AAA Notes Increased Interest In Extremely Alternative Investments


Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) has revealed that as the number of people opting for more mainstream alternative investments increases, so does the number of people opting for the more extreme end of alternative investments.

Boston, MA, USA, June 30, 2011 -- Alternative investment advocacy organization, Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA), says that as the number of people opting for more mainstream alternative investments increases, so does the number of people opting for the most alternative side of alternative investments.

AAA’s analysis partner, Anthony Johnson, stated, “People are becoming more and more willing to try the alternatives market and some are looking into some really unusual investments to try to make a fortune – and good luck to them, sometimes it pays off!”

An example of this is the case of one Don Poffenroth who became tired of watching his $400,000 investment gain returns of between 3 and 5 percent. CNN Money reports that in 2007 he opted to take his money and invest $300,000 in a vodka distillery in the US. The distillery was one of just a small number in the whole of the States at the time and his risk paid dividends. The distillery is now raking in annual revenues of $1.5 million and Poffenroth’s 60 per cent stake is worth $1.2 million.

AAA says that a recent Russell investments’ survey found that investment in alternatives is set to grow to an average of 19 per cent of portfolio by 2012, from current levels of 14 per cent. “This positivity towards alternative assets is due to the fact that people are increasingly approaching their fund managers and asking them to diversity their portfolio to spread the risk,” claimed Johnson. “No one wants to be caught out again and investing in alternatives protects cash form the impact of wider economic factors,” he added.

For those who are keen on taking a leap of faith into the alternatives market, but are not quite in the position to risk it all on a vodka distillery, forestry investment in emerging markets is a sensible option, claims AAA. Firms like Greenwood Management offer people with as little as $10,000 to invest, the chance to own a piece of forested land in Brazil. They then get to watch their investment literally grow while feeling confident that their investment is also helping to prevent deforestation and help the Brazilian economy to flourish.

Many high net worth individuals around the world are also looking to include (quality) art as an important string in their investment bow. In a recent survey of high net worth individuals Merrill Lynch and Capgemini noted that art is the most likely 'investment of passion' to be seen as a form of financial investment. The same survey – the 2011 World Wealth Report – noted that alternative investments were up were up from five per cent of total portfolio value in 2009 to seven per cent in 2010, with this forecast to rise to as high as nine per cent in 2012.

Contact:
Anthony Johnson
Alternative Asset Analysis
71 Commercial St
Boston, MA 02109-1320
617-939-9596

Experts Connection Profiles the Three Must Haves For Executive-level Job Search


Leading Career Expert Ross Macpherson to Discuss How to Create Outstanding Resume, Executive Biography, and LinkedIn Profile for Successful Job Search.

NOVATO, Calif. (June 30, 2011) -- The rules of executive job search have changed in the last decade, and to stay ahead of the competitors you need more than a solid resume. In the next session of Experts Connection (http://www.experts-connection.com), Ross Macpherson, expert in advanced career strategies and president of Career Quest, will discuss how to create an outstanding resume, branded executive bio, and stand-out LinkedIn profile in a session entitled, “Top Three ‘Must Haves’ for Executive Level Job Search, The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, July 27, from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. ET, (1:00 – 2:30 p.m. PT), and is sponsored by NETSHARE® (http://www.netshare.com).

More than ever, today’s successful executive job search requires marketing skill. To accelerate your career, you need to be able to differentiate your personal brand and articulate your unique value through strategies that hit decision-makers in target markets in effective and compelling ways. Your resume is the first tool you need to perfect, but it’s not enough. For a compelling marketing strategy, you need a great resume, a compelling LinkedIn profile that gets the right attention, and a strongly branded executive biography.

This webinar will offer practical tips to help you develop these three powerful job search tools, and how to use them. The webinar will discuss:
- Why each tool is a critical part of your job search strategy, and how they complement one another.
- Why you need more than just a resume – you need a GREAT resume - and how to build one.
- How to create a compelling LinkedIn profile, as opposed to the vast majority of poor and underwhelming profiles.
- What a “branded bio” is, how to create it, and why you need it.
- Tips on when and how these tools can be used to maximize your results.

We spend a lot of time and energy networking and connecting with influencers who can help us advance our careers, but without a solid sales kit, you can't use those connections to close your next career opportunity,” said Katherine Simmons, CEO of NETSHARE and host of the Experts Connection webinars. “Ross has years of experience helping executives build and sell their personal brands. In this webinar, he will share some of his secrets to success so you can stand out from the crowd and build a personal brand identity that can land the job you deserve.”

