Russia and Putin Causing Concern

For institutional and savvy investors, one of the best ways to get a great return on investment is to invest through a hedge fund. A hedge fund has the ability to invest not only in publicly traded stocks and funds, but also in more private deals that can provide higher returns on investment. For the past fifty years, one of the most successful hedge fund managers has been George Soros, who earned nearly $4 billion in 2013 as the head of Soros Funds.
Over the past fifty years, Forbes billionaire Soros has continued to provide investors with great returns while navigating through many different economic and credit cycles. In this time, he has amassed a very high net worth of around $25 billion, which makes him one of the wealthiest men in the world. Soros is also highly regarded for his economic mind and is frequently quested about what’s going on in the financial, political, and social world. This includes his take on the international war on terror and how the EU and U.S. have handled it.

One of the more concerning items that has come about on the war on terror is the reliance and expected support that Europe and the United States expects to get from Vladimir Putin and Russia. While Putin and Russia are both targeted by ISIS and other terror groups, many people fear that the U.S. and European nations will be making a mistake by forming an alliance with Russia. Thus far, there has been strong evidence that Russia and Putin’s fight on ISIS could actually be hurting the European Union.

For the past several months, Russia has been targeting terrorist cells in Syria. This has led the country to strike many regions that are thought to be filled with terrorists hiding. While they may be targeting and taking out some dangers people, they may actually be doing more harm than good. At the same time, they are also destroying villages and forcing many citizens of Syria to flee the country. In many cases, these people are fleeing to Germany and other friendly cities in Europe, which is putting a significant amount of social and economic stress on these countries.

Many are also concerned that Putin may have a self-serving plan to get his country out of financial trouble. Currently, the country is facing a default that could be coming as soon as 2017. This has only become more apparent with the decline in oil prices. Some are concerned that Putin has other motives other than beating terrorism, which are not yet clear to the rest of the world.

Reference
https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/putin-no-ally-against-isis-by-george-soros-2016-02
http://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanvardi/2014/02/26/the-highest-earning-hedge-fund-managers-and-traders/