Leading economist expert, Ted Bauman, says that unlike what many of his colleagues say, Amazon is not a monopoly. Ted Bauman says that if Amazon were a monopoly it would have no problem offering poor customer service or outrageously high prices. But it doesn’t. Its customer services remain top quality service and its prices very competitive because there is a lot of stiff competition for it out there. Although its competition naturally doesn’t like Amazon, none of them have accused it of unfair anti-competitive tactics. And brick-and-mortar companies are not really threatened by it at all.
Studies have shown that most shoppers just opt to visit their local grocery, hardware, or drug store instead of getting these things online. None of this is to say that Amazon is increasingly becoming wildly successful. It has so continued to hone itself in so many areas that it today dominates the online retail world. Ted Bauman says it annoys him that there are some in the media commentating on these things very lopsidedly, misconstruing the facts based on their personal bias. They are wrongfully painting Amazon as a monopolistic giant engaging in unfair anti-competitive practices.
However, while Bauman says this is not the case, he does have a major concern about Amazon. He says that Amazon collects so much information about its customers that it comprises a serious threat to their private information security. Ted Bauman has therefore created a guide for ensuring your personal information remains safe. Ted advises people to encrypt all of their text messages and their hard drive to make it unintelligible to others unless they have a password. Although Ted Bauman does have this major concern about Amazon, he personally loves and often uses it to purchase merchandise himself. He says it is hard to beat Amazons vast selection, affordable pricing, and speedy shipping.
Fortress Investment Group has major plans for 2019. The investment firm is very prominent in its field and is the leading investment advisory firm in the United States. Last year, was a great year for the company. They managed tens of billions of dollars for their clients. Their clients range in location but one thing that is common amongst all of their clients is the need to work with a firm that is experienced and going to lead them to having a profitable investments. Over one thousand clients have followed Fortress Investment Group into 2019 with grand expectations for the investment firm. This year marks the second year that Softbank has had ownership of Fortress Investment Group.
The international investment company has set back and let Fortress Investment Group run its operations as normally. Softbank stepped in to ensure that the company continues to set high goals for themselves and reach those goal for clients. Fortress Investment Group is responsible for many different assets for their clients. One of their most common form of investment management is real estate. The company is extremely experience in managing the real estate investments of their clients. Tech startups is a common company the investment firm handles real estate deals for. Kateera and We Work are two companies that are clients of the investment firm.
Softbank has been a helpful owner by leading the investment firm down towards a direction for success. It is not only tech startups that rely on Fortress, companies in the fashion sector have turned to the investment firm giant for assistance. Fortress closed on the twenty million dollar decades old Tiffany & Co building. The property covers over sixteen thousand square feet of space. Softbank is pushing Fortress into new directions as well. Private funds is an area the investment firm is venturing into. Private funds offers the firm the possibility of making even more money for their growing list of global high net worth clients. Softbank is making sure the vision or Fortress is to continue to flourish in a very demanding and challenging sector by aiding clients in growing their investment portfolios in the investment world.