Bart Bracken Joins HMC HealthWorks

HMC HealthWorks (www.hmchealthworks.com) announced today that Bart Bracken has joined the company to further develop their strategic planning, marketing, business development, product development, and program management for both private and public sector.

Jupiter, FL, USA (March 19, 2013) -- Bart Bracken comes with more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare and disability industries as a consultant, and serving in senior leadership positions with large managed care organizations and specialty entrepreneurial companies. Bart joins HMC HealthWorks as Executive Vice President of Operations. Bart comments "I am excited to start a new challenge with HMC HealthWorks and look forward to working with the team to further develop their already extensive products and services. I am fortunate to be joining such a respected company that prides itself on customized health and wellness programs."

According to Dr. Janis S. DiMonaco, President and CEO of HMC HealthWorks, "Bart's broad based experience in the healthcare industry has already made him a key addition to the HMC HealthWorks family. As our program and service offerings continued to expand, and the demands from our clients increased, we recognized that we needed an experienced professional who will fit in within our mission and culture. Bart will play an essential role in providing and implementing high quality solutions for our clients."

About HMC HealthWorks
HMC HealthWorks is a premier provider of health and wellness programs. HMC HealthWorks takes the time to understand each organization's culture and suggest programs that are customized to fit within their needs. Privately held, HMC HealthWorks is based in Jupiter, Florida, with locations across the US. To learn more about HMC HealthWorks please visit: http://www.hmchealthworks.com or call: (413) 263-6683.

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Edgar Perez, Keynote at London HFT Conference, Warns of Impending Correction in US Equities Markets

Golden Networking hosts the World's Most Influential High-Frequency Trading Conference Series, High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 London "Strategic and Tactical Insights for Investors, Speed Traders, Brokers and Exchanges", March 21 (www.High-Frequency-Trading-Conference.com).

New York City, NY, USA (March 19, 2013) -- Mr. Edgar Perez, author of The Speed Traders and the forthcoming Knightmare on Wall Street, and keynote speaker at Golden Networking's High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 London, "Strategic and Tactical Insights for Investors, Speed Traders, Brokers and Exchanges", March 21, warned of an impending correction in the US equities markets coming as early as in the second quarter. The full article can be read at his blog, http://www.TheSpeedTraders.com, though this link: http://thespeedtraders.wordpress.com/2013/03/17/the-correction-in-the-us-equities-markets-nobody-wants-to-talk-about-edgar-perez-hft-speaker.

Mr. Perez attributed the recent Dow Jones Industrial Average's (DJIA) longest winning streak since 1996 to very good corporate earnings and monetary policy that pushes investors to take risks in equities. So he asked himself if the earnings momentum is sustainable. "Unfortunately, savings from the smaller share of the pie from labor, government spending and earnings coming from emerging markets (EM) outside the US are all factors that will be curtailed at some moment. Is the Fed eager to continue being the huge player in this equation? Some of its members are increasingly worried about the effectiveness of the continued QE; if the labor market recovers, as the January numbers showed, the Fed most probably might be ending its bond purchases soon."

"What the equity markets want indeed is stable and/or predictably increasing US profits and the Fed to stay in the bond markets. Somebody has ironically suggested that markets' best hope might be a cut in government spending deep enough to kill job growth and indefinitely extend QE, something that nobody else would agree with. Instead, markets would be happy with a bit of positive news today followed by another bit of negative news tomorrow. Unfortunately for the markets, profits will start showing stagnation starting with first quarter results. Federal Reserve said in September 2012, when QE3 was announced, that it would start pumping $40 billion a month to purchase agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS) until the labor market improves substantially. When will the Fed determine that the job market has made enough progress to reduce stimulus? The numbers for February will prove paramount in this regard. As these two important factors converge in a nightmarish scenario, equities markets should beware of the ensuing correction, coming as early as in the second quarter."

