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13Dec/16Off

Cone Management

Cone Marshall, a leading law firm based in New Zealand, has emerged as the most preferred provider of tax, estate and trust litigation support across the country and internationally. Cone Marshall has been in the industry for more than one decade and despite many challenges along the way, the firm has managed to win over the support of many clients from across the country and overseas.

The growth the firm has seen is a result of the changes in structures that they have embraced to make the management of different services easy. Cone Marshall has engaged in measures that have sought to improve the overall image of the firm and the way customers receive support for their problems.

These changes have been steered through upgrades in the infrastructure of the firm, which includes embracing new technology to make processes faster and more accurate. Cone Marshall has over the past one decade worked on improving the setup of the firm to have a seamless system that allows clients from across the world to interact in real time with lawyers and professionals at the main offices.

With a new system of handling files and cases, the resolution process has become faster and accuracy has been heightened. Currently, Cone Marshall is serving clients from many countries and the firm has remained the best in the local market for tax and estate law.

Most importantly, Cone Marshall has worked on improving the skills of its staff. The firm has educated them on new systems of managing files and this has made processes faster and many clients are happy with the way their applications are handled.

Focused leaders

To achieve this growth, Cone Marshall has benefited from positive leadership from several professionals. Karen Marshall, one of the professionals behind the success of the firm, is a leader whose vision and dedication has seen Cone Marshall implement the installation of new features.

She has served as a commercial litigation expert for at least 20 years and is consulted on many issues affecting the firm. Karen appreciates the support of veteran lawyer Geoffrey Cone, who has served in the profession for over three decades.

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30Nov/16Off

Despite Clinton loss, you can still bet on George Soros

George Soros is one of the greatest financial geniuses of modern times. He's amassed a fortune of nearly $25 billion starting from virtually nothing. For someone who became one of the richest men in the world, he toiled for a surprisingly long time without great success. For much of his early adulthood, he even had little interest in becoming wealthy. He sought only to make $500,000 so he could pursue a career in academia.

From bankrupt to the Bank of England

Unlike many who ultimately make it to billionaire status, George Soros had no family connections. His father was a modestly successful, middle-class lawyer but ultimately had no effect on the younger Soros' career.

After graduating from the London School of Economics, Soros found it difficult to land his first financial job. For a number of years he grinded out a living as a low-end salesman. At 24, and a few years out of college, he finally landed his first financial job. For the next sixteen years, he bounced from job to job, often taking far more interest in his study of philosophy than of the exigencies of work. By 1973, Soros had finally established his own true hedge fund. But with just $12 million in capital, it was a small-time affair.

He focused his investing strategies around a unique philosophy, elaborated by his mentor Karl Popper, upon which Soros had labored to expand. He called this philosophy reflexivity. In essence, reflexivity postulates that markets are made up of agents whose decisions are not always rational. In fact, those agents’ decisions are often affected by the decisions of other agents, like themselves, who are participants in the markets. This can lead to feedback loops such as bubbles and crashes where movements in prices become totally decoupled from the underlying economics of the assets being traded.

In short, reflexivity can be stated as "markets aren't always rational". This simple observation may seem almost unmentionably obvious and reflects the thoughts of many successful investors from Warren Buffet to James Simons. However at the time, it ran counter to the prevailing wisdom in academic departments around the globe that markets are always efficient.  This obviously flawed formulation leads to so many wrong conclusions that, once Soros devised a system to exploit them, he was able to post perhaps the best returns of any investor in history over a forty-plus year period.

Soros went on to make legendary trades including the one for which he is credited with "breaking the Bank of England". This single trade yielded him a one billion pound profit in a single day. It's difficult to calculate his actual returns because he's given away so much money. But he's widely acknowledged by his peers as among the greatest investors ever.

George Soros is believed to have invested in Hillary Clinton's campaign despite serious misgivings about her chances of success. It was a purely ideological play. So even considering his $25 million investment in the doomed Clinton campaign, you can bet on Soros to keep racking up big wins on whichever contests he focuses his immense talents.

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