Thursday, August 16, 2012
Smart investors from the growing economic power that is India are putting their cash into real estate in Dubai, in a move that could prove a sound alternative investment strategy, according to AAA.
Boston, MA, August 16, 2012 - Smart investors from the growing economic power that is India are putting their cash into real estate in Dubai, in a move that could prove a sound alternative investment strategy, according to Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA).
The figures from the Real Estate Investment Promotion and Management Centre at the Dubai Land Department, since the laws on foreign buyers changed, investors from India have purchased 2,153 properties in the country. The second most avid foreign property buyers in Dubai are Pakistanis, who are responsible for the purchase of 1,814 properties.
In total some 12,875 properties, including land, apartments, villas and other properties, have been purchased by foreign buyers. Majida Ali Rashid, Chairwoman of the Real Estate Investment Promotion and Management Centre, said that real estate investment in Dubai is growing in strength once again, after falling out of favor for a period. She said, "The real estate sector performance is moving from strength to strength over the past two years. The market has been attracting more foreign investors, which reflects the solid national economy and its excellent growth potentials.”
British investors have also been very attractive in buying properties in Dubai, which continues to be a extremely popular vacation location for British holidaymakers. Brits have bought up an impressive 1,564 Dubai properties, and many will be hoping to make healthy returns form their investment when it’s time to sell.
AAA’s analysis partner, Anthony Johnson, said that Dubai is looking like an attractive real estate investment prospect once more, following an uncertain period. He said, “Real estate investment is growing in popularity as investors look for alternative investment strategies away from riskier asset classes, like equities and bonds.
“More and more investors are looking for something tangible in exchange for their investments, and it’s easy to see why following the global economic crisis.”
AAA supports a wide range of alternative asset classes, including forestry investment through sustainable projects such as those run by Greenwood Management in Brazil.
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New Report from Fund Architects Takes “Up Close and Personal” Look at The Chinese Investment Markets
Fund Architects LLC, a provider of dynamic asset allocation portfolios designed for a broad range of investors, has released a summary report on the current state of Chinese investment markets.
Heath, TX, August 16, 2012 - Fund Architects LLC, a provider of dynamic asset allocation portfolios designed for a broad range of investors, has released a summary report on the current state of Chinese investment markets.
“A Conversation on China” is one of Fund Architects BLUEPRINTS FOR BETTER INVESTING series. The report was authored by the firm’s Chief Market Strategist, Dr. Henry Ma – a native of Southern China – who recently visited with executives at local banks and other financial institutions in mainland China to gain an ‘on-the-ground’ perspective of the country’s ongoing economic miracle.
With stops in virtually all the nation’s major economic and political centers across a four-week period, including Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Beijing, Dr. Ma brought back a timely point of view on the issues China is currently facing and how they might play into a global asset allocation strategy.
“China is facing a number of big challenges these days, and a global investor needs firsthand knowledge of these challenges if he or she intends to stay on top of returns,” says Keith Reed, co-founder and Executive Vice President of Fund Architects. “I can’t imagine anyone better equipped to analyze the state of the Chinese investment markets than Henry.”
Reed says that as a result of Dr. Ma’s comprehensive view of the marketplace, Fund Architects is able to allocate a distinct portion of its investment models to Chinese investments. In addition, the firm plans to introduce an Asian-only strategy to its lineup of strategic global diversification strategies some time this quarter.
Dr. Ma, who is a member of the Fund Architects Investment Committee, earned BA and MA degrees in Finance and Economics from Beijing University before coming to the U.S. He was awarded a Ph.D. in Economics from Boston University. Now a resident of Boston, Dr. Ma maintains a large circle friends and family in China.
“I’m convinced that on-the-ground insight into China is important to form a long-term investment thesis and gain conviction,” says Dr. Ma. “Newspapers and research reports too often have biased views from the authors.
For a copy of “A Conversation on China,” call Keith Reed at 866-539-4186.
About Fund Architects LLC;
Fund Architects is a discretionary, fee-based money management firm providing professional asset allocation models and management to financial advisory firms. Headquartered in Texas, the firm has arrangements with Broker/Dealers, Insurance Companies, Qualified Plan Providers, and Registered Investment Advisors around the country. Fund Architects’ proprietary asset allocation models are constructed from a broad universe of managers using a fundamental and quantitative analysis to conduct fund selection. Offerings include Separate Accounts, Retirement Management Services, and Private Money Management. For more information, visit www.fundarchitects.com.
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Increasing green investments in asset classes such as forestry will help investors and will also help to boost the creation of a sustainable economy, according to an experts US-based money manager and FRA.
Bainbridge Island, WA, August 16, 2012 - Increasing green investments in asset classes such as forestry will help investors and will also help to boost the creation of a sustainable economy, according to an experts US-based money manager and Forestry Research Associates (FRA).
Quoted by KMS Baltic, Jeremy Grantham, the head of Boston-based investment firm GMO said that investing in green asset classes should be encouraged, In response, FRA, A research and analysis consultancy, has agreed, stating, “investing in sustainable forestry and other green asset classes can help developing countries to start to reap the benefits of a truly global sustainable economy.”
The statement from Mr Grantham came as part of a letter to his GMO clients last week. As a result of his views on the importance of green investments and the rising price of food, in particular, GMO is changing its focus to include around 15 per cent investment in forestry and agriculture land from now on.
His letter stated, "You can confidently expect that if resource prices steadily rise in real terms, then resource stocks should outperform the market.”
