Monthly Archives: August 2018

James Dondero: Financial Changes in Argentina

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If anyone is wondering if James Dondero is having a hand in the way Argentina’s financial future is looking, then you are right. That country has been part of an investment strategy for a while, and when their President decided to make changes necessary to help the people, it paid off. Argentina is now part of the competitive global market with Dondero’s help.

While other parts of Latin America are falling apart, Argentina is third on the list for having the better economy. This country is full of vibrant resources and has a president that believes in utilizing them wisely. It helps that Argentina has a better population of educated people than the rest of their neighbors. So economic growth is spurred when the people are equipped to be productive. If the other countries were not plagued by dictators and scandals, they would prosperous as well. However, Argentina is standing out in front glowing. Considering that the government of that country were willing to make changes for the good of the people, they deserve the that Dondero is giving. Read more at Huffington Post about James Dondero.

There were two teams that were sent to Argentina. They are set up in Buenos Aires and São Paulo. Highland Capital sees this country as an investment for the next few years. It does not matter about the yields and curved because the country has things in place to solidify them. Mauro Staltari sees potential the same way Dondero does. In order for this country to get in to the global market, they needed capital. They manage to raise $16.5 billion. Argentina set a record that got everyone’s attention.


What Dondero saw in Argentina, President Macri also saw and made changes. Argentina is now a force to deal with in the global market. That was really the goal. Visit his website at

Madison Street Capital Considers Setting Up New Offices In Austin Texas

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Austin is now home to some of the most accomplished business and technology brands in the country. From raising such brands as Dell and Whole Foods Market, numerous others local brands with a global reach like Apple, Google, and Facebook have come to call the city their adopted home.


The city’s friendly business policies and fast-paced economic growth are likely to draw in more businesses in the near future, and Madison Street Capital seeks to take advantage of this renewed growth. The company has therefore expressed interest in establishing yet another North American based office in the city to help advance their corporate advisory dream.


New Offices


According to a press release by the investment banker, the firm is actively evaluating possible locations and office spaces in the city where they can set up new offices. The firm is also expected to carry on with the evaluations and necessary groundwork throughout the rest of the year in anticipation of opening up the new Madison street capital branch early next year.


Factors informing the move


Madison street capital takes great pride in helping emerging businesses streamline their business goals in a bid to realize their success faster. Setting camp in Austin, therefore, helps the financial advisor reach out to some of its clients in the city as well as avail their services to more established and upcoming institutions. They also hope to use the fast-paced growth and the Madison street capital reputation for transparency, professionalism, and ethical dealings to their advantage in establishing a solid foothold in the city.


The fact that Austin is a middle-level economy also plays well into Madison Street Capitals goals of helping emerging businesses tear into the success bubble. The firm’s chief executive officer also views the setting up of a strategic office in Austin, his hometown, as a dutiful contribution to the economic growth of his backyard.


About Madison street capital


While based in Chicago, IL, Madison street capital has morphed into one of the most internationally recognized investment banking agency. In a decade of successful operations, the company has managed to expand its services beyond Chicago and North America with the establishment of offices in North Africa and Asia.


Madison Street capital specializes in the provision of corporate financial advisory to different companies before they undertake or commit to significant financial obligations. The company particularly provides M&A advisory as well as advising on capital raises, business valuations, and offering financial opinions.


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Malcolm Casselle Believes That WAX; a Blockchain Platform Will Reduce Fraud and Fragmentation in Virtual Asset Markets

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Malcolm CasSelle is the CIO of OPSkins, a company that is leading in the trading of in-game virtual assets and bitcoins in the world. Apart from being successful in the centralized market for virtual assets, OPSkins has also launched a new platform known as WAX (Worldwide Asset eXchange) for improved virtual asset trading. WAX was developed on the foundation of blockchain and decentralized settings making it a P2P marketplace whereby sellers and buyers can efficiently and safely trade the virtual assets. With WAX, the company is now free from fraud and fragmentation in the marketplace because the blockchain platform allows all users to transact without the need to click off the game. This platform is expected to eliminate all the problems encountered with FOREX in virtual asset markets. WAX tokens allow users to acquire in-game items and provide a smart contract to buy, sell, rent and trade within the virtual asset markets. Malcolm CasSelle who is also the president of WAX believes in the success of the platform saying that the gaming industry will help in the ignition of cryptocurrencies in the mainstream.

