Ted Bauman: A Guru in Asset Protection

Ted Bauman is a vastly experienced editor and asset protection specialist with a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Georgia State University. Having worked with various companies and organizations such as Burger King, United Nations, Habitat for Humanity and McDonald’s, Bauman has a unique understanding of asset protection. An investor and current editor at Banyan Hill Publishing, Bauman offers insightful recommendations on how to protect your assets against disasters such as floods and fire, burglars and corporate greed.

One of the ways to disaster-proof your valuables is by storing them in a lockbox or home safe which can be customized according to the size of the valuables. Ted Bauman holds that lockboxes are not only waterproof but also fireproof. While cautioning against storing valuables in a home, Ted Bauman advises that effective asset protection can be achieved by diversifying the storage of your valuable assets. He also recommends the use of safe-deposit boxes in both local and foreign banks to secure liquid assets. Safe-deposit boxes come with ease of accessibility but are however covered by insurance in some cases. They are protected by the law and can only be accessed by other parties through a court order. Such advantages are also enjoyed by those who use independent vaults in non-local and foreign-based financial institutions. A graduate of the State University of New York where he received a B.S. degree in Business Administration, Bauman securing your liquid assets in such vaults require greater financial outlay.

Drawing from over two decades of experience as a financial expert, Ted Bauman cautions that the current bull run of the market stocks may not last for long. Therefore, Bauman advises investors in stock markets to protect their investment against such uncertainties through practical planning. He notes that a huge upsurge in the stock value usually follows a massive drop in the intrinsic value of stocks. Using this valuation-based stock trading can help investors to buy shares at a bargain price and sell them when prices upsurge. He, however, advises investors to make decisions devoid of emotions and based on a balanced view of the stock market. This will allow them to build a defensive strategy to safeguard their investments while also diversifying their portfolios to include bonds and stocks markets.

Talos Energy Gears Up To Reap From the Newly Privatized Oil and Gas Industry in Mexico

The Mexican oil industry has been dominated by the state-run operator, Pemex. The oil giant has held a tight leash on the sector since the nationalization of oil and gas assets in 1938. The industry was recently privatized to attract more investors. The industry has been struggling to meet increasing demand. The denationalization has opened up numerous opportunities especially for international stakeholders wishing to cash in on the expected boom. The reforms were finalized in 2014. In 2015, three companies were awarded the rights to start prospecting for oil. The Zama-1 becomes the first well to be sunk by private entities.

It is a collaboration between Premier Oil from the UK with a 25% stake, Talos Energy based in Houston at 35% and Sierra Oil and Gas which has a 40% stake in the venture. Sierra is a local oil and gas company in Mexico. The new offshore oil well is located in the Sureste Basin in Tabasco State. It is estimated to hold up to five hundred million barrels of oil. The geological evaluation shows the basin has a high chance of success. It is anticipated to take three months to finish drilling the oil well. Industry analysts are eagerly waiting to see the results. Talos Energy is on the ground running the project. It is a privately-held energy company established in 2012 in Houston, Texas.

It has extensive oil and gas assets in the Gulf coast. Talos Energy’s investment ventures are supported by the holding companies Apollo Global Management and Riverstone Holdings. Both are private equity companies based in New York. The Talos Energy management is also backing the project. The deal positions Talos Energy as one of the first private operators to benefit from the oil and gas industry in Mexico. The company has been chasing just such an opportunity. It has recently acquired cutting edge seismic technology. This enables the company to explore both shallow and deep-water oil assets. The Mexican deal includes two blocks in shallow waters measuring more than 160,000 acres. Talos Energy is led by Timothy Duncan who is a founder and serves as the President and CEO.