Sergio Cortes Is a Talented Michael Jackson Impersonator

There are many celebrity impersonators in the world today. This profession has turned into a very big business for the people who are good enough to get hired on a regular basis. Elvis is the most commonly impersonated celebrity. However, the number of Michael Jackson impersonators has risen dramatically since the singer passed away. Sergio Cortes is widely considered to be the best of the best as far as impersonating the king of pop is concerned. Cortes has come a long way since his very humble upbringing. He is now famous around the world for impersonating one of the world’s most beloved entertainers.

Contrary to popular belief, it was not the life ambition of Cortes to become a Michael Jackson impersonator. In fact, he has admitted that he did not even know people made a living impersonating celebrities until he was around 20 years old. Cortes has admitted to being a fan of Jackson’s music as a youth. However, he would never imagine in his wildest dreams that one day he and Jackson would be linked so closely. Cortes grew up in Spain. He learned English by listening to American pop music. As time went by, Cortes noticed that something very strange was happening. Cortes was slowly beginning to look like Jackson. This was as a result of the treatments Jackson was undergoing to lighten his skin. Eventually, people began to confuse Cortes for Jackson when he went out in public.

Cortes was surprised by all of the attention at first. He knew that he had been blessed with a very unique opportunity. It was now just a question of finding out the right way to take advantage of it. Cortes began to get requests to show up at various parties and public events dressed as Jackson. He did this part-time and made a very good living in the process. He eventually decided to take things to the next level and become a Michael Jackson impersonator full-time. However, he knew that simply dressing and looking like Jackson would not be enough to get people to pay top dollar to hire him. He then began to take singing and dancing lessons. He learned the complex choreography to all of Jackson’s most legendary videos. After many months of practice, Cortes began to perform concerts where he would sing and dance like Jackson. These concerts have been a huge hit and made him internationally famous.

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US Money Reserve President Tells Why Owning Gold is Important

Investors and financially savvy individuals have known for quite some time that owning gold is a great margin for error in your portfolio. Whenever the overall market is performing poorly, gold tends to do well. Many investors love to actually have something tangible that they can invest in as well. President of the US Money Reserve, Phillip N. Diehl, has made a strong case in why it is very important to own gold when you are investing. Diehl also makes a strong case for owning US minted gold and silver versus just owning gold or silver bullion.

Diehl has been a leader and shining force in the US Mint for many years. He is most well known for the 50 state quarter minting. He has been hailed as one of the most well revered and influential US Mint Directors in our modern times. Diehl has also worked as chief of staff at the US Department of Treasury. He also served as Staff Director at the Senate Finance Committee. Diehl was very first held in high regards as Director of the US Mint for completely overhauling the customer service department. The US Mint has now been rated highest in customer services satisfaction out of any other government organization. Diehl was also very successful with the creation of the Sacagawea dollar. This was more successful in the first year than the Susan B. Anthony dollar was in 20 years.

After serving very successfully as the Director of the US Mint, Diehl has decided to reside in his home state of Texas and take on the role of President of the US Money Reserve. If history repeats itself, Diehl will have a very successful time as president of the US Money Reserve. The future looks very bright for Diehl as he continues to move foward with new innovative ideas.

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Madison Street Capital Predicts Hedge Fund Growth for 2016

Over the past 2 years, there has been a steady growth in the hedge fund industry. In 2014, there were 32 hedge fund deals. In 2015, there were 42 hedge fund deals. There was a 27% growth in 2015 alone. This poses 2016 to be a record year in the hedge fund industry. Alternative asset management is one of the key leaders in institutional investing and has attributed to much of this growth. 2016 is primed for alternative asset management growth. 2016 is being more heavily primed for dealers and buyers in the hedge fund market. The deal environment is becoming much more accessible to many parties.

Madison Street Captial is an industry leader in the world of finance. They have made a great impact in the world of capital funding for smaller startups. Madison Street Captial prides themselves in the one on one relationships they have with the company executives in which they are doing business. Madison Street Capital has helped many middle-market companies with strategic growth models. Madison Street Captial also focuses heavily on business valuation. This is aimed at giving companies a much more strategic mergers and acquisitions strategy.

