New Chairman Appointed at the Capital Group


Timothy Armour was selected by Capital Group to serve them as the chairman of the company on July 2015. He was among the leading candidates having a vast experience in investment for about 33 years. Capital Group commonly termed as the home of American funds is one the top best companies when it comes to fund management. Timothy got a paramount role in fighting against the rising index tracker funds among active fund managers.

Capital Group manages about $1.4 trillion in the form of assets and is determined to rebuild its market share which has fallen a little bit behind the upcoming passive fund managers. It is a tough challenge for Capital Group after the loss of Jim Rothenberg who died serving as the chairman.

Tim Armour being the chosen chairman, says that Jim was a great leader who made very purposeful decisions for the betterment of their clients, associates as well as investors. He added that even as they mourn his death, they should know that the strength of the company lies in the collective talents of all the stakeholders. And thus should work together to deliver their mission and continue their 84 years legacy of success and fulfillment of clients expectations.

Another management rearrangement included additions of responsibilities to the grandson of the company’s founder, Rob Lovelace. Recently Armour had the chance to make some decisions for the company such as lifting some of its secrecy operations and also dealing with the media. He has also previously served Mr Rothenberg as his deputy, and with other executives, they would support in-house research aimed at driving long-term benefits to specific types of active fund management. The company has considerably improved on its sales operations and is still relishing the resulting fruits of the improved long-term performance of some key funds such as the suite of the American Mutual Funds.

Related: Capital Group Board Elects Tim Armour as Chairman

Capital Group managed to receive new monies which are more compared to what other groups got within the first half of the year. This is according to information released by Lipper data where Vanguard led with an inflow of $127 billion and Capital Group drew with $17 billion.

Timothy Armour says that everyone should not always work towards some set or targeted returns when better opportunities are lying in the market. He believes that active managers can do better in the long run if they stop churning their portfolios and keep the charging fee as low as possible. Through advertising and carrying out research on active management as suggested by Timothy Armour, Capital Group has managed to turn their flows again.

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Brian Bonar is a Golden Entrepreneur in Restaurant Knowledge


Anyone who is anything in the world of finance is familiar with the name Brian Bonar. He is a finance mogul and has been well known in the business for many years. He worked for companies like IBM and the Dalrada Finance Corp. It was in San Diego that he opted to start his own career in the restaurant business.

In San Diego, Brian decided to begin a new area of his life. Brian decided that it was time that he make his dream come true. Brian opted to open a restaurant and called it Bellamy’s. This is the first endeavor in the business world that he has taken on. He understands how to make money and therefore knows that in order to make a profit immediately out of the gate, he must establish a high cost per plate ratio. Not many people think about how high to make the price right out the gate however Brian knew, if I set the cost high, less people come in which allows for the feeling to maintain intimate yet the food is so good that people will continue paying the high cost which makes him profitable immediately.

When Brian was a small boy, he always dreamed of being rich and famous. He knew at some point in his life, he wanted to be a business owner. For him to do this, he knew he had to work his way up from the bottom. He went on in school to take on the technical portion of business and graduated from the James Watt Technical College with his bachelors and went on to earn his master’s at Stafford University.

Brian held on to his passion for work and this led him down the path to operating his very own restaurant. He knew that he wanted to at some point make people happy and what a better way than to do that than to own and operate his own restaurant. He wanted to make an impact on people and this allowed him to do so.

Bellamy’s has been a huge success and will continue to be a success with Brian Bonar at the fore front of the business. Everything that he touches is golden and this is sure to be just another one of his golden business endeavors.

InnovaCare Health: Providing Affordable Healthcare Solutions From The Leadership of Rick Shinto


Dr. Rick Shinto is the President and Chief Executive Officer of InnovaCare Health. His twenty years of experience in medical facilities, both on the floor and in the office has given him a well-balanced background. Dr. Shinto has been in leadership positions in the medical field before. Previously he was the Chief Executive Officer Aveta Inc. and the Chief Medical Officer at NAMM California. His floor experience was a pulmonologist and internists while he was located in southern California. Before making the jump to InnovaCare, Rick Shinto was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award. This award demonstrates his ability to succeed thinking outside of the box and excelling in the service category. He was greatly honored to have received this acknowledgment.

