Monthly Archives: June, 2016

Establishing Yourself in an Investment Banking Career

Establishing yourself in an career as an investment banker is something that takes time, the necessity to establish trust, and the ability to make smart and calculated risks. Investment banker Martin Lustgarten can vouch for the time and know that it takes to become comprehensive in all the things that are necessary to maintain a banking career. There are several areas within the industry that you can focus on, and to become a truly established investment banker you really do want to focus or excel in one area of investing.

One of the best ways to learn and grow as an investment banker is to work closely with another professional already established. The knowledge and instinct that are required are both on the job skills that will set you apart, so having a successful mentor or business partner will help take you further into your career and hasten the portfolio building process that you will need to begin gaining clients of your own. Once you have acquired some experience, it is time to decide whether to work for yourself or join an established firm.

Martin Lustgarten is an investment banker that understands the necessity to prove your business smarts with your own success, before clients will allow you to manage theirs. Now Lustgarten is able to point to several successful accounts that he manages, all experiencing stable and steady growth, which also helped him establish himself as an independent investment banker. Using his knowledge and skill from years of working within global markets, Lustgarten provides expert advice and financial strategies to those clients that seek out his services.

One of Martin’s biggest areas of expertise is working with global markets, a factor that he insists all his clients stay open to. By spreading out your investments around the globe, Lustgarten believes you can best protect your investments and work within local economies for positive results. To date this strategy has proven successful and helped Lustgarten to establish his professional superiority in this area. In watching for trends that are developing in new markets, Lustgarten can quickly position the clients that he is working with to realize fast results in their portfolios. Check out Lustgarten’s Soundcloud page to learn more.

‘It is for the love of the industry’ Says Rick in a Glaring Expose of Industry Peers

As a custodian of law and order, Securus Technologies has lived to its true billing and released a series of reports exposing misconduct by other inmate service provider companies. In its first release, Securus America has highlighted a number of wrongdoings and integrity breaches by Global Tel Link (GTL); an inmate communications provider. Full article on

PR Newsire reported on Securus releasing the bombshell in a press release where GTL is implicated in multiple gross misconducts. The Chief Executive Officer of the company says its nothing but a commitment to integrity that is needed in the law enforcement industry perhaps more than any other.

Over the next six months, the company has resolved to review multiple issues of systematic wrongdoings by GTL in an attempt to shame them and compel them into acting with higher integrity. And in walking the talk, the company had the following allegations against GTL:

  • Programming clocks in their telephones at correctional institutions adding between 15 to 36 seconds to the duration of each call
  • Programming its telephones to rate calls on basis of higher rates than the rates permitted either under PSC rate caps or its own
  • Artificially inflating its customer charges through addition of various amounts of money to its calls post rating.
  • Billing of single call more than once

Securus Technologies is a Dallas-based for-profit prison technology company. It serves in excess 1,200,000 inmates across North America and more than 3,450 public safety, law enforcement and corrections agencies. The company was founded in 1986 and employs approximately 1,000 people. It has active contracts with 2,600 correctional facilities in the United States. See their page.



CCMP Capital CEO Stephen Murray Dies During Leave Of Absence

The board at CCMP Capital is in a conundrum now that its lost it CEO and principle founder Stephen Murray. It was announced today in the Wall Street Journal that Murray died suddenly of an undisclosed illness. Two months ago, Murray took a leave of absence for “medical reasons.”

Murray was widely considered the glue that held CCMP together. Without Murray, many are wondering what will be the company’s next steps.

“We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of our colleague and friend Stephen. He was a great asset and will be sorely missed,” said interim CEO Greg Brenneman.  Read more: Ex-CCMP Capital CEO Steve Murray passes away

Over the years, the company has seen its fair share of buyouts, acquisitions and new personnel. Murray was there through it all. He is considered the glue that held the company together. He spearheaded many important deals for the company. The most lucrative: the acquisition of pharmaceutical company Warner Chilcott.

Murray graduated from Boston College in 1984 with a degree in economics. He joined Manufacturers Hanover Corporation’s credit trainee program.

In 1989, he moved to the company’s private equity wing. Two years later, Manufacturers was bought by Chemical Bank. In 1996, the company merged with Chemical Venture Partners. After a merger with JP Morgan Partners, he was named head of the buyout division.

As a result of a spin-out in 2005, CCMP Capital was formed. Stephen Murray was officially named CEO in 2007. While employed by CCMP, Murray sat on several boards including AMC Entertainment, Warner Chilcott, The Vitamin Shoppe and Pinnacle Foods. Read more: Stephen P. Murray, 52; Financial Executive; Stamford Resident; Vice Chair Boston College Board of Trustees

Murray was a generous philanthropist that supported many causes. Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County were his most treasured projects. Murray also donated time to his Alma Mater Boston University and Columbia University.

Murray is survived by a wife and two sons. Funeral arrangements had not been announced at press time.

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WEN by Chaz Dean: Cleansing Conditioner on Fine Hair

The Many Hair Care Claims

Bustle reported a story about Wen Hair Care products and the many claims that this brand has made about the way this product can absolutely transform your hair. WEN has made the claim that even fine hair can be enhanced. Healthy, fuller, added bounce, and shine can be the outcome with the use of WEN cleansing conditioner. WEN has infomercials that show off lovely ladies with their luscious locks of vibrant hair gently blowing through the breeze. There are even more claims about the fabulous hair care products. Many of their satisfied customers have stated that WEN products are like magic in a bottle. Are these claims true? Do WEN products really work wonders on hair?

Putting WEN to the Test
There is one lady who put WEN to the test. The seven day challenge was put into place. This lady has fine hair and she wanted to find out if her own hair could look and feel as beautiful as the WEN claims have promised. She wanted to determine for herself if WEN was worth her while. She had to find out if seven days of using one of the cleansing conditioners would leave her fine hair better and healthier. When the seven day test was completed, the results were positive. The WEN claims were right on. WEN by Chaz Dean really can turn fine hair into healthy, shiny, fuller feeling hair after just using it for seven days.

WEN Cleansing Conditioners Work Wonders on Hair
Why does the WEN by Chaz [see,] products seems so magical? This is a sephora endorsed brand that offers deep conditioning to every type of hair. This includes fine hair. Their products contain the finest ingredients that create vibrant and healthy locks of hair. WEN by Chaz provides a variety of products that will suit any type of hair. Try restorative cleansing products if your hair is damaged and feel the powerful results for yourself.

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