“Knightmare on Wall Street” Most Favorably Reviewed Hardcover Book on Amazon in 2013 with Five Stars

Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, and Course Director, The Speed Traders Workshop, Introduces Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, a Behind-the-scenes Look at Knight Capital’s 17 years of Tumultuous Existence as an Independent Company.

Knightmare on Wall Street - Cover

New York, NY, USA (December 26, 2013) — Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, the new book by Edgar Perez, former McKinsey consultant and author of The Speed Traders, is now the most favorably reviewed hardcover book on Amazon in 2013, with an average rating of 5 out of five stars. Knightmare on Wall Street provides a fascinating account of what it took to elevate Knight Capital to the cusp of the retail investing revolution of the late 1990s, to struggle through booms and busts, and to bring the firm down, to end up ultimately being ignominiously bought up by a competitor. Readers discover a thrilling minute-by-minute account of the terrifying hours following Knight Capital’s August 1, 2012 trading debacle, with news-breaking research regarding the firm’s 17 years of tumultuous existence as an independent company.

As commented by Seeking Alpha, the style of the author of Knightmare on Wall Street (http://www.KnightmareonWallStreet.com) is imaginative, and keeps the reader’s interest alive throughout the book. It will surely be interesting and useful, particularly for those who follow or are interested in the world of finance. I think the book is a great read, and would recommend it.

Knight Capital, the firm founded by Kenneth Pasternak and Walter Raquet back in 1995, had seen its fortunes change as U.S. regulators made a series of changes in the structure of financial markets and computers were progressively expanding their share of trading. The Flash Crash, the infamous 1,000 point drop of the DJIA on May 6, 2010 (the largest one-day point decline in history), illustrated how market structure problems could almost instantaneously cascade from one market participant to the rest. On December 19, 2012, the board decided to accept an acquisition proposal from GETCO rather than Virtu Financial. For GETCO, acquiring Knight Capital represented a gigantic fast forward step. For Knight Capital, it was the end of its wild ride as an independent entity.

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, 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). He contributes to China’s International Finance News and Sina Finance and The New York Times.

Mr. Perez has been interviewed on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, Worldwide Exchange, Cash Flow and Squawk Box, FOX BUSINESS’s Countdown to the Closing Bell and After the Bell, Bloomberg TV’s Market Makers, CNN en Español’s Dinero, Sina Finance, BNN’s Business Day, CCTV China, Bankier.pl, TheStreet.com, Leaderonomics, GPW Media, Channel NewsAsia’s Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities. In addition, Mr. Perez has been globally featured on FXFactor, Columbia Business, OpenMarkets, 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 Econômico, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.

Mr. Perez has been engaged to present at the Council on Foreign Relations, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University (Kiev), 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 (London and Shanghai) and Pace University (New York), among other public and private institutions. In addition, Mr. Perez has spoken at a number of global conferences, includingInside Market Data 2013 (Chicago), Emerging Markets Investments Summit 2013 (Warsaw), CME Group’s Global Financial Leadership Conference 2012 (Naples Beach), Harvard Business School’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference (Boston), High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum (New York, Chicago, London),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., the American global management consulting firm that focuses on solving issues of concern to senior management; the firm serves as an adviser to businesses, governments, and institutions around the world. McKinsey is widely considered to be the most prestigious management consulting firm in the world, with over 100 offices in 60 countries.

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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Edgar Perez’s Literary Sensation Knightmare on Wall Street Best Reviewed Kindle Book on Amazon in 2013

Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, and Course Director, The Speed Traders Workshop, Introduces Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, a Behind-the-scenes Look at Knight Capital’s 17 years of Tumultuous Existence as an Independent Company.

Knightmare on Wall Street - Cover

New York, NY, USA (December 26, 2013) — Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, the fascinating account of what it took to elevate Knight Capital to the cusp of the retail investing revolution of the late 1990s, to struggle through booms and busts, and to bring the firm down, is now the most favorably reviewed Kindle edition book on Amazon in 2013, with an average rating of 5 out of five stars.

As reviewed by Seeking Alpha’s Sanjeev Sharma, the plot of Knightmare on Wall Street (http://www.KnightmareonWallStreet.com), revolves around the story of one large financial firm, Knight Capital Group. The author gives the details of firm’s operations and depicts the efforts and ambitions driving the firm’s success. He gives a minute by minute detail of the famous incident and explains the reasons and events behind it.

“The company was nearly bankrupt after it gave mistaken U.S. equity orders due to an improperly installed software that later malfunctioned. The erroneous trading caused volume to dramatically spike and prices to wrongly change in more than a hundred securities listed on the U.S. stock exchanges. Knight could avoid bankruptcy as six Wall Street firms, GETCO, Blackstone, Jefferies, Stephens, Stifel Financial and TD Ameritrade, provided a capital infusion for its solvency after the mistake. The author’s style is imaginative, and keeps the reader’s interest alive throughout the book. It will surely be interesting and useful, particularly for those who follow or are interested in the world of finance. I think the book is a great read, and would recommend it.”

The firm, founded by Kenneth Pasternak and Walter Raquet in 1995, had seen its fortunes change as U.S. regulators made a series of changes in the structure of financial markets and computers were progressively expanding their share of trading. The Flash Crash, the infamous 1,000 point drop of the DJIA on May 6, 2010 (the largest one-day point decline in history), illustrated how market structure problems could almost instantaneously cascade from one market participant to the rest.

Thomas Joyce, CEO of Knight Capital since 2002 and an unapologetic advocate of electronic trading, had been scornful of those companies that struggled to keep up with ever-changing stock markets. So it was certainly shocking that at 9:30 A.M. on August 1, 2012, right after the markets opened for the day, Knight Capital began issuing an unprecedented number of erroneous orders into the market, due to an error in installing new software. No rogue trader or regulatory change; operational risk was passing the bill to Knight Capital and becoming the biggest risk in the financial markets.

Knight Capital announced later a staggering loss of $440 million. What followed after this shocking announcement were several rounds of desperate conversations with a number of vulture players who had smelled opportunity and were readying themselves to pick up bargain-priced pieces. On August 6, 2012, Joyce confirmed that Knight Capital had struck a deal with Jefferies, TD Ameritrade, Blackstone, GETCO, Stephens, and Stifel Financial, staving off collapse days after the trading mishap.

While Knight Capital was back in the game, its limping recovery quickly prompted hungry competitors to bid for the entire company. On December 19, 2012, the board decided to accept an acquisition proposal from GETCO rather than Virtu Financial. For GETCO, acquiring Knight Capital represented a gigantic fast forward step. For Knight Capital, it was the end of its wild ride as an independent entity.

Mr. Perez, the author, 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, 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). He contributes to China’s International Finance News and Sina Finance and The New York Times.

Mr. Perez has been interviewed on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, Worldwide Exchange, Cash Flow and Squawk Box, FOX BUSINESS’s Countdown to the Closing Bell and After the Bell, Bloomberg TV’s Market Makers, CNN en Español’s Dinero, Sina Finance, BNN’s Business Day, CCTV China, Bankier.pl, TheStreet.com, Leaderonomics, GPW Media, Channel NewsAsia’s Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities. In addition, Mr. Perez has been globally featured on FXFactor, Columbia Business, OpenMarkets, 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 Econômico, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.

Mr. Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co., the American global management consulting firm that focuses on solving issues of concern to senior management; the firm serves as an adviser to businesses, governments, and institutions around the world. McKinsey is widely considered to be the most prestigious management consulting firm in the world, with over 100 offices in 60 countries.

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.

Media Contact:
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Zevrix Announces 50% Holiday Sale on All Products until December 31

Zevrix Solutions, a developer of software for graphics, print and file delivery, announces today a holiday season sale until December 31. The company offers 50% discount on everything in Zevrix online store including product bundles. Zevrix makes such popular plug-ins for Adobe InDesign automation as LinkOptimizer, Output Factory and InPreflight, as well as productivity solutions for graphic files checkup, Microsoft Office, file delivery and PDF workflow automation.

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Toronto (ON), Canada (December 26, 2013) — Zevrix Solutions, a developer of software for graphics, print and file delivery, announces today a holiday season sale until December 31. The company offers 50% discount on everything in Zevrix online store including product bundles. Zevrix makes several popular automation plug-ins for Adobe InDesign and Illustrator, as well as solutions for graphic files checkup, PDF workflows and automated file delivery.

Zevrix line of software solutions include:

LinkOptimizer: An InDesign plug-in which lets users reduce linked image size by eliminating excess image data, perform essential image adjustments and convert file formats automatically. ArtOptimizer, a similar tool for Illustrator, is also available.

Output Factory: An InDesign plug-in which automates printing and exporting from InDesign and offers batch processing, output as single pages, layer versioning, variable file names, automatic preflighting and more. A hot folder based server version is also available.

