Leaving the Investment Decisions to the Professionals of CCMP Capital

Investing isn’t one of the most difficult things that people do in the world. In fact, investing is one of the things that many people like to deal with simply because they are able to generate a lot of wealth for themselves. The problem is that the amount of time and energy you spend trying to get up to speed on investing in general can be very taxing. Then, when you throw in all of the additional work and effort that comes with investing, it may just make sense to leave the big time investing to the professionals.

Learning Curve
The learning curve that any trade in itself takes can be a big one. When you consider the amount of time and knowledge you need to put into investments just to get up to speed on your first trade then you know how difficult it can be. When you then think about the fact that you are probably trying to live your life, have a social life, go to work daily, and then throw in the unexpected problems and stress, the question of what free time you have tends to rear its head. Instead of trying to go it all by yourself, wouldn’t it make more sense to partner with a team of professional investors that do this on a daily basis?

Understanding Strategy
Wall Street Journal said when you are attempting to be on the winning side of investing, you have to know that even a few seconds could be the difference between making a trade that is profitable, or making one that could potentially lose you money. There really isn’t time to sit around and ponder when it comes to making big trades involving your future and your potential retirement. That is the exact reason it is so important to be able to trust someone who is a financial expert and professional, but who also understands that timing is essential.

Professionalism and Courtesy
Finally, the most important thing to be aware of within the investments field is where relationships are and how best to cultivate those over the long haul. It might be no big deal to make a simple trade for a simple stock, but when it comes to putting your entire financial future and retirement on the line during turmoil, you need to be sure you can trust the person on the other end of the phone or the table. That’s exactly the reason that former President and CEO Stephen Murray CCMP Capital instilled the values of honesty, trust, and collaboration in CCMP Capital’s central focus of how they do business each and every day.

Selena Gomez Makes High School Chic Again

Selena Gomez always brings big style to her thin frame. This week she is attending Fashion Week in Paris and has brought with her an American high school staple, the jean miniskirt. Gomez made hers high fashion by mixing it with very adult pieces; including over-the-knee boots, a blazer, and a criss-cross V-neck bodysuit that is cut low enough to expose a belly button. At least we are guessing it goes that low as Gomez has the skirt sit high on her waist, which balances out exposed skin. The all business, not so much prep school, blazer touch is my favorite add.

Jean miniskirts will be filling shops this Spring season. Who What Wear lists the most admirable ones that will be available soon.

5 Must-have Denim Skirts for Spring 2016
1. The Vetements Denim Mini Skirt maintains the classic look by being reminiscent of a pair of jeans cut and resewn as a skirt.
2. The Topshop MOTO Raw High-Waisted Skirt updates your high school teacher’s jeans skirt by keeping the high-waist but cleaning the line around her hips and stomach, as well as leaving the hem unsewn.
3. The ASOS Denim Pencil Skirt With Step Hem in Mid Wash Blue takes a similar approach as Topshops’s jean skirt, but has more of an acid wash.
4. Saint Laurent’s Distressed Denim Mini Skirt brings a Downtown look with perfectly softened rubbings of the fabric, and it looks perfectly worn-in as though you have been wearing it since high school.
5. The A.P.C. Indigo Denim Miniskirt is the most updated of the choices with a black denim that has a sheen to it.

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How iFunding is Turning Tables in the Real Estate Scene

In the past, it was difficult to access investment opportunities. With the introduction of iFunding, it has become convenient to engage in equity fundraising for properties. These properties range from condominium estates, resorts and retail locations.

iFunding acts as the link between real estate developers and the investors. This implies that accredited investors can utilize this platform to shop for various investment opportunities. With as little as $5000, an individual can contribute and participate in the investment property of their choice.

Background information
LinkedIn shows William Skelley was the founder of the company. To be candid, many thought that this was going to be another sham but this was not the case. By then, there was no company doing real estate Crowd funding successfully. Due to this fact, Skelley had carry out some ground work of defining the industry and finding a solution to this problem.

It began with smaller fundraisers so that investors could get their money back in time. This concept proved legible and the information rapidly spread. Today, it is a thriving company which has done over $40 million worth of business. It has its headquarters in Manhattan with over 5,000 accredited investors signed up to date.

In order to become an investor, there are various benchmarks that come in play. Accredited investors should have been making an income of $200,000 for the past two years or have a million dollars in liquid assets.