The Experts Connection teleseminar series gives executives access to leading career experts. The cost of the seminar is $60, $50 for NETSHARE members, and access is provided via web and telephone. For more information, visit the Experts Connection online at http://www.experts-connection.com.

About Ross Macpherson
Ross Macpherson is the President of Career Quest (http://www.yourcareerquest.com) and a recognized expert in advanced career strategies – the strategies that have consistently put his clients miles ahead of their competition. He is a Certified Personal Branding Strategist, Certified Interview and Job Search Coach, and is recognized as one of the best resume writers in North America. Ross has 15 years experience in career development and specializes in the senior and executive market with clients throughout the U.S., Canada, and internationally. Ross is also a sought-after speaker and workshop facilitator. He has spoken at major career events, global industry conferences, universities, professional associations, and executive networking groups across Canada and the U.S.

About NETSHARE
NETSHARE (http://www.netshare.com) is a confidential, membership based organization dedicated to providing executives across all disciplines and industries with quality $100K plus job lists. NETSHARE also offers networking opportunities and a community of peers for the exchange of strategic information related to job search, professional development and best practices. NETSHARE has been recognized by Fortune and Forbes magazines as the best online destination for executive positions.

Contact:
Annette DiSano
NETSHARE, Inc.
(415) 883-1700

Tom Woolf
Woolf Media & Marketing
(415) 259-5638

Glenmore Healthcare's hCG Program is Consistent with Dr. Oz's hCG Principles


Calgary, Alberta, June 30, 2011 -- The core principles of Glenmore Healthcare's hCG for Weight Loss Program are consistent with those outlined by Dr. Oz in his interview for First for Women magazine's June 27th issue: it is imperative for patients to undertake an hCG program under the care of a trained physician, and never use hCG (homeopathic hCG) that is sold without a prescription.

In his recent interview in the June 27, 2011 issue of First for Women magazine (http://www.magazines.com/product/first-for-women), Dr. Oz delivers several key messages regarding the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical grade hCG in a physician-supervised weight loss program. These key messages are consistent the hCG for Weight Loss Program offered at Calgary's Glenmore Healthcare and Wellness Clinic (http://www.glenmorehealthcare.com):

1. Physician Supervision for patients undergoing an hCG Program is essential.
2. Never buy hCG over the internet. Only use pharmaceutical grade hCG as prescribed by a physician. hCG that is not prescribed by a physician is homeopathic hCG and has been found to only contain trace amounts of real hCG.
3. Successful weight loss using hCG requires that the patient follow a proven hCG protocol precisely.

Dr. Oz comments, in his article in First Magazine, that "there are some real legitimate folks out there who seem to have success with this," protocol, which "dates back to the 1950’s when "Dr. A.T.W. Simeons claimed that human chorionic gonadotrophin [hCG], a hormone produced during pregnancy to ensure a fetus gets necessary nutrients, could also promote weight loss....by simultaneously suppressing appetite while helping the boy burn fat."

Dr. Oz acknowledges that while hCG is not currently approved by the FDA for weight loss, "sometimes it's because the science hasn't caught up. When we see real people do things that work, we in the medical profession have to pay attention." The evidence is overwhelming. The IAPAM reports that over 10,000 patients have lost or are currently loosing weight under the care of the more than 400 physicians who have completed the IAPAM's hCG Training in the safe delivery of hCG for weight loss.

Glenmore Healthcare's exclusive hCG Weight Loss Program (http://www.glenmorehealthcare.com/our-program) concurs with Dr. Oz's hCG recommendations. Glenmore Healthcare's hCG medically supervised weight loss program is based upon the successful protocol originally developed in 1954 by Dr. Simeons, and detailed in his report, Pounds and Inches, and is built around a low calorie diet coupled with the administration of the pharmaceutical grade of the naturally occurring hormone, hCG (human Chorionic Gonadotropin). Glenmore Healthcare follows the IAPAM's (International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine) hCG Weight Loss Protocol, which has been administered to over 10,000 patients around the world with consistent weight loss results.

Patients participating in the Glenmore Healthcare’s hCG for Weight Loss Program are monitored by a licensed physician who specializes in hCG for weight loss. Labs and vital statistics are recorded prior to starting the program. Patients at Glenmore Healthcare have lost as much as 20 pounds in our 26 day program, and 35 pounds in our 43 day program. At the end of the program, clinic staff will test a patient’s RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate) with the same equipment as used on NBC's "The Biggest Loser."

