As president and CEO of iPoint Capital Partners, Hilt Tatum IV is responsible for group investments and the analysis of new investment opportunities across the globe. Hilt Tatum IV supports a number of charitable organizations, including the American Red Cross.
Since 1881, the American Red Cross’ volunteer network has provided services both domestically and abroad. The organization utilizes a diverse group of people, applying their specific gifts and abilities to a broad range of needs.
- Experienced leaders can become board members and assist with fundraising efforts or marketing programs.
- Workers are needed to organize blood drives, recruit donors, and transport supplies and donated blood.
- Disaster responders who assist following fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters can help families in crisis.
- Instructors are needed to teach training courses such as CPR and first aid to community members.
- Writers and speakers can assist the organization by writing grants and speaking about the work of the American Red Cross.
- Administrators and warehouse workers can assist with managing supplies and office needs.
Local chapters of the American Red Cross organize and mobilize their own volunteer networks. Anyone who is interested in joining forces with the the Red Cross can contact their local branch and inquire about volunteer opportunities.
An international business leader, Hilt Tatum IV serves as president of iPoint Capital Partners. Outside of work, Hilt Tatum IV contributes to numerous humanitarian organizations, including the American Red Cross.
In addition to leading blood donation drives and providing training in first aid, the American Red Cross responds to a natural disaster every 8 minutes, which amounts to more than 65,000 disasters per year. With 95 percent of the organization’s disaster relief workers serving as volunteers, the organization relies on the support of donors to carry out its work.
For every dollar donated, $0.91 goes directly toward humanitarian efforts. Donations have helped the American Red Cross provide vital assistance following disasters such as Superstorm Sandy in 2012, the 7.8-magnitude Nepal earthquake in 2015, the 7.0-magnitude Haiti earthquake in 2010, the Erskine Fire in California in 2016, and Hurricane Matthew in 2016.
To contribute to the American Red Cross’ disaster relief efforts, visit www.redcross.org/about-us/our-work/disaster-relief.
The holder of a postgraduate business degree from the University of Oxford, Oscar Hilt Tatum IV is the co-founder of iPoint Capital Partners. A dedicated philanthropist, Oscar Hilt Tatum IV has donated to several organizations including the American Red Cross.
A month after a devastating storm hit Louisiana, thousands of people were still without food and shelter. The storm which pounded Louisiana with close to seven trillion gallons of rain destroyed over 40,000 homes.
In the wake of the storm, the American Red Cross launched a comprehensive relief operation that saw an estimated 3,700 Red Cross volunteers and 500 Red Cross staff from all over the United States descend on the state. One month after the storm, the organization had served more than a million meals to affected residents, provided over 73,000 overnight stays in shelters, distributed over 630,000 relief items, and offered health services to more than 35,000 affected residents.
Still maintaining an active presence in the state, the Red Cross is helping residents to apply for financial assistance from federal agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Financier Hilt Tatum IV heads iPoint Capital Partners, an investment firm for which he has organized several funds. Believing in giving back to the community, Hilt Tatum IV donates to humanitarian organizations such as the American Red Cross.
The American Red Cross has developed contingency plans for many dangerous situations, including emergencies that arise on the daily commute.
Commuter safety begins with communication between family members. The first step is distributing information for reaching transit police and other law enforcement agencies, and designating an emergency family meeting place. Choose a family friend or an extended family member as your point of contact, supplying them with your contact information as well as the phone number and website of the airline, bus, or train company you are using.
In the event of an emergency on a train or bus, heed the instructions of the engineer or driver. Familiarize yourself with the exit procedures and locate emergency notices. When riding the train, know the location of other platform exits.
If you commute by car, learn alternate routes to avoid road blockages. Keep a local road map handy and take along a face mask, flashlight, and gloves.
A graduate of University of Oxford's Saïd Business School, Oscar Hilt Tatum IV is the founder, lead general partner, and president of Panama-based iPoint Capital Partners, an investment and venture capital firm. In his free time, Oscar Hilt Tatum IV has several hobbies including fishing.
Panama is regarded as a world-class destination for fishing, mostly because fishing enthusiasts have been known to reel in monster species such as blue marlin, yellowfin tuna, and swordfish. A popular fishing destination is Lake Gatún, where one can be assured of a catch within a few minutes of throwing a line. While Panama offers a great fishing experience the year-round, prized species such as marlins and tunas are more abundant between January and April.
For fishing aficionados, Panama is home to several fishing charters, which are available for day and multi-day excursions. Charters usually include fishing gear, meals, transportation, and a bilingual guide. They offer a range of services, from getting out of the water with the help of a fisherman to manning a trip organized by a competent operator
Oscar Hilt Tatum IV holds a postgraduate business degree from the University of Oxford’s Said Business School. Also the founder and lead partner at iPoint Capital Partners, Oscar Hilt Tatum IV steers the private equity firm in creating value in its portfolio companies.
Value is what attracts customers to a business and makes stakeholders eager to transact with a business. In many ways, therefore, value is not fixed or tangible but exists in the mindset of the client or stakeholder.
Businesses often seek an understanding of what value means to their customers, then strive to deliver it. Businesses can create value in three ways:
1) Create new value. This requires that a business break into a new sector. Businesses can create new value by going after a new market segment or tapping into a demand for a new product. For example, a business seeking to increase membership can create new value by opening a new category of membership to include vendors who sell in that industry.
