Citadel LLC Leading the Financial Sector under Kenneth C Griffin

Citadel is currently the world’s eleventh biggest hedge fund manager. It is also the second biggest globally in terms of multi- strategy hedge fund. This is no mean feat for a company started in 1990. It was formerly called Citadel Investment Group, LLC.
Citadel LLC is an international financial institution that centers on two primary businesses. The first is Citadel which is an alternative asset manager. It has over $26 billion worth of assets under management as of this year. The other business is Citadel Securities. This deals in equity options, equities and offers interest rate swap to retail and institutional customers.
The company was founded by Ken Griffin who serves as current CEO. Griffin was born in Daytona Beach, Florida in 1968. He started to invest at Harvard University when still a freshman. This was after reading an article on Forbes magazine. He established a hedge fund that focused on exchangeable bonds arbitrage in second year. Armed with a $26500 capital from family and friends, the investment was able to save capital in the stock crash of 1987. This success led him to start a second venture. He was using a self installed satellite link to get on time data on stocks from his dorm. Griffin finished his studies in economics at Harvard graduating in 1989. He was offered $1million by Frank C. Meyer to invest which he did successfully.
Griffin has also made contributions to charity causes. He has donated over $500 million to different organizations. An example being the $150 million donation he made to his former school Harvard to help undergraduate students. This is in addition to several millions he has donated to universities in Chicago. He is also a member of various boards that include the Committee on Capital Regulation, the University of Chicago, and G100. He is also an avid art collector.
Citadel is among the three percent of hedge funds that have existed for over 20 years. It has over 1,250 employees across its offices worldwide. Its headquarters are in Chicago but it has offices in New York, San Francisco and Hong Kong. The other offices are located in Toronto, London, Boston, Greenwich, Dallas and Houston. Citadel LLC was named the overall best hedge fund group in 2013. This is because it is considered as the best place to work in the finance field. It was voted among the 20 best places offering financial services by 2015 People’s Pick.

Changing The World With Eucatex

Saving the planet is a tall order, but Eucatex, a Brazilian company knows how important this mission is. What if you could do almost anything eco-friendly? This is just a small part of what Eucatex is doing with water based paint and the use of raw materials.

The company was established in 1951, and Eucatex was the first company to ever make its focus the environment. The source of the success was eucalyptus because it could provide the raw material to help produce tiles for ceilings and panels as well. The company was first born as the Americana Sawmill in Sao Paulo, Brazil in the early 20’s.

Nic wrote that the early days of Eucatex were spent producing fiberboard and softboard material, but today the company is doing so much more. With corporate headquarters in Sao Paulo, there are still numerous other divisions located elsewhere. These locations include:

Regional Office-Belo Horizonte/MG
Regional Office-Bento Goncalves/RS
MDP and Laminate Flooring Facility-Botucatu, Sao Paulo
Fiberboard Facility-Salto, Sao Paulo
Eucatex Paints and Varnishes-Salto, Sao Paulo
Forestry Unit-Salto, Sao Paulo
Forestry Unit Botocatu-Botucatu, Sao Paulo
Seedlings Nursery-Bofete, Sao Paulo
Office United States and Mexico
Office in Europe and the Far East

Additionally, one of the most interesting things that happens at Eucatex is the leasing of forestry. This gives consumers a chance to become a part of the endeavor that the company is forging. Once an investment has been made partners are able to see a percentage of what has been produced during each cycle. There are many advantages to partnering with Eucatex including gaining additional income from the rural property, making good use of the land while others are using more modern day techniques that could be harmful to the land, ability to lease for 12 years including the rebudding of the trees for the future sale of wood and much more.

This endeavor is all made possible with the passion of President Flavio Maluf. This mechanical engineer and entrepreneur is also responsible for other companies like Grand Food, Premier Pets, and a few others. With his experience, Maluf has been able to influence the world greatly with his love of keeping things natural yet simple. Maluf has been the President of Eucatex since 2005 and continues to build the company strong. As the son of a politician, Maluf knows that nothing in business comes easy, and it’s taken quite a bit of time to make headway with these eco-friendly solutions for building and renovating.

The Need for Economists in the Globalized Village

Who understands the economic trends and their effects on the economy better than the professionals themselves? Economists like Christian Broda have shown the world that their relevance in the business world is still intact. Broda is a very popular economist with a reputation all over the world for his skills and innovative ideas that have helped individual and governments alike to mitigate economic hardships. He is professor at the University of Chicago where he teaches economics. His prowess in the field has elevated to high ranking positions including being the capital managing director of a reputable organization. Broda has contributed greatly in the economic planning and development in New York City.

