The 2007-2008 market crash caused many investors to lose faith in the US financial markets. People not only lost their retirement savings, their children’s educational funds but they lost their confidence and trust in the financial system. The 2007-2008 crash also included declining values in real estate. Many homeowner’s mortgages were underwater. They owed more than their homes were worth. Many people lost their homes during this period. Most investors during this time, were afraid to put their money with any financial institution. Most wanted to put their money under their mattress and forget about making any kind of returns on their money.
If you are like me, you want someone that you can trust to give you good advice on where to invest and how to weather the financial storms. Helane Morrison, has set out to help restore investors trust. From her early years in journalism to her years in government service Helane Morrison has steadily worked to improve the trust that investors have in financial institutions. Helane worked for many years with the SEC in the San Francisco area. She worked to help prevent fraud to investors and corporations alike. She worked to expose corrupt auditors at Ernst and Young who were found to be altering and destroying documents. She was also heavily involved in protecting senior citizens from investment fraud. She worked diligently to help end insider trading and illegal stock manipulation.
Recently Helane joined Hall Capital investment company, one of the only investment companies in the United States that is operated by women. Pres. Sarah Stein, chief investment officer, Catherine Hall and managing director and chief compliance officer Morrison make up the trio that runs Hall Capital. As a team they put major emphasis on integrity and what is best for their clients. She is integral to ensuring that each and every investment that is recommended at Hall Capital is a solid and ethical one. As chief compliance officer Helane has established a team to examine all transactions recommended to clients. Every brokerage firm, financial advisor, mutual fund or other outside financial organization that does business with Hall Capital is scrutinized. Helane Morrison, known for her conviction and dedication to ethics, has started on the road to reestablishing individual investor confidence.
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Avoiding all the hassle that comes with paying rent is usually a top priority for many people. The real estate sector is one of the most profitable ventures to make owing to the fact that values are always on the rise. iFunding is helping ordinary people to make investments in the sector. This is done basing on a crowd-funding platform, where prospective owners pool their resources together, to enable them purchase property. The New York based firm has interests spread throughout the US. In addition, its operations in Asia are also experiencing fast growth.
The firm is a major player in the property market. It expedites debts and ideal equity fundraising for all types of property ranging from residential units to luxury condominiums. It provides an opportunity for qualified investors to invest in profitable real estate ventures. The minimal investment amount is 5,000 dollars. The company manages the property on the investors’ behalf and takes charge of any deals thereafter. It provides them with market insights about the ventures made. iFunding further outsources multi-project implementation funds. It also makes partnerships with family offices to co-sponsor investment opportunities for its individual members.
He had a pioneering idea about crowd funding to enable people from all walks of life own a piece of real estate. This is what Skelley said on Twitter led him to start iFunding. He wanted to provide an opportunity for investors to take part in seminars over the Internet, monitor any fundraising effort and therefore, make prudent investments. Skelley told interviewers he also envisioned a situation whereby the interests of potential investors could be protected and all campaigns blatantly reported. Skelley incorporated technology to make ventures in the sector simple. Distinct financiers can choose and make uninterrupted investments in pre-approved prime properties. All this is done on the firm’s website.
Prior to the formation of iFunding, Angel.co shows William worked in major corporations. These include General Electric, Olympus, Bain Capital and Rose Park Advisors, a hedge fund firm where he was a senior partner. Besides that, he has advised many upstarts on the best ways of raising funds for expansion. His areas of interest are fundraising from credible financers and family offices. He has been invited to many forums, where he speaks about real estate financing. As recognition for his massive contribution to property ownership, William was recently named among the future leaders of the real estate sector. This is an exclusive and prestigious mention, which shows how influential he is in the industry. iFunding also just landed a huge new employee, as William Skelley named Daniel Drew the new vice president.
Eve in this world of growing botox, lasers, and peels industries, there are still people that are opting for plastic surgery. For one thing, plastic surgery sand facelifts are ways for people to correct what they believe are flaws in their physical appearance. Also, they are also methods that people use in order to take care of any scars or disfigurements that they may have experienced in their lifetime. However, it is very possible to face complications from plastic surgery. For this reason, it is important that they find a plastic surgeon that is trustworthy and well respected in this practice.
One such plastic surgeon is Dr. Jennifer Walden. She is in fact considered one of the bets plastic surgeons in the industry. She resides in Dallas Texas where she stays with her family. She got her start in plastic surgery under the mentoring of Dr. Sherrell Aston. She was working in Manhattan. The office that she worked at was the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital. She has worked there under a fellowship and has stayed after the fellowship. Afterwards, she went to the Upper East Side of New York City and worked there for almost eight years. While in New York, she was involved in bringing back silicone breast implants through clinical trials.
Right now, Jennifer Walden owns Walden Cosmetic Surgery Center which is located in Austin Texas. She has returned to Austin Texas so that she could live in her home state and provide cosmetic surgery to residents in that area. This also allows her more time to spend with her family.
Jon Urbana is the head of business development for Ellipse USA, a biomedical company which creates solutions aimed at the dermatological market. He is also a graduate of Villanova University in 2005, where he was a star Lacrosse player. In 2004, Jon Urbana was named a lacrosse All-American and earned a spot on the CAA All-tournament team. His experience playing lacrosse at the university level molded him into a superior lacrosse coach, where he currently mentors young people looking to play the game at the collegiate level. His partner in the lacrosse camp is Lou Braun, another successful former collegiate player.
Jon Urbana is an avid traveler, and enjoys sharing photography on Twitter of the destinations which he travels to through video. Whenever he sees something interesting, he isn’t afraid to capture the moment and store it in a video. Recently, one video which details his photography can be found on Vimeo.
Seeking to spread the word about his philanthropic efforts supporting animals, Jon has created a video to raise money for the Denver animal shelter. This campaign was intended to raise awareness for the cause of orphaned cats.
Jon was inspired by his lacrosse campers to support the environment, and has created a video in support of EarthForce, which is a nonprofit based in Denver. The nonprofit is raising awareness for clean energy and energy independence.
To show his passion for animals, he has also made a video highlighting what it would be like to live from a different perspective, that of a golden retriever. Although the dog can’t talk, it shows his facial expressions and happiness in living in the world.
Aside from work and lacrosse, Jon Urbana is an active member of the local community. Jon Urbana was certified as a pilot by the FAA. He also supports philanthropic efforts to fundraise for local causes.