Affecting over 450 million people globally, mental illness is a condition that continues to cripple many families and takes a toll on the community as a whole. It is in respect to this that Fountain house, a facility established more than half a century ago, has been on the forefront of holding the hands of those living with this condition by ensuring that they get the opportunity to lead healthy lives through the activities that it organizes under its wing. Fortunately, its excellent work has not gone unnoticed, and it continues to receive support from the A-list members of the community such as Jeremy Goldstein.
Jeremy Goldstein, a renowned attorney and influential figure in the community, was added to the board of directors for the facility in 2010, and since then he has worked himself to the bone to ensure that Fountain house achieves its objectives. For instance, in conjunction with two top figures, Omar Khan and Jim Finkel, Jeremy recently hosted two private wine dinners to help raise money which will support the work done by Fountain house. The two dinners were held in two lavish and separate venues and even featured a private tour to the esteemed Chateau Latour Wine vintage. Thanks to the air of class and splendor that the two dinners exhibited, they attracted and brought together community bigwigs and helped raise more than $56,000.
The money will be incredibly beneficial to Fountain house and will undoubtedly go a long way in impacting the lives of suffering from mental illness and their families. Established by six people suffering from the same to prove to them, their families and the community that people with mental illness can recover and be fruitful, Fountain house boasts initiatives such as its employment program which has today helped over 42% of those with the condition secure stable, decent jobs. It has many other initiatives under its wing such as housing, education, health, and wellness programs all of them focusing on the same course. It is thanks to its excellent work that Fountain house is now an international non-profit organization, spread across thirty countries and 32 states with more than 300 location and serves over 100,000 people worldwide.
About Jeremy Goldstein
A JD holder from New York University along with various other academic accreditations, Jeremy Goldstein is a prominent attorney specializing in corporate law. He has worked with countless corporate facilities and plays a significant role of Mergers and Acquisition Sub-committee. Thanks to his position in the law spectrum, Jeremy Goldstein has been pivotal in some of the most prominent corporate transactions in the past one decade, and he continues to broaden his horizons in that field through his vast knowledge and rich experience.
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Sahm Adrangi is an alumnus of Yale Unversity. Sahm graduated earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with his major in Economics. A few years after graduating, he founded Kerrisdale Capital Management ten years ago. Since founding the firm, his track record has been nothing short of phenomenatial. Starting with barely $1 million in investment capital, his investment portfolio, in 2017, is valued at $150 million.
Sahm’s Investment Strategy
How does Sahm Adrangi turn $1 million and turn into millions of dollars worth of assets? Sahm does extensive research on possible investments to short sell. With this through research, he can separate fact from fiction and in his analysis can define short sells that are nothing more than overpromised buys. With his information, like a good strategist in a chess game, Sahm Adrangi can make the right moves and increase his assets.
Adrangi came to the forefront in stock funding news when he discovered and revealed fraudulent investments originating out of China. Adrangi identified fraudulent business based in China, including China-Biotics, Lihua International, and China Marine Food Group. With Sahm Adrangi discovered these fraudulent businesses his information led to the Securities and Exchange Commission being able to take action against those companies whose practices were in question.
Before Adrangi founded Kerrisdale Capital Management, he worked for Longcare Fund Management, LLC, as an investment analyst. Previous to Longacre Fund Management, Adrangi worked at Chanin Capital Partners in the bankruptcy restructure and assignment division of the firm. In this position, represented clients of distressed and bankrupt companies and corporations. After college, Sahm Adrangi worked for Deutsche Bank in the leveraged finance department. In his work at the bank, he assisted in managing the structure and syndicate non-investment bank debt. Also, he dealt with high yield bonds, Chapter 11 exit financing, and debt reorganization funding.
The global economy is under siege. Trump’s proposed tariffs will create a trade war no one wants. If the trade war gets real, there’s a solid chance a global recession will be one of the by-products. Shervin Pishevar, the Silicon Valley investor, knows how fragile the global economy is. He went on a Twitter rant recently to let people know economic rain clouds are forming, and there’s going to be some serious damage from that economic rain.