Corporate financial advisement is another key factor in the success of Madison Street Captial. It can be very difficult for owners of middle-market companies to have the time or resources to take care of all of the complex financial dealings in their growing business. This is why the financial advisement Madison Street Captial can offer is so crucial to the growth of a middle-market company.

Madison Street Captial has created a name for themselves as a global leader in mergers and acquisitions as well as business valuation. For companies in all different markets, Madison Street Captial is able to bring them peace of mind as well as a firm business strategy in the ever changing world of mergers and acquisitions. The future seems very bright for Madison Street Captial as they continue to make their name known in the world of business valuation as well as mergers and acquisitions. Madison Street Capital moves forward as a stalwart leader in the financial world.

The Success of Charles Koch’s Campaign

As Charles Koch, like Donald Trump, is a powerful businessman with many connections, it has been a question on many people’s mind as to whether or not Mr. Koch can stop Donald Trump. Though the Koch brothers are wealthy and strong supporters for the Republican candidacy, Charles Koch and his brother, David, are none to happy with the 2016 presidential choices on the side of the Republican party. The Koch brothers are strong supporters of the Republican party which was seen in 2012 when the Koch brothers raised over $400 million for the purpose of helping Mitt Romney win the election.

With this loss in mind, the Koch brothers, after the 2012 election, began to raise a total of $900 million that would be used against the democratic candidates at the early 2016 election season. Despite this large number of financial aid, the Koch brothers failed to take into consideration, Donald Trump who is able to finance his own campaign.

The Koch brothers are openly against Donald Trump as his policies on taxes, trade, as well as foreign policy completely clashed with their ideals. The Koch brothers even add that with Donald Trump as president, this will “destroy our free society”.

With the Koch brothers looking for a candidate to support, Donald Trump continues to win votes. The new goal of the Koch brothers as well as their many allies is to bring Mr. Trump’s victory to a halt. To do this, the Koch brothers have carefully analyzed Mr. Trump’s weaknesses. They are currently using the strategy of highlighting his bankruptcy as well as his predatory business deals.

Charles Koch is taking on this mission for the purpose of achieving two goals of his. The first goal is to expand his family-owned business and the other goal is to spread the idea as well as the importance of the free market. This is why Charles Koch continuously makes large donations to institutions such as George Mason which teaches a classic form of economics that supports the free market.

In order to accomplish both goals, the Koch brothers have begun working tirelessly with the Republican party for the purpose of supporting the candidate that values the free market. The Koch network has been recruiting potential candidates that will shift the power of the political party. Charles Koch believes that the power should lie with the powerful and wealthy rather than the politically connected.

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A Shifting Scene: The Holdings of Highland Capital Management

Highland Capital Management made some changes to their fund in the third quarter of 2015. Octa Finance released the details from their quarterly 13F in an article about the fund. The document was filed on February 13 of 2016 and it details the fund’s equity exposure, which accounts for 22.73 percent of the fund’s managed assets.

The fund made some major position changes. It now has sold out completely in Disney Walt Co, Laboratory Corp Amer Hldgs, Abbott Labs and many more. The fund has new positions in Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Jarden Corp, Vulcan Matls Co, among others. Through the new positions the fund gained and the positions that the fund sold out of, the fund kept to certain patterns when it came to the sectors it was involved in. During the third quarter, the fund left most of its health care and finance sector positions and increased its position in the information technology sector.

The fund’s top three holdings account for 13.59 percent of their U.S. listed securities. They are in Salesforce Com Inc, Ishares Tr and American Airls Group Inc. The fund’s top 10 holdings account for nearly 30 percent of the 13F reported portfolio. However, while American Airls Group Inc and Ishares Tr were 2 of the top 3 holds of Highland Capital Management, the fund actually decreased their position by 56 percent and 52 percent respectively.

The Co-Founder and President of Highland Capital Management is James Dondero. Jim brings extensive experience in distressed and high yield investing in the equity and credit markets. His leadership has also helped the fund to become cutting edge in development of credit oriented solutions for world wide retail and institutional investors. They have also led the industry in the development of a market for Collateralized Loan Obligation.

