Friday, October 23, 2020

Why technology will always be a sound investment

 

Guiding people towards financial security is part of Scott Tominaga’s specializations. He has advised countless clients in the past on putting their money in some of the soundest investments available. 

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  For today’s blog, Scott Tominaga shares his thoughts on why technology will always be a viable investment choice for businesses.

It’s understandable how much business owners would be hesitant to spend on anything, especially when they’re starting out. After all, cutting expenses is a huge deal in getting that elusive ROI. However, there are a number of things that need to be spent on, such as a decent marketing campaign, office space, salaries, and new technology. Yes, technology. 

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Technological devices such as laptops, desktops, smartphones, Wi-Fi routers, servers, networks, and other similar gadgets are not only a requirement for a majority of businesses today. The latest, more-updated versions of these devices are tools for companies to be more productive, to have smoother processes, and, ultimately, to better serve their clients.

Combine the right training programs, cybersecurity measures, and all the latest tech, and a company will have a leg up on competitors who are lacking in any one of those. It also goes without saying that the tech industry is in constant development, meaning that new apps and programs are created on a regular basis to make business easier to run. That, in itself, Scott Tominaga stresses, is worth the investment.

Scott Tominaga is a professional in the hedge fund and financial services industry. He has been responsible for all aspects of back office operations on a daily basis, including investor relations and marketing. To know more about Scott and his background in investment, visit this page.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Investment and beyond: A look at yield management

 

Scott Tominaga from PartnersAdmin LLC continues to share with readers everywhere some vital information about investment and business. In today’s blog, he focuses on the hospitality and tourism sectors as both industries have been dealing with a lot of changes in the past decade because of the development of connectivity and the constant globalization.

Before the pandemic hit, the hospitality and tourism industries contributed almost 10 percent of the total economic output, and supported almost 10 percent of jobs in the entire world economy. This is why as far as investments go, Scott Tominaga believes it to be a wise choice. 

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However, for people looking to invest in these industries, it is crucial to their success that they learn about yield management.

Yield management, simply put, is the sale of the right asset, which in this case can be accommodations such as rooms, to the right client at the right time. Yield management can tremendously improve market segmentation through competitive pricing. The method also decreases the incidents of pricing mistakes, and creates a clearer picture of what customers want and expect. 

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In yield management strategies, early booking is pushed, and the prices of rooms increase over time. This justifies higher prices for late bookings and higher profits for investors. People who are well-versed in yield management such as Scott Tominaga know that factors such as customer demands and budgets are constantly changing, hence the need for dynamic pricing.

Scott Tominaga is the Chief Operating Officer of PartnersAdmin LLC. He has almost two decades of experience in the hedge fund and financial services industry. His company was established in 2008 with the intent to provide quality, outsourced solution to the dynamic back office needs of alternative fund industry. To know more about Scott and PartnersAdmin LLC, click here.

Friday, August 14, 2020

The looming effect of machine learning on global finance

 

Scott Tominaga, CEO of PartnersAdmin LLC, has always believed that technology plays a major role in the state of global finance. Several tech advancements throughout human history have shaped the financial standing of countries, businesses, and people everywhere. 

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For today’s blog, Scott Tominaga explores a fascinating technology that once was only seen in science fiction movies and featured in science fiction novels. This tech is called “machine learning.”

If the name did not give it away, machine learning is probably one of the earliest forms of artificial intelligence that the world will ever know. At its most basic, machine learning is a series of computer programs that come to forecasts and conclusions through the utilization of tried and tested statistical models.

What does machine learning hold for global finance?

For starters, machine learning analyzes statistics and can now create financial portfolios on an incredibly large scale. Combining machine learning’s objectivity and the intuition and experience of financial advisors, clients have a lot to look forward to, Scott Tominaga explains.

Furthermore, machine learning can enhance cybersecurity, alerting banks, businesses, governments, and people of impending frauds and scams by spotting anomalies in transactions.

However, what Scott Tominaga is most looking forward to with machine learning is its ability to see trends in global finance faster and more accurately than ever before.

Scott Tominaga is a professional in the hedge fund and financial services industry. He has been responsible for all aspects of back office operations on a daily basis, including investor relations and marketing. Visit this page for more on Scott and his work.

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Why technology is one of the most solid investments of all


Scott Tominaga, CEO of PartnersAdmin, has kept himself busy over the past few months by helping his employees, clients, and people everywhere. He also has continued writing and sharing highly informative and educational blogs to aid investors in making the right decision, especially today in an incredibly unstable economy brought about by the global pandemic. 

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For today’s blog, Scott Tominaga turns his attention toward technology and discusses how tech can be one of the most solid investments of all.

The first thing to consider is the incredible return on investment (ROI) potential of tech as an investment choice. Most investors know how to compute the ROI. And if one considers how low the investment cost is in tech compared to the possible net gain, tech may have one of the highest ROIs in the world.

Financial experts have always highly recommended tech as a major investment, considering elements such as costs and benefits, as well as forecasts, approximations against several varied scenarios. Even with additional costs of training and support, and factors such as disruption and tech evolution come into play, tech still stands head and shoulders above a majority of investments.

