Raffaele Riva, Polishing Financial Planning For Client Growth

Raffaele Riva’s initial involvement in the global financial services industry came after earning his undergraduate degree in Economics at the Catholic University of Sacred Heart in Milan Italy. He would later attend the same school, this time he studied to become a Certified Public Accountant. With degrees in hand, Raffaele Riva worked for several prominent organizations before solidifying his experience and education into full-time entrepreneurship. And in 2008, he established an international financial services firm, AUERA Multi-Family Office.

The office is actually multiple businesses operating under the same corporation, these include AUREA Consulenti Associati SA and BGB AUREA Limited. Raffaele Riva credits his love of reading and a lifelong curiosity and the wish to constantly strive for better results, as the keys to his success. Although AUERA is geared towards international markets for investments and financial planning, Raffaele Riva says what’s most important is to never lose sight of the clients’ best interests, which have to be at the forefront. Keeping in mind that the goal is to find investments that add genuine growth and increased their financial stability. Thereby, improving the overall quality of their lives.

When asked for the best advice to pass on other entrepreneurs, Raffaele Riva stated that every morning the first thing ask, how can make the lives of my clients better? And by better, he’s referring to going in-depth into “investment planning, wealth and asset management.” Finding ways to improve the financial portfolio of his clients. Raffaele Riva also suggested that entrepreneurs should stay up-to-date on current trends and explore all avenues related to learning. And be open to reading everything possible about developing strategies and emerging technology and follow relevant international business news. He regards satisfying the clients as the reason behind the expansion and organic growth of his businesses.

Proof That Following Your Passions Will Lead You To Success

An article from Weekly Opinion talks about the investment analyst Max Salk. Salk is an example of a person who has varied his interests instead of focusing on one specialty. The investment analyst also specializes in landscape photography as well.

The article discusses how now many millennials are not opting to go to college and instead are choosing different avenues for a career. The internet has opened many doors for people looking for a different type of career path. There has been debate on whether sticking to college and studying a traditional specialty is a good or bad thing anymore. Although, specializing in one thing is still a very significant thing in today’s world. The article mentions that we will always need people who specialize in fields of medicine and architecture. Those fields are an imperative part of our society as a whole.

A book that recently came out by David Epstein talks about how people that are generalists and have many different specialties often have the ability to make more creative decisions. Their several interests allow them the ability to better problem solve and create new ideas. 

Max Salk is a prime example of someone who decided to go with multiple interests and passions and accredits those to his success today. Salk is based in New York City and works as an investment analyst and a landscape photographer.

Salk majored in finance and history at the University of Illinois. It was in college that he developed a keen interest in investing and the stock market. The investment analyst also picked up photography while in the Netherlands his junior year of college.

After Max graduated, he landed his very first job in the finance and investment field. Three years later, the investment analyst now works as a Vice President at Blackstone, while also still pursuing his love for landscape photography. 

Max believes in following your passions to success. He explains that if you love what you are doing, then you will be willing to put a more natural effort into your work and it won’t feel like you are working. 

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Igor Cornelsen Is Always Exploring The World Of Stock Buying And Foreign Investing

Some people have looked at the world of investing and seen it as a world full of traps and only being for the elite who have deep knowledge of finance. Some may not like it due to all the fees that brokers and financial planners collect, or because the stock market can cause sudden reactions from investors. But investing is actually a vital component to building savings for future endeavors. That’s why Igor Cornelsen is actively working today to help investors understand the benefits of investing.

Igor Cornelsen is quite clear that while investing in stocks, bonds or mutual funds certainly takes risk on your part, it is not gambling. Good stock buyers go into it very certain of what their buying and are able to avoid impulsive decisions. Finding good stocks isn’t about just knowing which stocks are currently hot. Cornelsen says you need to find low priced stock that comes from a new and innovative company, but you should look closely at their corporate structure and make sure you’re buying into a stable company. You also need to avoid the temptation to buy the shares in just one company stock and spread your portfolio around to allocate your assets and readjust it as needed.

Igor Cornelsen became the financial expert he is today through years of experience in Brazil’s banks. He managed the portfolios of both domestic and international clients, and he became a major consultant for Brazil’s Finance and Economics government department. Today he’s retired and usually takes up blogging and tweeting about investments as purely a hobby. But he does encourage American investors to learn about what Brazil has to offer and consider investing in that country. It does take some familiarity with their securities trading laws, and you do need to pay attention to politics, but Cornelsen says it’s certainly worth it.

Papa John’s CEO Steve Ritchie Outlines Future Strategy For Pizza Company

As the new CEO of Papa John’s, Steve Ritchie is determined to stake out the differences between the pizza he is selling versus “all the others.” In a recent interview, Ritchie said a lot of people don’t know that Papa John’s is the only major pizza delivery service that never makes its pizza crust from frozen dough. It’s “fresh-raised” and baked right before delivery.