The help that New York and the US in general have gotten from economists like Broda is a clear indication that the society needs economic guidance. The problems that we are facing currently are as a result of economic negligence and greed to make money without planning. Economists insists on planning and spending in the order of priority. In economics, one of the greatest lessons they learn is to strike a balance between satisfying two or more competing alternatives. Faced with such a challenge, one has to think and pick the most necessary option to satisfy. However, in the business world, this prudence is rarely practices. Investors only seem to care about the alternatives that have more returns.

The current global economic tough times are as a result of economic negligence as economists term it. However, all is not lost if we can turn around and pay more attention to what the professionals are saying of the current economic situation. No one understands the trend of human psychology better than economist and this is why business people are running to them for guidance. Governments have also realized the important roles played by economist in collecting and studying data to identify human patterns that can help in restructuring the market. For this reason, economists have become very valuable consultant to government s and businesses.

Economists are capable of predicting market structures and future events that can affect or influence the economy. Thy do this by studying past evidence and current events and with this information they can predicted what is going to happened when the economy takes a particular turn. This kind of knowledge can be harnessed for the benefit of the people. The authorities can use such information to make informed choices when coming up with economic policies. For instance the economists warned of a looming economic crisis prior to the global meltdown in 2008/2009. The public did not heed and neither did the government. As a result, we ended up experiencing the worse economic meltdown the world has ever known.

Ken Griffin Could Be The Catalyst For A Citadel LLC Hedge Fund IPO

Kenneth Griffin didn’t become a billionaire overnight. It has taken him years to accumulate the wealth he now enjoys. He lost his wealth in 2008, like most hedge fund investors, but that didn’t stop him from picking himself up off the trading floor and going for the grand slam. The grand slam was a calculated high-risk venture where no rational hedge fund investor wanted to go after the market crash. Griffin found the high-risk investments that he believed would put him back on top, and he stayed with them. He even forced his equity partners to bite the bullet and stay with him when there were dark clouds over his decision-making ability.

Those equity partners are now dancing to the beat of Griffin’s Citadel LLC success now that the company has assets of more than $26 billion, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal. The company’s financial position is super strong, so Griffin thinks it’s time for a public stock offering in 2016. Once again, the partners may have questions about Griffin’s vision. But Griffin knows doubt is always a side-effect of hedge funding investing of any kind. Some of the equity partners say the stock market hasn’t been kind to hedge fund companies that have gone public, and they are right. Hedge funds haven’t come out on top, and neither have the investors. There’s a slight dual loyalty effect going on when hedge funds and stocks get married. The union has to produce decent returns for shareholders, and a returns for investors in the funds and those two goals don’t always line-up. The other issue is hedge funds don’t always produce the consistent earnings that stock investors want.

But there have been some successful publically traded hedge funds. Most of them were pre-market crash IPOs, so the idea of going public now is a new concept of sorts. It might take a change in strategy for Griffin and Citadel to survive in the stock market. Rather than chasing high-risk assets, Griffin might have to tone it down a bit in order to attract cautious investors. But that’s not what made Citadel the giant it is today, so the chances of that happening are slim.

Griffin does have something up his hedge fund sleeve, however. Hiring Ben Bernanke, the former Federal Reserve Chairman as a senior advisor may be a sign that Griffin is going to be a little more conservative. That remains to be seen. It’s only a part-time position for Bernanke, and most insiders believe his talents are needed elsewhere in the organization.

If Citadel does go the way of an IPO, the world will be watching and probably investing in the track record of the King hedge fund investor, Ken Griffin.

My Dog Now Has All The Energy In The World Because Of Beneful

I’m somewhat of a big kid, and I still ride my skateboard to and from work. I only work a mile away from home, and it makes it easy when it comes time to get transportation to work. I know I’m not supposed to, but I will skateboard next to my dog while going to work, and then I’ll send him home on his own. I have no fear when it comes to my dog going home alone because he’s never had a problem finding his way back. I’ve even sat in front of my job until it was time to go to work, and I played with my dog.

Unfortunately, my boss started telling me that I couldn’t bring the dog on the premises, even though I didn’t see what harm it was doing. I started switching things up, and I would skateboard to work, but I would stop the dog and send him home when I got close enough to my job. The extra exercise the dog was getting by walking me to work was good for the both of us because I didn’t have to walk him again in the evening. I did notice that he became sluggish in the evening time, so I needed to change things up.

