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Randal Nardone and his billion dollar baby

Forbes’ Billionaire Randal Nardone did not get to #557 for just anything. With a doctorate (J.D.) from Boston University School of Law and a Bachelors in Arts in English and Biology from University of Connecticut, he founded the Fortress Investment Group where he serves as Chief Executive Officer and Wes Edens, both very notable names in the financial field. Starting as a lawyer, he transitioned into finance by working for Thacher Proffit & Wood as a partner, BlackRock Financial as the principal, and even the Union Bank of Switzerland. Even though he did well in these very prolific businesses, he was not satisfied until he established his own great company in 1998. With this, he has earned his spot on the Forbes Billionaire list with a net worth of $1.8 Billion. How? Randal Nardone owns more than 50 million shares worth $1.6 Billion. Since 2005, he has earned a $100 million more in net cash payouts. Fortress Investment Group manages more than $70 billion in alternative assets like private equities, credit funds, and liquid hedge funds. The Group sold the minority interest to a Japanese investment firm, Nomura, for $890 million. In 2014, he was awarded “Hedge Fund Manager of the Year” from Institutional Investor and “Management Firm of the Year” from HFMWeek, not to mention the many other awards given in the previous years.

Besides Fortress Investment Group, Randal Nardone also has worked in different sectors of companies like Fortress Credit Corporation as the co-founder and principal, Fortress Investment Fund, Fortress Investment Trust, Springleaf Financial Holdings, New Castle Investment Holdings, as well as many others. Even more recently, planned out on February 14th, 2017, SoftBank Group bought the company for $3.3 Billion. This acquisition was completed just last December (2017). With this new development, the management of Fortress Investment Group will definitely change, but Randal Nardone will still be a part of the new management. I guess you can say he’s not ready for his baby to grow up just yet. Read full article

New Philanthropy Foundation Stream Cares

Hurricane Harvey dropped across Houston neighborhoods living havoc with the 56 inches rain that poured for the entire time. People watched helplessly as the floods swept homes, destroyed properties and took Americans lives. Stream Energy, a Dallas, based company, couldn’t just wait as thousands of stranded Americans went through the ordeal and lost in its aftermath. It gathered enough resources and without hesitation became one of the first company to help in the recovery in whatever way necessary selflessly. They, for instance, spend thousands of dollars easing the financial burdens of the affected Americans.

Stream Energy envisions a society that is prosperous and with a population of people with better livelihood, education, and environment. For this reason, corporate philanthropy is part and parcel of the company’s existence. It is an ingrained element in Stream’s DNA as seen by its recent launch of one of a kind charity foundation named “Stream Cares” that aims to coordinate, formalize, and extend the ongoing philanthropy work that it has tirelessly carried out for almost a decade and a half. Stream cares foundation has proved that Stream Energy genuinely cares for its clients, and it has shown an exemplary example with Hurricane Harvey where it demonstrated that charity and philanthropy is a critical part of its brand and mission. The corporate lead as a textbook example in using more than money to ensuring that it properly gave back to the society through not only assisting in the rebuilding of destroyed properties but by also taking a mile further and help in restoring human dignity.

Stream Cares and Stream Cares Foundation was launched as different philanthropy arm to function separately from the energy sales business purposely to support communities in need and fund local charities throughout Texas, its environs, and all over the country. This approach has numerous advantages such as the company is enabled keep its commitment of giving back to the community without fail, while simultaneously enhancing its reputation to the public and creating unwavering loyalty of potential clients in the society. In an aim to solidify its dedication to taking care of the society, Stream Energy has established a long-term relationship with humanitarian agencies such as Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity to reach all communities from their grassroots.

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Sahm Adrangi: Founder and CIO of Kerrisdale Capital Management LLC

Sahm Adrangi, the astounding businessman began his education at the prestigious Yale University. He began his education in 1999 and completed his education in 2003. After he graduated, he began to work as an Analyst at Deutsche Bank from early 2004 to late 2005. He was part of the leveraging finance group where they dealt with bank debt and high yield bond financings.

After leaving Deutsche Bank, Sahm Adrangi joined Chanin Capital Partners, an investment bank located in Los Angeles and New York until 2007. At this company, he served as the analyst in the bankruptcy restructuring group. He then went to work at Longacre Fund Management LLC for almost two years. Here, he focused on credit investing, such as bank debt, high yield bonds, trade claims, etc. in the United States and Europe.

Moving up, Sahm Adrangi then began working at Kerrisdale Capital Management LLC in New York. Founded in April of 2009, Adrangi played a role in the founding of the corporation. For a little over nine years, he has been working as the Chief Investment Officer. Kerrisdale Capital Management LLC is an investment management firm. They are widely known for short selling and publishing research. They also share their views on stocks that are misunderstood by the market. The research they do is to correct misconceptions about companies’ business prospects. They share the findings of their research on their website and “third-party investing-related” sites. When the firm was first founded, they began with less than one million dollars, and as of July 2017, they manage around 150 million dollars.

In the midst of running Kerrisdale Capital Management LLC, in 2010 and 2011, Sahm Andrangi had the chance to make a name for himself. He became well-known after exposing fraudulent Chinese companies, such as China Marine Food Group, Lihua International, China-Biotics, and others. He made it so that these corporations had to go through enforcement actions by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Sahm Adrangi has worked endlessly since the beginning of his education, from working tirelessly at corporations to founding his own. He has built a great name for himself and continues to do so.

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