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Guilherme Paulus: Touring Genius


Brazil is best known for its beautiful beaches and festive celebrations. Every year, millions of tourists flock to Brazil to experience a party atmosphere combined with luxury relaxation. Catering to those millions of tourists is CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens, a tour operating company founded by Guilherme Paulus.

When Guilherme Paulus was 24, he partnered with a local politician and co-founded CVC. After his partner dropped out of the firm, Paulus took over and started running things his way. Now CVC is the largest tour operator in Latin America, and Guilherme Paulus continues growing it every day.

As the company grew in popularity, a global private equity firm bought into the company for $420 million. The Carlyle Group purchased 63.6 percent of CVC in preparation for an expansion. The company, founded in 1972, is now a part of a much larger tourism network. Read more about Guilherme Paulus at Terra.

Before Carlyle bought into CVC, Paulus founded another company overseeing hotels and resorts. The GJP Hotels and Resorts have control over 15 different complexes in Brazil. When it was announced that Brazil would be hosting the 2014 World Soccer Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics, GJP began placing bids to build and maintain the hotels to support such massive tourism.

Since selling part of his company to the Carlyle Group, CVC has grown even bigger. The company was already the most successful and largest tour operator in Latin America, but Paulus wanted more international investments. With Carlyle at his side, CVC began generating R$5.2 billion a year.

Paulus also wanted to take his company in a different direction. Currently, there are CVC stores in over 400 malls in Brazil. As part of his strategy to internationalize, he began opening stores in smaller communities, cities with less than 60,000 residents.

Thanks to his brilliant leadership and marketing strategies, he was listed as one of 2017’s entrepreneurs of the year. He was on the cover of Isto e Dinheiro, a Brazilian magazine. The magazine listed him among the Brazilians who overcame pessimism.

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Brazil’s Impressive Hotel Magnate Guilherme Paulus

Guilherme Paulus is the latest Brazilian billionaire in Forbes’ list. In 1972, at only 24 years of age, he cofounded CVC Brasil Operadora e Agencia de Viagens S. A., a Brazil-based tour operator. His partner was a Brazilian politician who withdrew four years later.

Nonetheless, Guilherme Paulus steered CVC to greater success. Today, CVC is one of Latin America’s largest tour operators processing over 2.5 million passengers annually, has 8,000 travel agents, and 700 agency offices. Paulus’ innovative bend spurred the impressive growth of CVC. For instance, he pioneered the chartering of international flights while parceling out the prices of airfares. Prior to the 2014 World Cup, GJP actively bid to build and maintain hotels close to Brazil’s airports. Read this article by Guilherme Paulus at Forbes.

In 2009, Guilherme Paulus sold 63.6% of his shares to the Carlyle Group. Besides the CVC, he founded GJP Hotels & Resorts in 2005. At that time each of these holdings had unique names, meaning they had not been incorporated as a group. However, restructuring turned the GJP Hotels & Resorts into the GJP Network Group. This resulted in the creation of three signature flagships: the Wish for its five-star hotels, Prodigy for its four-star hotels, and Linx for the group’s budget rate hotels.

His tour operating company provides services such as resorts, ship cruises, and airline travel. Other services include organizing, planning, and resource allocation. Though most of its clients are found in Brazil, the company posts impressive growth returns and revenues. In its 2017 quarterly report, GJP Hotels & Resorts posted revenue of $385 million and a net income of $81.5 million an increase of 21.17% over 2016. What’s more, it had total annual revenues of $1,185.1 billion and a net income of $223.9 million. This equates to a profit of 18.89%.

Guilherme Paulus began his career as an intern with IBM before the age of 20. Consequently, his activities with CVC helped Paulus join the Forbes list of Brazilian billionaires. In addition, Brazil’s president appointed Guilherme Paulus as a member of the country’s tourism board. Also, his company is affiliated to two boards namely Marilia Artimonte Rocca and Luis Eduardo Falco Pires Correa. Learn more: https://www.forbes.com/profile/guilherme-paulus/

 

Flavio Maluf Reports A Decline In Agriculture GDP In 2018 For Brazil

FThe Brazillian Institute of Geography and Statistics reports that the economy of Brazil experienced an increase of .4 percent for the first quarter of 2018. This, Flavio Maluf says is compared to a snapshot of the economy taken over the last quarter of 2017.

Maluf, who is the president of Eucatex, goes on to explain that the growth, when compared to the first quarter of last year, is a full 1.2 percent and says that the engine that is driving this growth is the country’s agriculture sector. Despite this fact when examining the agriculture industry independently it becomes apparent that the start of the year has not been as productive for the industry as it was a year ago. Read more about Flavio at terra.com

The second quarter for the sector was also negatively affected by a strike on the part of truck drivers that began on May 21. Flavio Maluf explains that this action on the part of truck drivers has been impactful due to the fact that approximately one-fifth of the nation’s sugarcane harvest and one-third of the maize harvest takes place over the second quarter of the year.

