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Monday, 27 June 2016

New Event-The Perfect Storm in Healthcare is Here and What It Means for Investors

Register now and be part of the Big Bang shakeup of America's Healthcare system!
1. Broken Healthcare Systems (What is broken, why?)
2. The 3 Factors influencing the decline of healthcare
3. The rise of Medical Tourism
4. The 3 Factors driving the Perfect Storm in Healthcare

    What it means for your family
    How you can make money from it

Moderated by our Chairman, Ziad Abdelnour
    Wall Street Journal CEO Council Member, Chris Fey
    40 year Medical Practitioner, Dr. Lev Paukman
    35 year NY healthcare system developer, Adam Henick
    New York El Salvador Tourism / Economic Development Counselor, Marco Castro

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Thursday, 16 June 2016

Ziad abdelnour-Our Investment criteria and Interests for 2016 and beyond

Following my joining the board of Elate Partners, – a Chinese investment group backed by large institutional, strategic and wealthy individual investors from China – a lot of you have been asking me about the kind of deals Elate would be interested to invest in in partnership with Blackhawk.
Without further delays, here is the short list as per below
  •  Western Investment:
    • Hard asset-based deals that have “intrinsic values” of their own, for example mines, oil field, certain real estate;
    • Businesses with potential synergy with China;
    • Generally shy away from businesses that rely on services for revenue due to a lack of expertise
  • China Expansion:
  •  Technology-based and other businesses that could be transferred to China sometime in the future (regardless whether the US operation is kept intact or not);
Sector/Industry-Based Interests
  • Alternative energy: especially revenue-generating solar and wind farms; technologies that make solar and wind energy more efficient and cost-effective; battery and other energy storage technologies; energy harvesting;
  • Green technology: especially large-scale pollution measurement and reduction; energy efficient building technology; waste recovery/processing;
  • High-end manufacturing: especially those having to do with industry 4.0/smart manufacturing, robotics; high-tech automobile;
  • New materials: especially nanotechnology, graphene; advanced composite materials;
  • Life sciences, medical and biotechnology: especially late-stage new drugs; mobile health; senior care; non-invasive diagnostics; advanced medical equipment; cancer treatments;
  • Modern agriculture: especially food safety and traceability; IT/internet-integrated farming/transportation/distribution; organic and virus-free fertilizer; diet-friendly farming; “big health”; agriculture e-commerce;
Aerospace and defense: especially unmanned ariel vehicles (not subject to US export control); piston- and turboprop- general aircraft manufacturing; piston-, turboprop- and diesel general aircraft engine manufacturing; full avionics systems manufacturing; existing FAA and EASA type certificates; microwave communications devices and systems; military- and security-grade display technologies.

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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

ziad k abdelnour: Emerging Economies - Black Holes or Treasure Troves?

It is often said that there is no gain without risk. The greater the risk, the greater the potential gain; and the greater the potential gain, the greater the potential risk. Investors look to emerging economies because the potential for gain is great; but at the same time, the potential risk is great. Until just recently, the investment world looked to the BRICS group of emerging markets to produce much of the growth for the world economy, and these five emerging markets played every-increasing political roles in the world due to their growing economic clout.

A look at Brazil, the “B” of the BRICS group, gives rise to concern. President Dilma Roussef just lost an impeachment vote against her, and this shows just how far Brazil’s current government has fallen in recent years. Since she took office, President Roussef has faced a host of problems, many of which are the direct result of her and her party’s leadership. The largest of these problems is corruption, which has been the undoing of many regimes in Brazil. Now, the massive Petrobras scandal has destroyed the credibility of the government and, in particular, of President Roussef.

India and China continue to meet expectations, despite China’s recent slowdown and India’s struggle with internal divisions; and Russia continues to play a greater role in many of the leading political and security issues facing the world today, despite its recent economic woes. However, the woes of Brazil and South Africa show that they have undoubtedly failed live up to expectations on the political and economic fronts in recent years.

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Thursday, 2 June 2016

The Symbiosis of Institutional Investors and Activist Hedge Funds:Ziad K Abdelnour

Second quarter 2016 has waxed brutally for hedge funds in the realm of regulatory compliance. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has called on investigative authority over hedge funds such as RD Legal Capital LLC and Platinum Partners LP for full disclosure of investment vehicles and practices. Of late, Visium Asset Management has joined the growing list of hedge funds flagged for insider-trading. The Wall Street Journal recently cited SEC’s Director Andrew Ceresney as stating hedge fund “Valuation [to be] one of the core issues.”

As we pointed out in our prior article Hedge Fund Performance and Regulation hedge funds historically had greater leeway in choosing how to value and categorize the portfolio’s underlying investments, drawing on the Securities Act of 1933’s Regulation D safe harbor rules. We also stated that regulatory compliance dictates from the SEC should remain constant, and not increase as hedge funds are above all performance driven. 

There is deep reasoning behind support for hedge funds, especially activist hedge funds, in the investment world – reasoning that laymen may not understand, but which focuses on the benefits institutional investors derive from seemingly mutually exclusive activist hedge fund activity.

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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

New Financial Policy Council Event Freedom Fest - Ziad K Abdelnour

Join us in Las Vegas July 13th-16th for a 3-day power conference at Planet Hollywood with our friends from FreedomFest

Featuring our Chairman, Ziad Abdelnour with over 60 speakers including keynotes from:

Steve Forbes, Publisher Forbes Magazine
George Foreman, Former Heavyweight Champion of the World
Judge Andrew Napolitano, Senior Judicial Analyst, Fox News
Senator Rand Paul
Jennifer Grossman, CEO, Atlas Society
Brent Bozell, Founder and President, Media Research Center
Larry Elder, Author and Talk Show Host
Lisa Kennedy, Talk Show Host, Fox Business News
Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform
Stephen Moore, Chief Economist, Heritage Foundation

BONUS: Atlas Summit, July 11th - 13th, sponsored by The Atlas Society covering sessions on art, history, culture, politics, and the philosophy of freedom.

2 CONFERENCES for the PRICE of 1!

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Only $595 per person / $895 per couple
Students: $99 per person with password

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