James Dondero, One of the Best Investment Bankers in the World

If there is one person who has greater experience in the field of investment banking then it is James Dondero. He has been actively involved in the field of investment banking for over 30 years managing successful companies in the process. Mr. James Dondero on nexbank is the co founder of Highland Capital Management and currently runs the company’s investment strategies and operations. This is in terms of products for both retail and institutional products. The company currently oversees the management of assets worth more than $20 billion.

He is a graduate of commerce with majors in accounting and finance from the University of Virginia’s Mclntire School of Commerce. He attained the highest honors of Beta Gamma Sigma, Beta Alpha Psi. In addition, Mr. James Dondero holds the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a Certified Management Accountant.

As a person who deals with huge investments and big corporate clients, Mr. Dondero gives attention to every aspect of the investment process to the last detail. This is because he knows well the responsibility bestowed upon him and his company. That is to provide high standard management service that client’s desire. Mr. Dondero has led Highland Capital Management in facilitating the trading of securities, shares among other services for investors.

Mr. Dondero started his career as an analyst in the Morgan Guaranty training program in 1984. He later became the Chief Executive Officer of GIC a subsidiary of Protective Life. Mr. Dondero played a major role in building GIC from its initial state of inception to a company worth over $2 billion, in terms of assets under its management in a period of 4 years. Before then, he managed fixed income funds worth approximately $1 billion for American Express. This was all before establishing Highland Capital specializing in collateralized loan obligations. His company Highland Capital is credited as one of the pioneers to offer this type of service.

Over the course of his career as an investment banker, Mr Dondero has received several accolades and awards. He received the Morning star’s 5-star designation in 2014 for Global Allocation. In the same year, he also received the Lipper Award for Floating Rate Opportunities. In addition, he ranked number 1 in Morning star’s Healthcare Long/Short Equity Fund also in 2014. These awards have been given to funds that are associated to his management.

Presently, Mr. Dondero serves in the boards of various companies starting with MGM Studios where he serves on the Board of Directors. He also serves on the Board of Directors for American Banknote. Mr. Dondero is the Chairman for the following organizations that include CCS Medical Corporation, Cornerstone Healthcare, and NexBank. He is also active in supporting charities that deal with education and public Policy.

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BECOME A HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST

Below is a simple checklist on being a human rights activist. Read over it. Do you fit these guidelines in any way. If you do, you might have a promising career as a human rights activist.

1) Not everyone is going to agree with what you have to say. Not everyone is going to have the same beliefs. Take some time to think things through. Don’t just dismiss what someone else has to say. We are all on the same team. Find a way to work with your other team members. This means coming down off your soapbox. This might be hard for some of you. Part of being a human rights activist is searching for common ground. This means you have to leave your ego at the door. Don’t just look to the differences to make your case.

2)Speaking for someone who has a different opinion than yours is dangerous ground. Do not enter into this lightly. There might come a time when you have to do this. Choose your words carefully. We all have tendency to do this sometimes. If you do have to speak for someone who is different, use his/her words only. Never use yours. Remember, the fight is not all about you. If you feel you can’t serve this voiceless person correctly, find someone else to do it.

3) Try not to look at a situation as either “good or bad.” There are lots of situations that fall into the “neutral” territory. The idea is to find a good suggestion. Find a way to appeal to both sides. Part of being an activist is staying “neutral.” It’s never a good idea to get your emotions involved.

4)There is a difference between what you think and feel. Try not to confuse the two. Try to separate the science and the social science from the platform. Think about things critically, but do not overthink. Lots of times, we become are our worst enemy by overthinking something. Learn to use logic and reason.

Want to find someone in the activist field to emulate and learn from? Look to Yeonmi Park.

YEONMI PARK

This woman is simply amazing. She is only 21 years old. Already she is speaking out for her people. She is speaking out for all the oppression she has dealt with in Korea. She might live in Seoul, but she is using her voice for all of Korea.

Just recently she gave an interview to the BBC about her escape from North Korea. She speaks about her experience there. She also speaks about how she is lucky to be alive. So many of her people are still living in North Korea under this brutal tyranny. Yeonmi is using her experience to help others.

You can too. Get online and visit her site. Find out how you can be a part of her journey. If you don’t use your voice, someone else will speak for you instead.

Running a More Successful Company

Pulse Evolution Corporation is a Digital Production and Intellectual Property company that specialize in the production of Specialized, High-impact Applications of Soft Computer-generated Human Likeness for use in life sciences, education, entertainment, and telecommunication.

Headquartered in Port St. Lucie, Pulse recently released the results for its 2nd financial quarter ended December 31, 2014. This is a recap of the press release.

PULSE Evolution Releases 2nd Quarter Results

A press release came out on August 24, 2015, reporting PULSE Evolution’s results for the 2nd fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2014. Accompany the fiscal report, was a statement from the company laying out its plans to become fully reporting and recognized on the National Stock Exchange.

