Edgar Perez, The Speed Traders Workshop 2012, Featured in The New York Times on High-Frequency Trading Regulation

Edgar Perez, the author of "The Speed Traders: An Insider's Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That Is Transforming the Investing World" and the forthcoming "Knightmare on Wall Street: Do Facebook's Botched IPO and Knight Capital's Technology Error Mark the Beginning of the End of Equities Investing?," featured in The New York Times' Room for Debate, with "Don't Ban the Trades; Regulate Them in Real Time".

New York City, NY, USA (August 7, 2012) -- Edgar Perez, author of The Speed Traders, and former McKinsey & Co. consultant and New York University Adjunct Professor, was featured in The New York Times' Room for Debate opinion page on How to Regulate High-Frequency Trading, alongside other recognized experts on the subjects of speed trading and regulation. Perez is currently presenting The Speed Traders Workshop 2012, How High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX (The Speed Traders Workshop 2012), in a number of cities around the world, including Moscow, Shanghai, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh, New York, Chicago, Dubai and London.

In his article, "Don't Ban the Trades; Regulate Them in Real Time", Perez argued that wrongdoing in financial markets has existed long before the advent of high-frequency trading, and it would always be a part of markets. High-frequency trading is simply a tool, he said; it can be positive or negative for investors and markets. To maximize the benefit and minimize the downsides, regulators need to catch up with the technology.

"High-frequency trading has been under a microscope since the infamous 'flash crash' in 2010. Let’s remember, though: The market rebounded that day almost as fast as it fell, and regulators ultimately determined that the crash was initiated by human error. But many in the financial sector and in government were uncomfortable at the thought that high-frequency trading programs could vaporize huge amounts of equity in a matter of minutes."

Perez concluded that real-time policing for potential malfeasance was the most efficient way to regulate high-frequency trading. Analysis of real-time data would provide for effective regulation of these trades. This in turn would provide peace of mind for market participants big and small.

Mr. Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert in the specialized area of high-frequency trading. He is author of The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, published in English by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011), in Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012) and currently being translated into Bahasa Indonesia and Portuguese, and the forthcoming Knightmare on Wall Street: Do Facebook's Botched IPO and Knight Capital’s Technology Error Mark the Beginning of the End of Equities Investing?. He is course director of The Speed Traders Workshop 2012, How High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX (Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Warsaw, Kiev, New York, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Jakarta, London, Mexico City, Moscow, Ho Chi Minh, New York, Dubai and Chicago), and was Adjunct Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, where he taught Algorithmic Trading and High-Frequency Finance. He contributes regularly to China’s International Finance News.

Mr. Perez has been interviewed on CNBC Cash Flow, CNBC Squawk Box, BNN Business Day, CCTV China, Bankier.pl, TheStreet.com, Leaderonomics, GPW Media, Channel NewsAsia Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities. In addition, Mr. Perez has been featured on Caixin, Futures Daily, Xinhua, CBN Newswire, Chinese Financial News, ifeng.com, International Finance News, hexun.com, Finance.QQ.com, Finance.Sina.com, The Korea Times, The Korea Herald, The Star, BMF 89.9, iMoney Hong Kong, CNBC, Bloomberg Hedge Fund Brief, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Valor Econômico, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.

Mr. Perez has been engaged to present to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Washington DC), CFA Singapore, Hong Kong Securities Institute, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, University of International Business and Economics (Beijing), Hult International Business School (Shanghai) and Pace University (New York), among other public and private institutions. In addition, Mr. Perez has spoken at a number of global conferences, including Harvard Business School’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference (Boston), High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum (New York, Chicago), MIT Sloan Investment Management Conference (Cambridge), Institutional Investor’s Global Growth Markets Forum (London), Technical Analysis Society (Singapore), TradeTech Asia (Singapore), FIXGlobal Face2Face (Seoul) and Private Equity Convention Russia, CIS & Eurasia (London).

Mr. Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York City. Mr. Perez has an undergraduate degree from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Peru (1994), a Master of Administration from Universidad ESAN, Lima, Peru (1997) and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, New York, with a dual major in Finance and Management (2002). He belongs to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Mr. Perez resides in the New York City area and is an accomplished salsa and hustle dancer.

