Michael Bloomberg is the world’s eighth richest man according to Forbes 400 released in September 2008. He is one of the most successful businessman/politician in the world. Do you know where his success came from. Was it because of business strategic planning or just a plain luck?
Up to do this time, Bloomberg holds 88% of the ownership of Bloomberg L.P., a financial software company. He is also the mayor of New York and spent two terms for the city. In 1981, Michael was fired out of the Salomon Brother where he served as the general partner. He headed the equity trading and the systems development. Before he stepped out of the company, he was given $10 million dollar severance package. With that money on that same year, he started his own company. It was called the Innovative Market Systems. He had his first customer in the name of Merrill Lynch. The company installed 20 Market Master Terminals and invested $30 million to the IMS. The company was then changed to Bloomberg L.P. Few years after 5000 terminals have been installed. The company also expanded their business by launching Bloomberg Tradebook, the Bloomberg Messaging Service and the Bloomberg newswire. The company continued to prosper and the rest is history.?
With recognitions at hand, Michael Bloomberg became one of the business tycoons in the world. He is one of the highly admired business people. Even though he already resigned as the president of the company to serve the people in New York city, his legacy still prevails among business enthusiasts. His investment strategies are inspiration for businessman and business service providers. For those who are eying global business development, they want to know Bloomberg’s business approaches. But does anybody here knows his secret? None.?
His investment strategies is distinct and defined. The success of Bloomberg LP is directly attributed to Michael’s innovative strategies. Although they were not yet revealed to people, some sort of methods that he used were named as his secret to progress. He once worked as the head of equity trading in Salomon Brothers. And he used it on his new business. Equity trading is the buying and selling of stock shares Shares in large publicly-traded companies are bought and sold through one of the major stock exchanges, such as the New York Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange or Tokyo Stock Exchange, which serve as managed auctions for stock trades. Stock shares in smaller public companies are bought and sold in over-the-counter (OTC) markets. A simple yet effective type of investment that Bloomberg used for his little capital.?
From a capital of $10 million, he’s now making almost double of it because of his effective investment strategies. He invested much of his money on sectors he thinks beneficial to people. Bloomberg LP, which is a financial data and communications company, branched out and started a news service provider. It is now known for radio, television, internet and publishing operations. Bloomberg companies are global, multi-media based. Distributor of information services. They combine news, data and analysis for global financial markets and businesses.