HFT Thought Leaders Perez, Pierron, Skinner and Tyfield at High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013

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  • (1888PressRelease) February 13, 2013 - New York - High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013, "Strategic and Tactical Insights for Investors, Speed Traders, Brokers and Exchanges" (http://www.High-Frequency-Trading-Conference.com), is the unique forum that will provide attendees in London (March 21) with the most up-to-date review of the present and future of the industry coming directly from recognized thought leaders:

    • Mr. Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders and forthcoming Knightmare on Wall Street
    • Mr. Axel Pierron, Sr. VP, Securities & Investments, Celent
    • Mr. Chris Skinner, Chairman, Financial Services Club
    • Mr. Sam Tyfield, Partner, Vedder Price, P.C.

    High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 (http://www.High-Frequency-Trading.info) "Strategic and Tactical Insights for Investors, Speed Traders, Brokers and Exchanges" is bringing the insights for investors and speed traders, who need to protect and refine their competitive advantage in a world dominated by algorithmic and high-frequency trading. Who better than Perez, Pierron, Skinner and Tyfield to provide their insights to the hundreds of attendees to High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013.

    Mr. Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert in the specialized area of high-frequency trading. He is author of The Speed Traders, An Insider's Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, published in English by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011), in Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012) and currently being translated into Bahasa Indonesia. He is course director of The Speed Traders Workshop 2012, How High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX (Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Warsaw, Kiev, New York, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Jakarta, London, Mexico City, Moscow, Ho Chi Minh, New York, Dubai and Chicago), and was Adjunct Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, where he taught Algorithmic Trading and High-Frequency Finance. He contributes regularly to The New York Times and China's International Finance News.

    Mr. Perez has been engaged to present to the CME Group's Global Financial Leadership Conference 2012, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Washington DC), CFA Singapore, Hong Kong Securities Institute, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, University of International Business and Economics (Beijing), Hult International Business School (Shanghai) and Pace University (New York), among other public and private institutions. In addition, Mr. Perez has spoken at a number of global conferences, including Harvard Business School's Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference (Boston), High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum (New York, Chicago), MIT Sloan Investment Management Conference (Cambridge), Institutional Investor's Global Growth Markets Forum (London), Technical Analysis Society (Singapore), TradeTech Asia (Singapore), FIXGlobal Face2Face (Seoul) and Private Equity Convention Russia, CIS & Eurasia (London). Mr. Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy 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, New York, with a dual major in Finance and Management (2002). He belongs to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society.

    Mr. Pierron, based in the firm's Paris office, is a Senior Vice President for Celent's Securities & Investments group. Mr. Pierron's expertise lies in electronic bond trading, derivatives and FX markets, market infrastructure, trade finance, and claim management automation. Most recently Mr. Pierron was featured in the Financial News 40 Under 40 Rising Stars of Trading and Technology, published September 2011. Mr. Pierron is also quoted regularly in the media, including the Financial Times, Reuters, Les Echos, Le Monde, CNBC, BBC, Financial News, France 2, Daily Telegraph, and European Banker. He is a frequent speaker on technology's impact on strategy and market organization. Mr. Pierron was a member of the Mission Ecoter within the French Senate and of the Association pour le commerce et les services en ligne (ACSEL). Before joining Celent, Mr. Pierron was an Internet research analyst for BNP Paribas, where he conducted a variety of market research and projects in fields such as e-finance, global B2B operations, knowledge management, and CRM. He was a member of several strategic Internet units within BNP Paribas, including those focused on financial markets. Previously, Mr. Pierron was an internal auditor for Leclerc, the second largest supermarket chain in France.

    His duties there included management of an EDI implementation project. Mr. Pierron holds an MA in financial markets from the CERAM business school in Nice, France. He is fluent in English and French and proficient in German.

    Mr. Skinner is Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through the Finanser (http://www.thefinanser.com) and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club, which he founded in 2004. The Financial Services Club is a network for financial professionals, and focuses on the future of financial services through the delivery of research, analysis, commentary and debate and has regular meetings in London, Edinburgh, Dublin and Vienna. He is the author of nine books covering everything from European regulations in banking through the credit crisis to the future of banking.

    Mr. Skinner is also Chief Executive of Balatro Ltd, a research company, and a co-founder of the website Shaping Tomorrow, as well as a regular commentator on BBC News, Sky News and Bloomberg about banking issues. He is a Judge on many awards programs including the Card Awards and the Asian Banker's Retail Excellence Awards, as well as having worked closely with leading banks such as HSBC, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Citibank and Société Générale and the World Economic Forum. More can be discovered about Mr. Skinner here: http://thefinanser.co.uk/fsclub/chris-skinner.

    Mr. Tyfield is a partner in Vedder Price, P.C.. Mr. Tyfield focuses his practice on all aspects of financial services firms' business, including acting for alternative investment funds and managers and, in particular, proprietary trading firms (especially those in the high frequency or algorithmic trading space). In addition, he has significant experience in acting in European and international mergers and acquisitions (with a particular emphasis on private equity and venture capital transactions). In addition, Mr. Tyfield has significant experience in European and international mergers and acquisitions (with a particular emphasis on private equity and venture capital transactions). He has acted on some of the largest and most ground-breaking M&A transactions in the Russian market, including Societe Generale's acquisition of the insurer NASTA.

    Mr. Tyfield has been commended by clients for this "tireless professionalism" as highlighted in The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East, & Africa and was named a European Legal Expert by Legal Business for Private Equity, Corporate and M&A (2009) in its directory and for Investment Funds (2012). He formerly was a partner at Katten Muchin Rosenman UK LLP and served as chief operating officer and general counsel for a high frequency proprietary trader based in London, with operations in Southeast Asia. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Tyfield worked at Hogan & Hartson in London. Before that, he was with White & Case and CMS Cameron McKenna. Mr. Tyfield is heavily involved with industry bodies, providing guidance to member firms on upcoming regulation and "best practice" policies and procedures; in particular, he is assisting the Futures and Options Association (FOA) on clarifying what firms should do to comply with the ESMA Guidelines on systems and controls in an automated environment.

    High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 (http://www.hft-leaders-forum.com) is produced by Golden Networking (http://www.goldennetworking.net), the premier networking community for business executives, entrepreneurs and investors. Panelists, speakers and sponsors are invited to contact Golden Networking by calling +1-414-FORUMS0 or sending an email to info ( @ ) goldennetworking dot net.

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