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Penelope Kokkinides – CAO of InnovaCare
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Penelope Kokkinides is a key contributor to the success of InnovaCare Health. She has more than twenty years in the medical profession with specific expertise working with government programs, Medicare and Medicaid. Penelope worked at Aveta Inc. as the Chief Operating Office and the Vice President of Clinical Operations. Her specialties are developing clinical programs and health care facilities. Penelope Kokkinides is a proactive thinker. She has the desire to be prepared and understand the happenings of the industry that you work in. This has been a key to her success. She is team oriented and relies on her team to be there when she needs them and vice versa. Technology is critical in this current day and age with the ability to stay connected. As she travels daily this is important to stay in touch, knowing current events and be included in the office happenings. One question she always asks is “why”. A book that she recommends is “Start With Why” by Simon Sinek.

InnovaCare Health’s priority are their patients. They work diligently at creating plans that are long lasting and affordable. The health care business is very complex and Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides are helping to lead the way for the benefit of the patient. The innovative plans and pro-active thinking, understanding the industry trends works hand in hand with being successful. Also, InnovaCare Health provides up-to-date technology to ensure you are provided with quality health care.

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Out With Old, In With the New – Lip Balm


In the past lip balm has been considered medical product aimed at both men and women. Evolution of Smooth (EOS) has revolutionized the lip balm aisle which as been stagnant for years. Taking on the personal care persona really lifted the brand to the next level. Consumer research indicated that this product was primarily used by females. Women enjoy great packaging, that is attractive and appealing. The small tear drop design, coupled with the scents and flavors were perfect marketing, think fresh and fruity. The overall feeling that should be experienced when using EOS lip balm should be of pleasure and put a smile on your face. The ingredients are all organic and safe to use. Another plus when females are looking at it.

Sanjiv Mehra, a co-founder, and managing partner of EOS used a strategy not typical with most start-ups. Start small, perfect the product, brand, and distribution and look for fast growth after all that is completed. The founders were smart in how they started up the company. They have not sought out external investment using their own start-up funds. Evolution of Smooth was in this business for the long haul from the beginning. Having the foresight to purchase their own equipment and not relying on third party manufacturers. The early investment is a hit but in the long run, it protects them. Having the manufacturing in-house also protects trade secrets to producing the lip balm.

If you are looking for a quality lip balm for that special woman in your life, look no further. She will be thrilled you picked up so EOS for her. Visit evolutionofsmooth.com to see the complete list of EOS Products.

EOS products are also sold on Target and via http://www.ulta.com/brand/eos.

 

Marketing To Consumers With Gooee IoT


In the past, marketing initiatives have been built to come as close to the consumer in as real time as possible. Marketing winter snow tires on the radio to reach people in their cars around the time of the first snow fall or just before. Sending out promo flyers for thanksgiving hams two weeks before Christmas in the mail.

Then, click marketing and cookies begin to track consumers on the internet, keeping records of their shopping bags and advertising the item on the screens when they navigate away from the page, keeping tabs on what they buy and keeping their minds on it. Although an idea, maybe not the most effective or usable for the consumer.

Now making it’s way into stores are Gooee IoT smart lights, which may be so much better for consumers and advertisers alike. Smart lights are able to detect light at the same level as the human eye, being able to detect where humans are in the stores. The smart sockets can communicate with smart phones, smart watches, and other devices so advertisers can send customers coupons and rebates in real time, as they are looking at the product itself. This is bound to make shopping a breeze for many customers and can save them a lot of money. It is also good for advertisers as it will be more appealing to consumers to try new products in the moment and get quick feedback, providing them with easier and more efficient market research.

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Josh Verne’s Take on Succeeding in Business and Life


Main Points

 

 

It’s Better to be a Leader than a Boss

 

 

In management, there are two kinds of people: a leader and a boss. Bosses use their position to meet their personal goals and are more interested in what serves their best interest. Furthermore, bosses do not command respect they demand respect. On the other hand, leaders command respect by putting their people before themselves. Leaders use the respect they have earned to meet the goals that they have set together with their team. If you put the interests of others first and act by example, you and your followers will be able to accomplish anything you want.

 

 

Aim for Win-Win Situations

 

 

Do not settle for a plan that has a win-lose outcome. Strive for a win-win outcome. Aim to achieve a win for all stakeholders- you, your clients, your employees, and your society. The moment you refrain from accepting win-lose situations, you will find the best solution every time you are dealing with a surprising issue or new client. This mentality will boost your business, team, and reputation to great heights.

