equity investments, and his roles include overseeing international telecommunication and enterprises that served the U.S. Timothy Armour is an alumnus of the Middlebury College, where he was awarded a bachelor’s degree in economics. Timothy is currently based in Los Angeles.

Capital Group recently created a deal with Samsung Asset Management to enable them to cooperate in developing asset management solutions that will be profitable in the Korean Market. The two firms will combine their efforts to create and retirement and asset allocation program. The collaboration of the two businesses will be essential in bettering the active investment ability of SAM. Capital Group will facilitate its Korean partner to discover more about the Capital-style current administration and also obtain knowledge on sectors such as business and client management.

Click here to read Timothy Armour’s investment blog.

Marc Sparks—Risk-Taker In and Out of Business

Posted on January 22, 2017 in Private Equity Firm

Mediocre School Performance Fails to Predict. Marc Sparks graduated from high school 42 years ago with a C+ average. He developed an acumen for business development that demonstrates the incongruity of grades predicting future success. Sparks has built Timber Creek Capital LP, his Dallas private equity firm, using a simple strategy: Seek fresh product ideas that are hard to develop, and then find an efficient way to produce them.

In the process, a company and culture establish short-term and long-term goals defining success. Fear of failure does not enter the Sparks entrepreneurial development equation. His focus is always on the product endpoint, developing a strategy to reach that point of success.

New Enterprises. Marc Sparks assists business developers in generating start-up cash. Before production begins, a model of business operation must be developed, and then resources to flesh out the model comes. In the case of Timber Creek Capital LP, companies are invited into the company’s facilities and their ideas given a chance to grow. “As a … student of what it takes to succeed in this world, I have found that a quality, conducive and collaborative work environment is no less than 25% of the overall ingredients necessary to succeed,”

Sparks notes. Perception and success are birthed in a “positive” facility environment allowing fostering of collaboration and output. This process of nurture and performance has been repeated for 35 years. Combining access to mentors, facilities, funding, marketing, etc., develops success. Sparks seeks “to help entrepreneurs build their dream and companies to critical mass through my experience.”

Venture Capitalists and Outsider Focus. Sparks is a venture capitalist. Venture capitalists seek profit-generating unique innovation. Product demand argues for additional company funding to access more profit for investors.

The catch is for the company seeking more funds to demonstrate that new funds will build the company. Presentation of business concept, strategy for implementation, and assurance that the investment will bring success relies on presentation. Sparks develops new enterprises by fostering preparation, presentation, and fulfillment of product “dreams” for investors.

Work Beyond. Sparks understands risk and fulfillment. His understanding of risk involves people, and his interest in activities beyond the business world involves commitment to them, e.g., support of youth to obtain graduation from high school, the home-stressed via hands-on activities in building homes with Habitat for Humanity, or the homeless via support of The Samaritan Inn, a Dallas shelter.

His role may be defined by a quote of Jesus taken from Luke 12:48 on Sparks’ website: “From everyone to whom much has been given, much will be required; and from the one to whom much has been entrusted, even more will be demanded.”


A Surprise Visit for my Inmate Brother from Securus Technologies

Posted on January 10, 2017 in Inmate Communication App

I am writing this note to thank you, Securus Technologies, for having in place a program that allows video visits. One of the bad things about being in prison is that all of your privileges are taken away. The streets don’t glorify that. And you don’t feel it until you are behind those bars and it’s too late. Securus Technologies have made those serving time a little better with their video program. Some penal systems are not up to date and don’t care to be. I am blessed in that where my brother is serving out his time, Securus Technologies Christmas Video Visit was already in place.


I am in the Army and on leave for the holidays. I wanted to have a visit with my little brother, but I didn’t know exactly how the rest of my family was handling their visitations. I wanted to fit into the family program that was already in place. I wanted to surprise him with a visit. As I talked it over with my family, I was made aware of this wonderful program. And the best part for me is that we could all have a family visit together at the same time.


The day of the Securus Technologies Christmas Video Visit finally came. I was nervous as a cat. It was so emotional for me and I wasn’t expecting that. My mom and dad had already made the arrangements and was prepping the computer. At the appointed tie, we were live.

The plan was to let them have a regular visit with him because he didn’t know I was home on leave from the service. They were all laughing and talking. I could hear my brother voice. But I had talked to him on the phone from jail before. Then I followed the plan. I just strolled out and walked across the back of my parents like I was a ghost. My little brother was talking and he just stopped. He was in a state of shock. My dad asked him if he was alright. He said he missed me so much, that he thought he just saw me walking through the house like I used to. Then I came out again and he knew it was real. It was so wonderful to surprise him in that way. You all really made this the best Christmas ever. Thank you Securus Technologies for your Christmas Video Visit program.



