Kerrisdale Executive Sahm Adrangi

Sahm Adrangi is the founder and one of the chief executives of Kerrisdale Capital Management, a company that focuses on investments and market commentary; it has recently been tagged a Limited Liability Company (LLC). Ever since it was founded in 2009, Sahm Adrangi has been heavily involved with various aspects of the company’s operations. In fact, he launched the company with less than a million dollars. Currently, it manages over $150 million. Adrangi has received a BA in Economics from the illustrious Ivy-league, Yale University.

Adrangi’s Kerrisdale is mainly known for short selling and providing extensive research. In essence, his company helps the market grasp concepts and views more efficiently; he corrects public notion of some of the fundamental aspects of a business. The publications of research are mainly done on the company’s website, Twitter, and other related websites.

Sahm Adrangi initially came to fame when he reported various fraudulent Chinese companies, including China-Biotics, Lihua International, and China Marine Food Group. Moreover, his other targets soon became the main investigative focus of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

More recently, Sahm Adrangi has focused his company’s expertise in the biotechnology and mining sectors. Kessidale has consistently published quality research in the biotechnology sector, including that of companies such as Sage Therapeutics, Zafgen, Pulse Biosciences, and more. Furthermore, Adrangi believes the mining sector has high potential, especially with companies like Northern Dynasty Minerals and First Majestic Silver.

Although Sahm Adrangi has had an illustrious business career, he is also an activist for various investments. For example, he helped Lindsay Corporation manage and sufficiently allocate their cash flow. In another instance, he had a successful contest to replace directors from the Morgans Hotel Group.

Initially, Adrangi began his career in the credit industry, providing financing services at Deutsche Bank and serving as an adviser in other companies. Then, he worked for the prestigious Longacre Management (a multi-billion dollar corporation).

Today, Adrangi has been a guest speaker at several conferences, including the Value Investing Conference, Traders 4 a Cause, and Sohn Conference; amongst others. In addition, he has been featured on several broadcast stations such as New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.

Joel Friant, passion ignited with the Habanero Shaker

Entrepreneur Joel, “the Thai Guy”, Friant revived the beloved product that ignited his passion for business, the Habanero Shaker.

Inspired by his Thai fast food business, Friant developed the shakable Habanero Pepper for his family and friends. Friant soon launched the “Habanero Shaker” for customers to bring the flavorful Habanero flakes home. Unlike basic crunched red pepper, Friant “cut no corners” and only packaged Habanero flakes. Aside from providing flavorful heat, Friant advertised the health benefits of peppering a person’s cuisine with Habanero pepper flakes. During its height in the 1990’s, the Habanero shaker sold at some of the largest grocery chains in the state of Washington.

Not resting on the success of The Habanero shaker, Friant sought to challenge himself in the real estate market. At the turn of the millennium, Friant helped friends and customers to discover and finance their dream homes.

When the Great Recession occurred, Friant sought to learn the key concepts of gaining and upholding success. Through his research, he developed his own principles for business prosperity. His knowledge earned him publicity in business magazines and seminars.

After four years of researching and sharing his principles for success, Friant became inspired to reignite the success of his flagship product, the Habanero Shaker. Twenty years after the Habanero Shaker’s initial launched, Friant reintroduced his product and expanded to online markets. He advertises his product on TheHabaneroshaker.com. The website devotes an entire page explaining the health benefits of habanero peppers and providing substantiated research from respected institutions. The Habanero shaker is a highly rated product on Amazon.

Friant will expand the online market for the Habanero Shaker with an interest in crypto-currencies, a topic he researched extensively. From his home base of Corpus Christi, Texas, Friant continues to develop new products, develop new concepts, and assisting people to understand the benefits of habanero peppers.

AvaTrade Review: Great Option For Traders

As a forex trader, you know that making a profit in today’s currency market is not guaranteed. You need the skills and experience to earn a profit, and a great platform that can help you succeed. There are hundreds of forex platforms out there trying to gain your business, so how do you know which one is legit? Some are more aimed towards big investors while some are aimed more towards amateurs. One great forex platform that is built for every type of investor is AvaTrade. This forex exchange is quickly becoming a leader in the forex industry, with many traders switching to them because of how easy their platform is to use, their support, and they deposit bonuses.