InPreflight: An InDesign plug-in which lets users collect multiple files automatically, perform thorough quality control, and create graphic preflight reports.

PDF workflow automation tools: PDF Checkpoint, a solution to preflight and convert batches of PDF files, and BatchOutput PDF which automates PDF printing from watched hot folders.

Deliver: A file transfer software that lets users send and share files easily via FTP, SFTP, Amazon S3, WebDAV and other servers. It offers hot folder processing, automatic email notifications, file compression, delivery history and more.

BatchOutput Office: A suit of productivity tools for Microsoft Office, which automate printing and PDF production from Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Graphic Inspector: A quality control solution which checks entire folders of images and vector graphic files for multitude of attributes.

Pricing and Availability:
Zevrix software can be purchased at 50% off until December 31, 2013 from Zevrix website, http://www.zevrix.com. For details, please visit the website. Product trials are also available for download. All Zevrix products require Mac OS X 10.5-10.9, InDesign and Illustrator solutions require Adobe CS3-CC software.

About Zevrix Solutions

Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, graphic file diagnostics, PDF workflow, digital delivery, and Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix Solutions is dedicated to helping professionals achieve more while doing less through automating their everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit http://www.zevrix.com.

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Knightmare on Wall Street Said to Scare Bitcoin Digital Currency Market From $1000 to 10 in 2013

Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, and Course Director, The Speed Traders Workshop, Introduces Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, a Behind-the-scenes Look at Knight Capital’s 17 years of Tumultuous Existence as an Independent Company.

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New York, NY, USA (December 24, 2013) — As indicated by The New York Times’ Nick Bilton, bitcoin, the digital currency that has captured attention around the world, exploded. By November, it had skyrocketed from a fraction of a penny to $1,242, roughly the price of an ounce of gold. It has been a wild, wild ride: up and down, down and up. Everyone seems to be wondering what this crazy new thing might mean. The end of government control over money? The start of an international crypto-currency? Is Knightmare on Wall Street coming for this market?

Bitcoins are mined according to a set of algorithms. Essentially, computers solve some math problems and generate bitcoins. The coins are stored in, and traded among, digital wallets. People can buy real things with them, at least from people who accept them, or, as many people seem to be doing, sit on them in hopes the price will keep rising. Per the algorithms, mining bitcoins becomes more difficult over time. Only about 21 million of them can ever be created – which is why so many people have been chasing after them. Bitcoins are now accepted as payment at almost a thousand retail outlets and websites, including OKCupid, Reddit, and Pizza Rodi in Montreal. But what has really grabbed attention is how volatile the price has been. The value has gyrated wildly. In the last month alone, the bitcoin market capitalization has swung between $14 billion and $7 billion.

However, Mark Williams of Boston University has insisted that the value of a Bitcoin will pop, falling as low $10 next year. Others say it is all just another bubble. Is the bitcoin market reaty to experience its own version of a Knightmare on Wall Street? This is the new book by Edgar Perez, former McKinsey consultant and celebrated author of The Speed Traders, now available in his website http://www.MrEdgarPerez.com with immediate shipping now available at http://www.KnightmareonWallStreet.com.

Knightmare on Wall Street provides a fascinating account of what it took to elevate the firm to the cusp of the retail investing revolution of the late 1990s, to struggle through booms and busts, and to bring the firm down, to end up ultimately being ignominiously bought up by a competitor. Readers will discover a thrilling minute-by-minute account of the terrifying hours following Knight Capital’s August 1, 2012 trading debacle, with news-breaking research regarding the firm’s 17 years of tumultuous existence as an independent company.

At 9:30 A.M. on August 1, 2012, right after the markets opened for the day, Knight Capital began issuing an unprecedented number of erroneous orders into the market, due to an error in installing new software. Knight Capital announced later a staggering loss of $440 million. What followed after this shocking announcement were several rounds of desperate conversations with a number of vulture players who had smelled opportunity and were readying themselves to pick up bargain-priced pieces. On August 6, 2012, Joyce confirmed that Knight Capital had struck a deal with Jefferies, TD Ameritrade, Blackstone, GETCO, Stephens, and Stifel Financial, staving off collapse days after the trading mishap.

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). Perez is course director of The Speed Traders Workshop, 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). He contributes to China’s International Finance News and Sina Finance and The New York Times.

Edgar has been interviewed on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, Worldwide Exchange, Cash Flow and Squawk Box, FOX BUSINESS’s Countdown to the Closing Bell and After the Bell, Bloomberg TV’s Market Makers, CNN en Español’s Dinero, Sina Finance, BNN’s Business Day, CCTV China, Bankier.pl, TheStreet.com, Leaderonomics, GPW Media, Channel NewsAsia’s Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities. In addition, Edgar has been globally featured on FXFactor, Columbia Business, OpenMarkets, 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 Econômico, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.

Media Contact:
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Media Relations Coordinator
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Google Nexus Tablet and Knightmare on Wall Street Best Gift Ideas for US, Europe and Asia Holidays

Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, and Course Director, The Speed Traders Workshop, Introduces Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, a Behind-the-scenes Look at Knight Capital’s 17 years of Tumultuous Existence as an Independent Company.

Knightmare on Wall Street Tops Best Gift Ideas Lists for Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers Worldwide

New York, NY, USA (December 24, 2013) — Google has been ratcheting up attention for the Nexus 7 on its own social networking site, Google+. It recently ran a giveaway encouraging users to compose still photos including their Nexus tablet and post them using the hashtag #whatmatters. Indeed, as pointed out by Shana Norris, Google seems to be constantly making the news with its Nexus tablet. The most recent rumblings involve the Nexus 10 2, the newest version of its 10-inch tablet. Rumor has it that the Nexus 10 2 may launch ahead of CES 2014, the annual international consumer electronics and technology trade show, the self-described “global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace,” to take place January 7-10 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

During the holidays, people have a lot going-a lot more than usual, anyway. The addition of travel, family and year-end work quotas can make you feel like the stress is piling on. What can business executives and professionals can do to keep it all at bay? Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, the new book by Edgar Perez, former McKinsey consultant and celebrated author of The Speed Traders, is now available in his website http://www.MrEdgarPerez.com with immediate shipping now available at http://www.KnightmareonWallStreet.com.

Knightmare on Wall Street provides a fascinating account of what it took to elevate the firm to the cusp of the retail investing revolution of the late 1990s, to struggle through booms and busts, and to bring the firm down, to end up ultimately being ignominiously bought up by a competitor. Readers will discover a thrilling minute-by-minute account of the terrifying hours following Knight Capital’s August 1, 2012 trading debacle, with news-breaking research regarding the firm’s 17 years of tumultuous existence as an independent company.

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). Perez is course director of The Speed Traders Workshop, 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). He contributes to China’s International Finance News and Sina Finance and The New York Times.

Edgar has been interviewed on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, Worldwide Exchange, Cash Flow and Squawk Box, FOX BUSINESS’s Countdown to the Closing Bell and After the Bell, Bloomberg TV’s Market Makers, CNN en Español’s Dinero, Sina Finance, BNN’s Business Day, CCTV China, Bankier.pl, TheStreet.com, Leaderonomics, GPW Media, Channel NewsAsia’s Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities. In addition, Edgar has been globally featured on FXFactor, Columbia Business, OpenMarkets, 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 Econômico, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.

Media Contact:
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Media Relations Coordinator
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Former McKinsey Consultant Edgar Perez’s Knightmare on Wall Street Tops Global Best Books of 2013

Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, and Course Director, The Speed Traders Workshop, Introduces Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, a Behind-the-scenes Look at Knight Capital’s 17 years of Tumultuous Existence as an Independent Company.

Knightmare on Wall Street - Cover

New York, NY, USA (December 24, 2013) — Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, the new book by Edgar Perez, former McKinsey consultant and celebrated author of The Speed Traders, is now being recognized as one of the best books of 2013, available in his website http://www.MrEdgarPerez.com. As executives and professionals in the finance world look for the ideal business holiday gift, immediate shipping is now available for Knightmare on Wall Street at http://www.KnightmareonWallStreet.com.

Knightmare on Wall Street provides a fascinating account of what it took to elevate the firm to the cusp of the retail investing revolution of the late 1990s, to struggle through booms and busts, and to bring the firm down, to end up ultimately being ignominiously bought up by a competitor. Readers will discover a thrilling minute-by-minute account of the terrifying hours following Knight Capital’s August 1, 2012 trading debacle, with news-breaking research regarding the firm’s 17 years of tumultuous existence as an independent company.

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, 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). He contributes to China’s International Finance News and Sina Finance and The New York Times.