I decided that I would walk the dog in the evening as well, but it seemed as if he didn’t have as much energy when it came to the evening time. He seemed to want to lay around the house and not do anything, but in the morning he had all the energy in the world. I needed to find a way for my dog to have as much energy in the evening as he did in the morning. I had some research to do because I don’t know everything about dogs, especially why they become lazy.

I found out that by giving my dog certain foods he could gain more energy. I wasted no time going out to buy a food that I knew would help him in the energy department. I bought a bag of Beneful through a Facebook coupon because the clerk at the pet store gave me the advice to do so. The clerk told me that many pet owners come in and purchase the food to help their dogs get more energy, so it’s something that I should try. I went ahead and got a few bags of Beneful, and I took the bags home with me.

I started feeding my dog the food every day, and he would eat several times a day. He followed me to work as usual in the morning. It was only after a few days of feeding him the Beneful that he wanted to start walking in the evenings too. In the past, I would always offer to walk the dog in the evening, but he never really wanted to go out. Now he jumps up and runs for the door when I tell him we’re going for a walk in the evening, and this is a big change, compared to how he was before.

The Multi-Talented Crystal Hunt – She’s Just Getting Started

From acting to producing, drama to reality, Crystal Hunt has been a master of all she’s done. Her career in show business began with TV commercials, including an anti-drug advertisement that also featured N’SYNC. As a teen attending the Actors Workshop in New York she was discovered by an agent. Quickly she landed her first major TV role, as Lizzie Spaulding on the popular CBS daytime series “Guiding Light”. She played this role for four years and earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Younger Actress In A Drama Series.

Seamlessly, Hunt transitioned from TV to film as well as from playing troubled Lizzie to nice girl Jill Overton in the family feature “The Derby Stallion”. She continued to display her versatility in her next movie, “Sydney White”. A teen romantic comedy and modern take on “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, Hunt played the supporting role of Demetria Rosemead Hodgekiss, opposite Amanda Bynes.

In 2009, Crystal returned to television for a more mature role, as stripper Stacy Morasco on the ABC daytime series “One Life To Live”. Later she took her career in an even more challenging direction when she starred in the Lionsgate thriller “NYC Underground”. Much darker than her previous work, this film centers around four teens running for their lives through Brooklyn after a botched drug deal. After this, Hunt took on the role of Molly in “23 Blast”, a drama about a young football player suddenly stricken with blindness.

It was at this point in her career that Hunt expanded her talents behind the camera. She produced her first feature film with her friend and “NYC Underground” co-start Dania Ramirez entitled “Talbot County”. The film was once again a new direction for the versatile Hunt, a horror feature in the vain of Alfred Hitchcock.

Recently Crystal starred in the documentary reality series “Queens of Drama” alongside such other established soap opera actresses as Vanessa Marcil and Donna Mills. The show follows the ladies as they go about the very real task of developing, pitching and producing their own TV series pilot. It was featured on the Pop Network.

Hunt can now be seen as Lauren in the major motion picture “Magic Mike XXL”. Alongside such other dynamic Hollywood actresses in the film as Jada Pinkett Smith and Andie MacDowell, she sees the role as empowering for women. She is enjoying big screen time in one of the most popular movies of the summer, yet another step in a successful career that is just taking off.

Adam Sender Is Sharing His Beautiful Art Collection With Everyone

Every piece of artwork that is created is something special, and the people who are art collectors get to be able to see the beauty in each piece. They get to pick out the best pieces out there and put them together to create a collection that is worth much more than any one piece on its own. Art collectors come in all different kinds, and there are some who would never share the collections that they have put together, and others who would like nothing more than to let the world see the beauty of their collection of artwork.
Adam Sender falls into the second category, as he and his wife have been longing to share their art collection for a while, now. They were waiting for the right timing to do that, as they didn’t want to have to spend too much money on it, and now they have the perfect opportunity to do so. Adam Sender is waiting on a home of his to sell in Miami, and he decided that since it is vacant, that it is the perfect place for them to display his art collection. He is putting out the art so that everyone can see it and appreciate its beauty.
Many people collect art without ever so much as thinking about sharing it with others to that they can see the beauty in it, too. Adam Sender isn’t like that, though. He and his wife have been wanting to share the artwork with the world for a long time. They realize that the beauty of his collection is too much for them to keep to themselves, and they want to brighten up others’ lives through it. They want to give other people the chance to view it and to appreciate the beauty of each piece in the collection, and the collection as a whole.

