George Soros’ Investment in the Welfare and Business of the New Migrants

Billionaire investor, political activist and philanthropist George Soros came back to the political process during the 2016 presidential election after spending several years on the sidelines. In true Soros’ fashion, he took the process very seriously, committing tens of millions of dollars to Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Investopedia, which ultimately won the popular vote but lost the electoral vote to Donald Trump.

A New Commitment

Part of what has reinvigorated George Soros’ political commitment is his concern over the migrant crisis in Europe and its impact on the stability of the countries people are leaving, as well as the countries that are hosting the immigrants (whether by their own choice or not).

As a Hungarian immigrant who fled Europe as a teen during World War II and survived the siege of Budapest in 1945, George Soros is highly sympathetic to the plight of today’s migrants. It is Soros’ feeling that the west has failed to offer any workable policies on Forbes to help deal with the masses of people fleeing war-torn countries, and this failure has lead to an even greater rise in human misery and political instability. There is much more that can be done to help with the crisis, according to Soros, and he is wiling to make a real commitment towards making positive change in the situation.

A $500 Million Investment

Anyone who knows George Soros knows he always puts his money right where his mouth is. As far as making an impact on the migrant situation on opensocietyfoundations.org, Soros is committed in a real way, to the tune of $500 million. Soros’ plan is to invest in startups as well as established companies that are working to make a difference in the lives of immigrants. He will also look at investing in companies that have been founded by refugee and migrant people themselves. It is his hope that other investors will join in and also invest in companies that are working to improve the situation for immigrants.

In Soros view, governments still need to play a large and active role in improving the lives of immigrant people, “by creating and sustaining adequate physical and social infrastructure.” He also noted, however, that there is huge power in the private sector to change the situation, and that investors should see this as an opportunity to work for change while also having a part in potentially profitable business opportunities.

Now, with a new administration coming into Washington, Soros’ dedication to democratic principles is more fired up than ever, and he is more motivated to invest in improving the lives and business prospects of the growing immigrant population.

Mike Baur: The Man Improving the Swiss Startup Ecosystem

Mike Baur attended the University of Applied Science in Bern where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance. Mike also has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Bern. He started his career at UBS Fribourg in the wealth management department and worked there for nine years. Mike later moved to the company’s office in Zurich where he worked in KeyClient Group Switzerland. His career at UBS was meteoric because he was an executive board member by the time he left even. He started as an apprentice at the bank. He was hired at Clariden Leu as the Business Area head of private banking after nearly 20 years at UBS in 2008. Mike was promoted to the head of private banking in the whole of Switzerland after three years. He then joined Sallfort Privatbank as the head of private banking. He maintained the position for two years.

 

Mike quit his job in the banking industry to become an investor in startups in 2014. Baur has been recognized as one of the most instrumental people in the Swiss startup ecosystem in recent years. He cofounded the Swiss Startup Factory with Max Meister and Oliver Walzer. The factory is a three-month accelerator that provides startups with co-working spaces, financial investment, mentorship, and coaching. Baur is currently the Executive Chairman and oversees the fundraising rounds of the accelerator. Some of the startups that have passed through the accelerator include Car helped, Blinkers, Struckd, and Beaconsmind. Swiss Startup Factory is the top private ICT accelerator in the country today.

 

Baur founded the Swiss Startup Association in 2015 and is its acting director. It has been described as the voice of startups in Switzerland and seeks to improve the ecosystem so that they can thrive. It has advocated for better regulations so that it can be easier to start a startup and grow it without any obstacles. It is also marketing the startup ecosystem to the outside world so that more venture capitalists can invest in the startups.

 

Mike was appointed the Deputy Managing Director of Swiss Startup Invest early last year. The company invests in startups at different stages and organizes some events every year for startups. Baur is the Vice President of the Innovation Lab in Fribourg. The lab supports student entrepreneurs who might have ideas but lack the finances to grow it. The company ensures that these entrepreneurs get the resources that they might need through its vast network of investors and mentors.

Capital Group Makes Outstanding Choice for New Chairman

Capital Group is a leading investment management firm with most of its funds in equity mutual, they over sees $1.25 trillion for clients. It is one of the world’s leading firms. It was founded in 1931 by Jonathan Bell Lovelace. They are most known for the way they handle accounts. They run on a multiple manager system. This system divides each client’s asset funds amongst a number of different investors who pick what stocks and bonds to invest in based on their own research.

Timothy Armour was named the chairman of Capital Group on July 28th, 2015. He has been with Capital Group for 32 years working in all different departments of the firm. Timothy Armour received a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Middlebury College in Vermont and shortly after graduation is when he became part of the firm through their Associates Program in 1983. He has proven himself over and over again making him one of the most valuable investors. Tim believes that when it comes to investing you should find active managers who earn their keep. You are able to do this by learning the details about the company and comparing them to the possibilities of where the future for that industry is going.

For more information on Timothy Armour, view his business profile.

When the market crashed in September 2015 Timothy Armour believes that is largely in part to the fact that China is responsible for 15% of the world’s GDP. This makes them a great influence e on many developed countries. They are able to offset this even with lower oil prices, lower commodity and lower interest rates, which should provide them with a boost in finances globally.

According to Janet Yang, much of Capital Group’s success is because of Timothy. She believes it is his ability to “peer into the future” that has brought him this success. He is able to look at the future needs and demands of businesses and employees to better understand where the market is going and what investments are best for each individual. Timothy has the ability to understand many different aspects of firms and employees when looking into future investments. Capital Group is an excellent firm for anyone looking to invest with one of their many talented members.

Related: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-07-28/capital-group-names-armour-chairman-to-succeed-james-rothenberg

 

Doe Deere, Lime Crime, & The Future

Have you ever heard of a company/brand named Lime Crime? If so, did you know that this is one of the top brands on the market today? That’s right! Lime Crime is on another level especially when it comes to success and safety. These products are animal cruelty-free as well as certified vegan. That right there has set the brand apart from it’s competitors but this exclusive brand has way more to offer. Founder Doe Deere built this brand from the ground up, but it actually started as a combination of fashion/make-up. In 2004 Doe Deere opened up her independent business online. She worked hard by sewing the clothes as well as modeling the products. After some extensive reconsideration, Doe Deere reinvented the brand and gave it a much better identity.

The firm grip of MAC, Maybelline, and L’Oréal as well as Cover Girl had finally been broken by a fresh faced up and coming brand. Lime Crime’s Liquid Matte Lipsticks stand out and has the benefits of being touch proof, kiss proof, lasts for hours, and easy to use as they glide on with silky smooth grace. Check out some of the colors below:

  • Rusted
  • Sasha-Toasted-Rose
  • Red Rose
  • Wicked-Blood-Red
  • Saint
  • Alien
  • Jinx-Dark-Purple
  • Olive Green
  • Rave-Purple-Neon
  • Cement Gray
  • Tea Cup Blue
  • And many more

The names alone are interesting and fun, but just imagine how they would make you look if you haven’t tried them. Doe Deere has created a monster (in-a-sense). She and her team of executives consistently brainstorm for new ideas and when she comes up with a color herself, it’s tested and then used by her before ever hitting the market. If the product does turn out the way it was thought to be, it is then scrapped and backed to the drawing board. Doe Deere won’t put out a product if she feels that it won’t represent the brand well. This level of awareness is another reason why Lime Crime is so successful as well. Doe Deere, Lime Crime, and The Future of cosmetics is looking mighty bright for years to come.

https://www.limecrime.com/pages/our-founder