CCMP Capital is one of the biggest and most prosperous private equity firms globally. This firm has specialized in serving clients all over the world by offering them assistance for transactions in the buyout and growth equities sectors. CCMP Capital moved out of JP Morgan Chase and started its independent operations under its own management in August 2006. CCMP Capital has been honorably recognized on different business platforms due to its good customer services. The firm has also been commended for its good staff’s services and dedication to customer satisfaction.
From 2007 when CCMP Capital was just a year old to 2015, this firm was under the leadership of Stephen Murray. Stephen Murray’s served this firm as its president and chief executive officer. Under his management, CCMP Capital has managed to grow from a start-up to a worldwide enterprise. Stephen Murray helped this firm expand its operations and open new offices across the world’s continents. CCMP Capital currently boasts of having billions worth of assets that’s its watch – assets which Stephen Murray played a major part in acquiring. It is easy to say that it was Stephen Murray who led CCMP Capital to prosperity and helped to the global business position it currently is in.
Last year February, Steve Murray resigned from his managerial position at CCMP Capital. He termed his resignation move to be health related. On March that year, a month after his resignation Stephen Murray passed away. The news of his demise hit the business industry as a shocker especially for his former workmates CCMP Capital. Steve Murray passed away as reported by Fortune at the age of 52 after nearly 30 successful years in the business sector. His demise greatly saddened the CCMP Capital community and the entire business industry.
During his nearly 30 years career in the business industry, Stephen Murray mainly worked in the private equity investments sector and made it his area of specialization. He was also a great philanthropist who gave numerous donations to a number of charity organizations. He also participated in various philanthropic activities across the nation. Stephen Murray was a student at Boston College and in 1984, and he graduated with a degree in economics. Steve Murray also graduated with a master’s degree in business administration in 1989 from Columbia Business School. His academic qualifications came in handy for the success his business career.
Employees at CCMP Capital said that they will remember Stephen Murray not as a boss but as a friend. They said that Murray was the greatest team player they had ever met. He greatly valued the input of every employee to the success of CCMP Capital. The board members of CCMP Capital, who sat with Stephen Murray at the firm’s board, said that they will greatly miss the valuable contributions he made to the firm’s decisions and policies.
Recently, Forbes billionaire George Soros who is famously known for his efforts in promoting human rights came forward on marketwatch.com with a piece of advice to the European Union in their asylum problem. George Soros is a big-time worldwide investor with a net worth of over $27 billion. He is also the founder of Open Society Foundation and spends much of his funds on human rights activities.
Of late, the European Union has been facing many major challenges that have been threatening to bring it down. Some of the challenges have even gone as far as dividing the union into to groups. One of such problems that are facing the European Union is the asylum seekers problem. In the continent currently, asylum seekers originate from both within and outside the union. The war in Syria is the biggest generator of asylum seekers in Europe. There has been a division in the union about what should be done by the member states over the asylum issue. Some nations agree with the European union’s chair, Angela Merkel that they should absorb the asylum seekers. On the other hand, they are those that are fully opposing this move.
George Soros says that even before the asylum seekers problem in Europe is addressed, the union should first unite. This will give them a stronger voice in whatever they are going to agree on. Apart from that, the European Union should put human rights at the center of any development that they may come up with concerning asylum seekers. George Soros asks the European Union to deliberate among all its member countries and form an asylum policy that is comprehensive. A comprehensive policy that will be formulated should include how the union should absorb both internal and external asylum seekers.
The plan according to a bloomberg.com post should also state out how the member countries of the Union will each participate in the asylum policy. George Soros says that it would be wise if the European Union could agree on absorbing about 1 million asylum seekers annually. This number would be fair in the economic and political stability of the member nations of the Union. Each country should also be part of the absorption process so that the risks could be shared and be less burdensome.
In all these plans the best interests of the Syrian population should be at the heart. A global asylum seekers response should also be put in place according to George Soros. The United Nations should oversee the global response. The European Union should also be ready to throw in enough finances to see that the asylum transition is smooth. The union should consider funding each asylum seeker with at least 15,000 euros or $16,800 annually for the first two years. This will help asylum seekers be able to settle and cover for their health-care and education bills. The financial support will also help in making sure that even smaller nations in the union were ready to take in refugees. George Soros urges the European Union to issue long-term bonds under their highly potential AAA borrowing capacity to raise this finances. This will also help the union recover its economy as it will act as a fiscal stimulus.
The presidential race is heating up and democrats are seeing that they will need to step up their game. The New York Times recently reported on a plan by George Soros and others to get more votes for the democrats. The article explained that many democrats were shocked at the low voter turn out for the democratic primary elections. It was especially upsetting when compared to the turnout that was seen for the republican primary elections. The republicans can to vote en masse. And the majority of the masses supported Trump. This is incredibly worrisome news, according to George Soros. Soros discussed how this would be disastrous news if Trump was elected and acted on his promises to ban muslims and deport all of the illegal immigrants. Soros even went so far as to say that if these things came to fruition, the principles that the United States was formed around would crumble.