Mr. Perez has been interviewed on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, Worldwide Exchange, Cash Flow and Squawk Box, FOX BUSINESS’s Countdown to the Closing Bell and After the Bell, Bloomberg TV’s Market Makers, CNN en Español’s Dinero, Sina Finance, BNN’s Business Day, CCTV China, Bankier.pl, TheStreet.com, Leaderonomics, GPW Media, Channel NewsAsia’s Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities. In addition, Mr. Perez has been globally featured on FXFactor, Columbia Business, OpenMarkets, 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 Econômico, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.

Mr. Perez has been engaged to present at the Council on Foreign Relations, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University (Kiev), 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 (London and Shanghai) and Pace University (New York), among other public and private institutions. In addition, Mr. Perez has spoken at a number of global conferences, includingInside Market Data 2013 (Chicago), Emerging Markets Investments Summit 2013 (Warsaw), CME Group’s Global Financial Leadership Conference 2012 (Naples Beach), Harvard Business School’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference (Boston), High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum (New York, Chicago, London), 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., the American global management consulting firm that focuses on solving issues of concern to senior management; the firm serves as an adviser to businesses, governments, and institutions around the world. McKinsey is widely considered to be the most prestigious management consulting firm in the world, with over 100 offices in 60 countries.

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.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Knightmare on Wall Street
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Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber and Edgar Perez’s Knightmare on Wall Street Step up Top Marketing in 2013

Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, and Course Director, The Speed Traders Workshop, Proudly Introduces Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, a Behind-the-scenes Look at Knight Capital’s 17 years of Tumultuous Existence as an Independent Company.

Miley Cyrus - Justin Bieber and Edgar Perez's Knightmare on Wall Street Step up Top Marketing in 2013

New York, NY, USA (December 23, 2013) — Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber both appealed to a wide audience of tweens and their parents. As indicated by Business Insider, benefitting from the Disney marketing machine, Cyrus was Disney TV character Hannah Montana, a regular singer on the Disney channel, a concert performer that recorded albums, and the namesake of the a clothing line launched by Disney in 2007; what worked for the Hannah Montana crowd was not going to work for 20 somethings. The target audience, or lock, had changed so Miley needed to come up with a new edgier image, or key, to remain relevant.

Justin Bieber’s mop-top silky blond hair and boyish smile became his signature, and it worked really well with his target audience, tweens and parents who preferred their kids emulate the wholesome, innocent-looking Bieber over the other choices in the pop world. Similar to Miley, as he approached 20 and his loyal fans grew with him, he needed a new image to fit his changing audience.

Neither of them could ever go back to being cute 15 and 16 year olds again. The best they could do was go after an older, edgier audience and keep their PR machines going. Knightmare on Wall Street, Mr. Edgar Perez’s latest book, a thrilling minute-by-minute account of the terrifying hours following Knight Capital’s August 1, 2012 trading debacle, followed the same marketing philosophy by after his first book, The Speed Traders.

Knight Capital announced a staggering loss of $440 million, after issuing an unprecedented number of erroneous orders into the market, at 9:30 A.M. on August 1, 2012, due to an error in installing new software. What followed after this shocking announcement were several rounds of desperate conversations with a number of vulture players who had smelled opportunity and were readying themselves to pick up bargain-priced pieces. On August 6, 2012, CEO Thomas Joyce confirmed that Knight Capital had struck a deal with Jefferies, TD Ameritrade, Blackstone, GETCO, Stephens, and Stifel Financial, staving off collapse days after the trading mishap. While Knight Capital was back in the game, its limping recovery quickly prompted hungry competitors to bid for the entire company. On December 19, 2012, the board decided to accept an acquisition proposal from GETCO rather than Virtu Financial. For GETCO, acquiring Knight Capital represented a gigantic fast forward step. For Knight Capital, it was the end of its wild ride as an independent entity.

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). Perez is course director of The Speed Traders Workshop, 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). He contributes to The New York Times and China’s International Finance News and Sina Finance.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Knightmare on Wall Street
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info@knightmareonwallstreet.com
http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com

Zevrix PDF Checkpoint Now Can Convert Colors of PDF Documents

Zevrix Solutions announces PDF Checkpoint 1.6, a feature update to its PDF preflight and conversion solution for Mac OS. Remarkably fast, PDF Checkpoint automatically preflights, exports as images, splits and optimizes Adobe PDF files. The program is equally suitable to process hundreds of files as well as single PDF documents. The new version lets users convert object colors in PDF documents to selected ICC profiles, improves user interface and offers other productivity enhancements.

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Toronto (ON), Canada (December 21, 2013) — Zevrix Solutions today announces PDF Checkpoint 1.6, a feature update to its PDF preflighting and conversion automation product. Remarkably fast, PDF Checkpoint automatically preflights, exports as images, splits and optimizes multiple Adobe PDF files. PDF Checkpoint is an ideal program for users who need fast, affordable and easy-to-use software for efficient PDF workflows.

The new version allows users to convert colors of PDF files to the selected ICC profile. For example, user can convert RGB files to CMYK profile for professional printing, turn color documents into grayscale, convert all colors to sRGB for web viewing and so on. Users can choose to convert all objects or only images, graphics or text. In addition, the update offers streamlined user interface, improves handling of duplicates during conversion and includes numerous stability and productivity enhancements.

PDF Checkpoint is popular with graphic designers, advertisement agencies, prepress houses, publishers and printers. The key features of PDF Checkpoint include:

Automate batch preflighting and conversion of multiple PDF files.
-View all PDF fonts, colors, images and metadata at a glance.
-Efficient handling of PDF files based on preflight result.
-Convert colors to selected ICC profile.
Split PDF files into single-page documents.
-Export PDF as images and specify output resolution, color and page scale.

For example, users can preflight a folder of PDF files and convert them to TIFF images at 300 dpi while scaling each page by 50%. Or optimize PDF’s colors for the web and mobile devices while reducing file size dramatically by downsampling images to the screen resolution.

Pricing and availability:
PDF Checkpoint can be purchased from the Zevrix Solutions website for US$59.95, as well as from authorized resellers. PDF Checkpoint is bundled with free Graphic Inspector software (a $39.95 value). The update is free to licensed users. Trial is also available for download. PDF Checkpoint requires Mac OS X 10.5-10.9.

About Zevrix Solutions

Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides automation and productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF and graphic file diagnostics, as well as Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix Solutions is dedicated to helping professionals increase their profits through automating their everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit http://www.zevrix.com.

3rd Annual “All Photography” Online Art Competition Announced

Light Space & Time

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces the 3rd Annual “All Photography” juried art competition for the Month of January 2014.

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Jupiter, FL, USA (December 20, 2013) — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces the 3rd Annual “All Photography” juried art competition for the Month of January 2014. Photographers from around the world are called upon to make online submissions with the winners being included in the gallery’s February 2014 online art group exhibition. Light Space & Time encourages entries from all photographers regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in the art field. All digital, film, manipulated, alternative photographic and printing processes will be accepted into this competition.

A group exhibition of the top ten finalists will be held online at the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery during the month of February 2014. Awards will be for 1st through 10th places. Depending on the amount and the quality of the entries received, there may also be Honorable Mention, Special Merit and Special Recognition awards given as well. The theme for the January art competition is “All Photography” and the submission process and the deadline will be January 27, 2014.

Winners of the “All Photography” Art Exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity in the form of email marketing, 70+ press release announcements issued, 75+ event announcements issued, along with ongoing social media marketing and promotions in order to make the art world aware of the artist’s accomplishments. In addition, there will also be links back to the artist’s website as part of this achievement in order to help drive traffic to the winning artist’s websites. Photographers should give us your best photography now. Apply Online at http://www.lightspacetime.com.

About Light Space & Time Online Gallery

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists. It is Light Space & Time’s intention to showcase this incredible talent in a series of monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions by marketing and displaying the exceptional abilities of these worldwide artists. The gallery website can be viewed here: http://www.lightspacetime.com.

Media Contact:
John R. Math
Light Space & Time Online Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
888-490-3530
info@lightspacetime.com
http://www.lightspacetime.com

Business Gifts With Lightning-Quick Turnaround, The Speed Traders and Knightmare on Wall Street

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Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, and Course Director, The Speed Traders Workshop, Introduces Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, a Behind-the-scenes Look at Knight Capital’s 17 years of Tumultuous Existence as an Independent Company.

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New York, NY, USA (December 18, 2013) — Are you stressing because you waited until the last minute to buy your client gifts this year? http://www.MrEdgarPerez.com can quickly turn around orders this season putting together Mr. Edgar Perez’s celebrated books in a hurry and offering expedited rush shipping on this time-sensitive days. Perez, the author of Knightmare on Wall Street (http://www.KnightmareonWallStreet.com) and The Speed Traders (http://www.TheSpeedTraders.com), was recently interviewed on CNBC’s Squawk On The Street by anchors Carl Quintanilla and Kelly Evans. The full interview can be accessed at http://www.video.cnbc.com/gallery/?play=1&video=3000193177.

