Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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 K 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
Join us in New York on May 23rd for a panel discussion on Emerging Markets.
This week the Financial Policy Council has its 2016 Summit in the Bahamas. Ziad K Abdelnour talks about Donald Trump and his following.
Ziad K. Abdelnour is a Wall Street Financier, Author, Philanthropist, Activist, Lobbyist, Oil & Gas Trader & President & CEO of Blackhawk Partners, Inc., Blackhawk Partners, Inc., is a private “family office”
As populations age, the base of taxpayers to support them must grow in proportion, or otherwise face huge obstacles to meet obligations. Unfortunately for most developed countries, this will not be the case and as a result already over indebted governments will need to incur more debt to pay for increased social obligations. We are at the early stages of this aging society process, so the problem will only get worse.
The above chart demonstrates the phenomenon of an aging population in Japan since the 1960s. Through the years as the population has aged, and birth rates have failed to keep up, the balance of older citizens to youth is becoming increasingly top heavy. Having fewer workers to support the aging Japanese population has had serious implications for Japans debt load, which has increased from just 70% of GDP in the early 1990s to 245% today, the world’s highest debt/GDP ratio.
When crowdfunding and marketplace lending came onto the scene there was little interest from Wall Street in these platforms that were mainly working with undesirable startups and sub-prime borrowers. A few years later crowdfunding has become a true contender, eclipsing angel investments and will soon overtake venture capital as the primary method for funding new businesses. And now, platform “crowd” finance is beginning to create large dents in both the emerging and growth equity fields.
This is a critical opportunity for savvy investment firms to use their existing brand to expand their reach toward new customer bases. Tapping into Main Street accredited investors that want to invest alongside institutional players and expanding access to deal flow. One such example of this expansion is Goldman Sachs’ entry into the online lending market.
On September 14th, the Financial Policy Council will host a private briefing with a panel of four crowdfunding experts who will discuss how Wall Street investment firms can strengthen market share and viability through crowdfunding. The speakers Georgia P. Quinn, D.J. Paul, Chris Tyrell, and Joy Schoffler each have unique backgrounds in various industries, but share a common, extensive understanding of the financial technology sector and the effect that crowdfunding will bring to the investment world. Ziad Abelnour, the founder and chairman of Financial Policy Council Inc., will moderate the panel.
Once overlooked entirely by institutional investors, crowdfunding has now become a solid contender in the financial world, eclipsing angel investments and eventually overtaking venture capital as the primary method for funding new businesses.
“Crowdfunding is revolutionizing the type of investors that participate and the way they access deals, as well as the companies raising capital,” said speaker Georgia P. Quinn, a securities attorney specializing in crowdfunding, and CEO of iDisclose, a web-based legal disclosure platform to help companies raise capital. “It is reducing costs of capital and increasing access to investments, which has major implications for both Wall Street and Main Street.”
One Up on Wall Street: My Favorite Way to Beat the Market – By Mark Skousen – Financial Policy Council.
Increasing Marketshare and Profitability through the Crowd—Bringing Main Street to Wall Street – Financial Policy Council
Topic: Increasing Marketshare and Profitability through the Crowd—Bringing Main Street to Wall Street