Using AvaTrade review is very easy. Simply sign up and deposit, then trade. There are no hoops to jump through because AvaTrade knows that when investors are trading currencies information can impact values very quickly. The platform is easy to trade with because AvaTrade has every investor in mind when they build on the platform and software. one great thing about this company is that they provide great support and deposit bonuses to their traders. When it comes to your hard earned money, you need to be sure that if you have a question or concern that you will be able to reach out to someone to make sure that your questions and concerns are answered AvaTrae offers multiple ways of communicating with support such as calling and email which makes it very easy to talk to them. AvaTrade understands that they also need the best security on the market because when traders know that their money is secure they can focus more time on gaining profit in forex. AvaTrade is quickly becoming the leader in the forex industry, and they plan on expanding in the future.

Trading forex can be hard with all the numbers, graphs, and opinions, but with AvaTrade, you know that you are gaining a partner that is there for you. With their easy to use the platform, deposit bonuses, support, and security, you know to be assured that you have the best chance to earn a profit in forex.

Investment Recap with The Oxford Club

All it takes is five minutes or less to sign up for the most successful Trading Services at the club this year, most of the readers for this article have taken in close to $3 million dollars since the end of March. Most people don’t have a strategy when it comes to selling and trading stocks online. Good thing we have Karim to help us, he says that he’s there to help us by picking out the right companies to invest in and will be the barrier of greed and impulse investing.

The Oxford Club is an independent financial publisher, that has headquarters in Baltimore , Maryland. The Oxford Club offers comfort in providing its members with global opportunities and “market beating returns.” The Oxford club was founded in 1989 with around 51-100 employees.

Some may ask what their method to staying on top of their pay outs may be. The Oxford club claims to have a method that is time tested, unique, and principal driven to beat the odds of the online market. As of now the Oxford clubs offers newsletters, eleven different trading services, and e-letters.

The Oxford club claims to be a private and selective and that their main goal is to protect their members wealth and help their members of the club to grow. Even though they are selective this club is not by any means a secret club, they have over 157,000 members worldwide spread across 131 countries. William Bonner is the founder of the Oxford Club and Julia Guth is the current director, the club was originally known as the Passport club back in 1989.

Roberto Santiago: Pride of Joao Pessoa

The city of Joao Pessoa on the eastern coast of Brazil is a tourist magnet, and the city is known to draw thousands of tourists every year because of their pristine, white sand beaches with turquoise waters, rich cultural traditions, and fascinating history. The city is also home to famous Brazilians, including Roberto Santiago, who is an entrepreneur and a businessman who is known as the owner of Manaira Shopping, a large shopping mall complex considered to be the biggest in the state of Paraiba. Roberto Santiago is proud of his achievements, and he can recall the days when he was still thinking how he can contribute to the economy of his beloved hometown.

 

In 1987, Roberto Santiago noticed a patch of a lot near the city center that was put up on sale. He thought of purchasing the land, so he contacted the owners and settled a deal for him to get it. He bought the area and decided to develop it into a mall. Roberto Santiago seeks the assistance from local contractors to build the mall that he has been dreaming of, and within two years, the mall was completed, and it opened its doors to the public in 1989. The mall was called Manaira Shopping, after the district where it was built. In its early days, Manaira Shopping has a small area, but it was made from ground up to maximize the space that it can occupy. The locals of Joao Pessoa are not used in shopping malls, but the construction of Manaira Shopping changed everything. The locals hang out at the mall especially every weekend, and some are paying a visit to get what they need.

 

Roberto Santiago never expected that the mall he built would become the symbol of the city. His business has given him a tremendous amount of wealth, and the money that he made building the mall was later used for the Manaira Shopping’s renovation and expansion. Since 2017, the mall has undergone several development and renovation projects, including the construction of an ample parking space, the Domus Hall in 2009, the food court section renovation in 2012, and the addition of more areas for shops. Manaira Shopping has also welcomed its doors to developers, and today, residential and office complexes can be found operating inside the mall’s premises. There is also an educational institution, a fitness center, and banks which have daily transactions.