The Speed Traders, published by McGraw-Hill Inc., is the most comprehensive, revealing work available on the most important development in trading in generations. High-frequency trading will no doubt play an ever larger role as computer technology advances and the global exchanges embrace fast electronic access. The Speed Traders explains everything there is to know about how today’s high-frequency traders make millions-one cent at a time.

Readers will discover in Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, a thrilling minute-by-minute account of the terrifying hours following Knight Capital’s August 1, 2012 trading debacle, with news-breaking research regarding the firm’s 17 years of tumultuous existence as an independent company. Knightmare on Wall Street provides a fascinating account of what it took to elevate the firm to the cusp of the retail investing revolution of the late 1990s, to struggle through booms and busts, and to bring the firm down, to end up ultimately being ignominiously bought up by a competitor.

Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York City. 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. Perez resides in the New York City area and is an accomplished salsa and hustle dancer.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Knightmare on Wall Street
+1-414-FORUMS0
info@knightmareonwallstreet.com
http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com

Knightmare on Wall Street, Last Minute Christmas Gift for the Business People in your Life

Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, and Course Director, The Speed Traders Workshop, Introduces Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, a Behind-the-scenes Look at Knight Capital’s 17 years of Tumultuous Existence as an Independent Company.

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New York, NY, USA (December 18, 2013) — You still have a few days left to pick out the perfect business gift, but if you’re typically an online shopper (and you don’t feel like shelling out big bucks on overnight shipping) you’re out of luck. Not to fret: books The Speed Traders (http://www.TheSpeedTraders.com) and Knightmare on Wall Street (http://www.KnightmareonWallStreet.com) are now available to impress the business people in your life with immediate shipping at http://www.MrEdgarPerez.com.

Author Edgar Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert in the specialized area of high-frequency trading. Perez has been interviewed on Bloomberg TV’s Market Makers, CNBC Worlwide Exchange, 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, Perez has been globally featured on FXFactor, Columbia Business, OpenMarkets, 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 Econômico, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.

Perez has been engaged to present at the Council on Foreign Relations, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University (Kiev), 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 (London and Shanghai) and Pace University (New York), among other public and private institutions. In addition, Perez has spoken at a number of global conferences, including Emerging Markets Investments Summit 2013 (Warsaw), CME Group’s Global Financial Leadership Conference 2012 (Naples Beach), Harvard Business School’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference (Boston), High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum (New York, Chicago, London), 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).

Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York City. 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. Perez resides in the New York City area and is an accomplished salsa and hustle dancer.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Knightmare on Wall Street
+1-414-FORUMS0
info@knightmareonwallstreet.com
http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com

No Matter if Santa Claus is White or Black, Knightmare on Wall Street and The Speed Traders Bring Joy

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Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, and Course Director, The Speed Traders Workshop, Introduces Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, a Behind-the-scenes Look at Knight Capital’s 17 years of Tumultuous Existence as an Independent Company.

Megyn Kelly

New York, NY, USA (December 18, 2013) — Megyn Kelly, the Fox news anchor, stirred a bit of controversy when she described Santa Claus as white. Black or white, it doesn’t matter, as long as he brings Knightmare on Wall Street and The Speed Traders to delight your business colleagues and friends. No other than Steve Forbes, Chief Executive Officer of Forbes, called it “Great book jacket! Conveys the spirit of the story.” We are referring to Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets (http://www.KnightmareonWallStreet.com), a fascinating account of the rise and fall of Knight that features an equally fascinating book cover that insinuates what readers will find upon going through the almost 300 pages of Knightmare on Wall Street; this volume comes after Perez’s first success, The Speed Traders.

Perez’s website, http://www.MrEdgarPerez.com, is now offering for last-minute shoppers personalized copies of Knightmare on Wall Street and The Speed Traders on time for holiday delight. Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert in the specialized area of high-frequency trading. Perez has been interviewed on Sina Finance, CNBC Squawk On The Street, Bloomberg TV’s Market Makers, CNN en Español’s Dinero, FOX Business’s Countdown to the Closing Bell, CNBC Worldwide Exchange, 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, Perez has been globally featured on FXFactor, Columbia Business, OpenMarkets, 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 Econômico, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.

Perez has been engaged to present at the Council on Foreign Relations, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University (Kiev), 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 (London and Shanghai) and Pace University (New York), among other public and private institutions.

He has spoken at a number of global conferences, including Emerging Markets Investments Summit 2013 (Warsaw), CME Group’s Global Financial Leadership Conference 2012 (Naples Beach), Harvard Business School’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference (Boston), High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum (New York, Chicago, London), 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).

Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York City. 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. Perez resides in the New York City area and is an accomplished salsa and hustle dancer.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Knightmare on Wall Street
+1-414-FORUMS0
info@knightmareonwallstreet.com
http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com

URALCHEM OJSC Reports Securing a Loan of US $4.5 Billion

URALCHEM has secured a loan of up to US $4.5 billion. The loan has been granted for a period of 84 months. A major part of the loan will be used to pay for the 20% of shares to be acquired in Uralkali.

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Moscow, Russia (December 17, 2013) — URALCHEM OJSC has secured a loan of up to US $4.5 billion. The loan has been granted for a period of 84 months.

URALHEM OJSC and the plant in Kirovo-Chepetsk are the borrowers in the transaction. VTB Capital Plc is acting as the lender, the loan agent and the documentation agent. The loan guarantees are Voskresensk Mineral Fertilisers, OJSC in Voskresensk, URALCHEM Trading House Ltd, OJSC Minudobrenia in Perm, URALCHEM HOLDING P.L.C. and SIA URALCHEM Trading.

Out of the $4.5 billion loan, a major part will be used to pay for the 20% of shares to be acquired in OJSC Uralkali. Part of the borrowed funds can be used to repay the current loan liabilities of the URALCHEM Group and will be called on if the existing creditors of the Group require early repayment of liabilities due to changes in the credit portfolio of the Group.

On 4 December 2013, URALCHEM Group’s shareholders announced an agreement to acquire a package of shares and GDRs in OJSC Uralkali (MICEX-RTS: URKA; LSE: URKA), constituting 20% of total share capital of the company. Closure of the transaction is expected in the near future. These shares will be used as collateral for the loan borrowed from VTB Capital Plc.

PR Department
URALCHEM, OJSC
Tel: +7 (495) 721 89 89
Email: pr@uralchem.com
Web: http://www.uralchem.com

URALCHEM, OJSC is one of the largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate fertilisers in Russia and the CIS with production capacities of over 2.5 million tonnes of ammonium nitrate, 2.8 million tonnes of ammonia, 0.8 million tonnes of MAP and DAP, 0.8 million tonnes of complex fertilisers and 1.2 million tonnes of urea. URALCHEM, OJSC is the second largest ammonium nitrate producer in the world and number one in Russia, the second largest producer of nitrogen fertilisers in Russia. Key production assets of URALCHEM, OJSC include Azot Branch of URALCHEM, OJSC in Berezniki, Perm Region; OJSC Minudobrenia, Perm; MFP Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC Branch in Kirovo-Chepetsk, Kirov region; Voskresensk Mineral Fertilisers, OJSC in Voskresensk, Moscow region.

Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of URALCHEM. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions. We do not intend to update these statements and our actual results may differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the achievement of anticipated levels of profitability, growth, cost and synergy of our recent acquisitions, the impact of competitive pricing, the ability to obtain necessary regulatory approvals and licenses, the impact of developments in the Russian economic, political and legal environment, financial risk management and the impact of general business and global economic conditions.

Immigration Reform Amnesty Legislation Defeated for Next 3 Years by Americans

Immigration reform amnesty for illegal aliens has failed to pass in 2013 due to lobbying efforts from activists who represent the majority of American citizens opposed to such legislation and due to the political quagmires on the budget and healthcare.

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Raleigh, NC, USA (December 17, 2013) — Contact: Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) (866) 703-0864, Press@alipac.us

Immigration reform amnesty for illegal aliens has failed to pass in 2013 due to lobbying efforts from activists who represent the majority of American citizens opposed to such legislation and due to the political quagmires on the budget and healthcare.

Americans for Legal Immigration PAC is announcing the Defeat of Amnesty 2013 which has been the national organization’s year long focus and battle cry while also pointing out that immigration reform amnesty for illegal aliens is likely doomed for the next three years.