2) Create more value. More value is created when the purchase price of a product or service is kept the same but more is delivered, when the purchase price is lowered but the same quality is delivered, or both. Here, the focus is on the quantity - such as added features in a phone or levels in a game.
3) Create better value. As the name implies, better value is based on pre-existing value. However, unlike more value, which focuses on increasing quantity, better value focuses on increasing quality. For example, journals create better value by launching an online forum to encourage discussion, and cleaning companies achieve this end by cleaning apartments beyond competitors’ standards, thus improving the quality of their service.
As founding partner and president of iPoint Capital Partners, Hilt Tatum IV oversees a Panama City, Panama-based investment and venture capital firm that operates in countries around the globe. Outside of the office, Hilt Tatum IV enjoys fishing and belongs to the International Game Fish Association, a group that supports anglers and works to conserve the world’s fisheries through various programs and activities.
The International Game Fish Association is currently accepting abstract submissions for the 6th International Billfish Symposium, which will be held September 14-17, 2016, at the IGFA’s headquarters in Dania Beach, Florida. First held in 1972, the International Billfish Symposium was launched to provide a forum to discuss billfish biology, research, and management.
This year, a multidisciplinary audience from around the world will attend the four-day event to exchange information in five topic areas: management, assessment, movement and habitat utilization, basic biology, and commercial and recreational fisheries. Outside of the learning activities and presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to unwind at several networking events, including daily socials and a farewell banquet.
Additional information, including registration details, can be found at www.bfsymposium.org.
Hilt Tatum IV is the founder, CEO, and president of iPoint Capital Partners, a Panama-based investment firm active in markets throughout Europe, Asia, South and Central America, and the Caribbean. Hilt Tatum IV directs the firm’s investments in the group private equity and venture capital spheres, focusing on a wide range of sectors including global real estate.
According to a report compiled by commercial real estate firm CBRE, the global real estate market is poised to receive a huge influx of investments in 2016. The 2016 edition of the company’s annual Global Investor Intentions Survey reveals that investors around the world plan to deploy approximately $1.16 trillion in real estate investments over the coming year. This would reflect a year-over-year capital flow increase ranging between 3 and 6 percent. Survey responses suggest that 30 percent of these property investments will occur in the office sector. Commercial retail comprises the second-most favored asset type, and industrial and logistics tied with multifamily properties for third place.
CBRE surveyed 1,250 of the world’s leading property investors to compile their 2016 projections. Of these respondents, 82 percent indicated that their real estate investment activity would either increase or stay the same compared to 2015. This is down slightly from 2015, when 86 percent of respondents planned to increase or stabilize their real estate investments, and from 2014, when 93 percent showed the same optimism. Rather than implying a change in the performance of the real estate market, this small decline likely reflects growing investor caution regarding pricing, interest rates, and equity volatility.
Based in Panama City, Panama, Hilt Tatum IV divides his time between responsibilities as chief executive officer and president of iPoint Capital Partners and his role as chairman of Oxford Consulting Group. An avid fisherman, Hilt Tatum IV holds membership with the International Game Fish Association (IGFA).
A not-for-profit organization, IGFA and its members maintain a dedication to preserving the worldwide population of game fish by encouraging ethics-based fishing activity. In addition to keeping records of catches, the association facilitates conservation efforts through a number of educational opportunities, including the following:
School of Sportfishing
IGFA members can enroll in the Sportfishing School for $100 per class. Taught on-site at the association’s headquarters in Dania Beach, Florida, the school teaches its students about fishing topics ranging from how to catch large swordfish to cast netting practices.
Specially designed for children, the Junior Anglers program hosts a wide array of events to help the new generation of fishing enthusiasts learn about protecting the oceans. As such, IGFA invites its young members to participate in public fishing programs and fishing summer camps.
Training for Observers
This program provides IGFA members with a unique opportunity to train as a competition observer. During this half-day course, participants will learn the numerous angling rules that will help them uphold fair play during competition. Trainees also learn about such topics as how to identify billfish and boat safely.
As founder and president of iPoint Capital Partners, a Panama-based asset management and venture capital firm, Hilt Tatum IV has pursued business opportunities in over 60 countries around the world. In addition to completing international business studies at the University of Montana and the French Institute for American Universities, Hilt Tatum IV has pursued private equity master classes at the London Business School, and received a postgraduate diploma in global business from the University of Oxford’s Said Business School.
A master's-level executive education program, Oxford's diploma in global business is aimed at experienced business leaders looking to grow their skills and knowledge on an international scale. The curriculum introduces students to challenges specifically related to global business, covering such areas as international strategy, risk, corporate diplomacy, effective reputation-building, and emerging markets.
Designed to prepare students for senior management positions at international firms, the program focuses on practical knowledge directly relevant to effective business leadership and imparts information valuable to both commercial and public sector executives. Its part-time configuration allows professionals to uphold concurrent responsibilities while expanding their business acumen. Program participants benefit not only from the expertise of Oxford’s world-class faculty, but also from a vast student network of up-and-coming global executives.
Hilt Tatum is CEO of Oxford Consulting Group - International business consulting