 

The construction of Manaira Shopping inspired Roberto Santiago to build more malls within Joao Pessoa. His second mall is now under construction, found just a few city blocks away from his first mall. He is also conducting ocular inspections in Sao Paolo and Rio de Janeiro because he wanted to build a mall in Brazil’s most populated cities and see how it will perform.

 

Lazaro Brandao Names Luiz Carlos Trabuco As Next Chairman Of Bradesco

It was recently announced that Lazaro Brandao, the long-serving chairman of Grupo Bradesco, will be stepping down for good in the next few weeks. While the news was not unexpected, there are still many who view the 91 year old chairman as being so instrumental to the fortunes of the company that, even at his advanced age, many are not pleased to see him go.

Slated to replace him is Luiz Carlos Trabuco, the inveterate CEO of the bank who has spent his entire career with the group. Trabuco is no novice either, having started as a bank teller with the firm in 1969, he has held nearly every job title that the company offers, ascending through the ranks the old fashioned way: through hard work and grit.

The End Of A Golden Era

For his part, Brandao has finally decided to call it quits for good. He has stated that he wants to be able to enjoy more time with his grand kids and allow new executives the chance to be promoted higher throughout the corporation according to folha.uol.com.br.

But his departure, even as the inveterate banker approaches the age of 92, has not been taken well by some of the corporation’s stakeholders. Brandao, more than anyone else in the bank’s history, has become a sort of mascot of the company’s success. He oversaw the greatest period of prosperity that Bradesco or any other bank in Brazilian history has enjoyed. Since 1990, when Brandao first became the company’s chairman, the stock price of the bank has increased by a factor of more than 300.

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And much of this has been attributed to Bradao’s vision and leadership. He was an early advocate of the adoption of technology, especially pertaining to the internet. In the mid -1990s, Bradesco became one of the first banks in Latin America to roll out a fully functional internet banking platform. It has continued to lead the way in technological development, increasing the portion of its customers that access online banking facilities from just a few percent in the early 2000s to well over half today.

But Brandao has also been a force behind the bank’s aggressive expansion. Early on, he saw that, in Brazilian banking, the best defense is a strong offense. This proved to be prophetic, as the Brazilian banking economy morphed into one of the most competitive in the world throughout the 1990s and 2000s, gobbling up almost any competitor that was too small to compete with the largest players. Bradesco got on the right side of this bet, quickly expanding through both acquisitions and organically growing its customer base.

All of these factors have given Brandao a level of respect and admiration that is truly rare for a non-founder of a company. In many ways, Brandao enjoys the same level of deference by his shareholders as Sam Walton or Warren Buffett have in their own respective firms. He is widely considered the driving genius behind Bradesco’s enormous success and someone that many feel the bank cannot safely do without.

However, Brandao has been explicit in his endorsement of Luiz Carlos Trabuco to take his place. He has repeatedly stated that Trabuco shares much of the same vision for the bank and the country as a whole with Brandao. And Trabuco has been a non-trivial player in the rise of the company himself, having taken three separate business units within the firm from obscurity to huge profitability as well as orchestrating one of the biggest coups in Brazilian business history, with the acquisition of HSBC Brazil.

All of this means the, under Trabuco’s board of directors, the bank’s future looks bright.

Search more about Luiz Carlos Trabuco: https://www.terra.com.br/economia/trabuco-assumira-presidencia-do-conselho-do-bradesco-banco-nomeara-novo-chefe-executivo-em-marco,9fb1d7fe927d7f26678a7543f82f02edw3u6oihm.html

Glen Wakeman- A Man of All Trades

Glen Wakeman is known for many things including being a successful business executive, a writer, an entrepreneur, an investor, and mentor. He has over 20 years of experience in business and finance. Today, is currently is the Chief Executive (CEO) of LaunchPad Holdings LLC. In 2015, he co-founded the SAAS company. Wakeman is also known for his methodologies he applies in business that is part of the formula for his success. Governance, leadership, execution, risk management, and human capital are the 5 areas of performance he tends to focus on to determine success.He then founded and was president of NOVA Four. He had great success in several companies before being a mentor and working on his current endeavors.