Latest news
In 3rd February 2016, MarketWired shows that iFunding hired Daniel Drew as the vice president and the head of real estate. This followed after his demonstration of extensive experience and a proven track record of success. Among his responsibilities include expanding the organization’s business development and platform offerings for institutions and investors.

William Skelley

Early in his professional career, Skelley described in an intreview he used to run a boutique investment bank which endorsed various commercial projects. Some of the projects included hospitality properties and condominiums. Later on, he teamed up with Rose Park Advisors, a hedge fund, which later invested in a Crowdfunding platform known as CircleUP.

Today, Mr. Skelley is responsible for all business development activities at iFunding. He has been advising clients on transactions in excess of $2B across the capital structure. Nonetheless, he specializes in fundraising from accredited investors. Additionally, he is also a frequent speaker during industry events for talks about Crowdfunding and real estate finance.  Follow the iFunding Twitter for updates.

Squaw Valley Wins Incorporation Battle.

Lake Tahoe community has had a rough time for the past several years. The area has several resorts visited by tourists coming from all parts of the world. There are some small businesses opened to serve these resorts, and they mostly depend on these resorts for their survival always. One of the most visited resorts in this area is Squaw Valley, and the CEO in this resort is known as Andy Wirth.

For several years now, Andy Wirth and the whole community have had to endure the lack of rains. This drought affected the performance of the resorts, and to make matters worse, the small businesses depending on them had to close because they could not survive without the tourists. Most of the resorts had to close down too, and this led to the loss of important services the community receives from them.

The drought was not the only trouble facing this community. There was a lot of political tension in the area, giving the residents sleepless nights. Everybody needs a peaceful and tension free environment, but this was not possible for the community. Some individuals were advocating for the incorporation of Olympic Valley. This was also a big problem to the resorts too. Andy Wirth had to spend a lot of money just to ensure that these individuals did not succeed in their plans. According to Andy Wirth, the incorporation would result in very high taxes to the communities and the small businesses would not be able to bear it. The services offered to the community like road construction, and maintenance would also not be offered to the community.

This has however turned around in the New Year. The whole Tahoe area is celebrating the New Year in style. The area was lucky to get enough rain earlier than the expected time. The resorts opened than their normal time, forcing the small businesses also to open. According to Andy, this has been one of the toughest years, but he believes that things will change for the better in the New Year. The individuals who wanted Olympic Valley to be incorporated were defeated, and Andy Wirth managed to win the battle.

Andy Wirth is a popular skydiver. He has been playing this game for years, but he had a serious accident in the year 2013 that changed his life and career. He as lucky to survive, and after several months, he got healed. His recovery was however not easy. He started a charitable organization to help other players who survive these accidents to get back on their feet.

Source: the Reno-Gazette Journal

Slyce Shares Technical Highlights, Finance Updates And Other News

Slyce’s 2015 Report And Fourth Quarter Results

Yahoo Finance released a very important report on Slyce’s recent business updates. This report includes key financial information regarding Slyce’s business procedures, new relationships, investor information, updates to their technology, CEO statements and more information. This information is relevant to anyone interested in investing or doing business with this emerging leader in the visual search shopping industry.

Business Highlights For Slyce

In a quick recap of the Business Highlights of this Yahoo Finance report of Slyce, we can clearly see the new relationships that are being built between Slyce and major retailers in online shopping and offline retailers. Slyce has partnered with SHOES.COM, a major online shoe retailer in North America, as of the second week of August in 2015. In late August of 2015, Slyce gained a relationship with Neiman Marcus in order to offer their entire product line to users of the application. Other partnerships and agreements include those between Slyce and Carnvial Shoes, and between Slyce and Urban Outfitters. All of these partnerships allow users of Slyce’s application to use image recognition software from Slyce’s application to visual search through retailer’s product offerings.

Financing Updates For Slyce

Slyce made a major change in the 2015 to 2016 year in its financing options by switching from a traditional short term finance option to a more lucrative private investment strategy. The new lead investor of Slyce’s company claimed a subscription worth a total of $3.5 million units of Slyce’s company.

Technical Highlights From Slyce

Slyce has had several specific technological achievements that have revolutionized the visual search industry and made their company the preeminent visual search company on the market. Their new Universal Scanner feature was added in the middle of October of 2015, and it is now their core product. This feature lets the users that come to Slyce’s application to use an AI recognition software that recognizes any image captured, including physical products, barcodes and non-watermarked images.