“The off election year of 2014 and the resulting loss of amnesty supporters who will be defeated by the public next year will shut down legislative amnesty, hopefully for three years!” said William Gheen, President of ALIPAC. “The invasion and amnesty supporters have made a big tactical mistake. We stopped them from getting their Amnesty bill to Obama’s desk and now we know which Republicans and Democrats need to be thrown out of office in 2014.”

ALIPAC is focusing attention on a list the group is circulating of 35 GOP members of Congress who have been detected secretly working with the Obama administration to pass amnesty for illegal aliens. Four incumbent GOP members of the Senate up for reelection in 2014 are similarly targeted for removal.

Removing lawmakers who support immigration reform amnesty from office will occur because a large majority of Americans do not support a path to citizenship for illegal aliens that would in turn create a new voting bloc of prior illegals in American elections which would permanently destroy all borders and immigration law enforcement. Speaker Boehner knows this and has told business leaders he will help Pelosi and Obama pass amnesty after filing closes in 2014.

While illegal alien invasion supporters tell the media they hope to eventually overwhelm American defenders through continued illegal immigration and very high birth rates among the new arrivals, and that they want Obama to increase his risk of impeachment by further violating the Constitution with decreed amnesty, ALIPAC is encouraged by this change in the tide of the struggle.

For more information about ALIPAC’s fight against illegal immigration and amnesty or to access the lists of GOP lawmakers that need Republican primary challengers to defeat them in 2014 please visit http://www.alipac.us.

IAPAM Announces First of its 2014 Symposium Dates: February 8-9, 2014

The IAPAM announces the first of its 2014 dates for its respected Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with botox training, in Scottsdale, Arizona: February 8-9.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (December 17, 2013) — The IAPAM’s guiding principle is enRICHing Physicians Lives, and its goal is to support physicians who are seeking business education, may be over their heads with student debt and now, with reduced insurance reimbursements, are looking for cash-based modalities to add to their practices and to add to their bottom lines. To address this need, the IAPAM’s Aesthetic Medicine Symposium was specifically designed as a “one-stop” program to add non-insurance based medical procedures to a practice, or to start a new medspa. The IAPAM announces the first of its 2014 dates for its respected Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with botox training, in Scottsdale, Arizona: February 8-9.

Lower insurance reimbursements are causing pain points for the physicians, and they are looking for other sources of revenue, just to break even. To support physicians seeking training in aesthetic modalities, the IAPAM’s Aesthetic Medicine Symposium was designed to give physicians all the information, forms, DVDs, hands-on training, etc. that they need to begin offering aesthetics when they finish the conference. As well, it is important to understand that botox is not a profit centre, just a gateway to make money with other aesthetic procedures. Only the IAPAM’s Symposium teaches physicians about this principle ….. no one else is offering this competitive intelligence.

The IAPAM is the only complete program that offers:

• An Accelerated program; physicians and their staff can be certified over a weekend;
• Clinical training DVD’s to take back to one’s practice;
• Board certified Dermatologists as instructors;
• Internationally recognized Certification;
• CME (Continuing Medical Education) credits;
• 1 Year practice support (continues as long as a member); and much, much, more!

“More patients are turning to the more inexpensive non-invasive procedures rather than surgical cosmetic procedures,” says Jeff Russell, Executive Director of the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (http://www.iapam.com). “They may not get the long term benefits of a face lift, but with a combination treatment of botox and dermal fillers, then can get a great result at a fraction of the price.”

For more information on the IAPAM’s February 8-9, 2014 Symposium with Botox Training, watch this comprehensive video at http://youtu.be/bBQlS0CpOvw or to register for the February 8-9 Aesthetic Medicine Symposium, please contact the IAPAM, at 1-800-219-5108 ext. 704, or visit http://www.iapam.com/aesthetic-medicine-symposium-botox-training.

Botox is a trademark of Allergan, Inc.

About the IAPAM: 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 (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs). The IAPAM offers aesthetic medicine and hCG medical weight management programs, including: Botox training, medical aesthetic training, laser for hair removal and training, laser tattoo removal training, physician hCG training, and aesthetic practice business training. Additional information about the association can be accessed through the IAPAM’s website (http://www.iapam.com) or by contacting:

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
1-800-219-5108 x704

Output Factory Server for Adobe InDesign Is Now a 64-bit Application

Zevrix Solutions announces Output Factory Server 1.0.4, a maintenance update to its output workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Output Factory Server automates printing and exporting from InDesign by processing files from watched hot folders and is a major upgrade of the company’s program BatchOutput Server. The new version makes Output Factory Server a fully 64-bit native application, thus improving its performance and reducing the likelihood of memory-related errors.

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Toronto (ON), Canada (December 17, 2013) — Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of Output Factory Server 1.0.4, a maintenance update to its solution to automate printing, exporting and post-processing from Adobe InDesign. Developed originally for a major magazine publisher in the United States to free up their operator computers from outputting InDesign files, the software automates InDesign workflow by processing files from watched hot folders.

The new version makes Output Factory Server a fully 64-bit native application, thus improving its performance and reducing the likelihood of memory-related errors. One of the main advantages of 64-bit support for the users is the ability to create images from oversized InDesign documents at high resolution. In previous versions, exporting a large InDesign document as a TIFF image of over 500 MB in size could lead to memory-related errors.

“Output Factory Server is an extremely useful utility for a busy production facility or advertising agency”, writes David Creamer in Layers magazine, “It can save lots of time – which equates to money.”

Output Factory Server offers the following key features:

Print and export InDesign files automatically from watched hot folders
-Support for printing, PDF, PostScript, EPS, JPEG, Flash, EPUB and other formats
Export InDesign files as single pages
-Layer versioning: output specific layers and their combinations as single files
-Update modified links automatically
-Variable output file names
-Preflight files before output
Automatic e-mail notifications of process stages and errors

Output Factory Server also allows for a single set of output settings for an entire workgroup, solving problems caused by inconsistent settings across workstations and dramatically simplifying support tasks.

Pricing and Availability:
Output Factory Server can be purchased from Zevrix web site for US$699.95, as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. BatchOutput Server users can upgrade for $349.97. Output Factory Server runs on Mac OS X 10.6-10.9 and works with Adobe InDesign CS3-CC.

About Zevrix Solutions

Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF and graphic file diagnostics, file delivery and Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix Solutions is dedicated to helping professionals achieve more while doing less through automating their everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit http://www.zevrix.com.

Contact:
Leo Revzin
Owner
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada
858-206-0607
media@zevrix.com
http://www.zevrix.com

IAPAM Announces Newest Date for Physician hCG Training: February 7, 2014

Lower insurance reimbursements are causing pain points for physicians, and they are looking for other sources of revenue, just to break even. To support these physicians, the IAPAM announces the first of its 2014 dates for its respected Physician hCG Training seminar: on February 7, 2014 in Scottsdale, AZ.

IAPAM

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (December 17, 2013) — Lower insurance reimbursements are causing pain points for physicians, and they are looking for other sources of revenue, just to break even. To support these physicians, the IAPAM announces the first of its 2014 dates for its respected Physician hCG Training seminar: on February 7, 2014 in Scottsdale, AZ.

Soon it will be the New Year and patients will be flooding their physicians’ offices looking for safe and effective diet or medical weight management options. 50% of all New Years’ Resolutions are to lose weight!

To support physicians in adding a medical weight management program to their practices, like hCG for weight loss (the hCG diet), the IAPAM (http://www.iapam.com) has developed the Clean Start hCG Weight Loss Program to assist physicians in helping their obese and overweight patients realize their weight loss goals.

It is a comprehensive and complete weight loss program that includes:

– Detailed Clean Start hCG Program Protocols
– Patient selection criteria
– Common medical hCG contraindications
– Consent forms, medical history forms
– Patient PowerPoint presentations for the waiting room
– Phone scripts & call logs for your staff
– Legal/Insurance considerations, and current FDA status
– hCG ordering information and special pharmaceutical hCG pricing
– Special hCG Facebook discussion forum
– VLCD/LCD diet programs
– Meal replacement diet programs
– Ketogenic based diet programs
– Utilizing B6/B12 injections in weight loss
– Using prescription appetite suppressants in weight loss
– Metabolism testing as a profit center
– Non-invasive body contouring, using Radio Frequency (RF) energy
– Listing of one’s hCG Clinic in the IAPAM’s hCG Diet Clinic Directory

The IAPAM’s Clean Start hCG for Weight Loss program includes physician training, physician materials, practice resources and patient tools. The Clean Start hCG for Weight Loss Patient Kit is a complete solution for one’s hCG patients. This industry-leading resource includes:

• Patient education DVD, that gives your patients an overview of the entire program, and answers the most common questions.
• Patient Guidebook, that explains the program in detail, including over 50 program tips, as well as over 20 pages on the all important “maintenance” phase of the program. It includes information on: portion size, the Glycemic Index, how to read a nutritional label, tips on how to combat emotional eating and cravings.
• Quick Tip Sheets giving your patient the most important tips and a take-away shopping list complete with calorie counts.
• Cookbook with over 50 recipes for all 3 phases of the weight loss program.
• Food Journal for your patients to record their daily food intake.

