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The BVI Financial Services Implementation Unit (FSIU) is using their new website and Social media pages to “inform, educate and engage the population on the subject of financial services”, according to a BVI press release on November 18, 2015.


On the website, BVI Forward Campaign, visitors will have immediate access to the report of the financial services consultancy, the ten priority initiatives being pursued as part of the campaign, as well as the latest industry and campaign related news. The website will also feature continuous messages from various spokespersons including industry executives, senior industry professionals, and others.


The FSIU has also created the following web pages to share actionable information about financial services and their current efforts to strengthen the industry:



• BVI Forward Facebook 

• BVI Forward Twitter

• BVI Forward LinkedIn

• BVI Forward YouTube 


Director of the FSIU, Mr. Kedrick Malone said “The BVI Forward campaign relies heavily on our website and social media because young people are part of a key demographic we need to engage on financial services. We have targeted information for  various age groups and inclusive of all forms of media but we will focus extensively on digital and social media simply because of the pervasive influence among persons in that age category”.

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Carlyle’s Global Alternative Asset Management Platform

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We are one of the world’s largest and most diversified alternative asset management firms. We manage 118 distinct funds and 81 fund of funds vehicles that invest across four segments, 11 core industries and six continents. Our global size, scale and brand enable us to access opportunities in virtually every market around the world.


 Corporate Private Equity


Carlyle’s Corporate Private Equity segment, established in 1990 with our first U.S. buyout fund, has Assets Under Management of more than $58 billion and more than 250 investment professionals. Our 30 Corporate Private Equity funds are organized by geography or industry and are advised by separate teams of professionals who live and work in the markets where they invest. We believe this diversity of funds allows us to deploy more targeted and specialized investment expertise and strategies and offers our fund investors the ability to better tailor their investment choices. Our Corporate Private Equity teams have two primary areas of focus:


Buyout Funds. Our buyout teams advise a diverse group of 21 funds that focus either on a particular geography (Asia, Europe, Japan, Middle East and North Africa (MENA), South America, Sub-Saharan Africa or the United States), or a particular industry (e.g., financial services).


Growth Capital Funds. Our nine growth capital funds are advised by three regionally-focused teams in Asia, Europe and the United States, with each team focused on middle-market and growth companies consistent with specific regional investment considerations. As of June 30, 2013, our growth capital funds had, in the aggregate, approximately $4 billion in AUM.


Real Assets


Carlyle’s $40 billion Real Assets segment, established in 1997 with our first U.S. real estate fund, has 143 investment professionals and has 17 carry funds and eight NGP management fee funds focused on real estate, infrastructure and energy and renewable resources. Our 10 real estate funds pursue real estate investment opportunities in Asia, Europe and the United States and focus on acquiring single-property opportunities rather than large-cap companies with real estate portfolios. Our energy and renewable resources activities focus on buyouts, growth capital investments and strategic joint ventures in the midstream, upstream, power and oilfield services sectors, as well as the renewable and alternative sectors of the energy industry.


Carlyle’s Global Market Strategies segment, established in 1999 with our first high yield fund, has a group of 63 funds that pursue investment opportunities across various types of credit, equities and alternative instruments, and (with regards to certain macroeconomic strategies) currencies, commodities and interest rate products and their derivatives. These funds, with AUM of more than $35 billion and more than 200 investment professionals, include:


Carry Funds. We have six carry funds in three different strategies: distressed and corporate opportunities (including liquid trading portfolios and control investments); corporate mezzanine (targeting middle market companies); and energy mezzanine opportunities (targeting debt investments in energy and power projects and companies).


Hedge Funds. Through our 55% stake in Claren Road Asset Management, LLC we have two long/short credit hedge funds focusing on the global high grade and high yield markets. Through our 55% stake in Emerging Sovereign Group LLC, we have seven emerging markets equities and macroeconomic hedge funds. Additionally, through our 55% stake in Vermillion Asset Management, LLC, we have four funds focused on commodities investment.


Structured Credit Funds. Our 43 structured credit funds invest primarily in performing senior secured bank loans through structured vehicles and other investment products.


Global Market Strategies


With approximately $48 billion of Assets Under Management and more than 60 investment professionals, our Global Solutions segment was established on July 1, 2011 with the acquisition of a 60% equity interest in AlpInvest. One of the world’s largest investors in private equity, AlpInvest manages a global private equity fund of funds program and related co-investment and secondary activities. Its anchor investors are two large Dutch pension funds, which were the previous shareholders of the company. Although Carlyle has ultimate control over AlpInvest, AlpInvest’s historical management team (who are now Carlyle employees) continue to exercise independent investment authority without involvement by other Carlyle professionals.


Global Solutions


AlpInvest has three primary areas of focus:


Fund Investments. AlpInvest fund of funds vehicles make investment commitments directly to buyout, growth capital, venture and other alternative asset funds managed by other general partners.


Co-investments. AlpInvest invests in specific deals alongside other private equity and mezzanine funds in which it has a fund investment throughout Asia, Europe and North America.


Secondary Investments. AlpInvest also has funds that acquire interests in portfolio funds in secondary market transactions.


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Meir Ezra: Jealous?

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No one likes being jealous. You're afraid you might replace or you might lose a relationship. You feel insecure.


Having a relationship with a jealous person is also difficult. The jealous person does anything to make sure you still like him or her. Jealousy makes the person unattractive, even repulsive.


Meir Ezra on jealousy creates anxiety, anger, loneliness, hate and fear. Jealous people do not think clearly. They can even act a little insane.


What causes jealousy?


"Jealousy is the largest factor in breaking up marriages. Jealousy comes about because of the insecurity of the jealous person and the jealousy may or may not have foundation. This person is afraid of hidden communication lines and will do anything to try to uncover them."

-- L. Ron Hubbard


When you are jealous, you worry a line of communication exists with your spouse or lover that is hidden from you. The mystery causes the pain.


Friendships and business relationships can also include jealousy. You worry your best friend has a better friendship with someone else and hides this from you. You worry your best client is working with someone else who might replace you.


Hidden communication lines or mysteries make you think of questions. "Will she find someone she likes better than me?" "Is he having an affair?" "Is he/she going to find someone better than me?"


The mystery makes you assume the worst. "Maybe he'll fall in love with his cute receptionist and leave me." "My favorite salesperson might be going to lunch with her old boss because she wants to work for him instead of me." "How come he didn't call me? Does he like someone better than me?"


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