A leading expert in the securities industry, Art Samberg manages funds for Hawkes Financial, LLC, his family office, which is located in Katonah, New York, and concentrates on investments in the areas of information technology, health care, and alternative energy (among others). As a board member of Tri Alpha Energy, Art J. Samberg sees the importance of investing in companies that emphasize the use of “green” or advanced technologies.
For example, Tri Alpha Energy advocates the utilization of fusion energy. However, its focus on the idea is unique because little, if any, radioactive substances are produced. Therefore, the appeal for the process is in its safety. If anything prevents fusion, the operation is simply discontinued. Thus, problems such as meltdowns do not occur.
Tri Alpha Energy, a company based in California, was established in Rancho Santa Margarita in 1998. From 2000 to 2005, $12 million of private funding was secured for the “green” fusion firm.
Art J. Samberg possesses over 40 years of experience in the financial services industry. In 2009, Art Samberg retired from his position as chief executive officer at Pequot Capital Management. A longtime resident of New York, Arthur J. Samberg currently serves on the board of directors for Jazz at Lincoln Center, an organization that is committed to promoting education and community engagement through jazz music and performance.
New York has a rich jazz history. During the early 20th century, the city was home to many of the musicians who contributed to the emergence of this innovative musical style. Ragtime composer Scott Joplin lived there, as did pianist and composer Duke Ellington, who played at Harlem’s Cotton Club in the 1920s.
In 1938, jazz was performed at Carnegie Hall for the first time by Benny Goodman and members of the Duke Ellington and Count Basie orchestras. This was the first racially integrated jazz performance.
Jazz expanded and transformed throughout the following decades. It gave rise to swing, bebop, and fusion.
With the success of musicians like Dave Brubeck and Miles Davis, jazz continued to flourish in New York City into the 1950s. The city was the birthplace of some of the most influential jazz music labels, including Riverside and Atlantic, the latter of which helped jazz music to reach a national audience.