Before founding Highland Capital Management, Jim served as a Chief Executive Office for a GIC subsidiary of Protective Life, a Corporate Bond Analyst for American Express, a Portfolio Manager for American Express and an analyst for the Morgan Guaranty training program. Dondero was prepared for all of these positions in finance after graduating with high honors from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. Currently, Dondero serves as a Chairman of Cornerstone Healthcare, CCS Medical and Nexbank.

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Beltyukov Brings Education Stateside

Alexei Beltyukov has long been a proponent, some would even say an evangelist, of education as a need for children of all ages, well into adulthood. The Russian entrepreneur often finds the time and avenues to marry this ideal with his business efforts, making for ventures that are driven by passion.

Last April, during Educator Day, a tech conference hosted by EdSurge in Los Angeles, Beltyukov unveiled SOLVY and the feedback his educational software had received by experts in education. It was in like company, as the conference is focused on introducing new methods of providing education and educational materials to teachers and instructors through evolving technologies.

It quickly gained the attention of many in attendance. Launchingnext.com cited it as a startup worth watching in the coming year, BetaList also put focus on SOLVY‘s promising future.

Alexei says on Twitter this is geared at helping high school students with homework and study, SOLVY exists online to generate assignments that mirror the kinds of work issued by teachers to students. How it works is teachers customize exercises that remain within a set of parameters they can determine. With no multiple choice answers at their disposal, students are encouraged and guided to work out problems from concept to answer, allowing them to make mistakes and learn from them.

About.me indicates that Beltyukov saw SOLVY as a primary tool for students to better understand math, a subject that has something of a reputation when it comes to difficult school subjects. Through SOLVY, Beltyukov made life easier for teachers by helping them to better understand where their students are having the most trouble in order to help them progress in their respective courses and receive feedback from outside the classroom.

There are multiple paths set up for students to follow to help them find answers to problems. This makes them superior to traditional textbooks that lack the dynamism that comes from this interactive platform, hints and insight into problem solving. And with the monitoring of each student’s performance, lesson plans can be coordinated in kind.

Beltyukov comes from a medical background that he left behind in favor of business ventures. A graduate of INSEAD Business School, where he received his MBA, Beltyukov worked to start several businesses, get them off the ground and promote them to varying degrees of success. Though he created successful businesses like Mechanicus, New Gas Technologies and A-Ventures, he also co-founded Endemic Capital in 2013, a firm concerned with angel investing. Aside from SOLVY, Belyukov currently is an observer for FORO Energy’s Board of Directors.

US Money Reserves Founder Influence Just Like George Soros

US Money Reserve is famous for being the largest distributor of gold coins and silver in the world. It has been a topic of discussion especially after its president Phillip Diehl decided that they remove the penny in the market as it’s doing well. The decision also comes at a point when George Soros had predicted a crisis in the investment world and dropping of the trade in many stock markets. Diehl has been running the US Money Reserve for some time and has been an influence of many investors by bringing sense to them of the financial benefits of owning precious metals.

Philip has also increased the trust worth of US Money Reserve to many clients he has dealt .the influence has also been as a result of the government being the issuer of gold, platinum and silver coins. Diehl recently accepted an interview with enterprise radio. His influence on the market comes with being the first president that the United States government trusted to issuing the US Money Reserve a platinum coin. Diehl was also chosen by Bill Clinton to be the director of the United States Mint. His previous work has been of close association with many senior officials and he even at one point worked in the United States treasury board.

Diehl position in the US Money Reserve came as a complement to his previous efforts like being the initiator of the 50 states quarter program that was the most powerful coin program from the history in the United States. From his effort too when he was in Mint Diehl recorded an increase in profit to $2.5 billion by the end of his term. He has also made many individuals gain very high-profit positions by making them invest in buying more coins as their assets. Many clients have not been disappointed with Diehl as the leader of us money reserve. He assures people of the importance of investing with the US Money Reserve in that you are assured of quality you will not be subject to lies and face gold coins, but you will get the best. According to the epodcast, the influence of the US Money Reserve is by being the only gold selling company being led by a former Mint director.

According to prnewswire, the leadership of the company is safe with Phillip. Just as he did magic with his work as a mint director so will he do to the US Money Reserve. One of the working strategies he has started with is the withdrawal of the penny from the market. He is surely a saver of many investors.