About Malcolm CasSelle

Malcolm CasSelle is the CEO of OPSkins and the president of WAX. His main focus is on the development of a safe in-game virtual asset trade on the blockchain platform. Before he became the president of wax, Malcolm had worked with several other organizations such as tronc, Inc., SeaChange International, MediaPass and Xfire among others. In all these companies, Malcolm CasSelle was trusted with top positions and could also settle major transactions such acquisition of Timeline Labs by SeaChange International in the year 2015. CasSelle is also an active early stage investor and has been involved with companies such as Zynga, Facebook and different companies dealing with Bitcoins.

During an interview with IdeaMensch, Malcolm CasSelle said that the idea to establish WAX came from the experience he and his team had acquired at OPSkins on the centralized market for virtual assets. To achieve a decentralized marketplace, they required a blockchain platform, and that is how the idea of WAX came into realization. He says that he manages to bring his ideas to life by speaking about them with people who have similar interest once an idea is incepted in mind. Malcolm CasSelle graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and Stanford University with a master’s degree in computer science also.

Infinity Group Australia: Australia in Mind

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Infinity Group Australia was recognized for their excellence by the Australian Financial Review (AFR). Amongst the thousands of organizations recognized, the group finished 58th in the voting. The organization represents the average Australian and ensures Australian citizens are not taken advantage of by large financial institutions, such as traditional banks.


The organization was recognized as one of the most innovative groups in Australia for 2018. The goal of the organization is to reduce debts and improve finances of Australian citizens. The co-founders, Graeme Holm and Rebecca Walker, work with Australian families to really work out finances by implementing budgets and monthly performance reports. The client base for the Infinity Group is wide-ranging, from those beginning his/her careers or those that are more financially stable.


The organization works with clients to pay off their home loans as quickly as possible. The company projects most clients are able to pay off $41,000 of debt in 12 months on average. The goal is to have clients turn away from the habit of living paycheck to paycheck and escape to financial freedom. The organization preaches that clients need to push away the notion of making minimum payments over the average 30-year term and pay home debts faster. The average client, with the help of Infinity Group Australia, pays off their home loan within 7-10 years. Financial coaching that is proven to go a long way for Australians.


Infinity Group preaches in a relaxed approach that clients find refreshing. Holm and Walker started from humble beginnings with the organization. Collaboration has been the key to success for the organization as the two built a client friendly team. Along with the AFR recognition, the organization has been recognized by CX for the Customer Experience Management Award for 2018 as the ‘Overall Best Organization CX’ in Australia.


The organization has locations in Bella Vista, Brisbane, Cronulla, Melbourne and Port Macquarie. Holm has more than 15 years of experience in the financial industry. The organization was founded in 2013. The goal of the organization is to ensure the average Australian family has the support needed to navigate financial obstacles. According to Infinity Group Australia reviews, the organization has changed the lives of many Australians. The organization was also nominated in the Optus Business Awards in 2017 for their customer service. Learn more:

The Award-Winning Global Company in Meat Processing- OSI Food Solutions

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About OSI Food Solutions and how it Started

The OSI Food Solutions is a meat processing company based in America that was founded in 1909 at Chicago, United States. It is an international company that has its presence in over 17 countries where it operates over 65 facilities. The company was started when a German immigrant, Otto Kolschowsky, who started a family business of selling meat in Illinois shortly after he moved to the United States in 1907. Kolschowsky quickly expanded his business into a wholesale meat supply to Chicago before establishing the fully fledged company in 1928 that was known as Otto and Sons. Besides, over the years the company built its clientele through supplying quality meat to the market that would see them have one of their main customers as the McDonalds in 1955.

Some of the Achievements of OSI Food Solutions

OSI Food Solutions prides itself as one of the global companies that are renowned for its value-added meat supplies to some of the retail and international food brands. The company provides unique food products and services that have seen the OSI even receive international awards. An instance is where the OSI Company was announced as the winners of the Globe of Honor Award for 2016 by the British Safety Council. The company was presented the awards during a luncheon held on November 25, 2016, at the Drapers’ Hall located in London. Further, The Globe of Honor Awards is an award presented to any of the worldwide organizations that are selected based on how they have shown exceptional environment management.