Sam Tabar: Why You Can Be Successful

Posted on January 4, 2017 in Running A Company

Update January 4th, 2017 – Sam Tabar had a list of strategies to remember in the new year, that was published a while back. I’ve just recently discovered this, and I thought it was worth reading through again. Sam Tabar had some helpful advice for what makes an intelligent investment, and what could see you improve your financial positions in the first quarter, and each subsequent financial quarter to come.

Just In October 20th, 2016 –  Sam Tabar has a new column with the Huffington Post.  He will write about financial news of the day, as well as providing his expert insight from his years as an attorney with major banks like Merrill Lynch.  Be sure to read, and check out Sam’s most recent post which you can find here:

When it comes to successful people, having the ability to do your job at a high standard is something not everyone can do day after day. However, for those who can do this, tremendous success usually follows. Combining their education, experience, and communication skills with clients and coworkers, the most successful people in any industry prove to have an almost unbeatable combination. That has been the case with Sam Tabar, who as an attorney and financial analyst has established himself as a leader who has made it to the top of the career ladder and plans to stay there.

With an education obtained at Oxford University, Sam used this chance to find out about various cultures and begin to cultivate relationships that would serve him well in later years. Making many new friends at Oxford, Sam went on to graduate with Honors and obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree. After this exceptional experience, Sam decided his efforts at higher education were not finished. Gaining acceptance to Columbia Law School, he immediately went to work to earn his law degree. Choosing to specialize in contract and employment law, Sam gained experience in these areas by working as the Associate Editor of the Columbia Business Law Review. While in charge of this very prominent publication, Sam worked to ensure it always had the latest topics of interest to those in law and business. Because of this, he was able to learn even more about current and future business trends, which set the stage for his success in later years.

One of the smartest individuals in the business world, Sam is always able to make the most of any situation. Always ready to accept any challenge put in front of him, he knows how to take a risk and make it work for everyone involved. Whether he is acting as a consultant to executives on Wall Street or jetting to Hong Kong to introduce new marketing strategies to corporations, Sam always exudes confidence while still realizing it takes everyone working together for success to happen. Using his training in contract law, Sam often finds himself advising clients on matters involving large amounts of money used for investments. Whether it’s an investor who has millions of dollars in a hedge fund or a retiree who needs advice about their portfolio, Sam is always ready to provide answers that will help them meet their goals.  In his new position at FullCycle Fund, Sam Tabar has seen himself rise to new highs.


Understanding Oncology Through Mikhail Blagosklonny

Posted on December 24, 2016 in Cancer Research

Mikhail Blagosklonny is a professor of Oncology at the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Mikhail is a scientist who studies Aging and Cancer. He went to the First Pavlov State Medical University of St. Petersburg where he earned an MD in Internal Medicine. Mikhail also earned a Ph.D. in Experimental Medicine and Cardiology from the same University. Mikhail was made the associate professor of medicine at New York Medical College in 2002. The college is in Valhalla, New York. He later went on to Ordway Research Institute where he served as the senior scientist. Mikhail joined Roswell Park Cancer Institute as the Professor of Oncology in 2009. The experience and skills that he had gained in the different places he had worked made him become an excellent professor. His research interests include Biogerontology (underlying mechanisms of aging), anti-aging drugs, cancer, and targeted cancer therapies that guard the healthy cells against getting damaged.

Mikhail Blagosklonny works as the editor-in-chief of Oncotarget and Cell Cycle. He is also the associate editor of cancer biology and therapy. Mikhail is in the Cell Death and Differentiation editorial board. Mikhail has come up with a hypothesis regarding TOR Signaling potential role in cancer and aging. He proposed using Rapamycin. Rapamycin is a popular drug used in the treatment of cancer. Mikhail suggested this as a possible treatment for lie extension. Mikhail Blagosklonny has been categorized among the most passionate advocates of Rapamycin in longevity research. Mikhail research ranges from cellular and molecular biology to clinical investigations. It mainly includes signal transduction, ontogenesis, tumor suppressors, drug resistance for normal cells selective protection, apoptosis, cell cycle, anticancer therapeutics, and mitosis.