Choosing The Best Lawyer In Brazil For Your Situation

If you have a legal issue in Brazil, you need a lawyer to handle it for you. It is advisable to choose an experienced lawyer in Brazil who is well known for obtaining a favorable outcome for clients. There are several things to consider when you’re deciding on the best lawyer in Brazil for your particular situation.

Before you hire a lawyer in Brazil, make sure you check out the lawyer very well. There are many lawyers in Brazil, providing legal services to clients. But it is important to be aware that some lawyers provide better quality service than others, so by doing proper research you can be sure you will choose the best lawyer for your situation.

Ask for references before you even consider hiring someone to advice, or provide guidance, in a legal issue. You want to contact people who could tell you about the lawyer’s skills and trustworthiness. This will surely help steer you in the right direction.

Visit the lawyer’s website, and browse around the various pages. Find out about the lawyer’s educations background and qualifications. Make sure you verify these with appropriate agencies in Brazil. Also take a look at the law firm’s promotional materials and website content. Crosscheck these materials against references and other sources.

Another important factor to consider when choosing a lawyer in Brazil, is professional association. Does the lawyer belong to any reputable association in the area of expertise that you need? If so, it is a good sign that the lawyer is someone that can be considered.

Ask the lawyer for a copy of his or her retainer agreement and if there is anything on that document, that you do not understand have it explained to you. Be sure to read the fine print and understand everything in the agreement before you decide on hiring the lawyer. You may end up getting charged a lot of money so be sure you know what you are signing for or agreeing to.

Once you have a competent lawyer on your side, you can rest assured that your case will be handled properly.

Ricardo Tosto is a very powerful lawyer in Brazil. He has an extensive list of high profile clients, including politicians and corporations, and he has a track record of achieving great results. Mr Ricardo Tosto is highly respected by his peers, and is regarded as one of the most experienced corporate litigation lawyers in the area

Qnet Quickly Becoming The King Of Direct Selling

Qnet is a direct home-selling enterprise that is owned by QI Group. The company, which was started in Hong Kong in 1998 by entrepreneur Vijay Esweran, sells many products such as weight management, personal care, fashion accessories and home care. Qnet is one of Asia’s largest and most successful companies, and offices are located in 30 countries.

The Qnet marketing platform is based on direct selling. The company has thousands of independent representatives (IR) who sell products directly and recruit other IRs under them. IRs are compensated based on the volume of services they sell and also receive bonuses based on how much their team brings in. The company floods the market with print and television advertising as a strategy to sell even more of their life-enhancing products.

In the beginning, Qnet concentrated solely on the selling of customized nuismatic coins. After years of success, the company began to branch out into other areas. In 2002, Qnet merged with QVI Club, one of the most successful travel and vacation companies in Asia. They soon acquired British telecommunications company QI Group.

In 2005, Qnet decided to market healthy foods. They continued to expand by adding the Hawaiian health food chain, Down To Earth, in 2007. Between 2008 and 2012, Qnet saw its profits explode. Some of the Indian operations were moved to manufacturing plants in Russia.

A number of companies have attempted to duplicate Qnet’s success over the years. The company’s business model has worked and continues to make the company a global giant. Qnet attributes success to sticking to the philosophy of “Discovering your passion and pursuing it relentlessly.”

Qnet supports a number of charities throughout the world. Recently, the company announced that they would be the direct selling partner of Manchester City Football Club. This partnership is one of the company’s most coveted.

Joseph Bismark: Spiritual Businessman


I have a growing interest in spirituality and in my search for sources to read on how to incorporate spirituality into business, I stumbled across this blog Citizen Shame. This blog starts off claiming that he isn’t just about business. With what I have read about Joseph Bismark’s upbringing, I draw the conclusion that he is a spiritual leader that knows business. The article has also stated that everything in balance brings peace and harmony. This then brings forth success in different aspects of life including business, and spiritual journey. 

He is then described as a man who not only guides, but leads in every aspect of his life. He has lived with monks from the age of nine until the age of seventeen. Such discipline and experience had led to many doors opening for him. This has also led to the development of a style of management that is less of a dictatorship and more of a consulting style of leadership. 

This article has provided a lot of information about Bismark that has inspired me and fascinated me. I can learn a lot from his example.