Understanding High-Frequency Trading at The Speed Traders Workshop 2011

Edgar Perez's The Speed Traders: An Insider's Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, Presenting First Ever The Speed Traders Workshop 2011, "The Present and Future of High-Frequency Trading", in Chicago, Sao Paulo, Singapore and Hong Kong.
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) September 15, 2011 - Understanding High-Frequency Trading in Equities and other Asset Classes is the first session Mr. Edgar Perez, author of The Speed Traders, An Insider's Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World (www.thespeedtraders.com), will present at The Speed Traders Workshop 2011, "The Present and Future of High-Frequency Trading" (www.thespeedtradersworkshop.com), in Chicago, Sao Paulo, Singapore and Hong Kong. The Speed Traders Workshop 2011 will be extremely helpful for all delegates who are working in finance and investments, from financial institutions, investment banks, hedge funds, pension funds, broker dealers, consultancy groups, prime brokers, solution providers and exchanges, who wish to gain a thorough understanding and practical knowledge of high-frequency trading.

    High-frequency traders have been called many things, from masters of the universe and market pioneers to exploiters, computer geeks, and even predators. Everyone in the business of investing has an opinion of speed traders, but how many really understand how they operate? The shadow people of the investing world, today's high-frequency traders have decidedly kept a low profile, until now. The Speed Traders Workshop 2011 will discuss in this session:

    • The need for speed and sophisticated computer programs in generating, routing, and executing orders

    • Co-location and individual data feeds to minimize latency

    • Time-frames for establishing and closing highly-liquid positions

    • Review of the most important strategies: market making, trend following, value arbitrage and others

    The Speed Traders Workshop 2011, led by Edgar Perez, author of The Speed Traders, will reveal how high-frequency trading players are succeeding in the global markets and driving the development of algorithmic trading at breakneck speeds from the U.S. and Europe to India, Singapore and Brazil. Highlights of The Speed Traders Workshop 2011 include:

    • The first and most comprehensive initiation to the world of high-frequency trading

    • Study materials provided by Edgar Perez, the author of the latest book on the subject of speed trading, and a well-known presenter in America, Europe and Asia

    • Latest update on high-frequency trading in the world and current regulatory initiatives
    • Techniques to detect high-frequency trading in the markets

    • Key enablers of high-frequency trading in the U.S., Europe and Asia
    • Proposed regulatory initiatives after the "flash crash"

    • Up-to-date review of the future of high-frequency trading

    The Speed Traders, published by McGraw-Hill Inc., available online at amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, BORDERS, and INDIEBOUND, among multiple bookstores, is the most comprehensive, revealing work available on the most important development in trading in generations. High-frequency trading will no doubt play an ever larger role as computer technology advances and the global exchanges embrace fast electronic access. The Speed Traders explains everything there is to know about how today's high-frequency traders make millions-one cent at a time. In this new title, The Speed Traders, Mr. Perez opens the door to the secretive world of high-frequency trading. Inside, prominent figures drop their guard and speak with unprecedented candidness about their trade.

    Mr. Perez is widely regarded as the pre-eminent networker in the specialized area of high-frequency trading. He has been featured on CNBC Cash Flow with Oriel Morrison (video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=2023403523), BNN Business Day with Kim Parlee (watch.bnn.ca/business-day/august-2011/business-day-august-19-2011/#clip519647), TheStreet.com with Gregg Greenberg (www.thestreet.com/video/11144274/high-frequency-traders-not-the-enemy.html), Channel NewsAsia Cent & Sensibilities with Lin Xue Ling, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, iMoney Hong Kong, Hedge Fund Brief, Oriental Daily News Hong Kong, and more. He has been engaged as speaker at Harvard Business School's 17th Annual 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), Middle East Hedge Funds Investors Summit 2012 (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), 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 Ingenierνa, 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. Mr. Perez resides in the New York City area and is an accomplished salsa and hustle dancer.

    Mr. Perez is one of the great business networkers and motivators on the lecture circuit; he is available worldwide for the following speaking engagements: Present and Future of High-Frequency Trading, The Real Story behind the "Flash Crash", Networking for Financial Executives, and Business Networking for Success.

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