Read more: Distinguished physician-scientist, Dr. Mikhail Blagosklonny, joins Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Mikhail is an author of aging hyperfunction theory. He also writes about cell cyclotherapy and chemotherapeutic engineering. Mikhail is known for his keen interest in oncology. He believes that it is possible to control aging and cancer. Mikhail Blagosklonny also believes that cancer can be cured and that is why he suggested the use of Rapamycin. Mikhail has 300 research articles, book chapters, and reviews that are published under his name. He is also an associate editor for PLOS ONE, the American Journal of Pathology, and International Journal of Cancer. Mikhail’s hard work and commitment are what have contributed to his achievement of becoming one of the biggest Oncology researchers in the world. He says that his love for humanity and the vision of seeing a disease-free community is what drove him into his field of work.

Review publishing of Mikhail Blagosklonny on Impact Journals
Read more about Mikhail Blagosklonny on Nature


Getting Out of Debt Using VTA Publications

Posted on December 11, 2016 in Wealth Management

December 11th, 2016 Updates:
Jim Hunt has started a new system with VTA Publications, designed around showing how one can be extremely successful with a small amount of money. Titled “Make Mum a Millionaire in Just 10 Trades” Jim sets out to make his mother a millionaire with 10 intelligent long term investments.

Americans file bankruptcy at a rapid rate every year. The main cause of these bankruptcy declarations is the inability to pay all debts that are owed. In other words, debt overload causes millions of people to suffer year after year. Americans are often unable to manage the load of student loans, medical debt, credit card debt, and other miscellaneous debt that they accrue over the course of their financial lives. The extreme burden that the inability to pay these debt causes can lead families to amass even more medical debt in their efforts to treat stress illnesses that are directly caused by their financial difficulties. Companies like VTA Publications ( a non fiction literature publishing company that produces wealth strategy content) offer several solutions to Americans who struggle with debt overload.

In one popular publication produced by VTA Publications, the author describes the causes of debt overload in an effort to help readers understand their roles in creating stressful financial situations for themselves. One of the most frequent reasons people give for creating extreme amounts of debt for themselves and their families is the desire to attain luxuries which they are unable to afford. Americans fall prey to this desire on a regular basis. In a land where many luxuries can be provided through the use of credit, as opposed to a more prudent cash only model, a debt system is easily created. Consumers often make large purchases for cars, houses, and other expensive luxuries that are well out of the range of their earned annual income. Because payment systems are often utilized, consumers often are led to believe that they can afford items that they simply cannot afford. Because of this creditor induced system, millions of people fall into debt traps every year.

In an effort to combat these creditor practices, Jim Hunt and VTA Publications has released a series of publications and programs designed to help consumers get out of debt and remain debt free. A new program that was launched by founder Jim Hunt is called Wealth Wave and is designed to help consumers create a greater source of income to combat debt.  Check out more on the YouTube Jim Hunt has set up for VTA Publications.


Overview Of The Wessex Institute of Technology’s Journals

Posted on December 8, 2016 in Education Higher Ed.

The International Journal of Environmental Impacts

This journal covers the management, mitigation and recovery of the worldwide environment. The biggest challenge that they face is reducing the contamination of water, air and the soil.

The International Journal of Heritage Architecture

This journal discusses the repair and maintenance of neglected wonders of the world. Their current interest are the ancient structers of Asia and Native American civilizations.

The International Journal of Transport Development and Integration

This journal is about the optimization of urban and road transportation. Transportation is a major consumer of energy and there is a growing demand with the growing worldwide population.

The International Journal of Energy Production and Management

The journal is about our quest for sustainable energy. Energy demands are growing worldwide and we need to research effective replacements including solar, wind and hydroelectric installments.



The Upheld Reputation of Madison Street Capital’s Performance

Posted on November 28, 2016 in Investment Firms

Madison Street Capital’s reputation precedes the company. Madison Street Capital is a universal investment banking company that is committed to leadership, excellence, service, and integrity in delivering financial advisory services to privately and publicly held businesses.

Madison Street Capital has the understanding that the corporate finance’s time sensitivity is crucial. For this reason, the company can respond tenaciously and quickly to these opportunities as soon as they present themselves. The approach of the firm create the corporate financial transactions where both investors and business owners benefit mutually. According to the company, they are equipped with the knowledge and experience to match sellers and buyers together with other capitalization structures and appropriate financing to every situation impending a client.

For the company, the methodology applied reflects substantial experience and expertise in the corporate financial areas. The company also offers services in mergers and acquisition, market pricing and due diligence, valuations, specialized financings, deal structuring, and the implementation design of alternative exit strategies.

For all those years of professional experience, the company has helped their customers in numerous industry verticals to reach their goals in the most convenient manner. Madison Street Capital’s understanding and experience in corporate financial areas and corporate governance are the reason they are ahead of the rest in providing Mergers and acquisition, financial advisory services, and valuation services. Madison Street Capital has regional offices in Africa, Asia, and North America. For the company to succeed in their daily endeavors, they have adopted a global network of business relations.

