Investment Banking Offers A Unique Set of Banking Services

There are a variety of banking areas in the banking industry. As an industry, banking provides a wide array of banking services for people and businesses. However, no two banking areas are exactly the same. Each area in the banking industry has a specific purpose and tends to have a defined clientele.

Although every banking area is structured to handle certain banking needs and secondarily a certain type of customer, each banking area can assist customers that have financial needs that meet the criteria of the particular banking area. One area in the banking industry that covers a wide range of financial needs and has a broad customer base is investment banking.

As a banking area, investment banking provides a variety of services. One of the primary reasons for the ability to provide numerous financial services is the structure of investment banking. It has three areas. The three areas are sales and training, investment banking division, and asset management.

The three areas have different purposes and offer different services. Typically only larger investment banks contain all three investment banking areas. In most cases, smaller investment banks generally include only the investment banking division under the operational umbrella.

Regarding the investment banking division, the area has two sections. The sections are industries and products. Both sections are designed to give individuals and businesses advice about acquisitions, transactions, and mergers. Also, the sections can offer help concerning locating funding or providing funding for business transactions.

In the investment banking industry, there are many people who have made a name for themselves. One of the people who has made an impact in the industry is Martin Lustgarten. He is the founder and chief executive officer of Lustgarten Martin, which is an investment banking firm.

Martin Lustgarten oversees the day-to-day business operations of the company. The company serves a wide range of clients, and the company provides financial assistance such as securing funding for business deals, providing corporate financial advice, and assisting with public business transactions. Follow Martin Lustgarten on Twitter for more updates and information.

Online Reputation Management Company Status Labs Joins Forces With Mike Paul

Have you wondered how to change what people see when they search your name online? It’s the number one reason that people make or break ties with other people or other companies. It can be a major incentive for someone when they see what people are saying about a party on the web. People love to see that there is a favorable opinion about you or your company. Conversely, if there is anything negative about you or your company, that could be the end of your new relationship.

Solutions To Online Reputation Issues

The easiest and most comprehensive way to handle online reputation issues is to find a professional in the industry. I recommend Status Labs. They have recently combined forces with Mike Paul. There’s actually a great article about this new found relationship on You can read about what they have to say about each other. These are the top professionals in online reputation management. Mike Paul has been working in PR for over two decades. He has worked with huge companies, and he continues to work with companies like GM and The People’s Republic of China. Together, these professionals are changing the shape of online reputation management.

The Status Labs team works with clients in 35 countries to help people work on their online presence. The company is used to working with a variety of professionals in industries across the board. They have professionals working for their company that are well versed in search engine optimization and other online reputation management strategies. They are constantly linking their clients’ search results with the image that they want to appear on the web.

With Mike Paul on their board of advisors, Status Labs is gaining new ground in their industry. They were already making huge waves in terms of profitability and networking. Darius Fisher, president of Status Labs, has high hopes for their new relationship. They are focused on bringing an engaging and ethical approach to every client’s image. Online reputation management accounts for the majority of the positive business relationships. Status Labs is the best in their industry.

The Aedes Aegypti Mosquito Is Creating A Zika Virus Epidemic In Brazil According To Dr. Sergio Cortes

When the news got out that the Zika virus may be the cause of the birth defect known as microcephaly, Dr. Sergio Cortes and his team of doctors began an extension research project in order to develop a vaccine to prevent the spread of the illness. Dr. Cortes works for the Ministry of Health in Brazil. Cortes is the doctor in charge of the Ministry. The Zika virus isn’t a new disease, but it is new to Brazil. African nations have been dealing with the virus for the last 75 years. India has been reporting cases of the virus since the 1950s, and so Has Thailand.

The Zika cases in Africa and Asia didn’t result in an outbreak of microcephaly. In fact, countries that know about the virus say the symptoms, which are usually fever, headache rash and muscle ache, only last 3 to 7 days even in pregnant women. Those symptoms are the same symptoms reported by infected people in Brazil, but for some reason 404 cases of microcephaly have been reported in the Northeast area of Brazil. The Northeast is the same area where the Zika virus is spreading.

Dr. Cortes examine the mothers of the babies born with microcephaly and only 17 of them actually had the Zika virus. Dr. Cortes wrote about the Zika virus on his official website, and he thinks more research has to be done to determine the actual cause of the devastating birth defect. Babies born with microcephaly have small and unusual shaped heads, and most of them suffer brain damage. The lifespan of those babies is also cut short by the disease, according to Dr. Cortes.

