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13 Feb 2009

Betsy Waters on Basics of Investment Strategy at NY Traders Expo

dbFX Global Director Betsy Waters will moderate a panel discussion entitled, “Investing in Managed Accounts: The What, How, and Why,” during the International Traders Expo, the largest and only expo designed exclusively for active traders. The workshop will be held on Sunday, February 22, 2009 at 1:15 p.m. at New York’s Marriott Marquis.

“The panel discussion will be an excellent opportunity for investors to understand what they should consider before engaging an account manager to execute their FX investments,” said Waters. “Workshop participants will leave the session with a keen understanding of how managed accounts work and how they can benefit from working with a professional manager, as well as how to identify and interview a prospective manager, and what fees and costs are associated with managed accounts.”

Waters will be joined on the panel by Robert Sharpe, Founder and CEO of SolomonFX; Patrick Lafferty, President, Capital Trading Group; David Johnson, Founder, Global Capital Investments, and; Marc Zupicich, financial advisor for Morgan Stanley.

Hedge Funds Need Help in Recovering Losses: Fiduciary Experts Say

Independent forensic professionals, Chris McConnell and Eric Steinwald are two are finding themselves in increasing demand as hedge funds and other investors turn to experts for help in recovering from losses caused by fraud, Ponzi schemes, stock market or real estate market losses.

"Any asset, at any time, may bercome subject to fiduciary duty standards, "McConnell said, "Fiduciary duty is not simply a good idea or a best practice; rather, it's the highest standard known under the law."

McConnell, AIFA of Fiduciary Forensics, has over 25 years of experience in the field and is an acknowledged fiduciary expert in the securities, compensation and valuation fields based upon actual, inside hands-on Wall Street securities industry experience. Steinwald is a principal of Steinwald and Kaufmann, a Brentwood/Los Angeles, California tax and forensics accounting CPA firm, and also has 25 years of experience of serving financial clients. Together, the two bring over 50 years of unmatched expertise to plaintiffs who experience suspicious investment losses of any kind.

"Courts often hold trustees and/or third party investment fiduciaries (banks, brokers, trust companies, investment advisers, hedge funds, and even custodians) may be liable, measured against the expert investment standard regarding personal liability. "McConnell said, "The amount of potential fraud, loss of income, and/or insurance claims looks to increase dramatically as investors face staggering losses. We are ready to help as many people as we can to avoid potential financial catastrophe."

The difference between proving liability and recovering damages and loss is in the actual details, which often provide the edge for success.