Maluf explains the inability of these, and other products to circulate reaches further into the Brazillian economy than just the produce and trade sectors. The production of feed for animals has also been impacted which is expected to result in a lowered production of meat. Also, 61 percent of the nation’s coffee reaches harvest by the second quarter and this industry is suffering due to the trucker’s strike.

On the positive side of things, Maluf explains that the production of soybean, which is harvested mostly in the first quarter of the year, reached record numbers in 2018 at 119 tons.

Flavio Maluf concludes that the growth of Brazil’s gross national product that was experienced in the first quarter by way of increases seen with soybean was mostly eroded away by the losses that the agriculture sector endured with Maize. Maluf points out that this decline in the GDP had been predicted already. This is because the rise in the GDP between 2016 and 2017 was unusually high. Visit: https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fl%C3%A1vio_Maluf

Ian King On How Cryptocorns Are Doing Wonders For Investors


The cryptocurrency industry has done wonders for investors. According to expert investor Ian King, the arrival of the cryptocorns is particularly impacting the way people invest their money.

You see, says Ian King, in the investing world, there is something that is known as the unicorn phenomena. In other words, this refers to companies that have made a lot of money and have risen in evaluation from nothing to over a billion dollars. This used to be very rare, but it is now more common, especially after the dotcom boom and the rise of many tech companies. For example, Facebook, Uber, and Airbnb are all companies that have achieved the status of unicorn simply by using technology. Read more at Release Fact.

However, the problem with these companies, says Ian King, is that the average investor had zero access to them when they were first introduced. In other words, only a few people with connections or with a lot of money were able to invest in these companies at the beginning, while others had to wait until later on. These companies did not offer the average person the ability to get rich quickly.

However, with the cryptocorns, it is a bit different. After all, anyone can invest in an ICO right from the start. There are many ICOs starting up at all times, and they are all open to the public, unlike the IPOs of many of the big tech companies. In other words, if you want, you can go researching and find a good ICO to join and then see how much money you can make. Of course, there is no guarantee that you will make any money, but the reality is that they are a lot more accessible to the average Joe than the major companies in the stock markets ever were.

Finally, make sure to do your research before you join any ICO, says Ian King. You have to take a good look into who the promoters are, what their plans are and if they have any plans in the first place. You should never join some random ICO without doing your research beforehand. Visit: https://cryptoprofitsummit.com/my-private-conversation-with-crypto-expert-ian-king/

 

Felipe Montoro Jen’s Report on the IDB Governors Meeting

Felipe Montoro Jens is an expert in infrastructural projects who compiled a report of a special governors’ meeting that discussed the rise of private Brazilian investments. The conference emphasized the importance of developing mechanisms of increasing financial guarantees while all at once leveraging the infrastructural projects run by the private companies in Latin America. Mr. Felipe Montotro suggests that the Inter American Development Bank (IDB) should foster studies that focus on the development of more effective solutions for risk management. Visit consultasocio.com to learn more.

Felipe’s view is seconded by Minister Oliviera who asserts that the need for private investments in this region is necessary to align with the industry 4.0 revolution that is underway. Although the primary challenge was the construction of roads and provision of sanitized water, it is also imperative to invest infrastructure that would drive the region towards the fourth industrial revolution. Felipe reports that Latin America faces the challenge of converging its modern infrastructure, and enhancing the connectivity between countries. The IDB has implemented a new set of social demands that have enabled it to reinforce policies like gender equality and environmental sustainability. In turn, the adoption of the social demands has increased the rate of project execution.

According to Felipe’s report, the actions of the Brazilian Government that concern the financing of infrastructural developments are in line with the best practices used by other countries in the region. They are also aligned with the guidelines and practices of the IDB, and the various multilateral agencies that Brazil engages with. Felipe Montoro Jens concludes his report by providing figures showing the expenditure IDB in Brazil and the Latin American region. He reports that the last couple of years have seen the development of at least 1,000 projects worth $360 billion.

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Flavio Maluf; Giving Hope to Brazilian Entrepreneurs

For many people, it is a challenge to run a business with the high tax load forced on them. Flavio Maluf, however, encourages these companies by suggesting tax incentives as a way to lighten this burden.

Background information

Born in 1961, Flavio Maluf is the son of a politician and successful businessman. Despite growing up in a family of wealth, he has managed to create his empire and build upon his wealth. Maluf attributes his success to not just hard work but also superior business skills.

