Joe Fagan

Former Soccer Star, Now Soccer Fan


February 05, 2019

Gareth Henry Helps Students After Achieve Immense Success In Finances

Gareth Henry, a native of the United Kingdom, has shown the world that a degree in Actuarial Mathematics can get you to many more places in your career than just the insurance industry. While he himself is involved in the world of finance with Angelo Gordon & Co, he believes that it can be applied to other sectors such as tech as well. It’s all about getting to know numbers and statistics and his education in the subject from Heriot-Watt University has been instrumental in him finding success in his career. Gareth Henry on Quantitative Investing.

While many students may overlook the major, Gareth Henry is so confident in its ability to help people find a good career that he has created a Bursar Fund at his alma mater. The money that the scholarship program is offering these students is not the only thing that he is offering to these students as he is also offering mentoring as well. Many would argue that this is even more valuable than the funds that he is providing to the students. In order to qualify for the Gareth Henry Bursar Fund, the students must be enrolled in Actuarial Sciences at Heriot-Watt, have a need financially, and be from the United Kingdom.

Before joining the team at Angelo Gordon & Co, Gareth Henry was the Head of International Investor Relations at Fortress Investment Group. While with Fortress, he was able to raise capital for many areas including private credit, private equity, real estate holdings, and hedge funds. Their hedge fund business worth around $4 billion was managed by Henry during his time at the company. It was this position at Fortress Investment Group that led Henry to make the move to the United States in New York where their main headquarters is located.

As the Global Head of Investor Relations, Gareth Henry has been able to bring the company impressive results. $2.5 billion was raised in 2017 in just credit products and real estate through his work. During 2016, he had exceptional results after helping the company raise assets of $4.5 billion. While his talent in mathematics is important, he knows that his relationships with clients are just as vital.

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January 06, 2019

OSI Group: The embodiment of the American Dream

From a humble corner butcher shop to the worlds leading producer of food, OSI Group has come along way. Sure, many of us never really stop and think about where our food comes from or how it’s produced, however, rest assure that OSI Group is the best company to handle such an important factor in our lives.

OSI Group’s history is the prime example of the Amerian Drea come to fruition. At the turn of the 20th century, America experienced the great German immgiration, particularly in large cities such as Chicago Illinois. Chicago was the place to be for high-quality meats, however, due to German immigrants being such a new set of group in the area there was little to no representation of meats for the German immigrants. Therefore in 1909, Otto Kolschowsky opened up a butcher chop to feed that demand. Business was good, however, much of it remained steady until after the economic boom of WWII. OSI Group would still be under the name Otto and Sons for many decades and would enjoy relatively good success, then Ray Krock stepped into the picture and changed the entire future of OSI Group forever.

The year is 1955 and Ray Kroc has just opened up his first McDonald’s restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois. Although, before Ray Kroc opened the doors to that very first McDonald’s he first needed to have a meat product that could be served all over the country with no change in taste or texture. OSI and Ray Kroc would go into a handshake deal to work together in order to make this vision come true. Due to a mixture of innovation and luck, OSI with the help of recent advancements in technology, particularly that of flash freezing, was able to provide Ray Kroc’s product to the world and continues to provide some of the most high quality meats to not only McDonald’s but to many other restaurants across the globe.

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