This patient tool was designed to answer the most common questions, saving physicians time, allowing them to see more patients, and generate more non-insurance based practice revenues.

What revenues can you expect to see by offering the IAPAM’s Clean Start Weight Loss program?

• See 10 weight loss patients/month = $176,000+/yr
• See 20 weight loss patients/month = $352,000+/yr
• See 30 weight loss patients/month = $529,000+/yr

With more than 60% of Americans overweight or obese, seeing 30 patients a month should not be a problem for most practices! The IAPAM’s new hCG Training video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-YGEQ0t0yw) outlines the IAPAM’s New Clean Start hCG Weight Loss program.

Register today for the February 7th, 2014 training session. To register or for more information, please visit http://www.iapam.com/physician-weight-loss-training-using-hormones or contact the IAPAM at 1-800-219-5108 ext 708.

About the IAPAM: The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine
The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary global association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession worldwide. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, and member benefits to members around the globe. IAPAM membership is open to all licensed medical doctors (MDs), doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), dentists (DDSs/DMDs) physicians assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs). The IAPAM offers aesthetic medicine and hCG medical weight management programs, including: botox training, medical aesthetic training, laser training, laser tattoo removal training, physician hCG training, and aesthetic practice business training.

Additional information about the association can be accessed through the IAPAM’s website (http://www.iapam.com) or by contacting:

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
1-800-219-5108 ext. 708

Knightmare on Wall Street Tops Best Gift Ideas Lists for Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers Worldwide

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Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, and Course Director, The Speed Traders Workshop, Introduces Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, a Behind-the-scenes Look at Knight Capital’s 17 years of Tumultuous Existence as an Independent Company.

Knightmare on Wall Street Tops Best Gift Ideas Lists for Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers Worldwide

New York, NY, USA (December 17, 2013) — During the holidays you have a lot going-a lot more than usual, anyway. The addition of travel, family and year-end work quotas can make you feel like the stress is piling on. What can business executives and professionals can do to keep it all at bay? Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, the new book by Edgar Perez, former McKinsey consultant and celebrated author of The Speed Traders, is now available in his website http://www.MrEdgarPerez.com with immediate shipping now available at http://www.KnightmareonWallStreet.com.

Knightmare on Wall Street provides a fascinating account of what it took to elevate the firm to the cusp of the retail investing revolution of the late 1990s, to struggle through booms and busts, and to bring the firm down, to end up ultimately being ignominiously bought up by a competitor. Readers will discover a thrilling minute-by-minute account of the terrifying hours following Knight Capital’s August 1, 2012 trading debacle, with news-breaking research regarding the firm’s 17 years of tumultuous existence as an independent company.

At 9:30 A.M. on August 1, 2012, right after the markets opened for the day, Knight Capital began issuing an unprecedented number of erroneous orders into the market, due to an error in installing new software. Knight Capital announced later a staggering loss of $440 million. What followed after this shocking announcement were several rounds of desperate conversations with a number of vulture players who had smelled opportunity and were readying themselves to pick up bargain-priced pieces. On August 6, 2012, Joyce confirmed that Knight Capital had struck a deal with Jefferies, TD Ameritrade, Blackstone, GETCO, Stephens, and Stifel Financial, staving off collapse days after the trading mishap.

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). Perez is course director of The Speed Traders Workshop, 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). He contributes to China’s International Finance News and Sina Finance and The New York Times.

Edgar has been interviewed on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, Worldwide Exchange, Cash Flow and Squawk Box, FOX BUSINESS’s Countdown to the Closing Bell and After the Bell, Bloomberg TV’s Market Makers, CNN en Español’s Dinero, Sina Finance, BNN’s Business Day, CCTV China, Bankier.pl, TheStreet.com, Leaderonomics, GPW Media, Channel NewsAsia’s Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities. In addition, Edgar has been globally featured on FXFactor, Columbia Business, OpenMarkets, 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 Econômico, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Knightmare on Wall Street
+1-414-FORUMS0
info@knightmareonwallstreet.com
http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com

Art Gallery Names Gaylord Mink as Featured Artist

Light Space & Time

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that Washington wildlife photographer Gaylord Mink has been named as the gallery’s new featured artist.

Featured Artist - Gaylord Mink

Jupiter, FL, USA (December 15, 2013) — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that Washington wildlife photographer Gaylord Mink has been named as the gallery’s new featured artist. Gaylord will now be in the gallery’s Artist Showcase section and will be promoted by the gallery for the next 30 days.

Gaylord Mink was born in Indiana and he migrated to Washington where he was a research scientist for most of his adult life. When Gaylord was near retirement he made several trips to through eastern Africa where he became interested in nature and wildlife photography.

After retirement Gaylord took up still and video photography. For a short time he produced short videos mainly for educational purposes and in recent years he has concentrated mostly on still photography.

Gaylord says this about his art, “While the subject matter has varied greatly, one favorite subject has remained the herds of wild horses that roam the Yakama Reservation not too far away from where I live. I have exhibited some of the wildlife images at local events and some of these images hang in many local businesses. However, mostly I post images online to get the critical comments and suggestions necessary for self-improvement.”

He goes on a states that, “Recently I have become intrigued with digital software to modify images in ways that create impressions and feelings quite apart from the originals. As a novice at art I am enjoying the experience of looking at my surroundings in new and interesting ways.” Gaylord’s art website is http://www.minkphotos.com.

About Light Space & Time Online Gallery

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery offers monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists. Light Space & Time’s intention is to showcase this incredible talent in a series of monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions by marketing and displaying the exceptional abilities of these artists. Their online gallery website can be viewed here: http://www.lightspacetime.com.

Media Contact:
John R. Math
Light Space & Time Online Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
888-490-3530
info@lightspacetime.com
http://www.lightspacetime.com

Zevrix File Transfer App Deliver Now Supports Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Zevrix Solutions announces Deliver 2.4.6, a compatibility update to its automated file transfer solution for remote and local destinations. Deliver lets users send files to FTP, SFTP, Amazon S3, WebDAV and other servers and offers automatic e-mail notifications, delivery to multiple destinations, file encryption, delivery history and other powerful capabilities. The new version makes Deliver compatible with recently released Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

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Toronto (ON), Canada (December 13, 2013) — Zevrix Solutions today announces Deliver 2.4.6, a compatibility update to its file transfer solution for remote and local destinations. Deliver lets users send files over Internet and local networks with automatic e-mail notifications, file compression, delivery history and other powerful capabilities. It supports FTP, SFTP, Amazon S3, WebDAV and other remote and local services, and allows to send files to multiple destinations at once.

The new version makes Deliver compatible with recently released Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks and is offered as a free update to licensed users.

“Deliver gives plenty to like,” writes Natalia Nowak on Mac360, a Mac app reviews site. “It’s a secure document delivery system with tracking built in, and straightforward and comprehensive user interface.”

Deliver simplifies and streamlines file delivery operations of ad agencies, printers, audio recording studios, video producers and legal offices worldwide. Users only need to drop files on the program’s icon and they will be delivered automatically to the desired destinations with customizable e-mail confirmations issued upon delivery. Recipients can download the file using a link inserted automatically into notification e-mail.

Deliver offers the following key features:

Transfer files to FTP, Google Storage, Amazon S3 and other servers
Automatic e-mail notifications
-Hyperlink to file for instant download by recipients
-Compress files automatically (.zip/.dmg)
-Encrypt disk images with passwords
-Create lo-res PDF on the fly and attach to e-mail
-Delivery history

Pricing and Availability:
Deliver can be purchased from Zevrix website for US$19.95. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for licensed users of Deliver 2.x. Deliver requires Mac OS X 10.5-10.9.

About Zevrix Solutions

Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF and graphic file diagnostics, file delivery and Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix is dedicated to help professionals increase their profits through automating everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit http://www.zevrix.com.

Contact:
Leo Revzin
Owner
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada
858-206-0607
media@zevrix.com
http://www.zevrix.com

Materials Sold into Smart Windows Sector to Reach $545 million in Revenue by 2019

NanoMarkets believes that the value of the coatings, glass and other materials used by the smart windows sector will grow to around $ 770 million by 2021.