PULSE is acclaimed for being a frontrunner in the digital world through creation and release of cutting-edge products in the line of digital humans for holographic uses, artificial intelligence, as well as virtual and augmented reality.

Most of Pulse’ operating costs went to developing digital likeness technology, developing improved software, as well as relationships and strategies geared towards bolstering the company’s place in the worlds of augmented reality, virtual reality and artificial intelligence.

The areas in which the money has been spent are strongly believed to be beneficial for the company’s future.

The Corporation’s Executive Chairman, John Textor, also suggested that owing to Pulse’ leading role in the advancement of digital humans use, plus the substantial interest from their financial and strategic partners, they should switch to fully reporting status and be listed on a National Stock Exchange.

About John Textor

The current Executive Chairman of Pulse Evolution Corporation, Mr. John Textor is an active player in the development of entertainment properties across a wide range of technological platforms.

As a producer, Textor is credited for the movie Ender’s Game. His current project is Art Story. He also led the production of virtual versions of celebrities such as Elvis Presley, Tupac Shakur and Marilyn Monroe at the Coachella Valley Music Festival 2012, as well as Michael Jackson for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards.

Conclusion

LinkedIn shows that John Textor is taking the Pulse Evolution Corporation to new levels with their digital technology and it won’t be long before they develop new technology that is ground breaking to better the world. Pulse Evolution Corporations long-term goal is growing to be the “face” of artificial intelligence, providing a human-like interactive artificially intelligent computer beings.

CHINESE INVESTORS BECOMING A FORCE IN NEW YORK REAL ESTATE

Chinese investors seeking NYC real estate investments in the United States are quickly becoming the newest wave of players in the New York real estate market. As recently discussed in an article dated September 12, 2015 and published on The Real Deal website, New York real estate has great appeal to Chinese investors.

The Real Deal recently moderated a forum in Shanghai to discuss New York real estate investing and the benefits and challenges present for foreign investors. Among the topics discussed were the lack of extreme cyclical demand in New York compared to other major cities and issues relating to foreign investor obtaining financing.

One of the participants was Andrew Heiberger, founder, CEO and co-chairman of TOWN Real Estate brokerage in New York City. Town Real Estate has rapidly become a leader in luxury real estate brokering in New York. Representing both buyers and sellers, TOWN Real Estate has assembled a team of staff and agents who have been selected due to their particular expertise and knowledge of the New York real estate market. Although the firm was only started in 2010, it has grown to become a leader in that time due to the vision of Mr. Heiberger and the energy which the staff and agents bring to work each day. Because of the vision and energy present at TOWN, it has been named as one of the 50 best places to work in New York City.

As part of the forum, Mr. Heiberger and other participants discussed certain advantages of New York over other places for real estate investors. One advantage discussed is the transparency and honesty in real estate transactions which is enforced by the State of New York. This is welcome since transactions in China are quite often opaque and potential problems are concealed. The forum ended with each participant describing their “dream” real estate they would like to purchase.

Hawks Should Continue To Move Forward in 2015

Although it is a fact that Atlanta has not won a championship in over 57 years, easily the longest streak in the NBA, fans in the city have to feel optimistic about the upcoming season after last year’s Hawks were able to advance all the way to the semi-finals before bowing out to eventual champion Cleveland.

Bruce Levinson’s legacy

A lot of the credit for the rebuild that put team chemistry on track to reach heights that hadn’t been scaled for a while goes to time.com’s Bruce Levenson, who spent quite a bit of time trying to come up with a mix of players that would be able to compete in the talent-laden division in which they play. As an owner, he not only brought players in, he also brought in some of the top coaching talent in the league, creating an environment that allowed everyone to do what they needed to in order to succeed. He was also a positive influence for the team off the court.

The new team

It wasn’t that much of a surprise that the price tag for the team soared from an estimated $450 million to around $800 million in the course of the past few years. When Bruce Levenson got ready to sell, he had built a winner with a nucleus of young stars that could play together for quite some time. The NBA also inked a new television agreement that increased the revenue for each team and therefore the value of every franchise in the league. A consortium that includes Grant Hill and the owner of the Atlanta-based Spanx company are the new owners- and they have already started creating new marketing programs designed to appeal to fantasy basketball players and area fans. With their combined marketing talent potentially expanding the fan base while the team remains competitive, it is possible that this is the year that the Atlanta Hawks become a fan favorite in cities other than Atlanta.

On the court

The owners have to be happy with the play of veterans like Jeff Teague, his contribution in the playoffs was helpful in taking the pressure off teammates so they could perform as well. Al Horford was healthy last year- and his first triple double came in January while the team was jockeying for playoff position. His play will continue to be important to how the team is able to match up against opponents like LeBron James. Last year, they did not have much of an answer, allowing Cleveland to sweep them. This year, in addition to the regular schedule, you can be certain that the coaching staff will be working on different combinations for their meetings with the Cavaliers so that they can provide some better answers for this year’s playoffs.