Mike Bagguley, Barclay’s New Asset for the Investment Bank

Mike Bagguley also known as Michael Roy Andrew Bagguley attended the University of Warwick and received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in 1988. Mike Bagguley now holds the position of Cheif Operating Officer for Barclay’s Investment Bank located in London. A position he was promoted to from the head of the macro markets business. Bagguley is tasked with the position to accelerate and leverage the delivery of a strategy that was already in progress for the investment bank’s portfolio. Mike Baggulely has to effectively cut the bank’s cost and improve the bank’s profitability.

Mike Bagguley was also asked to help align infrastructure functions and help coordinate and deliver projects because of his extensive knowledge and background in overseeing the reduction in size and reshaping of the macro market business because it was unprofitable and attempt to streamline the operations. It included interest rates, credit, foreign exchange, and commodity products.

Mike Bagguley also helped turn around the third quarter account with macro markets which makes him a huge asset as the new Chief Operator Officer. He has proven to have great success on showing progress and quickly delivering to clients to improve current relationships as well as creating new business relationships.

Barclay’s goal is to cut back on trading activities so that they can put more focus on others areas, such as equities and advisory because they haven’t been as hurt by the regulation changes. Mike Bagguley is definitely the right guy to take on this position and task for Barclay to get the results they desire and beyond. Bagguley has a proven track record of cutting cost and increasing profits, while still delivering quickly.

I also visited Crunchbase to learn more about him. Mike Bagguley joined the company in 2001 and held senior positions in Tokyo, London, New York and Johannesburg which also makes him a valuable asset because of his experience and knowledge with the company and his diversity in the company gives him greater perspective.
https://www.euromoney.com/article/b12kj140h41gvw/foreign-exchange-barclays-fx-has-its-resolve-tested

Sahm Adrangi and St. Joe Company

Sahm Adrangi and Kerrisdale Capital claim that St. Joe Company (NYSE: JOE) is stuck in the swamp according to its recent report. St. Joe is a real estate development organization that has its central office near Panama City Beach on Florida. The company is valued at $1 billion which Adrangi claims it is too high of a valuation. Kerrisdale capital came up with a 28-page comprehensive report about St. Joe. In the report, Adrangi argues that the company is real value is 40% less the current stated amount. He gave many reasons behind his significantly low value of St. Joe stating that the company has overvalued land holdings. Moreover, Adrangi claims that the company has issues with its largest shareholder as well as stalled commercial development in the location.

St. Joe’s main agenda was to develop a planned ideal place for commercial business including a place for retirees in the Panama City Beach area. The company used a lot of money to purchase a big piece of land and has started developing and monetizing its beach properties. However, there are some of the places on the piece of land that has remained isolated with nothing going on and are not anywhere close to the beach.

According to the report that Sahm Adrangi produced, it shows that there has been minimal progress on the project since it began in the last ten years. He claims that the project that St. Joe had planned is highly publicized and the efforts required to change the organization into its current value are entirely unrealistic.

In addition to this, Sahm Adrangi believes that the company is overvalued because its major shareholder, the Fairholme Fund might have to liquidate some of its shares of the company based on the new SEC rules. According to Adrangi, only few trading days remaining in 2018 and those will not allow Fairholme to sell its shares without affecting St. Joe share price.

There has not been much commercial development around the area of St. Joe and the few brick and mortar stores around are shutting down at a high rate. Sahm Adrangi is the Founder and CIO of Kerrisdale capital.

https://www.crunchbase.com/person/sahm-adrangi

The Freedom Checks Program

The program and term Freedom Checks was first established by a senior analyst at Banyan Hill named Matt Badiali. At first, it looks and sounds like a government program. It’s not a government program at all, nor is it free money. It’s actually an investment strategy, uniquely designed to help investors increase their revenue. The project is a private program that, thanks to certain tax breaks, means companies don’t have to pay taxes on their investments. Read this article at Money Morning.

Freedom Checks is a much better retirement plan than a government Social Security check or a 401k plan. Most 401k plans don’t allow people to save enough to ensure a comfortable retirement. As for Social Security, most people who depend on that are on a “fixed income” and can barely afford to survive. This investment strategy could be a solution to those retirement struggles.

There’s no specific age requirement to be eligible to participate in this program. The amounts of the checks will vary, depending on individual investment amounts. The more a company invests, the more they can expect their checks to be worth. As a result, the payouts are much higher than a Social Security check. Read more at Agora News about Freedom Checks.

The reason for the tax breaks is that it’s actually a Master Limited Partnership or MLP. MLPs are able to avoid paying taxes provided they adhere to certain requirements. In the event that an investor wants to sell their shares, they’re able to do so based on capital tax rates that are less than the federal income tax rates. These investments are concentrated on income, and they typically bear high distribution turnouts. The fundamentals of MLP trading are similar to dividend stocks.

Freedom Checks will pay out over $34 billion over the next month. There are some requirements needed to qualify for the tax exemptions via Statute 26-F. Companies must gain at least 90% of their earnings through the production, shipping, storage and processing of natural resources. They are also required to distribute at least 90% of their revenue to their stakeholders. Companies can start investing in this program with as little as $10.

Qualifying investors can expect quarterly payouts, but some companies will issue them more frequently. Thousands of people in America will be receiving money from Freedom Checks, simply because they took the time to learn about and invest in this little-known program.

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