NanoMarkets

Glen Allen, Virginia (December 12, 2013) — Revenues from smart windows in buildings and vehicles are growing and according to a new report from NanoMarkets, an industry analysis firm, the value of the coatings, glass and other materials used by the smart (i.e., self-tinting) windows sector will be almost $ 545 million by 2019 growing to around $ 770 million by 2021. For more information on the report, “Smart Windows Materials Markets” please visit: http://www.nanomarkets.net/market_reports/report/smart_windows_materials_markets_2014_2021.

NanoMarkets has issued previous reports on smart windows, smart auto glass and mirrors within the past year. See http://www.nanomarkets.net/glass_glazing.

About the report:

In the past five years or so, smart (i.e. self-dimming) windows have taken off in both residential and commercial building markets. They are also increasingly used in automobiles and trucks. There are several different smart windows technologies, but all of them are materials plays in one way or another. NanoMarkets believes that, as a result, there are important opportunities for materials firms that are emerging from the smart windows “revolution.”

In this report NanoMarkets discusses the opportunities for materials in smart windows and mirrors using electrochromic, photochromic, thermochromic, PDLC, SPD and microblinds. The forecasts and analysis cover not only the active smart materials used in these technologies, but also the substrate materials; both plastic and glass. The report contains revenue and volume (area) forecasts for each smart windows technology with breakouts by film, glass and coatings.

In addition, this report analyzes a number of different business models being used in the smart windows sector and shows how materials play into the total smart windows value chain. We also discuss the role of technology licensing, as well as direct supply of smart coatings and other materials to glass and windows firms.

The report also analyzes the materials-related strategies of leading firms in this space including: 3M, Asahi Glass, BASF, Chameleon Photochromic Smart Film, Chromogenics Coolkote, Corning, DuPont, Eastman Chemical/Solutia, GE, Gentex, Guardian Industries, Hitachi, NDFOS, NSG, Pleotint, PPG, Ravenbrick, Research Frontiers, Sage, Saint-Gobain, Scienstry, Southwall, Solvay, Suntek, SWITCH Materials, Toray, Transition Window Tint, US e-Chromics, and View.

From the report:

Electrochromic smart windows (including glass and film) will reach $445 million by 2019 making electrochromics the largest segment of the entire smart windows business. NanoMarkets believes this may have much to do with the fact that this sector can boast significant investment by influential firms such as Corning, GE and Saint-Gobain, and Seagate. Alternatives to the electrochromic materials platform do not have the same level of clout behind them.

Smart windows materials platforms that are alternatives to electrochromics may have a struggle ahead but can ultimately survive as niche technologies, successful in certain niches, primarily because of their price, switching speeds or suitability for use in privacy glass. For example, it is widely acknowledged that PDLC will be used almost exclusively for privacy glass. However, from the perspective of specialty chemical companies, these
non-electrochromic technologies represent only limited opportunities. They will consume relatively small amounts of active materials and will not be worth large investments.

Until smart windows technology fully matures, NanoMarkets believes the specialty chemical companies will bide their time, merely supplying research quantities of active materials to smart windows firms and not supporting any one kind of materials platform. By contrast the glass/film companies can be “arms dealers” and sell to all “sides,” benefitting from the growth of smart windows as a whole. NanoMarkets expects the smart windows sector to consume $220 million in glass and film by 2019.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging markets in energy, electronics and other area created by developments in advanced materials. The firm is a recognized leader in industry analysis and forecasts in the specialty chemicals industry and has been covering the smart windows sector for five years.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets’ reports and other services.

Media Contact:
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets, LC
PO BOX 3840
Glen Allen, VA 23058
(804) 938-0030
rob@nanomarkets.net
http://www.nanomarkets.net

URALCHEM, OJSC Reports IFRS Financial Results for the First Nine Months of 2013

Despite the difficult market conditions, the company maintained its revenues at the level of 2012. Thanks to its chosen strategy, URALCHEM has continued to maintain a leading position in the industry in terms of margins, with the EBITDA margin at 32%.

URALCHEM

Moscow, Russia (December 11, 2013)

– Revenue increased to 56.26 bln RUB, compared to 55.96 bln RUB in the first nine months of 2012.
– Operating profit amounted to 14.63 bln RUB, compared with 17.09 bln RUB in the first nine months of 2012.
– Adjusted EBITDA comprised 17.32 bln RUB, compared to 19.55 bln RUB in the first nine months of 2012.

URALCHEM, OJSC (hereinafter URALCHEM Holding or the Company), the Russian holding company of the URALCHEM Group, one of the largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers in Russia, announced its unaudited IFRS financial results for the first nine months of 2013*.

Dmitry Konyaev, CEO of URALCHEM, OJSC, commented on the Company’s results for the first nine months of 2013, “In the second half of 2013 the global market situation took a downward turn for fertilizer producers. Despite the difficult market conditions, URALCHEM maintained its revenues at the level of 2012. The Company is one of the leaders in the nitrogen segment in terms of output of ammonia per production unit. It is actively upgrading facilities, seeking to reduce costs and developing production of high-margin niche products. Thanks to its chosen strategy, URALCHEM has continued to maintain a leading position in terms of margins, with the EBITDA margin at 32%. The Company has maintained its financial stability together with its ability to develop strategic operations, as confirmed, among other things, by successive improvements of loan terms provided by banks.”

Financial Results

Revenue for the first nine months of 2013 grew to 56.26 bln RUB, compared to 55.96 bln RUB in the first nine months of 2012. Operating profit amounted 14.63 bln RUB, or 27% of revenue, compared with the operating profit of 17.09 bln RUB, or 32% of revenue, in the first nine months of 2012.

During the first nine months of 2013, adjusted EBITDA reached 17.32 bln RUB, compared to 19.78 bln RUB in the first nine months of 2012, a decrease of 12%.

The adjusted EBITDA margin for the first nine months of 2013 comprised 32% of revenue compared with 37% of revenue for the same period in 2012.

Markets

From the beginning of the year, there was a decrease in demand for ammonia from the industrial segment in East Asia and the producers of phosphate fertilizers in India and North Africa. Demand in the US decreased because of the late start of planting. Partially the market was offset by the decrease in production in Egypt, Trinidad and Saudi Arabia. Recovery began in early August. There was a decline in exports from Ukrainian enterprises, and on the other hand, lower prices provided for growing interest in procurement. Average quotes for ammonia in January-September 2013 amounted to $498 / ton, which is only 4% lower than in the same period in 2012 (FOB Yuzhny Port).

In early 2013, high seasonal demand in Europe and the United States, limited supply from Egypt, and low initial stock in the European market resulted in increased prices for urea. However, in mid-February, prices began to decline, reducing further until the end of the first half of the year. Importing countries were postponing purchases in anticipation of lower prices, while Chinese exporters were actively accumulating stock expecting the “export window”. In the 2nd quarter there was a decrease in production in regions with high costs, namely in Romania and Ukraine. Amid rising purchases from India, Turkey and Latin America, there was a short period of stabilization in June. However, after then, prices continued to decline because of massive Chinese exports. Average quotes for urea in January-September 2013 amounted to $339 / ton, which is 17% lower than in the same period a year earlier (FOB The Baltic Sea).

Steady growth in quotations for ammonium nitrate at the beginning of the year was replaced by a fall in mid-March. In late May, prices stabilized, helped by turnarounds at factories in the CIS. By the end of the 2nd quarter, prices in the CIS received support from the industrial segment. During January-September 2013 quotes for ammonium nitrate averaged $291 / ton, which is 4.6 % lower than a year earlier (FOB, The Baltic Sea). Starting from late September, prices for ammonium nitrate began to recover due to reduced exports from Ukraine, as well as to the beginning of the purchase season in the domestic market of the CIS.

In the phosphate fertilizers segment there was a global decline in prices due to a lack of current demand. The main reason came from India, where high levels of stock, reduction of state subsidies and depreciation of the rupee against the dollar led to a significant reduction in imports. Importers in other regions changed their procurement tactics to just satisfy the current demand, playing on the falling market. Average DAP/MAP quotes for the three quarters of 2013 fell by 14.7 % compared with the previous year, reaching $481 / ton (FOB, The Baltic Sea). Low market activity is expected until the end of the year and in the first quarter of 2014.

Financial Situation

Cash generated from operating activities in the first nine months of 2013 amounted to 13.14 bln RUB, compared to 14.71 bln RUB in the same period of 2012.

As at 30 September 2013, the Company’s net debt amounted to 23.531 bln RUB. The weighted average interest rate of the loan portfolio in the first nine months of 2013 equalled 4.5% annually compared to 5.8% annually during the same period in 2012.

