Duda Melzer is a Brazilian business leader with a passion for the family. His companies of RBS Group and e.Bricks Digital are evidence of his belief system based success. Duda often credits his family as being the reason he’s successful and exhibits this in every step of the way. RBS Group has been around for well over half a decade and continues to succeed. A child of RBS Group is e.Bricks Digital. This company was founded shortly after Duda Melzer took over as the CEO of RBS Group. While RBS Group works with news and radio media, e.Bricks Digital focuses on online venture capital funding.
The opportunity e.Bricks Digital provides is a funding opportunity to establish already successful Brazilian businesses online. The companies must apply for funding, and if the criteria are met, the company will offer to fund for an equity position or similar arrangement with the company. This opportunity has made e.Bricks Digital nearly as popular as Globo and Google in Brazilian online media. Such success wasn’t only dumb luck; it was a long track record of hard work and successes of Duda Melzer. Being a graduate of the Pontifical Catholic Univerisity of Rio do Sol and Harvard University, Duda was clearly set out for success.
After graduating college, he maintained contacts at Harvard and has taken continuing education courses at the University. He’s also worked in the US as a financial analyst and led BoxTop Media. These efforts have not only led him to his current roles as a CEO but also prepared him for the new venture capital business. While taking business seriously, he incorporates his family every step of the way and still makes time for his children and charity work. His other passion includes sports, of which racing is his favorite. It’s no surprise that Duda Melzer is among one of the most recognized and celebrated entrepreneurs in Latin America. His family ties and business acumen certainly make him a notable figure anywhere on the map.
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George Soros, the renowned hedge fund manager cum billionaire and philanthropist, is known for his endless fights and activism around the world that put forward the concept called “open societies.” In many ways, he is considered to be a role model for people with his humanitarian works and as a self-made billionaire with no dirty or lobbied business. Soros is the founder of Soros Fund Management LLC with a net fortune of $25.2 Billion, and interestingly, he made charitable contributions worth $13 billion in the last three decades. Soros is anxious about the divisive policies various political leaders and, he opposes it in full fledge. This is the reason, he opposed President Donald Trump in 2016 Presidential election, and Soros also feels that many of the policies by Trump are unclear or not addressing the reality.
Soros born in the family of a non-practicing Jews in Hungary in 1930 and escaped the Holocaust during the Second World War. After the war, he and his family moved to England and continued his education by enrolling at London School of Economics. During the period, George Soros got the chance to read the books of Viennese philosopher Karl Popper, and through the works, he came to know about the concept of open societies. The concept has played a significant role in his activism and fights in the later part of his life, and Soros considers Popper as his “spiritual mentor.” An open society is framed on the concept of the welfare of all humankind, and it put forwards universal principles. Read this story about George at Politico.com.
The open societies are progressive and looking for nation or culture interests over the self-interest – contrary to closed societies. It also gives freedom to criticize the institutions and correct it through discussions, protests, action plans, etc. After completing the graduation, Soros started working with London-based brokerage firm called Singer and Friedlander. Later, he moved to New York and began working as a stock broker at the Wall Street. Soros also worked as an investment manager at Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder Inc., an investment bank. In the year 1969, he established Double Eagle Fund for the investment bank Bleichroeder with a capital of $4 million.
After four years, Soros set up his own hedge fund called Soros Fund Management. He made the firm grew exponentially in the market, and its value grew more than $1 billion by the year 1985. From 1979, Soros started focusing on his philanthropic activities and contributions and founded many open society foundations around the world based on the concepts of Popper. While his wealth surged over the years, his contributions too got a steep increase, and by the year 1993, Soros started spending at least $300 million a year for various philanthropic activities. Today, his open society foundations have the presence in at least 70 countries around the world. Read his profile at Business Insider.
Warren Buffett is famous for advocating that most people are better off in a passive fund that follows the S&P 500. He says every other method of investing for regular investors is too expensive and will have lesser returns. Recently, Tim Armour of Capital Group pointed out the flaws in what Buffett is saying.
Timothy Armour makes the argument that not all active funds charge high fees and trade too much. The key, he says, is to find a fund where the manager of it puts their own money. This is the best way to find a fund where the manager earns their keep and delivers superior returns. He also says that one huge problem with passive funds is that when the stock markets inevitably tank there’s nothing to protect it from going dramatically down in value just like the rest of the market. An active fund manager who is earning their keep will mitigate losses which can’t happen in a passive fund.
Read more about Timothy Armour on americanfunds.com
Timothy Armour has over 30 years of experience as an equity portfolio manager in the financial industry. He is now the Chief Executive Officer of Capital Group, which is one of the oldest investment firms in the world and is located in Los Angeles, California. After the former Capital Group Chairman of the Board, Jim Rothenberg, died, Timothy Armour was named Chairman of the Board of the company in July 2015. When accepting this new position, Armour said that he was mourning the loss of his colleague and friend and hoped to follow in his footsteps. Additionally, he recognized Rothenberg’s strong ability to meet the long-term interests of the company’s clients and employees. As the new Chairman, Timothy Armour said he would work to carry on this tradition and was proud to have been named.
Find more about Tim Armour: http://www.barrons.com/articles/winning-managers-weigh-in-1486794286