And Scott Tominaga hasn’t even mentioned how new tech can help other companies of investors by upping productivity and making work relatively easier.

Scott Tominaga earned his B.S. degree in Business Finance from Arizona State University in 1988. An experienced professional in the hedge fund and financial services industry, his skills involve expertise in middle and back-office, accounting, compliance, and administrative functions within financial services firms. For more reads on finance and investment, visit this blog.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Dangers of vulture capitalism

Capitalism remains as one of the main forces that drive society forward. Investing in venture capitalism has become a staple way for individuals and consortiums to profit from the acquisition and investment of companies. However, capitalism is filled with loopholes, which makes it vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. Finance advisor Scott Tominaga claims that one of the most notoriously abusive practices in venture capitalism has made individuals spectacularly rich while leaving tens of thousands of lives in ruins. This practice is called vulture capitalism.

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As the name suggests, vulture capitalism takes advantage of dying companies. Investors do everything in their power to make the company’s market value go up, dismantle the company, and sell the rest to offshore buyers.

One prime example of vulture capitalism lies within the story of Delphi, a diesel fuel supplier with over 50 plants originally in the US. During its slump several years ago, a group of investors came in to bail the company out. But it turns out, they were only there to turn a profit. First, they laid off tens of thousands of employees and outsourced the jobs elsewhere where they didn’t have to pay for pension and insurance. This move raised the market value of the company, but only for a short while. Still, it was enough to secure buyers from other countries.

Before selling the company outright, they then fired all middle management to prevent other disputes. Out of the 50 plus original factories, only a handful remain. The venture capitalists also used the company’s bankrupt state to avail of government bailout money.

According to Scott Tominaga, several developed nations ban vulture capitalism. While it can enrich a few, it could leave tens of thousands of people jobless, their pensions cut, and their future devastated. PartnersAdmin LLC’s Chief Operating Officer Scott Tominaga has almost two decades of experience in the hedge fund and financial services industry. He has an extensive understanding of the middle and back-office, accounting, compliance, and administrative functions within financial services firms. For more insightful reads on finance, visit this blog.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

How to pitch investment proposals like an expert

With his years of experience in a number of industries, Scott Tominaga has amassed a wealth of knowledge which he shares with readers through his series of blogs. His topics are as varied as they are helpful, and are aimed to help people make well-informed decisions when it comes to matters of investment, business, and everything in between.
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In today’s blog, Scott focuses on the all-important investment pitch. 

Before anything though, people need to know that the chance of having a pitch rejected is pretty high and that is a normal thing. However, there are ways to increase the chances of, at the very least, getting potential investors interested.

Tip 1: Be thorough, but do not be boring.

Experienced professionals will be the first to say that while delivering a pitch, never assume that potential investors know what the proposed product or service is all about. So, be thorough and cover everything. Having said that, do not bore the audience with a barrage of details. Be concise and straight to the point. Also, engage the audience. Yes, explain the idea but also talk to potential investors like they are part of the presentation.

Tip 2: Be mindful of being respectful.

Scott Tominaga explains that while being respectful and courteous is a given, some people who go through it appear arrogant without intending to be so. Whether it’s the nerves getting to them, or the fact they believe in their idea so much, or other reasons, Scott reminds everyone to keep themselves in check. Potential investors are seldom enamored by presenters who are full of themselves. Be humble.

Scott Tominaga has played primary roles in the establishment of several operational infrastructures, successfully interfacing with fund managers and professional service providers to establish efficient and transparent operations and reporting structures. For related reads, click here.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Alternative and traditional investments: The real score

While Scott Tominaga of PartnersAdmin has discussed alternative and traditional investments several times before, he believes it is always a good idea for people to revisit the basics and refresh themselves on the subject matter. A review is still useful, especially for people who plan to invest soon.

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So, without further ado, here are some of the comparisons made between alternative and traditional investments.

Traditional: Traditional investments include bonds, stocks, and cash. They are known to be steadier, low-risk, and less-volatile compared to alternative investments. Traditional investments also take a longer time to yield profits. They require much lower investment capital and are also very liquid, which means investors can take them out whenever needed. The downside, though, is that traditional investments also go down when the market goes down, even to sometimes being negative.

Alternative: Hedge funds, managed futures, private enterprises, and real estate are some examples of alternative investments. Many people are discouraged by alternative investments because of the high capital requirements and the longer time it takes to liquidate these investments. However, alternative investments are much more profitable than traditional investments, especially during ideal conditions. But even when the market is down, alternative investments are affected a lot less than traditional investments.

Which type of investment are you inclined to invest in? Traditional or alternative investments? Feel free to share your thoughts with Scott Tominaga in the comments section below.

Scott Tominaga is the Chief Operating Officer of PartnersAdmin LLC, a company established to provide a quality, outsourced solution to meet the dynamic back-office needs of the alternative funds industry. Check out this blog for more articles on business and finance.