The FDA states that, “HCG is a hormone extracted from the urine of pregnant women. It is approved by the FDA for the treatment of certain problems of the male reproductive system and in stimulating ovulation in women who have had difficulty becoming pregnant. No evidence has been presented, however, to substantiate claims for HCG as a weight-loss aid.” This is absolutely true if homeopathic hCG is taken, or the entire protocol is not followed. hCG taken on its own will not result in rapid, safe weight loss. It is very important that when a patient partakes of an hCG weight loss program, that they complete it under the supervision of a physician and follow the entire detailed protocol, as is done at Glenmore Heathcare.

About Glenmore Healthcare

Glenmore Healthcare is Calgary’s premiere provider of hCG medically supervised weight loss programs, aesthetic medicine (Botox, Dermal Fillers, Latisse), health and wellness services to individuals in the Calgary area. For more information on Glenmore Healthcare's hCG program and aesthetic medicine and botox services, please contact Glenmore Healthcare at 403-452-5699 or info@glenmorehealthcare.com.

Glenmore Healthcare (Glenmore Landing)
A305, 1600 – 90th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta T2V 5A8
Tel: 403-452-5699
Fax: 403-452-7296

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ESCATEC adds ISO Class 5 sections to its ISO Class 7 clean-room facility for Micro- and Optic-electronics contract manufacturing


ESCATEC, the EMS innovator, has added ISO Class 5 sections to its ISO Class 7 MOEMS (Micro Optic Electronic Manufacturing Services) facility in Heerbrugg, Switzerland to address the growing demand for miniaturised electronics.

Heerbrugg, Switzerland, June 30, 2011 -- ESCATEC, the EMS innovator, has added ISO Class 5 sections to its ISO Class 7 MOEMS (Micro Optic Electronic Manufacturing Services) facility in Heerbrugg, Switzerland to address the growing demand for miniaturised electronics. They enable miniaturised electronics and sub-assemblies to be manufactured at levels of cleanliness and technological precision rarely available from a contract manufacturer. They are supported by the rest of the Group’s global operations that include the ability to ramp up to high volume manufacturing in Asia.

The MOEMS facility’s capabilities include Chip On Board (die bonding and wire bonding), encapsulation, Solder Flip Chip, Ball Grid Array, and micro-optics assembly. This is complimented by ESCATEC’s extensive Research and Development Department, and Prototype and Production lines that are backed by a full range of Test capabilities. ESCATEC is certified to very high quality management standards enabling it to manufacture high precision, high reliability products.

Very few contract manufacturers are prepared to invest the significant sums required to set up and run a Class 7 clean room close to their customers in Europe,” explained Gerhard Klauser, General Manager at ESCATEC Switzerland. “We differentiate ourselves in the marketplace by focussing on quality and precision. This MOEMS facility enables us to manufacture microelectronic and optical assemblies in an ultra-clean environment to ensure the highest possible build quality and reliability. For one customer we even bought a special piece of equipment to make their product because no-one else could manufacture it to the standards that we were then able to.”

Examples of products that ESCATEC has manufactured in its MOEMS facility include laser sights for the military, rangefinders for surveying equipment, and camera assemblies.

For further information about ESCATEC, one of Europe’s leading providers of design and manufacturing services: Web: http://www.escatec.com / E-Mail: enquiries@escatec.com

For press information, contact: Nigel Robson, Vortex PR, Tel: +44 (0) 1481 233080, E-Mail: nigel@vortexpr.com

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Manufacturing Sector Driving Growth of Project Lifecycle Management in APAC

Research conducted by Technavio reveals, that the Project Lifecycle Management market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9 percent.

London, UK - June 29, 2011 -- Research conducted by Technavio reveals, that the Project Lifecycle Management market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 9 percent. The report, which focuses exclusively on Asia Pacific, indicates, that the market is currently driven by an increasing demand for this software in the manufacturing sector.

The rapidly waxing levels of industrialization and continued shifting of manufacturing/production bases across industrial sectors to low cost countries, such as China and India; and the subsequent rise in manufacturing powers of these countries are expected to drive market prospects for Project Lifecycle Management in the Asia-Pacific region,” reports Technavio analyst.