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 Sohu, News.Sina.com, Yicai, eastmoney, Caijing, ETF88.com, 360doc, AH Radio, CNFOL.com, CITICS Futures, Tongxin Securities, ZhiCheng.com, CBNweek.com, 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, The Malaysian Insider, BMF 89.9, iMoney Hong Kong, CNBC, Bloomberg Hedge Fund Brief, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Valor EconĂ´mico, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.

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), published in Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012), and Investasi Super Kilat: Pandangan Orang dalam tentang Fenomena Baru Frekuensi Tinggi yang Mentransformasi Dunia Investasi, published in Bahasa Indonesia by Kompas Gramedia (2012).

Mr. Perez 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) and was Adjunct Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, where he taught Algorithmic Trading and High-Frequency Finance. He contributes to The New York Times and China’s International Finance News and Sina Finance.

Mr. Perez has been engaged to present to the Quant Investment & HFT Summit APAC 2012 (Shanghai), 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 CME Group's Global Financial Leadership Conference 2012 (Naples Beach, FL), 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 IngenierĂ­a, 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.

High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013, "Strategic and Tactical Insights for Investors, Speed Traders, Brokers and Exchanges" (http://www.HFT-Leaders-Forum.com) will bring insights for investors and speed traders who need to protect and refine their competitive advantage in a world dominated by algorithmic and high-frequency trading. Recognized practitioners, regulators, experts, and strategists will return to High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 to provide attendees with the information they are looking for in an open and unbiased environment, highly conducive to the most efficient and effective networking.

High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 (http://www.high-frequency-trading-conference.com) is produced by Golden Networking (http://www.goldennetworking.net), the premier networking community for business executives, entrepreneurs and investors. Panelists, speakers and sponsors are invited to contact Golden Networking by sending an email to info@goldennetworking.net.

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Controlling Risk of Lightning High Speed Trading at High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 London

Golden Networking hosts the World's Most Influential High-Frequency Trading Conference Series, High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 London "Strategic and Tactical Insights for Investors, Speed Traders, Brokers and Exchanges", March 21 (www.High-Frequency-Trading.info).

New York City, NY, USA (March 19, 2013) -- A handful of high-frequency trading firms accounted for an estimated two thirds of overall trading volume on U.S. equities markets in the last five years. One firm with such a computerized system traded over 2 billion shares in a single day in October 2008, amounting to over 10 percent of U.S. equities trading volume for the day. What are the advantages and disadvantages of this technology-dependent trading environment, and how are its risks controlled?

Carol Clark, Senior Policy Specialist in the financial markets group at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will be joining other high-profile speakers at the most influential high-frequency trading conference in the world, Golden Networking's High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 London, March 21 with the keynote speech "Risk Controls and High-Frequency Trading". Anyone interested or involved in high-frequency trading will be able to gain inside knowledge at High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 (http://www.High-Frequency-Trading.info) "Strategic and Tactical Insights for Investors, Speed Traders, Brokers and Exchanges," which brings insightful keynote speeches and highly regarded panels.

Ms. Clark's work focuses on public policy issues relating to trading (high speed trading, high frequency trading and algorithmic trading), market microstructure, clearing, settlement and payments.

Prior to joining the financial markets group, Ms. Clark held a variety of positions at the Bank including national market research manager in the customer relations and support office, payments research manager in the economic research department, examiner in the capital markets unit, research coordinator in the national book-entry securities office and analyst in the loans and reserves department.

Her research has been published in the Journal of Payment Systems Law and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's Chicago Fed Letter and Economic Perspectives. Ms. Clark has a B.A. from St. Xavier College and an M.A. from the University of Chicago.

High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 (http://www.High-Frequency-Trading.info) "Strategic and Tactical Insights for Investors, Speed Traders, Brokers and Exchanges" will bring insights for investors and speed traders, who need to protect and refine their competitive advantage in a world dominated by algorithmic and high-frequency trading. Recognized practitioners, regulators, experts, and strategists will return to High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 to provide attendees with the information they are looking for in an open and unbiased environment, highly conducive to the most efficient and effective networking.