For more information, please visit the Company web site http://www.uralchem.com or use the following contact information:

Public Relations Department
URALCHEM, OJSC
Tel: +7 (495) 721 89 89
Email: pr@uralchem.com
Web: http://www.uralchem.com

URALCHEM is one of the largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers in Russia and the CIS with production capacities of over 2.5 million tonnes of ammonium nitrate, 2.2 million tonnes of ammonia, 0.8 million tonnes of MAP and DAP, 0.8 million tonnes of complex fertilizers and 0.5 million tonnes of urea. URALCHEM is the second largest ammonium nitrate producer in the world and number one in Russia. URALCHEM’s key production assets include Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC in Kirovo-Chepetsk, Kirov region; Azot, OJSC in Berezniki, Perm region; Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers, OJSC in Voskresensk, Moscow region.

Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of URALCHEM. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions. We do not intend to update these statements and our actual results may differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the achievement of anticipated levels of profitability, growth, cost and synergy of our recent acquisitions, the impact of competitive pricing, the ability to obtain necessary regulatory approvals and licenses, the impact of developments in the Russian economic, political and legal environment, financial risk management and the impact of general business and global economic conditions.

Package Central for Adobe InDesign Now Supports Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Zevrix Solutions announces Package Central 1.7.1, a compatibility update to its file packaging automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Originally developed for a major publisher in the United States, the software automates the collection of InDesign documents by processing files from hot folders. Package Central offloads file packaging to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the document collection process. The new version adds support for recently released Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

Zevrix Solutions

Toronto (ON), Canada (December 11, 2013) — Zevrix Solutions today announces Package Central 1.7.1, a compatibility update to its document packaging automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Originally developed for a major publisher in the United States, the software automates InDesign packaging by processing files from hot folders. Package Central offloads file packaging to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the document collection process.

The new version makes Package Central compatible with the recently released Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks and is offered as a free update to licensed users.

Under Package Central workflow, production artists, prepress operators and designers simply submit files to hot folders that reside on a network. The software automatically collects InDesign files along with their fonts and links, and will auto-activate document fonts as well. Operator workstations will never again be tied up by the packaging process.

Package Central performs all its tasks automatically on a dedicated workstation and can run absolutely unattended. It offers the following key features and benefits:

Automatically collect InDesign files from hot folders
-Create hot folders for various packaging settings
Create PDF and INX/IDML files on the fly
-Automatic e-mail notifications of process stages and errors
-Compose variable folder names
-Update modified links automatically
-XML metadata-based processing
-Detailed processing logs
-Easy to install and use

Pricing and Availability

Package Central can be purchased for $299.95 from Zevrix website, as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. Package Central runs on Mac OS X 10.5-10.9 and works with Adobe InDesign CS3-CC.

About Zevrix Solutions

Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, graphic file diagnostics and Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix Solutions is dedicated to helping professionals increase their profits through automating their everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit http://www.zevrix.com.

Contact:
Leo Revzin
Owner
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada
858-206-0607
media@zevrix.com
http://www.zevrix.com

Cubeyou Taps Over 1.6 Million Moviegoers to Uncover Consumer Trends To Market Holiday Blockbusters

Social Data Research from 1,652,725 Film Fans Compares Hunger Games, Thor, and The Hobbit to Reveal Consumers’ Interests in Music, Books, TV, Sports, Brands, and More.

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San Francisco, CA, USA (December 10, 2013) — Cubeyou (http://www.cubeyou.com), the revolutionary new research firm that mines social data to reveal consumer social and interest trends, has completed a new Competitive Benchmark study, “How Does The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Benchmark Against The Hobbit and Thor?,” just in time for the holiday movie blockbuster season. This latest custom report collected and analyzed interests, demographics, psychographic trends and MBTI personality traits for 1,652,725 fans of the three holiday releases, and demonstrates the power of using Cubeyou’s social data database to develop research reports to market virtually any consumer product or service.

Among the findings of the Competitive Benchmark study:

– Although 67 percent of ‘Hunger Games’ fans are women under 21, more than 26 percent are hard-core gamers, and 32 percent are basketball fans.
– ‘Hobbit’ fans are into movies and TV but are also fans of documentaries and news and are very interested in social activism.
– ‘Thor’ fans not only love action movies, but also love fine art.
– All three movie’s fans are predominantly ISFJ personality types, as measured using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), so they are empathetic and loyal.

These are just a few of the revelations in the study, which is being offered free from the Cubeyou.com web site. Cubeyou develops research reports from social data taken from 153 million social profiles of consumers in 67 countries. Using a patent-pending algorithm, Cubeyou takes Facebook public data to create updated profiles with inferential information about consumer personalities, interests, psychographics, and more. As a result, the research reports are highly accurate indicators of consumer likes and trends, and can be invaluable to marketing professionals and others seeking to identify new methods and channels to connect with consumers.

“Being able to tap more than a million consumers would be impossible for conventional market surveys. With our methodology, brands, publishers and agencies get accurate insight within a few days into almost any consumer trend for a fraction of the cost of comparable research,” said Federico Treu, CEO of Cubeyou. “We uncover consumer attitudes about products, services, and brands, and most importantly, reveal what you don’t know about your target market so you can dig deeper. As marketing programs need to become more personalized, we see our research as the key to helping clients provide a customized experience and choosing the right market channels to reach customers.”

To illustrate, Treu notes that the new report reveals that 29.3 percent of ‘Hunger Games’ fans also are food lovers. By digging deeper into the social data, Cubeyou can reveal what types of food appeal most to this group, broken down by demographics, geographic area, and even brand. Armed with such data in advance of a movie or product release can help create a more personalized, targeted marketing campaign.

Cubeyou offers six types of market research reports, designed to help clients investigate competitive customer segments, identify, benchmark and execute tactical programs. The most popular is the Competitive Benchmark report (CB) that provides competitive analyses against competitors’ products or services. Segment Analysis (SA) provides a deeper dive into specific demographic or interest categories. Customer Intelligence (CI) reports identify consumer interests and target personas. Content Strategy (CS), Media Planning (MP), and Marketing Opportunities (MO) define consumer interests, marketing channels, and co-marketing opportunities.

From now through January 5, Cubeyou is offering two market research reports, a Competitive Benchmark (CB) and Customer Intelligence (CI) for the price of one. For more information contact Mark Friedler, mfriedler@cubeyou.com.

About Cubeyou

Founded in 2009, Cubeyou is a revolutionary new research firm that assesses consumer social interest to show where brands have a competitive advantage, how to reach their target audience, and what drives customer preferences. Using public data available from Facebook, Cubeyou moves beyond the social graph to tap the consumer interest graph, delivering actionable market research in a matter of days, without expensive and time-consuming surveys. Powered by a unique clustering algorithm, Cubeyou’s Express Intelligence Reports reveal consumer demographics, interests, activities, and personality traits, providing insight that drives more effective marketing and media campaigns.

Cubeyou has its headquarters in San Francisco with research offices in Milan, Italy. For more information, visit http://www.cubeyou.com.

COPIES OF THE REPORT AVAILABLE AT http://www.cubeyou.com/hungergames.

Contact:
Tom Woolf
Woolf Media & Marketing
(415) 259-5638
tomw@woolfmedia.com

Art Gallery’s 2013 “Year in Review” Now Posted & Ready to View

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its 2013 “Year in Review” edition has been compiled and is now posted and ready to view online.

2013 Year Review

Jupiter, FL, USA (December 10, 2013) — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its 2013 “Year in Review” edition has been compiled and is now posted and ready to view online. This year-end feature reviews and promotes the gallery’s 12 top winning artists for the 12 individual monthly art exhibitions which the gallery conducted and held in 2013.

In 2013 the gallery received more than 7,500+ entries for their monthly art competitions and the “Year in Review” highlights the artist’s and their art that the online art gallery considered to be the best 12 entries for each monthly theme.

Throughout the year 2013 Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery received a broad array of media and artistic styles and this year-end compilation demonstrates this throughout the review. The gallery tried to showcase the various media received in their art exhibitions and it is their hope that visitors to their website will take time to view the various exhibitions that have been posted in the gallery’s Archive Section.

To proceed to the gallery’s 2013 “Year in Review” follow this link: http://www.lightspacetime.com/newsletter/year-in-review-our-top-winning-artists-for-2013.

Each month Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts themed online art competitions for 2D artists. All participating winners of each competition have their artwork exposed and promoted online through the online gallery to thousands of visitors each month. If you know of a talented 2D artist who may benefit from the exposure and the publicity that the gallery can provide to them, please forward this press release to them.

About Light Space & Time Online Gallery

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery offers monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists. Light Space & Time’s intention is to showcase this incredible talent in a series of monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions by marketing and displaying the exceptional abilities of these artists. Their online gallery website can be viewed here: http://www.lightspacetime.com.

Media Contact:
John R. Math
Light Space & Time Online Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
888-490-3530
info@lightspacetime.com
http://www.lightspacetime.com