Glen Wakeman holds a BS in Economics and Finance from The University of Scranton. He also has an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago. He graduated in 1981 and 1993 respectively. Wakeman began his career at GE Capital . He was recognized for his career accomplishments with both companies.

With his vast experience, Glen Wakeman is known for being a mentor as well as an entrepreneur (https://twitter.com/glenwakeman?lang=en). He is truly an expert in business leading over 17,000 employees with over 15 billion in company assets. He also has experience in global business as he has lived and worked in 6 different countries. He was also responsible for businesses in 30 different regions. He also has a successful writing career writing content for several online publications. He has written about a variety of topics including business evolution, international business affairs, and market trends. He enjoys sharing his insights on investing, finance, and business with his audience through his blog as well. He also mentors startup companies with his years of expertise in the field.

Read more about Glen Wakeman at Analyst of Finance.

Craft Beer From Canada

Craft beer is simply defined as beer produced from a microbrewery. Micro indicating that it is a small brewery that manufactures smaller amounts of beer than the macrobreweries. In 1982 the first Canadian craft brewery was created in Vancouver. It was a little company called “Horseshoe Bay Brewing” which is now gone, but there have been plenty of new microbrewers. We’ve compiled for you a list of our favorite microbrews coming from Canada.

Our Top 10 Microbrews in Canada

  1. Propeller IPA

Propeller Brewing Company

  1. Pump House Blueberry Ale

Pump House Brewery

  1. St. Ambroise Oatmeal Stout

McAuslan

  1. La Fin Du Monde

Unibroue

  1. Party Animal

Beyond the Pale

  1. Lug Tread

Beau’s

  1. Mad Tom IPA

Muskoka Brewery

  1. Rye Pale Ale

Cameron’s Brewing Co.

  1. Red Racer IPA

Central City Brewers

  1. Electric Unicorn White IPA

Phillips Brewing Company

 

We also would like to add an honorable mention to another “Summer Ale” which we feel is amazing. It is created by the Steamworks Brewery which is owned by Eli Gershkovitch They utilize a rare steam heat system in the process of creating top shelf microbrews.

 

Who is The CEO of Steamworks?

In 1995 Eli Gershkovitch launched Steamworks Brew Pub which seated only 184 customers (Gastown location) but they currently have the capacity to seat 754 customers (Calgary Herald location). Mr. Gershkovitch was also a major factor in transforming his environment for the better by investing in his community.

 

Eli Gershkobitch is a passionate thinker who’s brewery has created over 11 different beers (http://www.westender.com/eat-drink/steamworks-is-much-more-than-a-brew-pub-1.879352). Eli Gershkovitch has amassed an impressive classic car collection and owns two personal planes. In 1993 after obtaining his pilot’s license he fulfilled a childhood dream of flying.

 

What Makes a Good Craft Beer?

We feel that the characteristics of a good microbrew begin with a brewery that focuses on their technique, flavor profile, and quality. These are the factors involved in creating a top shelf brand.

 

For the brewery, a good craft beer begins with the ingredients which are much more than just malt, hops, yeast, and water. The end product should be pleasing in appearance, aroma, texture, and flavor.

More about Eli Gershkovitch on LinkedIn

Spotlight On Luiz Carlos Trabuco Of Bradesco

At Bradesco, making the choice of the next president is a daunting task as there are so many processes and tests that are applied. The names fronted at the end of the day have never reflected persons who have been actively engaged in the disputes up until recently. A good example is the current Bradesco president, Marcio Cypriano. When he was being appointed, nothing major had been discussed concerning him but he ended up succeeding Lazaro Brandao.

In the same year 1999, Brandao assumed the role of being in charge of the board of directors at the bank. When the row of choosing the next president erupted, Brandao was just a mere underdog. History repeated itself again in the recent past when Luiz Carlos Trabuco, the executive vice president was named as the president’s successor.