In spite of the need, threat from open source PLM software providers hinders the growth of this market. However, the improved profitability and operational efficiency brought by this software is expected to promote market growth.

The Project Lifecycle Management market is marked by an increasing integration of this software with enterprise applications. This makes the study an important one for companies to fully understand the potential in the market and formulate its own strategy.

The report, APAC Product Lifecycle Management Software 2010-2014, is based on an extensive research from inputs by industry experts, vendors and end-users. It examines the factors including the key trends, drivers and challenges, impacting the evolution of this market. Further, it contains an in-depth understanding of the key vendors including their SWOT analysis.

Companies mentioned in this report include: Siemens PLM, Dassault Systems, Autodesk and PTC.


Contact:
Ludmila Berkesova
Program Manager
Infiniti Research Limited
Third Floor
33 Cavendish Square
London W1G 0PW
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 7031 0969
Fax: +44 84 5280 2825

Asia Pacific LTE Market Witnessing Increased Use of Multimode Platforms

Research conducted by Technavio reveals, that the Asia Pacific LTE infrastructure market is expected to grow rapidly.

London, UK - June 29, 2011 -- Research conducted by Technavio reveals, that the Asia Pacific LTE infrastructure market is expected to grow rapidly. The report, which focuses on Asia Pacific exclusively indicates, that the market is currently driven by the emergence of multimode platforms in the region.

LTE infrastructure vendors have developed a low-power modem platform that can cover diverse frequency plans and fit into portable devices. For instance, Intel Mobile Communications has developed the XMM 7060 platform which can support five LTE bands concurrently with five 3G and four 2G bands. These multimode platforms have helped mobile operators adopt LTE spectrums with different frequencies for flexible operation, thereby driving the LTE Infrastructure market,” reports Technavio analyst.

In spite of the need, regulations concerns hinder the growth of this market. However, with mobile operators looking out for revenue boosting technologies, this market will see increased growth.

The LTE infrastructure market is marked by the rapid growth of Chinese vendors. This makes the study an important one for companies to fully understand the potential in the market and formulate its own strategy.

The report, Asia Pacific LTE Infrastructure Market 2010-2014, is based on an extensive research from inputs by industry experts, vendors and end-users. It examines the factors- including the key trends, drivers and challenges, impacting the evolution of this market. Further, it contains an in-depth understanding of the key vendors including their SWOT analysis.

Companies mentioned in this report include: Huawei, ZTE, Ericsson, Nokia Siemens Networks and Alcatel-Lucent.


Contact:
Ludmila Berkesova
Program Manager
Infiniti Research Limited
Third Floor
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London W1G 0PW
United Kingdom
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Fax: +44 84 5280 2825

Government Initiatives Biggest Driver for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Research conducted by Technavio reveals, that the Chinese Electric Vehicle Charging Station market is expected to grow rapidly.

London, UK - June 29, 2011 -- Research conducted by Technavio reveals, that the Chinese Electric Vehicle Charging Station market is expected to grow rapidly. The report, which focuses exclusively on China indicates, that the market is currently driven by the various green initiatives under taken by the government to promote the use of electric vehicles.

China, the largest automobile market in the world, has been witnessing increased pollution. As a result, the government has been promoting electric vehicles by providing grants and subsidies. This in turn has been driving the growth of electric vehicle charging stations,” reports Technavio analyst.

In spite of the need, the lack of standards and infrastructure hinder the growth of this market. However, the scarcity of oil reserves is another factor that will drive growth in this market.

The Electric Vehicle Charging Station market is marked by several energy companies entering the charging station segment. This makes the study an important one for companies to fully understand the potential in the market and formulate its own strategy.

The report, Chinese Electric Vehicle Charging Station Market 2010-2014, is based on an extensive research from inputs by industry experts, vendors and end-users. It examines the factors- including the key trends, drivers and challenges, impacting the evolution of this market. Further, it contains an in-depth understanding of the key vendors including their SWOT analysis.

Companies mentioned in this report include: NARI, XJ Electric, Rongxin Power Electronic and Henan Senyuan Electric.


Contact:
Ludmila Berkesova
Program Manager
Infiniti Research Limited
Third Floor
33 Cavendish Square
London W1G 0PW
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 7031 0969
Fax: +44 84 5280 2825

SMBs in China Moving Towards ERP Implementation


Research conducted by Technavio reveals, that the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 15.9 percent.

