About Ziad

Mr. Ziad Abdelnour is a Lebanon-born American financier, private equity investor geopolitical expert regarding Middle East issues at large. He is President & CEO of “Blackhawk Partners”.. Founder & President of the “Financial Policy Council”. and President & Founder of the U.S Committee for a Free Lebanon. He had close ties to the US Neocon network, but was charged by the SEC, indicating that he fell out of favour. He agreed to a cease and desist order which banned him from the securities industry for 5 years. Reporting on this settlement, Dealbreaker magazine remarked that Abdelnour used to be a prominent “junk bond salesman during Michael Milken’s glory days… so he’s not bad all the time, whatever he’s up to these days.” In 2016, Richtopia ranked him as one of The 500 Most Influential CEOs.
Mr. Abdelnour worked as an investment banker at Drexel Burnham Lambert where he was a high yield bond trader under Michael Milken. Abdelnour is a regular speaker on TV and has written on wealth creation, physical commodities trading and Middle East geo-political analysis at industry conferences in USA.
Blackhawk Partners
In 2006, after a 22-year career on Wall Street he founded Blackhawk Partners, which appeared “geared towards high net worth individuals or entities, requiring a minimum investment ranging from $10 million to $100 million, and running in duration from one day to forty weeks.” For an eighteen month period beginning in September 2009 the firm offered in a web posting investments in prime bank instruments that were claimed to yield returns of as much as 600% without risk. Such remarkable offers (up to 100% in one day!) did not attract any investors but did attract the attention of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which began an investigation and subsequent lawsuit.
Security and Exchange Commision
On 7 May 2013, the SEC and Abdelnour reached an out of court settlement, amounting to a $25,000 fine and 5 year ban from the securities industry, after which he can reapply for permission to enter the business
Quotes
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Books:
In 2011 he wrote Economic Warfare: Secrets of Wealth Creation in the Age of Welfare Politics, arguing that governments should focus on wealth creation, not job creation.
Israel’s Invasion of Lebanon
“Syria, Lebanon, Israel The end justifies the means. I don’t care about how it’s done. The important thing is that it is done. I don’t rule out force. I’m not against force. If it’s an option, it will be an option… I have — we have — absolutely no problem with heavy US involvement in Lebanon. On an economic level, military level, political level, security level… whatever it is. Israel is the 51st state of the United States. Let Lebanon be the 52nd state. And if the Arabs don’t like it, tough luck.,”