Traders from FGS Capital, Da Vinci Invest, Millennium, GLC and Valo at Top HFT Conference in London

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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" (, is the unique forum that will provide attendees in London (March 21) with the most up-to-date review of the industry coming directly from top buy-side speed traders:

    Mr. Giovanni Beliossi, Managing Partner, FGS Capital
    Mr. Hendrik Klein, Head Portfolio Manager, Da Vinci InvestAG
    Dr. Magrino Bini, Statistical Arbitrage Portfolio Manager, Millennium Partners
    Mr. Stuart Theakston, Head of Research and Automated Trading, GLC
    Dr. Tommi A. Vuorenmaa, Head of Research & Trading, Valo Research and Trading

    High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 ( "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 Beliossi, Klein, Dr. Bini, Theakston and Dr. Vuorenmaa to provide their insights to the hundreds of attendees to High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013.

    Giovanni Beliossi is Managing Partner at FGS Capital LLP, where he has been CEO and is responsible for portfolio management since co-founding the firm in 2002. Previously he was Associate Director of hedge funds at First Quadrant Ltd, where he set up and managed its Pan European long/short equity market neutral portfolios, and was responsible for UK-based hedge fund business. His experience of managing equity-market-neutral portfolios dates back to 1995, when he joined the firm. Prior to that he was a tenured Research Fellow with the Economics Department of the University of Bologna in Italy, and he has held appointments with BARRA International and Eastern Group Plc.

    Hendrik Klein is Head Portfolio Manager since 2004 at Da Vinci Invest AG, an independent asset manager, based in Zurich, Switzerland (which runs their own successful Event Driven hedge fund as well) and an expert in Investment Strategies like Relative Value, Event Driven and Global Macro Strategies and alternative investments. He started his career as a derivatives trader at MTH Midas Trading House from 1996 to 1997, which became the largest trader on the DTB at that time. He subsequently held trading and brokerage positions at Fimat International Banque S.A. (1997) and Landesbank Baden-Wuerttemberg (1998 to 2000), before becoming the Head of Trading and a director and partner of Frohne & Klein Wertpapierhandelshaus GmbH in 2000. He held this position until 2004, during which time he specialised in listed options trading on EUREX. Mr. Klein holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Mittweida.

    Dr. Magrino Bini is a scientist/quant-trader/portfolio manager whose main areas of expertise lie in alpha generation via statistical arbitrage and volatility arbitrage strategies, and in the design of fully automated trading systems and execution algos. He has developed a range of novel predictive quantitative models for mid to high frequency trading of equities globally and listed equity options in the US, he has also collaborated to the design of in-house trading systems built from the ground up. Dr. Bini has served as quantitative strategist at UBS and IV Capital and more recently as Portfolio Manager at Capstone and Millennium Partners. He holds a PhD from Imperial College London in Turbulence Modelling and a MSc in Aeropace Engineering from University of Pisa (Italy). His academic interests concentrate around portfolio construction, Bayesian statistics and filtering techniques, signal processing and dynamical systems with focus on robust control and system identification theories.

    Stuart Theakston is Head of Research and Automated Trading, GLC, managing all research and development for the quantitative models and trading systems. He started with GLC in 2008 heading the high frequency trading desk. Mr. Theakston brings a unique combination of skills in quantitative finance, trading and computer science to the firm. Prior to GLC, Mr. Theakston founded a quantitative proprietary trading business deploying equity long/short strategies. Stuart has also worked at Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank, with responsibility for delivering quantitative trading tools and high performance execution products to hedge fund clients and internal trading desks. During 2000-2002, Mr. Theakston co-founded and was CTO for Armada Partners, a Deutsche Bank sponsored internet business incubator. Mr. Theakston started his career in front office technology at Goldman Sachs in 1994. Stuart has a Masters degree in Finance from the London Business School and an honours degree in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge.

    Dr. Tommi A. Vuorenmaa is one of the founding members of Valo Research and Trading, an automated trading company based in Helsinki, Finland. After joining Reaktor, a well-known Finnish IT-company, in late 2011, Dr. Vuorenmaa was instrumental in launching the Valo subsidiary in 2012. At Valo, Dr. Vuorenmaa leads trading strategy development with heavy emphasis on research using his expertise in financial econometrics. Dr. Vuorenmaa received his Doctorate in Economics in 2008 after studying at top ranked Finnish and American universities. His award-winning Doctoral Dissertation is appropriately entitled "Elements of Volatility at High Frequency."

    High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 is produced by Golden Networking (, 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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