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TripInsurance.com Launches New Web Site to Simplify Buying Travel Insurance And Extend Support for Travelers

Travel Insurance Website Streamlines Online Comparison and Gives Consumers More Options, More Savings, and More Support When Traveling.

LOS GATOS, Calif. (August 7, 2012)TripInsurance.com, the most trusted online resource to help travelers find the trip coverage they need, has launched a new web site designed to help travelers find the trip insurance coverage that ideally suits their travel needs and give them more support while they are on the road. This new website now provides the easiest way to compare travel insurance coverage and save money when buying the right coverage for you.

The new TripInsurance.com now features improved, easier-to-understand quote results that simplify the comparison of insurance plan options. TripInsurance.com provides side-by-side comparisons of plans grouped by Good, Better, and Best options. Options include a professional review of each plan that lists the pros and cons for each coverage package as well as comparative pricing. A popup window provides instant details about each option, including trip cancellation coverage, trip interruption coverage, cancel for any reason, medical expense coverage, medical evacuation coverage, non-medical evacuation coverage, accidental death and dismemberment, and more. In addition, instant price quotes are provided based on basic criteria, such as age, dates of travel, and the state of residence.

Buying travel insurance was too complex, so we decided to simplify the process,” said Dan Skilken, CEO and founder of TripInsurance.com. “By grouping our plans based on the coverage categories of Good, Better, and Best, we empower our customers by giving them a better understanding of their options and the associated costs. We are the only comparison website that lets you file your claims online on our website, and we have enhanced all our customer support facilities and documentation to make it easier to get help before during and after your trip.”

TripInsurance.com offers exclusive products from the leading travel insurance companies at consumer direct prices. By eliminating middlemen TripInsurance.com can pass the savings directly on to the consumer. On average, travelers can save 40 percent or more on comparable travel insurance coverage when they buy from TripInsurance.com.

TripInsurance.com's travel insurance is backed by 24/7 telephone support. Customers can call any time with insurance questions about coverage for any situation that might arise, or to file a claim. The TripInsurance.com response team is highly trained and consists of U.S.-based, licensed insurance professionals who are prepared to answer any question. Customers also can use the web site to file a claim online or gather more information. The new web site features a comprehensive online Help section with information to help travelers before and during their trip.

All customers who purchase from TripInsurance.com also receive e-travel alerts to warn them of any problems that could affect their trip. TripInsurance.com has expanded its online resource section to include hourly updates with travel warnings from the U.S. State Department, the British Government, the Center for Disease Control, the World Health Organization, and the National Hurricane Forecast.

We don't just sell travel insurance, we offer peace of mind while travelling. We want our customers to feel protected and supported before, during, and after their trip. We know travelers appreciate the service we offer as well as the money they can save on our trip insurance.”

About TripInsurance.com
TripInsurance.com is the online resource for comprehensive and affordable travel insurance. Most travelers really don't understand the details and benefits of travel insurance, and buy based on recommendations from a travel agent or a third party. TripInsurance.com simplifies buying travel insurance by providing comparison-shopping online for the best coverage at the lowest prices. TripInsurance.com is committed to making insurance terms easy to understand, providing the best available coverage categorized by customers’ specific needs, and allowing travelers to buy direct from leading underwriters to achieve savings of 40% or more. The company is fully licensed for Property and Casualty, Life, and Accident and Health insurance in all 50 states, and the staff are fully trained and licensed insurance professionals.

For more information, visit http://www.tripinsurance.com.

Dan Skilken
(408) 337-2345

Tom Woolf
Gumas Advertising
(415) 621-7575

Tweeting for Business: Experts Connection Webinar Offers Course in How to Use Twitter to Build Your Business

Social Media Expert Neal Shaffer Offers Step-by-Step Instruction on How to Build Successful Twitter Marketing Campaigns for Any Organization.