London, UK - June 29, 2011 -- Research conducted by Technavio reveals, that the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 15.9 percent. The report, which focuses exclusively on China indicates, that the market is currently driven by the increasing demand from small and medium businesses (SMBs).

There is an increasing demand from the SMBs to improve their infrastructure and with spreading out of operations; they are facing the same challenges which were earlier faced by the bigger enterprises. SMBs account for more half the demand for ERP in China,” reports Technavio analyst.

In spite of the need, the time consuming implementation process hinders the growth of this market. However, the favorable government policies are expected to promote market growth.

The Chinese ERP market is marked by the increasing adoption of the SaaS model. This makes the study an important one for companies to fully understand the potential in the market and formulate its own strategy.

The report, ERP Market in China 2010-2014, is based on an extensive research from inputs by industry experts, vendors and end-users. It examines the factors- including the key trends, drivers and challenges, impacting the evolution of this market. Further, it contains an in-depth understanding of the key vendors including their SWOT analysis.

Companies mentioned in this report include: UFIDA Software Co. Ltd., Inspur Co.Ltd., Kingdee International Software Group Co. Ltd., SAP AG and Oracle Corp.


Contact:
Ludmila Berkesova
Program Manager
Infiniti Research Limited
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United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 7031 0969
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Medical Tourism Promoting Adoption of Cardiology PACS in Asia Pacific


Research conducted by Technavio reveals, that the Cardiology Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 19 percent.

London, UK - June 29, 2011 -- Research conducted by Technavio reveals, that the Cardiology Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 19 percent. The report, which focuses on Asia Pacific exclusively indicates, that the market is currently driven by the growing popularity of medical tourism in the region.

Increasing medical costs in the West have been encouraging medical tourism in countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Australia. This has had a direct and positive impact on the growth of the PACS market in the region,” reports Technavio analyst.

In spite of the need, the poor IT infrastructure in smaller hospitals hinders the growth of this market. However, the integration of PACS with other healthcare systems have been boosting demand.

The Cardiology PACS market is marked by significant improvements in product innovation. This makes the study an important one for companies to fully understand the potential in the market and formulate its own strategy.

The report, Cardiology PACS Market in APAC 2010-2014, is based on an extensive research from inputs by industry experts, vendors and end-users. It examines the factors- including the key trends, drivers and challenges, impacting the evolution of this market. Further, it contains an in-depth understanding of the key vendors including their SWOT analysis.

Companies mentioned in this report include: GE Healthcare, Philips Healthcare, Fujifilm, Infinitt Healthcare, Agfa Healthcare and Siemens Healthcare.


Contact:
Ludmila Berkesova
Program Manager
Infiniti Research Limited
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London W1G 0PW
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 20 7031 0969
Fax: +44 84 5280 2825

IAPAM's hCG Training is Consistent with Dr. Oz regarding hCG for Weight Loss

Las Vegas, NV, June 29, 2011 -- The IAPAM has trained over 350 physicians on how to safely offer hCG for weight loss, and over 10,000 patients have successfully lost weight using the IAPAM's Exclusive hCG Protocol. The core principles of the IAPAM's hCG Training are consistent with those outlined by Dr. Oz in his recent interview for First for Women magazine. The IAPAM agrees with the key messages in Dr. Oz's article: it is imperative for patients to undertake an hCG program under the care of a trained physician, and never use hCG (homeopathic hCG) that is sold without a prescription.

In his recent interview in the June 27, 2011 issue of First for Women magazine (http://www.magazines.com/product/first-for-women), Dr. Oz delivers several key messages regarding the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical grade hCG in a physician-supervised weight loss program. These key messages are consistent with those taught in the IAPAM's Physician hCG Training (http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com/physician-hcg-weight-loss-training):
1. Physician Supervision for patients undergoing an hCG Program is essential.
2. Never buy hCG over the internet. Only use pharmaceutical grade hCG as prescribed by a physician. hCG that is not prescribed by a physician is homeopathic hCG and has been found to only contain trace amounts of real hCG.
3. Successful weight loss using hCG requires that the patient follow a proven hCG protocol precisely.

Dr. Oz comments, in his article in First Magazine, that "there are some real legitimate folks out there who seem to have success with this," protocol, which "dates back to the 1950’s when "Dr. A.T.W. Simeons claimed that human chorionic gonadotrophin [hCG], a hormone produced during pregnancy to ensure a fetus gets necessary nutrients, could also promote weight loss....by simultaneously suppressing appetite while helping the boy burn fat."