There have been reports that the towns that reported the most Zika cases were towns where Pyriproxyfen, the chemical manufactured by Sumitomo Chemical, was used to eradicate the mosquito population. Pyriproxyfen changes the genetic process of the mosquitoes and the malformation that develops either kills or disables them. Brazil started using Pyriproxyfen in 2014 and that may explain why so many cases of microcephaly are being reported now. Dr. Cortes thinks more research has to be done to prove the theory that the chemical used to kill mosquitoes is responsible for so many microcephaly cases.

For more information about Dr. Cortes and the Zika Virus visit the Cortes LinkedIn page. Dr. Cortes also has a Facebook page. More information is available there. People also Tweet Dr. Cortes their Zika Virus questions.

Hedge Fund Investor George Soros Believes A China Driven Economic Meltdown Is Imminent

George Soros doesn’t mince words when he talks about the condition of the global economy. Soros says most of the BRICS emerging markets, Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa have been struggling for the past two years. India is the only member of that union that is still growing at a healthy rate economically speaking. Soros believes there is going to be a global crisis that will be reminiscent of the 2008 meltdown. In fact, Soros thinks this crisis could be worse than the one eight years ago.

Mr. George Soros is basing his prediction on the economic mayhem that is going on in China right now. Recently, Goldman Sachs, the investment bank, cut its forecast for the yuan. China currency is expected to depreciate against the dollar at a faster rate than their previous forecast. One dollar can buy about 6.6 now, but in 12 months that dollar will be able to buy 7.0 yuan. By the end of 2017, the dollar will buy 7.3 yuan, and that is why several hedge fund managers started to short the yuan against the dollar recently.

A weaker yuan means China will continue to suffer from a weak manufacturing base and a consumer base that has lost confidence in the government. Chinese investors are moving money out of the two Chinese stock markets at an accelerated rate even though the government has injected trillions into their markets to keep them stable. The Chinese government has also pumped trillions od dollars into the central bank to keep the value of their offshore and domestic yuan up, but economists believe the government won’t be able to reverse the damage that has been done. Mr. Soros thinks it will take at least three years and more money for China to convert their economy to a consumer-driven economy.

Investors in markets around the world reacted to the weak yuan and the news that China’s manufacturing sector is shrinking faster than expected by selling stocks and investing in safer investment vehicles like gold or silver. Every time there is a devaluation of the yuan, China’s economy gets a little weaker, according to Mr. Soros.

China’s central bank is manipulating the yuan, so hedge fund investors that are taking a short position against the yuan don’t reap the billions they expect to earn at China’s expense. But as Soros points out in a article, the Chinese can’t continue to spend the kind of money it will take to keep their currency in an overvalued position against the dollar.

The bottom line, according to Soros, is the global economy is going to feel the effects of China’s issues and markets around the world will experience a major selloff. Soros thinks all the signs are obvious and by the third quarter of 2016, most of the world will be in a recession.

Dr. Sergio Cortes – The Man who Lives for Medicine

Dr. Sergio Cortes is a Brazilian doctor who specializes in orthopedic surgery, and has over the years engraved indelibly, an impressive mark in the books of medicine. Dr. Cortes who is a qualified Hip Surgeon, is currently the Chief Medical Officer and Executive Director at Rede D’Or Sao Luiz. His expansive experience, passion and dedication earned him an appointment as the State Health Secretary in January 2007, a position he was in until December 2013.
During his tenure as State Health Secretary, Dr. Cortes, was actively involved in helping the community when disaster struck as evidenced during his visit to Xerem after floodswrecked havoc as published by Extra. His compassionate side, urged for donation of bottled water which he asked the locals to use for drinking and cooking as well for hygiene purposes with the aimof keepingwater infections at bay.
Dr. Cortes who is also surprisingly a tennis player, in 1993 participated in the Grand Slam,Event in the US Open. In the same year, he recorded his best win after defeating Magnus Larsson, world number one at the time.
Dr. Cortes who is quite passionate about helping the community at large has a well thought, informative website thatvery clearly gives medical expert advice in detail on most of the health concerns that affect a huge number of the population. In these articles, he talks about but not limited to the importance of physical exercises while giving examples, the myths and facts about diabetes prevention of osteoporosis. He goes on to talk about causes, symptoms and prevention of other medical conditions as well. All information is well put and very easy for anyone to read through and understand, enough for them to seek medical help where needed.

Dr. Cortes wide knowledge in medicine spans back to 1990 according to crunchbase where he worked as Doctor of the Brazilian Volley Male Adult for 10 years,while at the same time serving as OrthopedicDoctor-HipSurgeonfor 23 years, and thereafter serving as the General Director of National Institute of Traumatologyand Orthopedics where he served for over four years, before being appointed as the State Health Secretary.
You can follow Dr. Cortes on Twitter and on LinkedIn.