Establishing a Career

Eucatex was an idea conceived by Maluf’s great-grandfather Salim. He owned one of the biggest sawmills in Latin America. He founded it in 1940. Eucatex was derived from Eucalyptus which is what is used to manufacture slabs for furniture and civil construction products. His uncle and father chose to use the sawmill forests to start a wood fiber lining industry in the 60’s. Learn more at mundodomarketing.com about Flavio Maluf

Roles

Flavio Maluf chairs the Board of Executive Officers at Eucatex. He is the Vice President of the Board at Eucatex S.A Industria e Comercio. Mr. Flavio is also the Vice Chief Executive Officer of Eucatex Trading e Engenharia and the Chief Executive Officer of Eucatex S.A QuÍmica e Mineral.

About Tax Incentives

Fiscal Incentive Laws propose to provide businesses the opportunity to channel part of the money they pay in taxes to programs contemplated by these legislations. They may be cultural, economic, social, health programs, technological or scientific research. The money, therefore, benefits the community instead of going straight to the government. The objective is to boost the social and economic development of the nation.

Additional Information

Nevertheless, this does not mean the companies will not give full taxes, they will, but the funds will be spent more appropriately. Flavio emphasizes that the key advantage of tax incentives is to enable the business gain a positive appearance by identifying its name with a cultural, social or sports project.

The Overview

With that said, each state and municipality has different fiscal and incentive programs. They can be either municipal, state or federal. Also, the company must tax based on actual profit in order to gain from tax incentives.

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Ian King offers insight on wealth protection strategies that Wall Street won’t tell you.

Seasoned investors, who have been in the industry for years will tell you that investing is not a walk in the park. Every investor knows that information is key and having access to the correct information is paramount. Wall Street and the mainstream media will only offer a glimpse of the larger picture in investing and one will have to pay some hefty fees for the soft beat information. Today most investors who have realized that they are being short-changed in terms of getting solid investment strategies have turned to experts like Ian King of Banyan Hill Publishing.

Ian King is a senior editor at Banyan, a leading publisher on investment matters. Banyan has a readership audience of more than 40,000 who bank on their advice on investment, such as investing in, stocks, natural resources, distressed debts and capital investments. He is a senior analyst and editor at Banyan and has gained experience working as an investment analyst for more than twenty years. Follow Ian on Twitter.

According to Ian King, the market has begun showing signs of volatility after years of stability and reliability. This has prompted many investors to begin speculating that a financial storm may be on the onset. This is informed by the historic financial downfalls that have happened in the past, triggering investors to foresee an incoming collapse in today’s market.

Ian King, who is a cryptocurrency trader and a former successful hedge fund manager, says that there are many options for investors to shield their investments in case a financial crisis hits the market. He presents investors with two options that will see them through a financial storm. The first option is relying on a financial adviser who will guide you on ways to shelter your investment portfolios’. As an investor, you will benefit from their expertise, knowledge, and experience of the market but this will come with quite heavy fees and commissions. The other option is taking the time to study the market and develop your own strategies. This is a process Ian says that it takes a lot of time and dedication, especially if you have another job that is your source of income.

Ian King, a trader himself, admits that the two options are not as friendly. He points out that at Banyan; they offer alternative solutions for protecting and growing your investments. According to Ian King Banyan has a large pool of combined knowledge from a number of experts. He advises investors to follow the strategies that the experts at Banyan offer and they will achieve better results. This is because they offer creative and different ways of wealth protection and creation, which Wall Street and other mainstream financial institutions don’t offer.

More about Ian King

In his long career, King has worked at different places including Salomon Brothers’ and Citigroup. He also worked as a hedge fund manager at Peahi Capital before moving to Banyan where he is the editor of the acclaimed Crypto Profit Trader Service. King attended where he attained his BS in Psychology. Read more: http://www.talkmarkets.com/contributor/Ian-King/

 

Felipe Montoro Jens Reports On IDB Meeting

Felipe Montoro Jens had the privilege of covering a meeting held in Mendoza, Argentina for the Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) which met to discuss the importance of private investments for Brazil and the effects it could have on its infrastructure projects. Dyogo Oliveira, Minister of Planning, Development, and Management, defended his belief in private investments and stressed the importance of increasing private investments for the benefit of Brazil’s infrastructure projects. Dyogo Oliveira stressed creating financial guarantee mechanisms to leverage the private investments from other countries which could then be funnelled toward infrastructure projects in Brazil and Latin America.

Oliveira has submitted a proposal calling for studies to find solutions to risk management in infrastructure projects and attract more private investments to the Latin American region. Luis Caputo, Chairman of IDB, concurs with Oliveira in prioritizing obtaining more private investments to Latin America and Brazil which has been described as a dynamic market by Spain’s Garrido, the Secretary for Economy and Business. This indicates that Spain sees Brazil as a priority market. Visit frenchtribune.com for more info.

