Two Training Tips for Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro pic
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

An experienced investment professional, Arthur (“Art”) J. Samberg owns Hawkes Financial LLC, a family office based in Katonah, New York, and earned his MBA from Columbia Business School. A philanthropist who has donated approximately $35 million to the institution, he has been honored with the creation of the Arthur J. Samberg Institute for Teaching Excellence. Away from his work, Art Samberg enjoys physical activities and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2000.

With a focus on aerobic activities that develop cardiovascular conditioning, climbers should train before attempting such a climb. The key here is to work on developing stamina, which means focusing less on pushing yourself to your limits and more on developing the ability to sustain a consistent level of activity over a long period of time.

Develop breathing exercises that allow you to focus on long inhalations of five or six seconds through the nose rather that rapid, shallow breathing. Maximizing your oxygen intake will prove vital as you reach the summit, where the air starts becoming thinner. Taking up yoga can help develop your breathing control while developing your flexibility and increasing your resistance to injury during the trek.

UJA Federation Supports for the Jewish Community

UJA Federation of New York
UJA Federation of New York

Arthur “Art” J. Samberg is a New York based finance and investment executive that operates Hawkes Financial, his family office that focuses on, among other things, technology based start-ups. Art Samberg is also engaged with multiple professional and charitable boards, including companies like JetSuite and Tri Alpha Energy and charitable organizations such as Historic Hudson Valley and the UJA Federation of New York.

The UJA Federation of New York is an international charitable organization that operates in over seventy countries and has reached more than four and a half million individuals. Founded 95 years ago, the organization maintains nearly 100 nonprofit agencies in its international network that provide services that care for the disadvantaged, respond to catastrophes, and strengthen the global Jewish community.

Strengthening and supporting the global Jewish community is accomplished in several ways by the UJA Federation. Jewish community centers are included within the UJA network that provide education on cultural values and Jewish heritage as well as a broad range of social services. In addition, resources for clergy and staff at synagogues are offered to enhance direct services at the local level. Moreover, ongoing research efforts are in place to respond to community needs as they arise.

Hedge Funds – Essential Terms


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Hedge Funds – Essential Terms

Since graduating from Columbia Business School in 1967, Arthur J. Samberg has amassed more than 25 years of experience in investment and finance. Art Samberg gives back to schools and charities such as Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, where he serves as a trustee. At present, Art Samberg is the owner of Hawkes Financial, LLC, his family office.

Hedge fund managers require a vast network of contacts and an equally deep knowledge of hedge fund markets and terms. For example, the 100-holder rule states that a fund may avoid registration as an investment company if it is not owned by more than 100 investors and not offering its securities in the public market. In some instances, a single investor counts as more than one beneficial owner under both the 100-holder rule as well as the 3C1 fund.

Most hedge funds are private, which requires investors to understand the definition of an accredited investor. Simply put, an accredited investor is an individual or entity allowed to buy securities in a private placement, itself defined as a security immune to the requirement of registration with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). A possible exception is the integration rule, which says that private offerings may be integrated with offerings registered with the SEC.

Art Samberg – A Brief History of Jazz in New York City

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.