When do you plan to put your used car for sale ? Were you not, since long
thinking of replacing it with a preferred brand car or a fuel efficient
automobile? Didn’t the added costs to replace to be added to the likely
realization from sell your car prevent you from making a decision to put your
car on sale? How vary are you of making a deal and more worried about getting
the right value you perceive for your used car?
Putting a sedan or SUV on sale after having it bristle you for years is
really a difficult choice. You value its services and upkeep. Your emotional
attachment does not allow you to settle for less than what you value it. But
markets seldom work on sentiments attached by the seller and are ruled by
functional utility value of the car for the buyer.
Buyer value consciousness bar is rising day by day. Marginal utility value of
a used cars is seldom given d... (more)
XML is fast becoming an integral part of information management workflows in
the financial services industry, and the trend is moving toward even wider
According to the analyst firm ZapThink:
The financial services sector spent more than $195 billion on information
technology in 2001, with $985 million invested in XML technologies in 2002.
Expenditures on XML technologies in the financial services sector will grow
to more than $8.3 billion by 2005. XML-based content management and
single-source publishing can reduce the total cost of publishing by up to
In the financial services industry, effective information management can make
the difference between success and failure. Individual investors, for
example, want fast access to the current value of their mutual funds and
other investments. They want to access such information via an expanding
range o... (more)
Sweden, Europe's undisputed leader in the Internet, is with Finland the world
leader in mobile telephony. It's estimated that 50% of all Swedes have a
mobile phone and are connected to the Internet.
However, Swedes have not been especially good at transforming Sweden's
world-class IT competence into new and profitable businesses. Until now. A
change is currently underway and the Internet boom, mirrored in the Swedish
stock market, has caused many traditional investors to start looking closely
into Internet - and especially wireless - technologies.
Swedish venture capital (VC) companies were traditionally very cautious. They
were unwilling to take large risks, preferring to invest in securities
portfolios containing blue-chip companies, and yielding a return of 15-20%
over two years, which was considered reasonable.
Now, though, the market for venture capital in Inter... (more)
BOSTON, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Eagle Investment Systems Corp. today
announced that Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc. based in Cincinnati
has fully deployed Eagle's portfolio management, performance measurement, and
information delivery solutions to help manage $25 billion in assets* for
fixed income, balanced, and equity strategies. Eagle's professional services
team led the implementation project, which was completed under budget in just
"Eagle Investment Systems has helped us improve internal automation while
providing the functionality to calculate performance according to our
specific needs," said Mark Frietch, vice president of Investment Operations
for Fort Washington Investment Advisors. "By deploying Eagle's solutions
quickly and under budget, we are heading down the right path to meeting our
goals. We are very pleased with the process... (more)
NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 03/30/07 -- At the Winter 2007 Investment
Press Briefing held last month, investment professionals gave their
projections for the stock and bond markets and the economy in 2007, and
examined the regulatory issues that the investment management industry faces
in the year ahead. The media conference was hosted by Millennium Media
Consulting, an Arlington, Va.-based public relations and media consulting
firm. A summary of the speaker presentations follows.
Globetrotting for Real Estate Value
"We think there are market inefficiencies outside of the U.S. where
disclosure is not as frequent and less transparent," commented Robert
Promisel, a principal with Adelante Capital Management LLC, an employee-owned
investment firm headquartered in Oakland, Ca. which specializes in real
estate securities and portfolios. "Investing in International p... (more)
I know, the economy is rough these days. Myself, I'm unwilling to look at
my mutual funds until we're through this. However, when times are tough,
markets normalize, and while the stock holders and venture capitalists out
there are crying in their beers, now could be a great time to start something
new for those innovative and resourceful few.
The idea is that when it does not seem like a good time to start a company,
typically that is the best time to start a company. In this case you’re
looking to bring in second generation technology, or technology created out
of the lessons learned in the first. Thus, you have a better understanding
of the problems at hand, and how SOA technology can solve those problems.
There are huge opportunities here, as long as you make the right moves.
So, here are five reasons why you should start a SOA technology company now:
The c... (more)
Mutual Funds on Ulitzer
Recently I asked Dan Sondhelm, Partner and Vice President, SunStar Strategic,
what strategies will help top performing small funds get the attention and
recognition they deserve from investors and advisors. For those of you not
familiar with SunStar and their Fund Factor publication, they specializes in
helping institutional investment managers and mutual fund firms attract
investors, strengthen distribution and build brands through structured news
generation programs and smart marketing.
DBJ: Dan, can you name a few distribution misconceptions small mutual funds
Dan: Yes Bruce and thanks for asking. We have found that most small mutual
funds struggle for assets in this competitive marketplace because of beliefs
"I'm too small to get noticed." "I'm a separate account manager. Our fund is
only for smaller accounts for our lar... (more)
LOWELL, Mass., August 4, 2009-Litle & Co., a leading payment processor and
merchant services provider for card-not-present commerce, today announced
several strategic new hires within its sales and business development
organizations, all designed to channel growing demand for the company's
payment management platform and merchant services suite.
Thomas Murphy has joined Litle & Co. as Vice President, Sales. Murphy
brings more than 20 years of business development and technology sales
expertise to the role responsible for managing and executing the company's
sales strategy as the company continues its rapid growth. Prior to joining
Litle & Co., Murphy was Vice President, Business Development for the
BuyDomains division of NameMedia, where he set and led sales strategy,
planning and business development. Murphy previously served as Director,
Sales for Yankee Gro... (more)
New Media on Ulitzer
Topic A at the recent Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association
Annual Meeting (SIFMA) was what to do about the fastest-growing
communications phenomenon since the invention of the Internet: the explosion
in social networking.
Whenever compliance and communications come together there is sure to be a
tussle and this meeting was no different. Chairman and CEO Rick Ketchum cited
the current policy as “currently constructed, these sites would not permit
you to easily supervise these communications. For that reason, most firms
prohibit their employees from using these sites for their business.”
Still, trying to hold back the social media communications tsunami is not
likely to last. The cost of not communicating to advisors and clients through
their preferred vehicles does not make a lot of long-term business sense.
Mr. Ketchum readily a... (more)
Wealth Management on Ulitzer Wealth Management on Ulitzer - Many financial
firms are now claiming they have a "new plan", "new perspective", "new
advice" for investors. That their "green line" or "red zone" of expert
advice will now provide investment and retirement guidance that will "take
you where you want to go".
What is this new ground b reaking advice? How is it different from the
advice they were giving two years ago?
On the cover of recently received magazine it has the title "Tools of TRUE
Diversification: Skillfully applied asset allocation can reduce a portfolio's
overall risk profile." Was the prior advice to do a FALSE
diversification? Was the financial "advisor" who recommended this
1. What most people were advised to do regarding their investments over
the last 20 years didn't protect them at the time they needed prot... (more)
This time of year is a favorite for children of all ages – I happen to be
one of these kids – in part because of the television programs that are
shown around Christmas.
A Charlie Brown Christmas, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Rudolph the Red
Nose Reindeer, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas, have been favorites of
mine since TV went from exclusively black and white to poor quality color.
This is no coincidence as these programs were made in the mid 1960’s.
As I was watching this year, it occurred to me that if at this time in
history Christmas had not yet been established, if somehow Christmas needed
to be “started” in 2009, it wouldn’t stand a chance. Christmas would be
doomed before it ever got started.
First of all, the only time you can say Jesus Christ anymore is when you hit
your thumb with a hammer.
You can’t mention Him at City Hall, you can’t display a crè... (more)