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Articles tagged: Investing

A Few Minutes With … Bruce Walker

Bruce Walker joined Stack’s Bowers Galleries, a firm engaged in the sale and auction of rare coins and currency, in early 2015 as a World Numismatist and Cataloger. He has collected world gold coins by Friedberg catalog number since his mid-20s.

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A Few Minutes With … Sharestates’ CEO Allen Shayanfekr

Allen Shayanfekr is the CEO and Founder of online real estate investment platform Sharestates. In a little more than a year, Sharestates announced this month, the company has crossed the $100 million mark in loans originated.

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Investing in Water: A Review of Outstanding Books

While global water supply has remained constant over millions of years, the demand has increased six-fold just in the last century. The rate of demand is increasing roughly double the rate of population growth due to irrigation, mining, manufacturing, and other industrial uses as well as household and commercial consumption. Today 40 percent of the people on earth live in water-scarce conditions—that will grow to 60 percent by 2025.

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A Few Minutes With…Sandy Chaikin, Co-Founder of Chaikin Analytics

Sandy Chaikin is Co-Founder of Chaikin Analytics, a ground-breaking desktop and mobile stock research and analysis platform. With no prior experience, Sandy started investing in 2012 with Chaikin Analytics and built a portfolio that has consistently outperformed the S&P 500 and most money managers. She spotted the two best-performing stocks of 2014 and bought at the right time – both stocks rose over 125% during that year. Sandy is living proof that you don’t have to be a financial expert to pick winning stocks.

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Equity Crowdfunding Performance Review: Billions for Startups, But What about Returns for Investors?

There is no lack of statistics about how much capital has been raised, and how those dollar amounts have increased year over year, in the new asset class called securities crowdfunding. The statistics about investor returns have been much less forthcoming, partly because securities crowdfunding is only a few years old, but also because investor returns are not as “transparent” as offerings and sales on funding platforms.

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A Few Minutes With…Holland & Knight Partner Robert Labate

The AIMkts editors recently caught up with Holland & Knight partner Robert Labate, co-chair of Holland & Knight’s Sports and Entertainment practice. Robert represents entertainment, media and advertising clients across the country that produce, license, acquire, use and invest in film, television, theater, music and digital content for worldwide distribution. Holland & Knight has a global presence – with 21 offices across the U.S. as well as Bogotá and Mexico City – and provides legal services in almost every aspect of intellectual property, business, real estate, governmental law and litigation.

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A Few Minutes With…Kate Westfall, Senior Director of Content, Global AgInvesting & Event Director, GAI AgTech Week

Shortly after the financial crisis in 2009, investors were beginning to turn to real assets for portfolio stability. HighQuest Partners, a strategy consulting firm in the global food, agribusiness and biofuels sectors, began receiving many requests from institutional investors for help to understand the agricultural asset class. This influx of interest encouraged the firm to produce the first-ever Global AgInvesting conference in New York, which attracted about 150 people in its first year.

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A Few Minutes With… Sam Hodges, Co-Founder and U.S. Managing Director of Funding Circle

Funding Circle is the leading global marketplace for small business loans. We connect creditworthy small businesses who want to borrow with accredited investors and institutions who want to lend. Using technology to cut out the middleman, we can connect supply directly with demand for a fraction of the cost, creating a transparent marketplace that gives small businesses access to fast and affordable financing and investors the opportunity to invest in a new fixed income product. Since launching in 2010, Funding Circle has helped 35,000 investors lend almost $1 billion to 8,000 small businesses globally.

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A Few Minutes with…Jorge Newbery, CEO of American Homeowner Preservation

American Homeowner Preservation is a platform that not only provides a means for accredited investors to earn a respectable return on their money through investing in local real estate, but also provides homeowners sustainable solutions to be able to keep their homes. AIMkts recently sat down with Founder and CEO Jorge Newbery to find out how it works.

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A Few Minutes with…Henry Ward, CEO of eShares

eShares issues electronic shares for private companies and then acts as the registration agent for those companies. To use the service, a company sets up an account and designates certain people who can issue and sign certificates. eShares then manages the workflow of getting existing shares entered into the system.

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