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In Remarkable Turnaround, Academy Awards Oscar For Business Networking To America's Ultimate Networker

While viewers of the 84th Annual Academy Awards this year will be hard pressed to find a category for Business Networking, top contender would be no other than Edgar Perez, America's Ultimate Networker (, founder of Golden Networking. Mr. Perez is the host of the hottest business receptions in New York City for executives and professionals in the worlds of private equity, hedge funds, high-frequency trading, venture capital, entrepreneurship, China and Indonesia.

The 84th Academy Awards ceremony, hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films of 2011. The ceremony takes place on February 26, 2012 at the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood, California; it is being televised live in the United States on ABC. Academy Awards of Merit are presented in 24 standard competitive categories at the February 26 ceremony. Nominations for these awards were announced by AMPAS on January 24, 2012.

Mr. Perez's networking prowess has been reported in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Los Angeles Times, among many other media outlets. He has also been featured on CNBC Cash Flow (with Oriel Morrison), CNBC Squawk Box (with Geoff Cutmore), BNN Business Day (with Kim Parlee), The Street (with Gregg Greenberg), Channel NewsAsia Asia Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities (with Lin Xue Ling), NHK World, iMoney Hong Kong, Hedge Fund Brief, Dallas Morning News, Valor Econômico, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times, for his opinions on finance, investing, and high-frequency trading.

He has been engaged as speaker at Harvard Business School's Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference, High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 (New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Singapore), CFA Singapore, Hong Kong Securities Institute, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University (New York), Global Growth Markets Forum (London), Technical Analysis Society (Singapore), TradeTech Asia (Singapore), FIXGlobal Face2Face (Seoul) and 2nd Private Equity Convention Russia, CIS & Eurasia (London), among other global forums.

Mr. Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York City. 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, with a dual major in Finance and Management (2002). He belongs to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. He resides in the New York City area and is an accomplished salsa and hustle dancer.

Private equity, hedge fund, high frequency trading, venture capital, entrepreneurship China, and Indonesia are just some of the areas Mr. Perez has been able to build a terrific network and a loyal following. More information about upcoming business receptions can be requested writing to High-Frequency Trading Happy Hour, Women Entrepreneurs Happy Hour, Venture Capital Happy Hour, China Happy Hour, Hedge Funds Happy Hour, Private Equity Happy Hour, and Indonesia Happy Hour, are produced by Golden Networking (, the premier networking community for business executives, entrepreneurs and investors. The Academy Awards