For Immediate Release
Media Relations Coordinator
The Speed Traders
Edgar Perez, The Speed Traders, Presenting at Hedge
Funds Summit in Dubai
Edgar Perez's The Speed Traders: An Insider's Look at the New High-Frequency Trading
Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, Presenting at the Middle East Hedge Funds
Investors Summit 2012, January 22-24, Jumeirah Beach Hotel Dubai, UAE
(October 31, 2011, New York) 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
(http://www.thespeedtraders.com), will be presenting at upcoming Middle East Hedge Funds Investors
Summit 2012, January 22-24, Jumeirah Beach Hotel Dubai, UAE, on "The Present and Future of High-
The Middle East Hedge Funds Investors Summit 2012 is the region’s premier meeting place for Middle East
Institutional Investors, SWFs, Pension and Insurance Funds, HNWIs, Investment Houses and Family Offices.
In an exclusive association with CNBC Arabiya, Middle East Hedge Funds Investors Summit 2012 offers
unique access to the region’s alternatives and hedge funds investors and an expert speaker faculty featuring
Regional Investors, Economists, and Investment gurus, Wealth Managers, Strategists and Star Managers.
The Middle East Hedge Funds Investors Summit 2012 brings insights from top Middle East investors on how
and why Middle East investors are responding as New Portfolio Managers with New Mandates post Madoff.
With Middle East investors contributing on a host of influential topics and panels, attendees get real insights
into what needs to be done and required by these Middle East investors to overcome the hurdles for successful
hedge fund investing. Attendees hear the latest investment strategies discussed to get an in depth analysis of
the Investors take on the key issues of Liquidity, Risk, Transparency, Portfolio Management, Due Manager
Selection, Benchmarking and the performance of Managers, Funds and Alpha.
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, BNN Business Day with Kim Parlee,
TheStreet.com with Gregg Greenberg, Channel NewsAsia Cent & Sensibilities with Lin Xue Ling, The Wall
Street Journal, The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News, 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) and Technical Analysis Society (Singapore), 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. 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.