Reasons for His Appointment

Luiz Carlos Trabuco got the nod due to a myriad of reasons. He had spent a huge chunk of his time as the chair of an insurer owned by Bradesco that is the biggest in Brazil from 2003. He was frequently mentioned whenever the subject of a viable predecessor occurred. He was also seen as a favorite as he has worked for Bradesco for a period exceeding 40 years. Luiz Carlos Trabuco had begun as a clerk in the company and grew with it thereby allowing him to learn the bank better than most people. This long service and experience ticked the right boxes as far as Bradesco’s philosophies of continuity and renewal traced back to the era of Amador Aguiar went.

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Earlier on, before Cypriano was appointed as the president, Trabuco had been touted as a possible candidate for the top seat at Bradesco. This was seen as a form of preparing him well for the future. Back then he was 47 years old and this age is viewed as very young in the eyes of the bank. Jose Luiz Acar Pedro was another possible contender for the presidency at Bradesco. However, he was 49 years of age thereby falling in the category of “very young” candidates. Luiz Carlos Trabuco was chosen to become the successor to the president due to his long experience in the company and his leadership stint at the group’s insurer.

Why Does Bradesco Require Change at the Top?

One of the major reasons why Bradesco is looking to change its leadership is the age of Cypriano, who hit 65 and has been unable to execute his executive mandates. The dethroning of Bradesco by Itau Unibanco to the throne of the biggest private bank present in Brazil could be another possible reason. Bradesco deeply values being at the top of the pyramid as it is a honor to occupy such a vantage position. This could be the reason why the bank desired to bring on board a fresh blood altogether. Luiz Carlos Trabuco will inherit the presidency during turbulent times due to the presence of a number of challenges facing the economy.

About Luiz Carlos Trabuco

Trabuco does not fit the description or definition of a banker as he has no background in economics, accounting, administration or engineering. Luiz Carlos Trabuco went to the University of Sao Paulo for his philosophy degree as well as a sociopsychology postgraduate degree from the School of Sociology and Politics at Sao Paulo. After completing school, he started off his career with the bank back in 1969. Within a few years, he had been able to become a successful person. In 1984, Mr. Trabuco was named as the managing director and as the pension company director from 1992-1998. Bradesco named Mr. Trabuco as the executive VP in 1999, before he assumed leadership at Bradesco’s insurance company.

Find more about Luiz Carlos Trabuco: https://www.jusbrasil.com.br/topicos/92691055/luiz-carlos-trabuco

Julia Jackson: All Things Wine

It is essential for guardians and parents to show their children the significance of hard work. Jess Jackson and Barbara Banke did exactly that with their kids. As part of that lesson, the kids have childhood memories colored with days of picking grapes in 100° weather. Julia Jackson has never forgotten the lessons she learned from her parents to date. She speaks of her mother’s genius and her father’s vision with pride. Julia attributes the success of Jackson Family Wines to these qualities. She says that her parents’ ability to perfectly complement each other made them quite the dynamic duo.

Julia the French Lover

Julia worked at the family’s wineries over the summers during which she became friends with an employee’s daughter. This led to her spending her summertime in Bordeaux where she immersed herself in the French culture. Learning the language and French style of wine-making was the highlight of her life. So fluent in French that Julia got a job teaching it to 6th graders during college. Born in 1988 the middle child of Jess and Barbara possesses a spirit that lights up every room she walks into.

For Strong Women Everywhere

Julia Jackson speaks of her mother with pride and admiration. Her mother’s authenticity inspired her to start Cambria Seeds of Empowerment. This is a program for strong women whose lives have dealt them a lousy hand but have emerged winners against all the odds. The aim is to provide a roster of role models for young girls all over the world. It donates $100,000 annually to charities that embody the same spirit. Julia is an alumnus of Scripps College and Stanford Graduate School of Business. Visit cambriawines.com for more info.

Sonoma Wine

In her expert opinion, Cabernets have a place in Sonoma. The Jackson Family Wines Sonoma wine, La Crema, was acquired in 1979 before it was the household name it is today. La Crema Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are pure, accurate and genuine to their origin due to their traditional process. Jackson Family Wines banks on quality and preservation of the environment.