NOVATO, Calif. (August 7, 2012) -- This month, Experts Connection for Business (http://www.experts-connection.com/business.aspx) will present Neal Schaffer, social media strategist and author of "Understanding, Leveraging & Maximizing Twitter," who will share his expertise into how to apply Twitter as part of any strategic marketing campaign. The webinar, entitled "Twitter for Business: A Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding, Leveraging & Maximizing Twitter," is hosted by NETSHARE® (http://www.netshare.com), and scheduled for August 21, from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. ET, (1:00 - 2:30 p.m. PT).

Twitter continues to be one of the most powerful most misunderstood social networks. While many marketing professionals are still struggling to perfect their microblogging strategy, Schaffer has been designing successful marketing campaigns for clients for a number of years and will provide specific strategies and a step-by-step approach to show how to get the most out of Twitter for sales and marketing.

Among the insights Schaffer will share are the Twitter secrets used by major brands. The instruction will include:

- What opportunities Twitter provides to business;
- How Twitter is currently being used within corporations;
- How to build an effective Twitter marketing strategy;
- How to include Twitter as part of a broader marketing program;
- Understanding hash tags, Twitter chats, and how to build a following;
- Examples of successful Twitter campaigns; and
- Twitter tools that are available to make Tweeting more efficient.

"Social media levels the marketing playing field so any business can compete effectively," said Katherine Simmons, CEO of NETSHARE and host of the Experts Connection webinar series. "Neal has designed winning Twitter campaigns for global companies, and we are fortunate to be able to share his expertise through Experts Connection. This is a unique opportunity for anyone who wants to learn how to harness Twitter and social media for effective marketing."

The Experts Connection teleseminar series allows business professionals to connect with experts in a wide range of areas, gathering information about business-critical topics presented with an eye toward the practical, not just the theoretical. Experts Connections recruits the most knowledgeable specialists to address problems facing small companies, multi-national corporations, B2B, B2C; businesses of any size serving any market. The cost of the seminar is $100, and access is provided via web and telephone. For more information, visit the Experts Connection online at http://www.experts-connection.com/business.aspx.

About Neal Schaffer
Neal Schaffer helps organizations strategically leverage and maximize return on investment from social business. He is currently Senior Vice President of Social Media Strategy for Social 5150 and Vice President of Social Media Strategy for Green Dream Social, as well as the author of two books on LinkedIn and the soon-to-be-published “Understanding, Leveraging & Maximizing Twitter”. Neal is a frequent speaker at media events sponsored by ABC and CBS and quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, BusinessWeek, Yahoo! and the American Express Open Forum. He also has counseled Fortune 500 companies and celebrities with nearly one million social media fans.

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.

Annette DiSano
(415) 883-1700

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

Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal Ranks Rosendin Electric Third Among Largest Private Companies for 2012

Rosendin Electric Named Number Three in Revenue for the Second Year in a Row.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (August 7, 2012) – For the second year in a row the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal has placed Rosendin Electric, one of the nation's largest private electrical contractors and a 100% employee-owned company, as number three in its 2012 list of top private companies as ranked by revenue.

The rankings for the annual list have been published in the current issue of the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and are determined by earnings for the preceding fiscal year. This year, Rosendin Electric was named third based on earnings of $817.3 million for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2011. For the list published in 2011, Rosendin Electric also ranked third with earnings of $727 million for the year ending December 31, 2010.

"Rosendin Electric's reputation continues to grow, not only here in Silicon Valley but throughout the country as well as in international markets where we have an established presence," said Tom Sorley, Chairman and CEO of Rosendin Electric. "Business is booming because our partners and clients know they can rely on Rosendin Electric to bring the latest design-build techniques and innovation to any job. We continue to attract the best talent in the construction business, and our commitment to excellence and creating a safe and friendly workplace continues to put us ahead of the competition in productivity and reliability."

About Rosendin Electric
Rosendin Electric, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is a 100% employee-owned electrical engineering, power and communications provider and is one of the largest privately held electrical contractors in the United States. With over 2,500 employees and experience nationwide, Rosendin Electric has built upon a 90-year reputation for quality design and installations. For additional information, visit http://www.rosendin.com.

Shelly Goulart
Marketing Manager
Rosendin Electric, Inc.
880 Mabury Road
San Jose, CA 95133
(408) 534-2819