Topics that will be discussed at High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 include the movement toward emerging markets, which is increasingly attuned to the use of bots, and the regulatory environment, specifically how new technologies are changing the game, including a look at the upcoming regulatory changes that undoubtedly will be precipitated by Knight Capital's trading glitch.

High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 is produced by Golden Networking (http://www.goldennetworking.net), the premier networking community for business executives, entrepreneurs and investors. Panelists, speakers and sponsors are invited to contact Golden Networking by calling +1-414-FORUMS0 or sending an email to info@goldennetworking.net.

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Saudi Arabia Sanitary Ware Market Projected to Reach US$ 1.42 Billion (SAR 5.3 Billion) By 2018 Says TechSci Research

Real estate growth, government initiatives and high disposable income is making the future of sanitary ware industry more promising in the Kingdom.

Vancouver, Canada, March 19, 2013 -- According to recently published report by TechSci Research "Sanitary Ware Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2018", the sanitary ware market's revenues in Saudi Arabia are expected to grow at a CAGR of over 21% during the period 2012-2018. This will drive the market value of sanitary ware industry of Saudi Arabia to reach at around USD 1.42 Billion by 2018 from USD 445 Million in 2012. The central and the western regions are the highest contributor in the sales volume of sanitary ware products in Saudi Arabia. These regions have the advantage of both the high population as well as their economic strength. Some of the important markets in these regions are Riyadh, Mecca, Medina, etc.

Saudi Arabia is one of the main hubs for sanitary ware market players in GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) region. The sanitary ware market of Saudi Arabia is more promising than rest of the neighboring nations as various projects are under process in Saudi Arabia. Over 70% of the sanitary ware products demand in Saudi Arabia is being fulfilled by imports. Some of the major sanitary ware industry's players are Saudi Ceramics, RAK Ceramics and Casa via, etc.

The measures taken by the Saudi Government have been playing an instrumental role in shaping the future of sanitary ware industry. The Saudi government has allocated huge budgets for various projects such as the construction of 742 schools, 40 colleges and universities. The Saudi government has also announced its decision to build around 5,00,000 housing units and has increased its real estate budget by a astonishing figure of USD 10.7 Billion (SAR 40 Billion). The expenditures of the Saudi government on real estate have been growing at a rate of over 13% annually to meet the increasing demand of real estate in Saudi Arabia, outlines TechSci Research report.

The rising demand for houses in Saudi Arabia has led to the considerable growth in the real estate sector. The demand for sanitary ware products from the housing sector has remained the backbone for the sanitary ware market in Saudi Arabia. The rising domestic as well as the expatriate population, high urbanization, increasing nuclear families trend, etc. have led to the higher demand of houses than the earlier times. The high disposable income of individuals in Saudi Arabia has enabled the individuals in Saudi Arabia to purchase the apartments. In Saudi Arabia, the demand for high end models of sanitary ware products is also quite significant and large numbers of individuals in Saudi Arabia are not hesitating to invest extravagantly in the high valued sanitary ware products. This is mainly due to the high purchasing power capacity of consumers in Saudi Arabia. At present, the population of Saudi Arabia is over 27 Million, due to which it has emerged as one of the most emerging markets for the real estate industry in the GCC. The demand for houses is expected to increase further, which would directly make an impact on the sales of sanitary ware products in Saudi Arabia.

"The dynamics of the sanitary ware industry in Saudi Arabia are expected to change in near future as the domestic companies like Saudi Ceramics, etc have started increasing their production capacity. This factor along with the measures taken by the Saudi government to support the domestic companies is likely to reduce the dependence of Saudi Arabia on the imported items." said Mr. Karan Chechi, Research Director with TechSci Research.

The report provides detailed overview of the Saudi sanitary ware market. This report helps reader to identify the ongoing trends in the industry and anticipated growth in future depending upon changing industry dynamics in the coming years. The report will help various stakeholders to align their market centric strategies according to ongoing and expected trends in future.

About TechSci Research

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