FRA’s analysis partner, Peter Collins, said that the increased use of materials like timber as a fuel is also a reason to invest more heavily in these resources. “As energy prices continue to rise and fossil fuels become more scarce, the demand for biomass energy, which include crops and wood chips, is bound to rise further and further. Investing in sustainable sources for these resources should pay dividends in the future.
FRAs support sustainable forestry investment through plantation projects such has the one run by Greenwood Management in Brazil. A growing number of investors are opting for forestry investments as demand for timber grows as a result of renewable energy demand and demand for timber as a construction material in China, India and other emerging economies.
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Writers SuperCenter Adds ThoughtOffice Creative Writing Software to its Inventory of Software for Writers
The makers of the powerful creativity software, ThoughtOffice, have announced a new partnership with Writers SuperCenter, providing their creative writing software to writers world-wide.
Norfolk, VA, August 16, 2012 (Straight Line PR) -- ThoughtOffice Corporation, the makers of the powerful creativity and brainstorming software, ThoughtOffice, has announced that they have partnered with Writers SuperCenter to provide their creative writing software to customers of Writers SuperCenter. This new partnership adds to the already impressive lineup of software for writers offered by Writers SuperCenter.
"I initially contacted ThoughtOffice about their software for writers because we had had very good results with the predecessor program, IdeaFisher," says Irwin Berent, CEO and owner of Writers SuperCenter. "I figured that this new iteration of the IdeaFisher associative-thinking concept would be a good tool to offer to my customers. And I was right!"
Since 1996, Writers SuperCenter ( http://www.WriterSuperCenter.com/ ) has been a major resource for writers who are looking for the latest and best software, as an aid to improving their writing skills. And ThoughtOffice, the successor to the legendary IdeaFisher software, has been increasingly popular with creative writers and communicators since its introduction in 2006.
When ThoughtOffice was approached by Berent of Writers SuperCenter, with the idea of carrying ThoughtOffice's creative writing software ( http://www.WriterSuperCenter.com/muse ) on the site, the software maker eagerly jumped at the chance to create a partnership with such a well-regarded online retailer. It turned out to be a great pairing. Writers SuperCenter has the attention of writers the world around, and ThoughtOffice has the software that writers have found to really expand their creativity.
"Writers SuperCenter is one of the best possible partners we could have," said ThoughtOffice CEO Mark Alan Effinger. "If he hadn't approached us first, we certainly would have contacted him. We're very impressed with his diverse product offering, and his commitment to serving the world-wide community of writers. So you can imagine how delighted we are to have our products featured on his site!"
Writers SuperCenter now offers several ThoughtOffice products designed especially with writers and professional communicators in mind. Novelists can find ThoughtOffice Muse, the creative writing package that's also geared towards corporate executives and speakers, and ThoughtOffice PR Pro ( http://www.WriterSuperCenter.com/prpro/ ) is tailored to the needs of public relations professionals in any industry. Customers can order the software for immediate download (or via snail mail) through Writers SuperCenter, with the assurance that comes with ordering from an established online retailer, coupled with the excellent customer support offered by ThoughtOffice Corporation. The software includes online training videos, support and training documents, and a one-year money back guarantee. Writers SuperCenter is also bundling ThoughtOffice creativity software in special Combination Deals, which can be found online at http://www.WriterSuperCenter.com/order.htm
"We're very excited to be working with Writers SuperCenter," commented David Lockman, Product Specialist at ThoughtOffice Corporation. "Irwin is a great guy to work with, and his customers are just top-notch. It's been a good collaboration for both of us, and we're expecting that this partnership will be a big benefit for the customers, and ourselves."
About Writers SuperCenter:
Unlike any other store on the Internet, the Writers SuperCenter is the only store that buys writer's software on a massive scale, offering its customers the lowest possible prices. All products are the most up-to-date versions, fully warranted by their manufacturers, and supported by the company's 24 x 7 tech support staff. Writers SuperCenter is a family-owned enterprise, located in Norfolk, VA. Since 1996, the company has been offering the best software for writers through its online store at http://www.WriterSuperCenter.com/ For more information, contact the Writers SuperCenter via their web site, or by phone at 1-800-589-1022.
The company also publishes the online magazine Hampton Roads Times, promoting businesses in the Southeastern Virginia metropolitan area, "America's First Region." More information is available at http://www.HamptonRoadsTimes.com/
About ThoughtOffice Corporation:
ThoughtOffice, based in Vancouver, WA, develops and markets tools that empower individuals and organizations to create rich content and improve productivity by enhancing creativity. Founded in 2006, the company produces writing, brainstorming and creativity software, and its sister company, RichContent, provides PR & business services to technology startups and fast-growth companies. The company's web site can be found at http://www.ThoughtRod.com . ThoughtOffice can be reached by phone at 360-450-6888 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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CashBackandRewards is the latest in the growing evolution of online savings sites. This unique site combines the best of the best in online savings opportunities by combining merchant special offers, promotion codes, printable coupons, free shipping.
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About Very Important Relationships, Inc.
Very Important Relationships, Inc. is an on-line marketing solutions technology company and one of the nation’s premier developers of Internet CashBack Rewards shopping programs. VIR operates 17 different CashBack mall business models that serve six industries, including employee benefits, customer loyalty, nonprofit fundraising, and association benefits. Each VIR CashBack Mega Mall containing over 1,000 of the nation’s top retailers, offer CashBack on all purchases, plus “Hot Savings” offers daily from the merchants competing against one another for the members business.
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