Dyogo Oliveira, the Minister of Planning, Development, and Management believes that Brazil is due for an upcoming industrial revolution that will help Brazil, but he sees private investments as a requirement to encourage a fourth industrial revolution. According to bank president Luis Alberto Moreno the trick to making sure that there is future growth in the region is connecting with countries that are willing to invest.

For the moment Brazil has shifted its focus on creating public-private partnerships (PPPs) for private works projects. Oliveira believes that the Brazilian government has done the right thing in focusing on securing financing for development and prioritizing infrastructure projects. Though public-private partnerships are on the rise and increasing in popularity one problem when using them for public works projects is the difficulty in mobilizing private capital. Visit: http://www.consultasocio.com/q/sa/felipe-montoro-jens

 

Matt Badiali – Using Unorthodox Investing Approach

Matt Badiali has a robust background in the geology industry and also a skilled financial analyst. He went to the University of Penn State and graduated with Earth Science obtaining a Science Degree and later moved to the University of the Florida Atlantic and got his Geology Masters Degree of Science. Matt has worked and traveled in different corners of the globe inspecting on wells and also mines in Haiti, Hong Kong, Singapore, Turkey, Switzerland, Papua New Guinea and others. His vast knowledge and expertise in geology have enabled him to meet and interrogate the different companies Chief Executive Officers in most knowledgeable manner getting the first-hand truth on their investments. Follow Matt on twitter.com

Matt Freedom Checks are private checks with the ability to change the financial health of an individual. The U.S Freedom Checks were first introduced to the public by the investment newsletter, and Matt Badiali promoted them in an advertisement that captured the attention of average investors and non-investors. The freedom check works like Master Limited Partnership giving an investor a chance to become a shareholder of an American company dealing with production and processing, gas and oil, transportation, and storage.

The company needs to get its 90% of revenue from its local company and agree to pay its investors annually. Additionally, it needs to have undergone the 26-F a statute enacted by the Congress and over 550 companies have met the requirements, and they can legally give freedom checks.

The Matt Badiali freedom checks are MLPS traded publicly and on the New York’s Stock Markets. The investors of freedom checks get exempted from the taxation of federal income, and they are income-focused with the ability of their shareholders receiving a high-distribution of yields. With the free checks, you purchase the shares, and eventually, you accept your payments via the account or check, and you can either reinvest for more additional shares. The payments rise according to the share rise.

Matt Badiali advice investors before investing in freedom checks they need to check on liquidity assets ratio of a company, and it should amount to 1 billion dollars, and its raw materials should be in demand. Secondly, the company needs to have distributed payments to other shareholders and that on a consistent basis, and the payments should increase consistently. Lastly, Matt states that the shareholders should have their wealth increases and due to investing in the company. Matt Badiali boasts of years of skills in natural resources industry and exceptional insights on investments matters.

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Ted Bauman Explains Lucrative Investment Opportunities for Everyone

One of the many reasons why people fail at making sound investment choices is due to the lack of knowledge about the various investment options available in the market. The market is filled with a wide variety of investment options today, which weren’t available earlier. Even though having diverse investment tools in your investment portfolio is always a good choice, knowing which investment options to choose can be a difficult choice for people who do not have a background in finance. Reading the newsletters published by Banyan Hill Publishing can prove to be really helpful in this regard.

Banyan Hill Publishing started with the main objective of helping people understand how they should invest and on what they should invest. The simple and logical manner in which the Banyan Hill Publishing provided the financial advice attracted a lot of people, and thanks to the many useful and accurate market predictions made by the organizations in the last few years, it has been able to garner over 400,000 subscribers in the past few years. Many people who are looking to invest their ideal money are worried about the market volatility and feel they would lose it all if the market recession strike again like in 2008. The financial advice provided by Banyan Hill Publishing is actionable and has hundreds and thousands of investors in the past few years to make tons of money. Visit Ted Bauman at Twitter.com to know more.

One of the financial experts at Banyan Hill Publishing, who is an editorial director at the organization and is also the editor of the publishing house’s three top newsletters, is Ted Bauman. With the experience of nearly three decades in the financial world and has worked with some of the leading countries’ governments and financial organizations, such as World Bank and United Nations, Ted Bauman is undoubtedly the man you can trust when it comes to the financial advisory. Ted Bauman has helped many organizations achieve their financial goals by providing them with economic solutions that are cutting-edge and modern at the same time.

The three newsletters of Banyan Hill Publishing that he is editor of are The Bauman Letter, Plan B Club, and the Alpha Stock Alert. Ted Bauman has done post-graduation in history and economics in South Africa from the University of Cape Town. He joined Banyan Hill Publishing in 2013 after leaving Habitat for Humanity, where he worked as the Director of International Housing for nearly five years. To learn more about Ted Bauman, visit: https://tedbaumanguru.com/