Steve Ritchie also wants millions of people to know that Papa John’s sauce is never made from tomato paste or tomato concentrate. Rather, this company sources vine-ripened tomatoes from California central valley farms that are fresh canned. That, along with six simple ingredients, makes for a vastly superior pizza taste and experience, he said.

Speaking of experience, Stevie Ritchie believes that building on customer experience with his firm will be a key to its long-term success. He said that customers want delicious pizza, but they also want their experience with the provider to be positive from the first point of contact to the last morsel is eaten.

To that end, Papa John’s is investing in technology like never before. It plans to have the most efficient ordering and delivery system in the industry. That includes super convenient online ordering via smartphone or home computer. Steve Ritchie said they have also bolstered their rewards program. He noted that Papa John’s was the first pizza delivery company to implement a rewards program.

Steve Ritchie has been with Papa John’s for 22 years. His first job was as a pizza delivery man for $6 an hour. In 10 years he worked his way up to owning his own franchise. He went on to be named the company’s Chief Operations Officer. Now as CEO he brings the experience of a man who knows the business from top to bottom.

Vijay Eswaran: QI Group’s Executive Chairman Inspires The Masses

The QI Group and the QI Group of companies is a multinational company that is involved in various types of businesses. Education, hospitality, retail, and financial services are only to name a few of the types of businesses the company is engaged in. Founded in 1998, QI Group is headquartered in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur with operations in over 30 countries. The company’s Co-Founder, Vijay Eswaran, currently serves as QI Group’s Executive Chairman.

Vijay Eswaran

Born in Malaysia, Mr. Eswaran worked a number of part-time jobs to fund his higher education pursuits. He later earned his degree in Socio-Economics and his Master of Business Administration degree from the London School of Economics and Southern Illinois University, respectively. During after his academic and life, Mr. Eswaran worked at various companies in North America and Southeast Asia as an information systems engineer while also being involved in multilevel marketing. Notably, he once worked for Systematics, a subsidiary of IBM.

Books

In the early 1980s, Mr. Eswaran traveled to several countries in Europe. As part of his travels, he visited an Italian monastery whose order was known for forbidding speech. Taking a “33-day vow of silence”, this experience later led him to write five inspirational books. These five books are “In the Sphere of Silence,” “In the Thinking Zone,” “18 Stepping Stones,” “On the Wings of Thought,” and “Two Minutes from the Abyss”. His most recent publication titled, “As I See It…” is a collection of Mr. Eswaran’s writings and speeches. It includes his personal thoughts and observations of the world.

YouTube

In a recent YouTube post dated May 8th of 2019, Mr. Eswaran talks about turning negative energy into “solutions” through perseverance. Titled “Never Stop Trying,” the video begins with Mr. Eswaran speaking to an audience. Microphone in hand, he says “we can choose every day to complain, till the cows come home. We can complain, and complain, and complain because, unfortunately, that’s what society has taught us to do. Or you can turn that energy into solutions.”

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Ara Chackerian Is Successful Entrepreneur.

Ara Chackerian has had a successful career as an entrepreneur. Indeed, he has been involved as an investor, philanthropist, entrepreneur and advisor. Ara Chackerian is very much an angel investor who has an eye for investing in companies that fit his ideals and more.

Once such company, Limonapa Teak SA is one such company that Ara Chackerian invested money in. Indeed, Chackerian was interested in making sure that Chackerian and many others would leave the earth in a much better place than Ara had found it, initially.

Chackerian believes in Limonapa Teak SA because they produce a teak wood that upholds things like sustainability. Ara Chackerian’s firm is located in a South American country like Nicaragua. The region is called Chinandega. Limonapa Teak SA produces almost one thousand acres of land that once had cattle grazing there. Chackerian is all about helping reduce the human footprint, no matter which part of the world it is in.

Ara Chackerian, along with many people in his type of industry, is searching for the right way to reduce harm to the environment. Indeed, the forestry industry, which has felt the deleterious effects of many deficient methods is in a need to focus on sustainability and ways to not destroy the earth.

These prior practices has been doing a lot of cutting and burning of farming environments. Because of this horrible devastation, especially in Latin America has moved Limonapa Teak SA and Ara Chackerian to focus on creating a cause that can create a location that is positive for workers, customers who appreciate Limonapa Teak SA for their contributions to the environment.

Regarding his education, Ara Chakarian went to Florida State University. He received his bachelor’s degree at FSU. Indeed, Ara has put his bachelor’s degree to excellent use over many years. And it has shown with his business acumen as well. Find out more about Ara Chackerian: https://chronicleweek.com/2018/06/ara-chackerian-behind-bliss-motherhood-lies-largely-undiagnosed-mental-health-issue/

THE ENTREPRENEUR- JOJO HEDAYA

BACKGROUND

Jojo Hedaya is the co-founder and CEO of Unroll me. He acquired a B.A in Philosophy, Business from the City University of New York Brooklyn College where he had studied from 2010-2012.

