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  • Welcome to, formerly known as

    Uglobal is an education, networking and marketing platform for global investment and immigration. Divided into two segments, Immigration and Investment, Uglobal hopes to foster larger networking opportunities and a wider range of information from programs around the world. Uglobal Investment is a broadening of the reach covered by The China Investor, and an expansion into capital markets worldwide.

    Ali Jahangiri March 12, 2018
  • Why should I diversify my investment portfolio?

    It is widely considered the cardinal rule of investing—diversification. The idea is closely associated with the idiom, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.”

    May 21, 2017
  • What is Single Family Real Estate?

    Single family real estate is property that consists of only one unit, and thus will only have one family living in it. Single family real estate includes structures such as detached houses, condos, townhouses, cottages and cabins. In contrast, multi-family real estate is property that has more than one unit, and thus more than one family living on the premises. An apartment building with 40 units, for example, would fall under the category of multi-family real estate.

    May 21, 2017
  • What is Private Equity?

    Not long ago, the glass of water you drink in the morning probably came to your home courtesy of your local government. Today, a private equity firm might ensure that same glass of water is available when you wake up in the morning.

    May 21, 2017
  • What is Commercial Real Estate?

    Commercial real estate is property that is used for business purposes. In other words, it is property owned with the purpose of producing income. Commercial real estate investors make money by leasing their space to tenants and collecting rent. These leases vary in duration, with the terms depending on the type of commercial real estate space being rented out. Commercial real estate encompasses a wide range of properties, from the local gas station to a city center skyscraper. There are six major categories of commercial real estate spaces.

    May 21, 2017
  • What is a REIT?

    A “REIT” refers to a Real Estate Investment Trust, which is a type of security. The REIT is basically an investment vehicle that owns real estate that produces income. Such real estate is also known as commercial real estate and might include, for example, hotels, offices, or warehouses. A REIT is not like a traditional real estate company: it does not develop properties with the goal of reselling them. Instead, a REIT purchases and develops real estate properties in order to run them as a part of its investment portfolio.

    May 21, 2017
  • What is a Wealth Manager?

    Wealth managers provide a variety of concierge financial services, mostly to high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) and ultra-high-net-worth individuals (UHNWIs). For a fee, these services include such things as investment and financial advice, retirement and estate planning, accounting and tax services, and more.

    May 21, 2017
  • What Are the Responsibilities of a Fund Manager?

    A fund manager makes investment management decisions for a particular fund. This can be a trust fund, mutual fund, hedge fund, or a pension fund. The manager ensures that the fund’s chosen investment strategy is aligned with the fund’s goals, and that it is implemented correctly. He also oversees the fund’s portfolio trading activities, and handles the overall operations, such as risk management and customer service matters. He may manage the fund independently, co-manage it with another fund manager, or work with a team of people to direct operations.

    May 21, 2017
  • Understanding Commercial Real Estate Markets

    Commercial real estate is a booming industry. According to Real Capital Analytics, 2015 saw $533 billion in CRE sales in markets across the United States—up 23 percent from 2014. Newcomers to commercial real estate investing may wonder where these properties are being purchased and how other investors are selecting these markets. The following factors, market data, and future trends are intended to provide a starting point for investors to begin evaluating and understanding commercial real estate markets across the United States.

    May 21, 2017
  • U.S. Housing Market – The Latest Data on the Real Estate Market and Investment Opportunities

    With the United States economy outperforming many economies, including the Eurozone Area, the United Kingdom, Latin America, and Canada, the U.S. remains a favorable destination for business, investment, and residence.

    Scholastica (Gay) Cororaton May 21, 2017
  • Protections for Foreign Investors in the United States

    The United States is the world’s largest recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI) for many reasons, but trust in its ability to protect people’s investments is key.   With the world’s largest consumer market, highly productive workers, an innovative environment, legal protections and a predictable regulatory environment, the U.S. offers an attractive investment climate for individuals and businesses around the globe.

    May 21, 2017
  • Private Equity Investing

    With private equity investments earning nearly 12 percent in annualized returns from 2005 to 2015—nearly double the Standard & Poor’s 500 returns over those years—the popularity of private equity investments is growing.

    May 21, 2017
  • Key Terms in the Private Equity Industry

    In order to be well educated with respect to investments, it’s important to be familiar with certain terms that are used in various contexts related to the structure, composition or analysis of prospective investment opportunities. To help you learn the vocabulary, we’ve compiled a list of basic terms that may be important to investors.

    May 21, 2017
  • How can I purchase Commercial Real Estate?

    Commercial real estate investing generally involves greater start-up costs than residential real estate (such as buying a house for the purpose of renovating and reselling it) because the prices of commercial properties are higher. Also in contrast to residential real estate, the usable square footage of a commercial real estate property affects its income potential: more square footage means more potential income.

    May 21, 2017
  • General Due Diligence Tips

    “Due diligence” is a term that has been used since at least the 15thcentury and came into broader usage with the passage of the United States’ Securities Act of 1933. A section of the act known as the “Due Diligence” defense held that as long as broker-dealers exercised due diligence when investigating businesses, and revealed their findings to potential investors, that they wouldn’t be held liable for failing to disclose a material fact they didn’t know at the time of the sale of an equity.  

    May 21, 2017
  • Common Private Equity Strategies

    Outside of the world of stocks, bonds, exchanged-traded funds and similar investments, a universe of alternative investments awaits today’s sophisticated investors. One of the most promising investment types, and one that has outperformed many other types of investments in recent decades, is known as private equity. Private equity is a broad term that encompasses a spectrum of private capital markets, along with numerous private equity firms that specialize in various investment strategies.

    May 21, 2017