In order to curb this dilemma, Soros has teamed up with other big democrat donors and raised 15 million dollars to go towards swaying the Latino and immigrant vote. They are particularly interested in three states, Nevada, Florida and Colorado. These states have the fastest growing number of immigrants and they have a mixed voting record. If Soros and the other donors could sway more voters to vote democrat, that could bring in millions of crucial votes for democrats.
The article explained that many immigrants were split with their voting because the republicans had made such enormous efforts in the past to reach out to them. Historically, the republican donors have always given significantly more than the liberal donors, and there are more of them. Many Latinos were skeptical about voting for democrats because organizations that reach out to Latino voters are vastly underfunded so they do not feel that the candidates care about their vote. Another reason that many immigrants are split is because Obama has not followed through on his promise to reconstruct the immigration system and process. Many families are split up and many people are denied because of a poorly structured system. If Obama could not fix it, what would make voters believe that another democrat could.
This is a tough attitude to confront and change but the liberal donors are doing their best. They will be sending out hundreds of thousands of mailings to people in their key states and they will also be sending volunteers to go door to door. Their goal is to identify likely voters and stay connected with them through November and the elections. If their plan works, it could provide quite a change in the government.
Witnessing Kindness First Hand
How often are you kind to strangers? Have you ever seen a random act of kindness take place? Pay close attention to the world around you because you will likely see a random act of kindness take place when you pay close attention to the words and actions of other people. If you don’t see enough kindness, then maybe you should be the one to step up and be kind to others. Showing kindness to other people is like sharing your heart with other people. It can feel nice to do, and it completely changes the attitudes of other people.
There was recently a survey that was taken by Skout to understand how people feel about random acts of kindness. The results show that our society still really values random acts of kindness. In fact, of the 2,700 people that were surveyed for the project, most of the people were college students, and they still admitted to having done a random act of kindness for a stranger.
The survey had the users rank which acts of kindness were most meaningful. The most meaningful act on the survey results was to pay it forward to a stranger by buying them a cup of coffee or paying for their food when you visit a drive thru line. These simple acts can brighten a person’s day, and it sends messages of positivity to everyone who witnesses the act.
More About Skout
Have you heard of Skout yet? They were founded in 2007 in San Fransisco. The employees of Skout even got involved in the Random Acts Of Kindness Week by donating their time and energy to help facilitate a food drive for a local food bank in the San Fransisco area.
Skout is a great way to make new friends online. It provides us with a safe way to meet people online, and there is no rush to meet people offline, but it is pretty easy to set up if you find someone that you want to meet with offline. The Skout application has a messenger that allows you to talk with a person that you want to converse with for as long as you would like. Some people stay friends on Skout, and other people take their relationships offline. It’s up to you to decide. Check out the original article from Uloop here.
It has become George Soros‘ nature to partake political discourse for furthering his interests and those of the Open Society Foundations. The political arena in the US and other parts of the world are accustomed to Soros’ comments and support for candidates.
One then wonders what vested interests does he have? Indeed, Soros and the OSF share the idea of an open and free society. A place where people strive to bring perfection to the imperfect systems of governance and living. A free society is just and accommodative.
That said, George Soros supports the candidates deemed to further the spread of democratic ideals. Over the decades, he has pledged verbal and financial support to plenty of candidates considered to embrace democratic means. However, one candidate he has always shown faith in is Hillary Clinton. Currently, Clinton’s presidential hopes seem to grow by the day, and her campaigns ignite with positive energy and passion.
On the same point, Politico magazine covered a recent donation made by Soros to the Clinton camp. See the article here, http://www.politico.com/story/2016/01/hillary-clinton-george-soros-218494. A $6 million donation last December compounded about $2 million more made within the past year. Hillary Clinton has been receiving support from far and wide including Hollywood. Mr. Soros turns out to be the most generous giver to the course. Due to his philanthropy and that of other well-wishers, Hillary’s campaign recorded a healthy financial position at the close of 2015.
George Soros knows how to spot a winning team. He has backed Clinton since 2012. The presidential hopeful is believed to have an open door policy from which she can discuss pressing matters on issues of concern. George Soros believes such character makes Clinton the right person to serve the interests of Open Societies in the US. Such belief perhaps explains his willingness to donate such a huge amount.
Philanthropy has been part of Soros’ life since the establishment of the Open Society Foundations in 1979. Soros dedicated a part of his wealth and influence to launch the organizations. Read more at https://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/people/george-soros. Since then, Soros lives a public life and remains keen to point out atrocities committed against humans. He also appears in public forums to add a comment on various topics. Most of the sentiments expressed by Soros represent his and those of the Open Society Foundations.
Soros is also a scholar who studies political and humanitarian issues. Besides studying, he writes on the same. Soros has authored over fifteen books as well as multiple essays. Read them here http://www.georgesoros.com/books/.