Furthermore, as part of its growth strategies, the OSI Food Solutions recently bought the Baho Food Company. Baho food is a Dutch Company that specializes in the manufacturing of various foods such as snacks and deli meats. OSI Group’s President and Chief Operating Officer, David G. McDonald said that incorporating the Baho Food Company would widen their scope of business in Europe. The company was a fully-established business with five subsidiaries that additionally have processing plants located in Netherlands and Germany. The five subsidiaries include Vital Convenience, Henri Van De Bilt, Gelderland Frischwaren, Q Smart Life, and Bakx Foods. Equally important, Baho Food’s subsidiaries had their presence in 18 of the European counties, which was an added advantage to the business.

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Global Expansion And Home Growth Power OSI Group

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OSI Group may already be among the world’s largest food processing companies with 65 facilities in 17 countries, but this privately-owned business is determined to continue growing aggressively in coming years. The past two years have demonstrated OSI’s full-tilt charge toward greater global reach and a massive presence on the world stage. Company expansion also means growing at home. For example, OSI recently completed the purchase of a 20,000 square foot processing and storage facility in Chicago. OSI Group is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois. The new Chicago facility is a significant addition to the overall capability of OSI to meet growing customer demand for a variety of processed meat products, said Kevin Scott. Scott is Executive Vice-President of OSI North America.

While it bulks up its processing power at home, OSI Group is making big moves around the world. An example is the recent merger with Turi Foods in Australia. Turi is one of largest chicken processors Down Under. After the merger, Turi will become Turosi Pty Ltd. The union of OSI Group and Turi is a win-win scenario for each company, but also the people of Australia in terms of both jobs and high quality, convenient and delicious meat products for hungry customers. Another example of OSI expansion is its recent purchase of Baho Food, a Dutch manufacturer of deli meats, convenience food products and snacks for the retail segment.

Baho Food operates facilities in the Netherland and Germany. OSI controlling interest in Baho Food increases its leverage in the northern European market. Looking south to Spain, OSI Group recently doubled the capacity of its plant in Toledo. The 17-million-Euro project increased the chicken processing capacity of the Toledo operation from 12,000 pounds to 24,000 pounds per year. Demand for chicken has grown in Spain by 8% in each of the past three years. More than 40 new jobs were also added. When beef and pork products are included, the Spain operation can handle more than 40,000 pounds of product annually. From the southern hemisphere to the northern hemisphere, OSI is extending its reach and solidifying its position as a global powerhouse in the food processing sector.

Fortress Investment Group: A Model Investment Partner Company Background

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Fortress Investment Group is a globally-leading and highly diversified investment management business firm. The firm was founded by Wes Eden, Randall Nardone and Robert Kauffman in 1998. Despite being in business for only two decades, the investment management business firm has become a giant in the financial world because of their outstanding services and investments across the world.

Currently, Fortress Investment Group manages about $40.9 billion, with more than 1 750 institutional and private investors distributed across the world. Some of the areas in which the firm invests include real estate, private equity, permanent capital vehicles and hedge funds.

Company Leadership

The founders of the Company-Wes Edens and Randall Nardone –still serve as the firm’s principals. However, Rob Kauffman retired in 2012. The founders of the company brought with them extensive financial experience from various positions at Goldman Sachs, UBS, BlackRock Financial Management, and Lehman Brothers.

In 2002, two major players in the financial sector joined the company. Michael Novogratz left Goldman Sachs and joined Fortress Investment in the capacity of fund manager, although he left in 2015. Peter Briger joined the company as a principal and retains the position to date. Briger joined Fortress Investment from Goldman Sachs where he had worked for 15 years. His leadership brought the company significant connections and understanding of the Asian financial sector.

Company Legacy and Operations

In 2007, Fortress Investment Group made history when it became the first alternative investment company to go public. The event opened the path for other similar companies, including KKR & Co., Och-Ziff Capital Management Group, and Apollo Global Management among others.

In 2006-2007, the Group made various distinguished investments, including the acquisition of Intrawest, which is the largest ski company in North America, RailAmerica, Penn National Gaming, and Florida East Coast Industries among others.

Recently, the company expanded its investment portfolio by offering iPass, a global leader in connectivity options with funding amounting to $20 million. On May 19, 2018, Wes Edens and Fortress Investment Group launched private commuter rail service (Brightline) between Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Brightline is the only privately operated and owned passenger rail system in the United States.

Overall, Fortress Investment Group continued to lead the financial world as a model investment firm with its diverse and groundbreaking services.