Jojo grew up in New York, but at some point in his life, he traveled to Yeshiva, Israel to study and it is here that he met his co-founder and friend, Rosenwald. When asked where the idea for the very innovative and successful company Unroll me came from, he explains it in a story stating that he and Rosenwald used to communicate via emails, but for some reason, the latter never got back to him.

This went on for a while, and when he finally confronted him about it, Rosenwald was really remorseful. His major complaint was that the emails somehow got jumbled up with the newsletters and ads and therefore he never had the time to sort through all that mess and get the important emails.

This, therefore, gave them the idea to form a solution to this problem and hence Unroll me was born. Jojo formed this when he was only 22, with very minimal entrepreneurial skills, as well as the required business acumen, but he did anyway and today it is a major success.

Jojo Hedaya is an entrepreneur who is passionate about what he does and when questioned, he states that his game plan involves mainly two arms, execution and simplicity.

He states that it is of fundamental importance for one to hire a highly skillful and talented team, a team made of individuals that know what they are doing, are good at it, and are passionate about it.

Jojo states that it is important to have a positive surrounding in the work area; an environment filled with nothing but positivity as well as fostering teamwork, and he does this and so much more, including the mentoring of the people he works with.

He is also a strong advocate for having an open mind, being open to the fact that one can learn in as much as they are also teaching others and this too is fundamental. He proceeded to make the wise business decision to sell the Unroll me company to the global company known as Slice, where he is working as Chief product and consumer officer, and this is good for him as it gives him time to grow more in as far as the business world is concerned as well as learning new skills.

Conclusion

Jojo Hedaya is clearly an inspiration to young people, showing them that one can be young and still very successful or rather can achieve anything at any age. He has done it so why not?

Max Salk Has A Penchant For Research

As an analyst, Max Salk needs to understand the present and he needs to understand the future. Some of the most interesting companies within the sector are companies within the technology sector such as Amazon, Netflix, Tesla, and a variety of others within the sector.

Now, many people might see a lot of value within the technology sector but it is necessary to know that individuals would also need to see the potential downsides as well. Investors may not see money flowing in terms of profits and would need to understand how the company would aim to be profitable in the future.

To understand a company, it is necessary to look at one of the leaders within the space.

Max Salk may look at a company like Amazon and analyze it in a rigorous manner.

See, Amazon is a very strange company. We know that it was a bookseller at first but now it sells everything. It purchased companies such as IMDB, and other companies early on, it purchased companies that had no real relevance to it at the time. Even now, some may be astounded by some of the companies that Amazon may buy, it seems irrelevant in the short term.

Amazon looks like it lacks cohesive strategy but investor interest would indicate that they trust Amazon to quite well in the short-term and in the long-term as well. One sees that Amazon is executing in a ruthless manner as well. Amazon looks like it is moving as fast as a cheetah when it is as big as an elephant. It is a fascinating company indeed.

For individuals to understand Amazon, people like Max Salk may dive into companies such as Walmart who were pioneers within the industry. The fact of the matter is that Walmart is a company that had a lot to do with vastly improving the retail landscape. One may even realize that Amazon stole a lot from the playbooks that Walmart was using to grow. It started with the Walmart playbook and then built on top of it and grew a significant amount from there.

People like Max Salk have to dive in a deep manner into companies like Amazon and Netflix to really understand how they will change the game.

Eric Lefkofsky’s Tempus Receives Considerable Investment

Tempus, co-founded by Eric Lefkofsky, is based in Chicago and is aiming to fight cancer by making it more efficient and personalized through cutting-edge data technology. The company recently was the recipient of $80 million by investors. This impressive amount that Tempus raised was by both existing and new investors to the company. Since 2015, the company has collected investments of $210 million including the $80 million they recently received. The company has earned the rare status of being a “unicorn” investment as it is currently valued at around $1.1 billion. This label is one that only a few startups based in Chicago have earned. With around 400 employees currently, they are expanding rapidly with around 30 more being added each month with the help of the investment.

Eric Lefkofsky is not new to investing and creating companies and is probably best known for co-founding the company Groupon. With the success he has achieved, Eric Lefkofsky is also dedicated to giving back through the Lefkofsky Foundation which he started with his wife. The Lefkofsky Foundation has helped over 50 organization since creation and has a strong focus on helping children around the world. Tempus itself is a part of the portfolio of Lightbank, a company Eric Lefkofsky also helped found. Lightbank is a venture capital firm also located in Chicago that invests in disruptive technology that has the potential to revolutionize their industry.

Tempus collects and organizes the medical data of patients in a way that will ensure patients receive the best treatment for their particular cancer and genetic makeup. The system will include DNA analysis for each patient by making it affordable which will not only help personalize cancer treatment but also help predict illnesses that the patients are genetically predisposed to. Quite possibly most impressively, it can discover patterns in treatments and patients that could help lead to cures. Eric Lefkofsky’s interest in fighting cancer does not end with Tempus. He has invested generous amounts of money through the Lefkofsky Foundation to various cancer-related charities, researchers, and treatment centers.