Madison Street Capital’s expertise includes:
Business Valuation
• Tax Compliance
• Company Valuation

Corporate Advisory
• Private Placements
• Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
• Reorganization Services
• Capital Restructuring
• ESOP Advisory
• Bankruptcy Services
• Buy Out Advisory
• Corporate Governance

Valuation for Financial Reporting
• Structured Finance Products
• Goodwill & Intangible Asset Impairment
• Purchase Price Allocations
• Share-Based Compensation

Asset Management Industry Focus
• Portfolio Valuation Services
• Mergers & Acquisitions Advisory
• Financial Sponsor Coverage
• Restructuring Services

Financial Opinions
• Solvency & Capital Adequacy
• Independent 3rd Party Fairness Opinions

Wealth Preservation and Tax Planning
• Tax Planning
• Build Wealth
• Business Exit Planning

Madison Street Capita has the experience to make a difference in society. For this reason, they have a track record of success in helping their diverse groups of clients with a wide range of industries. In situations, they demand a definite recommendation and careful analysis. For company owners looking for acquisitions, you will be at the right place in Madison Street Capital. The company has a history of excellence and performance.

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The Lovaganza Convoy Embarks On Its Journey Across The Planet

Posted on November 16, 2016 in Global Celebrations

The Lovaganza Foundation is looking to achieve a number of lofty goals, including returning to a more traditional form of film making, bringing the best in new technology to the world, and making sure the people of the planet are given a higher standard of living. The amazing journey the Lovaganza Foundation hopes to embark upon has already begun as the filmmakers are already crossing the globe filming three movies at once to form the Lovaganza Convoy trilogy, which will arrive in 2018 with the release of the initial movie “Follow Your Sunshine”.

The overall aim of the Lovaganza Foundation may be to create successful movies on Instagram, but this is only a small aspect of the work of the group who hope to fund programs that will raise the standard of living for millions of people around the world. The movie will show how the people of the planet can embark upon a successful future with a return to the traditional values and deeper understanding of how different people live their lives that will be highlighted throughout the trilogy. The global viewpoint of the Lovaganza Foundation has been included in the the trilogy as the story crosses the planet as the traveling show that forms the basis of the plot is followed by a young reporter.

“Follow Your Sunshine” brings to the screen a number of different and intriguing characters who will play major roles in the trilogy as it progresses from its opening in “Follow Your Sunshine” focusing on a young priest who leaves behind his Holy Orders to explain his view of eternal happiness to his followers. “The Prophecy” on will be the second part of the trilogy released in 2019 and will be followed by the 2020 release of “The New World” that will draw to a close the initial trilogy from the producers.

The traveling show will depart on its journey across the globe in 2017 and bring live performances and screenings of the Lovaganza Convoy to various communities before the global event of 2020 will take place in at least eight locations. Although the global event would seem to be the closing aspect of the work of Lovaganza the writer and director J.P. Gagnon believes a further nine trilogies could be produced to bring the values and goals of the foundation to the public at large. See:


Securus Technologies exposes GTL’s greed and exploitation

Posted on November 15, 2016 in Inmate Communication App

Excelling in any form of business requires that players in the field conduct in an honest and trustworthy manner. A business operated with honesty and integrity always leads to clients that believe in the price and quality of the service provider. However, not all companies maintain such a relationship with its customers. Take for instance GTL which has been exposed in the recent past for its gross misconduct in overcharging its customers. Securus has come out to make things right and discourage the breach of integrity by GTL. The claim provided by Securus is in form of a series of reports of illegal activities conducted by GTL.


Securus Technology runs with honesty as its primary foundation principle. The company claimed that GTL has undergone in several misconducts set to be exposed with time. The first exposure of the company is nothing but the beginning. Securus is currently investigating the company and is set to release multiple misconducts undertaken by the enterprise. While a company like GTL is out there to make profits, Securus Technologies strives to offer the best services to its clients as it highly considers the clients’ interests.


Because integrity forms the basis of any business operation, Securus Technologies will go through a task of releasing reports that detail the cruel practices by Global Tel Link. The main misconducts by GTL was with tampering with billing time and calling rates. Such malpractices has seen GTL increase their profits through ripping off cash from their clients. The company is currently under investigation by the Louisiana Public Service.

Securus Technologies is an American-based technology company with its headquarters in Dallas, Texas. The company offered its first services in 1986. It has increasingly grown and has offices across different parts of United States such as Atlanta, Georgia, and Allen. Securus Technologies upholds integrity as its core value and always puts the interests of customers first.