Dr. Oz acknowledges that while hCG is not currently approved by the FDA for weight loss, "sometimes it's because the science hasn't caught up. When we see real people do things that work, we in the medical profession have to pay attention." The IAPAM agrees and can report that over 10,000 patients have lost or are currently loosing weight under the care of the more than 350 physicians who have completed the IAPAM's hCG Training in the safe delivery of hCG for weight loss.

To date, all of the IAPAM's 2010 and 2011 hCG Medical Weight Management seminars have sold out, so to register for the next hCG Training session in Scottsdale, Arizona, please go to http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com/physician-hcg-weight-loss-training, or contact the IAPAM at info@theiapam.com or 1-800-219-5108 ext 708.

About the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine

The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, and member benefits. IAPAM membership is open to all licensed medical doctors (MDs), dentists (DDSs/DMDs) doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), physicians assistants (PA’s) and nurse practitioners (NP’s). Information about the association can be accessed through IAPAM’s website at http://www.IAPAM.com or by contacting:

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
1-800-219-5108 x708

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High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 Chicago to Feature Commissioner Bart Chilton, CFTC


High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011, "How Speed Traders Leverage Cutting-Edge Strategies in the Post-Flash Crash World" (www.HFTLeadersForum.com), Hosted by Golden Networking, now in Hong Kong, Chicago, Sao Paulo and Singapore.

(June 29, 2011, New York) -- Bart Chilton, Commissioner, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, will present at Golden Networking’s High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 Chicago, "How Speed Traders Leverage Cutting-Edge Strategies in the Post-Flash Crash World" (http://www.HFTLeadersForum.com). Building off of the momentum of past conferences in New York City, High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 will provide a global audience in Hong Kong, September, 19-21, Chicago, October 3-5, Sao Paulo, October 24-26, and Singapore, November 13-15, the most up-to-date overview of cutting-edge developments and insights to build a competitive advantage in High-Frequency Trading.

Mr. Chilton was nominated by President Bush and confirmed by the U. S. Senate in 2007. In 2009, he was re-nominated by President Obama and reconfirmed by the Senate. He has served as the Chairman of the CFTC’s Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee (EEMAC). His career spans 25 years in government service-working on Capitol Hill in the House of Representatives, in the Senate, and serving in the Executive Branch during the Clinton, Bush and Obama Administrations.

Prior to joining the CFTC, Mr. Chilton was the Chief of Staff and Vice President for Government Relations at the National Farmers Union where he represented family farmers. In 2005, Mr. Chilton was a Schedule C political appointee of President Bush at the U. S. Farm Credit Administration where he served as an Executive Assistant to the Board. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Chilton was a Senior Advisor to Senator Tom Daschle, the Democrat Leader of the United States Senate. Mr. Chilton was born in Delaware and spent his youth in Indiana, where he attended Purdue University (1979-1982).

High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 is produced by Golden Networking (http://www.goldennetworking.net), the premier networking community for business executives, entrepreneurs and investors. Upcoming Golden Networking's Forums and Business Receptions include:

- High-Frequency Trading Happy Hour Hong Kong (http://hfthappyhourhongkong.eventbrite.com), June 30th, Hong Kong
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- High-Frequency Trading Happy Hour Chicago (http://hfthappyhourchicago.eventbrite.com), July 26th, Chicago
- High-Frequency Trading Happy Hour Singapore (http://hfthappyhoursingapore.eventbrite.com), July 28th, Singapore
- High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 Hong Kong , "How Speed Traders Leverage Cutting-Edge Strategies in the Post-Flash Crash World" (http://hftleadersforumhongkong.eventbrite.com), September, 19-21, Hong Kong
- High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 Chicago, "How Speed Traders Leverage Cutting-Edge Strategies in the Post-Flash Crash World" (http://hftleadersforumchicago.eventbrite.com), October 3-5, Chicago
- High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 Sao Paulo, "How Speed Traders Leverage Cutting-Edge Strategies in the Post-Flash Crash World" (http://hftleadersforumsaopaulo.eventbrite.com), October 24-26, Sao Paulo, Brazil
- High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 Singapore, "How Speed Traders Leverage Cutting-Edge Strategies in the Post-Flash Crash World" (http://hftleadersforumsingapore.eventbrite.com), November 13-15, Singapore

Golden Networking has compiled the insights of top experts and industry practitioners and produced DVD Video Packages for its Leaders and Experts Forums, including:

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Panelists, speakers and sponsors are invited to contact Golden Networking by sending an email to info@goldennetworking.net. Golden Networking has been frequently featured in the press, including recent articles in The Wall Street Journal, "Happy Hour for High-Frequency Trading", The New York Times, "Golden Networking Helps Job Seekers Make Overseas Connections", Los Angeles Times, "Speed-addicted traders dominate today's stock market", Reuters, "Revamp looms as trading experts huddle at SEC" and Columbia Business School's Hermes Alumni Magazine, "10 Under 10".

