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Social Media Site LinkedFA Launches New Features For Finance Professionals

Features include a public search function for finance executives and a People You May Know feature which introduces peers based on geography, company and network connections.

linkedFA, a fully compliant social networking site for financial professionals, announced the release of new features and functionality, including a public directory search function providing immediate access to over 1.4 million licensed financial professionals through linkedFA.

Features also include a People You May Know feature which introduces peers and professionals of interest to members based on geography, company, network connections and more.

The social media site now also offers a Public Post feature that allows users to share updates with the entire linkedFA membership beyond the individual user's network and a Public Discussion Forums enabling linkedFA members to post topics of interest for comment throughout the entire linkedFA community.

linkedFA Founder and CEO, Jason Bishara says: "Social media in the financial industry is still very new and rapidly evolving. The debate around how to utilize social networking to increase business is in constant flux. Our growth strategy, since launching a year ago, is to remain at the forefront of financial social media's evolution while actively utilizing feedback from members to continually improve their experience. We spent six months working with our end users and polling our audience to determine exactly what they want. We have identified those key pieces of functionality and will show significant advancements in the company and product through the first quarter of 2011."

Melanie Rodier has worked as a print and broadcast journalist for over 10 years, covering business and finance, general news, and film trade news. Prior to joining Wall Street & Technology in April 2007, Melanie lived in Paris, where she worked for the International Herald ... View Full Bio

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