Shervin Pishevar is a savvy investor. He is usually one of the first investors to spot startups that have revenue-producing potential. He invested in Uber before it went mainstream. And he invested in Warby Parker, Hyperloop One, Postmates, and other startups that are big moneymakers now. Pishevar left Investment company, the company he founded, at the end of 2017. Shervin Pishevar disappeared for a few months, but he’s back, and he has a lot to say on Twitter. One of his tweets throws Amazon, Microsoft, and Apple under the economic bus. Pishevar thinks those companies are too big and too powerful.
The stock market is riding high in 2018, but Shervin Pishevar thinks the market is going to drop by 5,000 points or more sooner than later. Plus, he thinks the bond market won’t be the safe-haven it usually is when stock prices drop. Some economists believe Shervin Pishevar is right when he tweeted the demise of some of the big hedge funds. Most of the top investors like George Soros and Warren Buffett know a recession is a real possibility. Trump’s economic policy will fuel that recession, according to another Shervin Pishevar tweet.
Pishevar is trying to let people know the United States is facing a dim economic future. Shervin knows 4.1 percent economic growth in the second quarter of 2018 is not a measuring stick for the health of America’s economy. That rate of growth is well behind India’s and China’s GDP growth. Pishevar isn’t crying wolf on Twitter because he wants attention. He is letting people know the world’s economy is heading for an adjustment.
Sustainability is not just a fad, it is a way to take better care of the environment and leave the Earth in a better state for future generations. Sheldon Lavin, CEO of OSI Group, is in charge of one of the world’s largest food producers. He understands the importance of sustainability and has made it a core value of his company. OSI Group stays at the forefront of technology by continually striving to improve sustainability efforts and reduce the carbon footprint of their company.
Sustainability Awards Won by Sheldon Lavin
- British Safety Council’s Globe of Honour
- California Green Business Award
- North American Meat Institute’s Environmental Award
Sheldon Lavin did not become the CEO of a successful multinational business overnight, in fact, he started out working on his family’s farm in Iowa. From there he attended Iowa State University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. He went on to assist in attaining financing for Otto & Sons, a food processing company. He then agreed to join the company. After he stayed on the company significantly expanded and was renamed OSI Group. From there OSI became an international company that would continue to thrive for decades to come.
OSI Group is a huge corporation that operates all around the globe. They provide quality products and jobs in 27 countries. The global company also focuses on enriching each community where they are located. They work to engage with local communities in a positive manner it is all a part of their corporate ethics and goals. CEO Sheldon Lavin has worked to make his company sustainable. He strongly believes that he has a corporate responsibility to have a minimal environmental impact. Lavin has won several sustainability awards for his continued efforts internationally.
After completing his B.A at Princeton University Peter Briger got a job at Goldman Sachs, this would mark the beginning of an illustrious career spanning more than three decades in the financial sector. Over the years he has held various positions in the two organizations he has worked for and as such has gained a lot of experience in markets spanning the country as well as the globe. His interest in the Asian market saw him lead various departments at Goldman Sachs at a time when the market was beginning to open up. His experience in this area would prove vital as he would later become an advisor at the IFC. This was before the Fortress Investment Group headhunted him. His life would take a new turn at this point given the new position that would prove to be more taxing than the previous ones. This was due to the fact that he was tasked with establishing a new department at Fortress. Peter Briger would create the Credit department and manage it till it was able to catch up with other departments that were part and parcel of Fortress as of its founding. This was no mean task, but thanks to the experience gained over the years Peter Briger was able to take it all in. He would go ahead and establish the credit division, which he leads to date. The division has its headquarters are based in San Francisco, and it’s these offices that Briger is currently in charge of. He is also the Co-Chairman of the larger group as well as Co-CEO. These positions came with a lot of responsibilities which however did not stop Peter Briger from finding time to do the things he is passionate about. He has a passion for nurturing young entrepreneurs something that came out clearly when he was requested to be part of the team developing the Princeton Alumni Entrepreneurs Fund. He took on the same with zeal and was even among those who helped fund the same in initial stages. The fund has been instrumental in nurturing a number of projects that are today in the market. A Force of Innovation: Two Decades of Fortress Investment Group