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AAA reveals rise in Indian private equity investment

Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA), the Boston-based organization that analyzes and promotes alternative investment options, has revealed that several reports, including one from Ernst & Young, are showing a rise in private equity investment in India.

Boston, MA, USA, June 29, 2011 -- Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA), an organization that analyzes and promotes alternative investment options, says that Indian private equity market is seeing a major increase in popularity.

The change in attitude towards private equity (PE) has been attributed to the sub-par stock market performance, according to a new report by Ernst & Young. The report claims that more businesses in the subcontinent are now taking the PE route to raising funds rather than going the stock market route through a public listing.

Global consultancy firm Grant Thornton said that over the past six years, Indian PE investment has grown to US$50 billion, up significantly on the US$31 billion raised through initial public offerings.

AAA’s analysis partner, Anthony Johnson, said that the news of the rising PE popularity in India was good for the alternative investment market in Asia. He stated, “It seems businesses in India are now actively seeking out solid PE opportunities, which helps to normalize alternative ways to make money in the Asian market as a whole.”

He continued, “Alternative investments are growing in popularity in the West, with more and more fund managers and individuals seeking out ethical and lucrative opportunities in emerging markets. Popular options are real estate investments and forestry investments in Brazil through firms like Obelisk International and Greenwood Management.”

Avinash Gupta, the head of Deloitte in India, explained why PR is growing among Indian businesses at the moment: "Whenever public markets go soft, PE has a good time because they have money. Besides, in India, corporate growth is driven on the basis of getting equity and possibly by leveraging it further. So they tap PE."

PE does, however, mean that businesses often need to wait longer for longer for their cash than they would if they had opted for an initial public offering.

Contact:
Anthony Johnson
Alternative Asset Analysis
71 Commercial St
Boston, MA 02109-1320
617-939-9596

Movea unveils full body motion capture and gesture recognition system with 9 axis IMU Body Area Network


Low cost, wireless MotionPods with SmartMotion™ technology prove valuable for gaming and sports applications.

Grenoble, France, June 28, 2011 -- Movea, a world leader in motion technology, now enables full body gesture recognition with its recently launched MEMS-based MotionPod™ solution for low cost, full body motion capture. The solution can be used to enable more realistic avatar motion for gaming or highly accurate biomechanical analysis for sports applications and is now available for B2B customers in the sports and entertainment markets.

Together with its jointly run research partner, the Motion Lab, Movea has developed a MEMS sensor-based, full body motion capture system, enabling a computerized avatar to reproduce a person’s body movements in real-time, with an accuracy that matches the efficiency of more expensive video systems.

By attaching MotionPods on a person’s body limbs, our system can track any movement in 3D to a fine degree of accuracy. We have developed a biomechanical model taking into account human constraints such as the fact that a knee can only bend forward,” explained Bruno Flament, Movea CTO. “This model therefore can reproduce human body motion realistically and accurately.”

In addition to tracking motion in real time, Movea has developed expertise in live gesture recognition. Movea has been pioneering gesture recognition for use in remote controls and computer mice. Gesture recognition allows consumers to control televisions and personal computers through simple hand gestures and the ability to create user-specific sign-on gestures. These techniques are now being used for the first time for full body gesture recognition. The full body positional information and motion is compared in real-time against a library of full body gestures. For example, in the case of a yoga or martial arts application, it can help guide the user into the correct position. For an avatar in a game, Movea’s technology speeds up the game action such as taking an arrow out of a quiver and firing it from a bow as the early detection feature recognizes the start of a gesture without having to wait for it to be completed, triggering the game action early and ensure a continuous user experience.

Our new approach offers many advantages,” explained David Rothenberg, World Wide Marketing Manager for Movea. “It is an incredibly simple to use, extremely accurate, and low cost solution that does not come with the expense or operational constraints of more complex video-based systems. We have packaged all our expertise in motion technology into an off the shelf, ready to use solution.”