 

 

Listen More than You Speak

 

 

The reason you have one mouth and two years is for you to apply them in that specific proportion. When you speak less, your words have more power and your appearance is more authoritative, and your audience is more eager to listen to you.

 

 

Maintain Balance in Your Life

 

 

Life is all about balance. No money in the world can buy you health or a loving family. Conversely, a loving family and good health cannot compensate for money. To maintain balance in life you must spend the same amount of time at work, at home with your family, and on your health. Ensure you advance all areas of your life and improve equal bits of your wealth, health, personal growth, and relationships.

 

 

Find Your Passion

 

 

The key to success is to find your passion. Although there are many passionate people who are not successful, very few people succeed without passion. Determine what ignites a fire in you and gives you a reason to rise up every morning. Look for something that makes you sacrifice the exciting things in life. Without a passion, your life will be full of monotony and boring drudgery.

 

 

About Josh Verne

 

 

After graduating from high school in 1995, Mr. Josh Verne was incorporated into his family’s furniture distribution business. Mr. Verne worked his way up the ranks and initiated various strategic moves that established Workpays as a leader in furniture distribution.

 

 

Former Atlanta Hawks Owners Sued AIG Insurance For Operating In Bad Faith


Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment LLC and its controlling partner, Bruce Levenson, recently filed a breach contract lawsuit against New Hampshire’s AIG insurance company. The former owners of the Atlanta Hawks NBA franchise accuse the insurer of failing to acknowledge and pay claims made before the sale of the NBA franchise by the club’s former manager Danny Ferry. They also accuse the insurer of operating in bad faith. Nonetheless, though the case involves the Hawks, it doesn’t affect the current management.

AHBE’s complaint

According to court documents, the insurer’s policy on AHBE covered losses relating to employment practices including workplace torts and wrongful termination. AHBE, therefore, claims that it made it clear to the insurer that such claims had been exerted against them by their former manager Ferry. However, the insurer refused to acknowledge the claim or the fact that the insurance policy with Hawks had been triggered.

These documents further allege that the insurer ignored the obligation to pay and recognize that Mr. Ferry’s claim had triggered the policy. The insurer also steadfastly refused to participate in defending these claims without reasonable justification and in total bad faith. AHBE and Levenson thus seek a 50% penalty on the unpaid losses as well as payment of attorney’s fees and costs.

About Bruce Levenson

Bruce is a renowned businessman with interests in entertainment, especially media and sports enterprises. He is the former owner co-owner and controlling partner if the Atlanta Hawks LLC that owned and operated the Atlanta Hawks Basketball and team as well as the Georgian Phillips Arena.

Levenson is also the co-founder of the United Communications Group (UCG), a business information company specializing in data research and analysis for the healthcare, energy and banking industries. Levenson also sits on the board of several other companies such as the TechTarget. He also serves in several philanthropic organizations (see: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/undergrads-and-graduate-students-mastering-philanthropy-300038081.html) such as the Community Foundation of Washington

For more information, visit brucelevenson.com and Wikipedia.org.

Bob Reina: In It For The People


Someone like Bob Reina is the type of person that does things for the right reasons and for unselfish reasons. He is not someone that is going to do something because it is going to get his name in the paper, further his career, or make more money. While he does run a business and a business needs to be successful, that is not at the center of why he does what he does in his line of work. As CEO and founder of Talk Fusion, he wants to have a real impact on people and their way of life. That is what is important to him and that is what matters. When he is doing that right, he feels like he is doing his job.

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He has talked about having great success and how with that, there is responsibility. There is a responsibility to do the right thing and treat people the right way. After all, people are what make any business go. It does not matter if it is treating the employees right or treating the clients right. They must be treated with the utmost respect and they must be heard when they have something to say. That is why he is offering 30-day free trials for new customers.

 

A lot of people have heard about Talk Fusion, but maybe they are a little too scared to use it or they feel as though it might not be for them. When they get a taste of Talk Fusion, they will find out right away that it is for them and it is going to change the way they look at their life and their business with video newsletters, video emails, video conferences, and video chats. They have recently updated the video chat to make it better than ever. That is what is on his mind right now and they have really made some vast improvements with it, which the customers are raving about all of the time now.

 

This is in addition to all of the great charity work that Bob Reina does such as helping out the Tampa Bay Humane Society.