Comments
yourfanat wrote: I am using another tool for Oracle developers - dbForge Studio for Oracle. This IDE has lots of usefull features, among them: oracle designer, code competion and formatter, query builder, debugger, profiler, erxport/import, reports and many others. The latest version supports Oracle 12C. More information here.
Cloud Computing
Conference & Expo
November 2-4, 2009 NYC
Register Today and SAVE !..

2008 West
DIAMOND SPONSOR:
Data Direct
SOA, WOA and Cloud Computing: The New Frontier for Data Services
PLATINUM SPONSORS:
Red Hat
The Opening of Virtualization
GOLD SPONSORS:
Appsense
User Environment Management – The Third Layer of the Desktop
Cordys
Cloud Computing for Business Agility
EMC
CMIS: A Multi-Vendor Proposal for a Service-Based Content Management Interoperability Standard
Freedom OSS
Practical SOA” Max Yankelevich
Intel
Architecting an Enterprise Service Router (ESR) – A Cost-Effective Way to Scale SOA Across the Enterprise
Sensedia
Return on Assests: Bringing Visibility to your SOA Strategy
Symantec
Managing Hybrid Endpoint Environments
VMWare
Game-Changing Technology for Enterprise Clouds and Applications
Click For 2008 West
Event Webcasts

2008 West
PLATINUM SPONSORS:
Appcelerator
Get ‘Rich’ Quick: Rapid Prototyping for RIA with ZERO Server Code
Keynote Systems
Designing for and Managing Performance in the New Frontier of Rich Internet Applications
GOLD SPONSORS:
ICEsoft
How Can AJAX Improve Homeland Security?
Isomorphic
Beyond Widgets: What a RIA Platform Should Offer
Oracle
REAs: Rich Enterprise Applications
Click For 2008 Event Webcasts
In many cases, the end of the year gives you time to step back and take stock of the last 12 months. This is when many of us take a hard look at what worked and what did not, complete performance reviews, and formulate plans for the coming year. For me, it is all of those things plus a time when I u...
SYS-CON.TV
CEO of Advice IQ Challenges Author Helaine Olen to Publicly Debate Her “Bleak Picture” of Financial Advisors

Nicholas Stuller, CEO of AIQ, the parent of financial website AdviceIQ, has issued a vehement response to Helaine Olen’s new book, Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry. LINK TO BLOG POST. The book largely excoriates the industry and its advisors with what Stuller calls “overwrought eagerness to paint a bleak picture.”

Among the problems that Stuller sees in Olen’s analysis:

Exaggerated Problems. One is investment dinners, hosted by brokers eager to sign up prospects for variable annuities. In reality, Stuller points out, advisors largely avoid this tactic and get clients by word of mouth.

The book says six million people attended the meal pitches over three years. That means two million per year at, say, 50 attendees per session. Assuming only one advisor was at these events (likely several attended), that means 40,000 advisors were involved yearly. That figure represents a mere 2% of total advisors, who number around two million (including brokers, fee-only advisors, insurance agents, and bank trust officers).

Incorrect Assertions. Repeatedly, the book contends that financial types pledge lavish returns on investments if only John Q. Public signs up. A typical Olen assertion: “Investing is risky and there are no guarantees. This is not something very many people will tell you.” Especially since the passage of Sarbanes-Oxley in 2002, advisors are wary to the point of what Stuller describes as “near-paranoia” about explaining that a financial plan or transaction is not a guarantee.

“Ms. Olen’s book contains many assertions that are either unsupported or incorrect -- too many for comfort or credibility,” said Mr. Stuller.

He is particularly troubled by her lack of understanding of advisors: what they do, how they work, and just how rare (fortunately) the Madoffs of the world are. An analysis done byAdviceIQ.com finds only 7% of all advisors have a regulatory complaint -- a lower rate of incidence than either doctors or lawyers have.

Mr. Stuller is inviting Ms. Olen to a public debate designed to set the record straight and Reuters has offered to host the debate and webcast it live on the Reuters Insider and Reuters.com.

“My call for a public debate with Ms. Olen is intended to make sure individual investors have all the facts about the financial advisor industry,” said Mr. Stuller. “I firmly believe Ms. Olen concocts a cartoonish world that omits important facts and distorts reality and the public deserves to hear the truth and see the proof about the financial services industry.”

About AIQ, Inc:

AIQ, Inc. publishes the popular Meridian-IQ suite of Financial Advisor directories, licensed by over 330 major fund companies, broker-dealers and insurance companies for industry research and marketing purposes. AIQ is led by a veteran Wall Street team who are subject matter experts on retail financial advisors and investing. Its consumer-facing product, www.AdviceIQ.com, combines daily personal financial journalism with listings and rankings of pre-vetted Advisors that are certified to have passed AdviceIQ’s proprietary Regulatory Compliance Review (RCR™), the strictest industry regulatory due diligence.

RCR™ attests to the quality of an advisor’s compliance history. This due diligence encompasses the entire disciplinary and complaint history of all four major U.S. regulators: Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), State regulators who license Investment Advisor Representatives and State Insurance Commissioners. Investment firms pay an annual subscription fee to have each financial advisor undergo the RCR™ screening. Only advisors who successfully pass the vetting process may have their profiles posted on www.adviceiq.com. RCR™ prevents advisors with serious infractions from appearing in the published listings and rankings. It also excludes advisors censured by one regulator, who then move to another financial services industry and would otherwise escape scrutiny. AdviceIQ gives investors access to trustworthy advisors who can help them take charge of their wealth and financial planning.

About Business Wire
Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

SOA World Latest Stories
The 4th International DevOps Summit, co-located with16th International Cloud Expo – being held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY – announces that its Call for Papers is now open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process aut...
The only place to be June 9-11 is Cloud Expo & @ThingsExpo 2015 East at the Javits Center in New York City. Join us there as delegates from all over the world come to listen to and engage with speakers & sponsors from the leading Cloud Computing, IoT & Big Data companies. Cloud Expo ...
SAP is delivering break-through innovation combined with fantastic user experience powered by the market-leading in-memory technology, SAP HANA. In his General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Thorsten Leiduck, VP ISVs & Digital Commerce, SAP, will discuss how SAP and partners provide clo...
I'll be hosting an SAP HANA Cloud webinar at 11am eastern time, Wednesday, October 29. You can sign up now. Featured speakers will be Allan Adler, Managing Partner, Channel Cloud Consulting, and Thorsten Leiduck, VP ISVs & Digital Commerce, SAP. Attendees will learn about • Clou...
Software AG helps organizations transform into Digital Enterprises, so they can differentiate from competitors and better engage customers, partners and employees. Using the Software AG Suite, companies can close the gap between business and IT to create digital systems of differentiat...
The Internet of Things will greatly expand the opportunities for data collection and new business models driven off of that data. In her session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Esmeralda Swartz, CMO of MetraTech, will discuss how for this to be effective you not only need to have infrastru...
Subscribe to the World's Most Powerful Newsletters
Subscribe to Our Rss Feeds & Get Your SYS-CON News Live!
Click to Add our RSS Feeds to the Service of Your Choice:
Google Reader or Homepage Add to My Yahoo! Subscribe with Bloglines Subscribe in NewsGator Online
myFeedster Add to My AOL Subscribe in Rojo Add 'Hugg' to Newsburst from CNET News.com Kinja Digest View Additional SYS-CON Feeds
Publish Your Article! Please send it to editorial(at)sys-con.com!

Advertise on this site! Contact advertising(at)sys-con.com! 201 802-3021


SYS-CON Featured Whitepapers
ADS BY GOOGLE