Traditional full body motion capture typically uses dots or balls attached to a suit worn by actors with cameras capturing their movement. This efficient but costly system requires a fully equipped motion capture room, experienced users and sophisticated programs to convert this into usable information controlling computer avatars. The optical-based systems approach, whether it is for movie animation, sports or gaming, limits the field of action as the actor or player needs to remain in a defined Motion Capture Volume without obstacles that would obstruct camera’s vision.

Movea's solution uses up to 5 MotionPods, which each allow 6 Degrees-of-Freedom (DOF) for full 3D motion capture, and are fitted to key parts of the body to form a Body Area Network (BAN) that enables detailed full body motion to be captured in real time with dynamic accuracy of one degree. These Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) transmits highly accurate movement information through a 2.4GHz wireless link to a MotionController™ central receiver unit, plugged into a computer via a USB port.

MotionPod
The MotionPod™ is a patented hardware solution for motion sensing that incorporates a 3-axis accelerometer, a 3-axis gyroscope and a 3-axis magnetometer in fully integrated package complete with software and wireless interface. The MotionPod measures 33x22x15mm (1.3”x0.8”x0.6”) and weighs 14g (0.5 oz). It is designed to clip onto a bracelet or strap for easy attachment to the body. Each MotionPod has a built-in, 2.4GHz wireless transmitter that uses Movea’s proprietary wireless technology to deliver a range of up to 30m (100 ft) with very low power consumption to maximise battery life, providing up to 8 hours of usage.

SmartMotion by Movea
Movea is a leading provider of motion processing chips, software, firmware, and IP for the Consumer Electronics industry. Movea's unique motion processing capabilities enable customers and partners to quickly add motion intelligence to their products, meaning reduced risk, cost, and Time-to-Market for delivering compelling new motion-based features that create more end-user value. Movea has a global reach with headquarters in Grenoble, France, a U.S. subsidiary in Silicon Valley, California, as well as technology partners, manufacturing partners and distributors around the world. Further information about Movea can be found at http://www.movea.com.

Movea contact:
North America: Mark Karayan, Stearns Johnson, E-Mail: movea@stearnsjohnson.com, Tel: +1 415.397.7600
Europe and ROW: Nigel Robson, Vortex PR, Tel: +44 (0) 1481 233080, nigel@vortexpr.com

SmartMotion, MotionPod and MotionController are trademarks of Movea SA

UK Forestry returns up for fifth consecutive year says AAA


Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) have announced that forestry investment returns in the UK have exceeded other major markets, such as commercial property, over the past year.

Boston, MA, USA, June 28, 2011 -- Investors in UK commercial forests have learnt this week that returns exceeded other major markets, such as commercial property, over the past year, explained Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA).

The alternative investment analysis organization said that the increased returns were great news for the international demand for alternatives - proving that ethical investments can also be lucrative ones.

The IPD UK Forestry Index shows that returns for 2010 reached 20 per cent, which is the highest rate since 2007. Strong demand was behind the growth in returns, according to the analysts at IPD.

AAA’s analysis partner, Anthony Johnson explained, “Strong demand from all sectors meant that forestry investment in the UK was protected from the downturn, which affected many other similar assets over the period."

Analysts at AAA added that forestry has also performed well as an asset in developing countries such as Brazil, where the government is encouraging foreign investment in plantations run by businesses like Greenwood Management, which are homing in on the opportunities created by demand from China, India and the domestic steel industry.

The IPD UK Forestry Index sponsors’ committee talked about why the asset is so lucrative for investors, "The UK’s commercial forests are a unique renewable asset. The growth of competing demands for both sustainably grown wood products and for wood based energy and heat generation underpin their value.”

They continued, "Forests have a key role to play in carbon capture and sustainable development. This value will be realised on a sustainable basis only if UK government policies balance the interests of the owners of forests and competing wood using sectors."

IPD's analysts commented that timber prices were up by 38.5 per cent in the year to March 2011 and that the returns investors should expect are closely linked to these prices. AAA explained that timber prices have risen globally and are up significantly in the US and Canada where demand for timber from emerging economies is quickly exceeding supply. This level of demand is only expected to rise even faster in the coming years - leading to a widely held expectation that timber prices will also grow further, along with the need to for sustainably produced timber.

Contact:
Anthony Johnson
Alternative Asset Analysis
71 Commercial St
Boston, MA 02109-1320
617-939-959