Reasons to Use an Investment Banker

In the modern age, the economy is always changing. However, since the crisis in 2008, the economy is making a great recovery. Now is the time to invest. However, the only question is what do you do? One strategy that is powerful for those looking grow their wealth is hiring investment banking firms.
Firstly, there is the issue of security. An investment bank can help you protect the money you already have. This is especially important if you plan to retire soon.

Secondly, there is the issue of access to international markets. Traditional financial planners simply don’t have the resources of investment banking. Investment bankers can spot international trends and focus your money there to leverage as many market forces as possible, which means you get a greater ROI.

Thirdly, startups can benefit from investment banking. Whether you run a small operation or are looking to build the next billion dollar company, you need outside funds to grow quickly. Small Venture Capitalists cannot give you access to the kinds of funds that investment firms can. Therefore, using investment bankers lets you grow faster, for a higher exit amount.

Martin Lustgarten is a citizen of Austria and Venezuela. This dual passport situation allows him to leverage international markets like few others can do. He is known for focusing on huge growth potentially locally, while also diversifying his investments to protect himself in the event of global financial challenges.

This international strategy is what Martin Lustgarten also uses for his clients. For example, in Venezuela, he was able to help investors gain access to U.S. dollars, which no one else could do.

Court Order Issued Against Laidlaw & Company for “Typical” Behavior

On December 11, 2015, Relmada Therapeutics, a clinical-stage company, announced that a court order had been issued against Laidlaw & Company, an investment brokerage company, by the U.S. District Court for the district of Nevada. The court order came on the heels of a lawsuit Relmada filed against Laidlaw and its principals, Matthew Eitner and James Ahern, for disseminating “false and misleading information” in the form of proxy materials.

Laidlaw’s spreading of false information was part of an effort to take effective control of Relmada, a move that Relmada CEO, Sergio Traversa, sees as harmful to the company and its stockholders, whose interests, he said, are different from those of Laidlaw’s. Traversa indicated that he would take necessary actions to protect Relmada and the interests of its stockholders. He also stated that the company needed to focus on the development of its products, such as Blu Tab, a drug for chronic pain relief. The court did not hesitate to take action in issuing the “restraining order with associated injunction to enjoin Laidlaw and its principals” from continuing to disseminate false and misleading information. The court also said that Laidlaw and its principals must also retract or correct the materials already disseminated.

Laidlaw & Company is an investment firm, offering investment banking and wealth management services in the United States and Europe. The firm has offices in the United States and in London. What recently happened should come as no surprise given that Laidlaw and its principals, Matthew Eitner and James Ahern, have a history of violating U.S. financial regulations and have had to pay penalties for such unacceptable behavior. Their actions have also caused customer dissatisfaction and complaints. It does seem that, at some point, someone would decide that enough is enough.

Apparently Laidlaw & company is not the most desirable place to work either. Many of its employees are unhappy. Morale seems very low.