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.

Anthony Johnson
Alternative Asset Analysis
71 Commercial St
Boston, MA 02109-1320

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 (, 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® (

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

About Ross Macpherson
Ross Macpherson is the President of Career Quest ( 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.

NETSHARE ( 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

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 (, 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 (

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 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 ( 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

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


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.

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