For Immediate Release
Media Relations Coordinator
The Speed Traders
The Speed Traders Author Presents His High Frequency
Trading Strategies in Singapore, May 26
Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, Will Lead The Speed Traders Workshop 2012, How High
Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX, in
Dubai, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Jakarta, Mexico City and Hong Kong
(December 1, 2011, New York) Edgar Perez will lead The Speed Traders Workshop 2012: How High Frequency
Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX
(http://www.thespeedtradersworkshop.com), in Singapore, May 26, 2012. Mr. 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 reveal at The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Singapore 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.
The Singaporean economy is known as one of the freest, most innovative, most competitive, most business friendly
and least corrupt in the world. The 2011 Index of Economic Freedom ranks Singapore as the second freest economy
in the world, behind Hong Kong. According to the Corruption Perceptions Index Singapore is also consistently ranked
as one of the least corrupt countries in the world, along with New Zealand and the Scandinavian countries.
Singapore is the 14th largest exporter and the 15th largest importer in the world. The country has the highest trade to
GDP ratio in the world at 407.9 percent, signifying the importance of trade to its economy. The country is currently
the only Asian country to have AAA credit ratings from all three major credit rating agencies – Standard & Poor’s,
Moody’s and Fitch. Singapore attracts a lot of foreign direct investment because of its location, corruption-free
environment, skilled work force, low tax rates and advanced infrastructure. There are more than 7,000 multi-national
corporations from the United States, Japan, and Europe in Singapore. There are also 1,500 companies from China and
another 1,500 from India based in Singapore. Foreign firms are found in almost all sectors of the economy. Singapore
is also the second largest foreign investor in India. Roughly 44 percent of the Singaporean workforce is made up of
non Singaporeans. Over ten free trade agreements have been signed with other countries and regions.
Singapore also possesses the world's tenth largest foreign reserves. The currency of Singapore is the Singapore dollar,
issued by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. It is interchangeable with the Brunei dollar.
The Speed Traders, published by McGraw-Hill Inc., 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. For more about The Speed
Traders, readers can visit its Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as the most popular online retailers, including
Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Borders, among others.
Mr. Perez, Adjunct Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, is widely regarded as the
preeminent speaker and 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, (with Gregg Greenberg), Channel NewsAsia
Asia Business Tonight and Cent & Sensibilities (with Lin Xue Ling), NHK World, iMoney Hong Kong, Hedge Fund
Brief, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Los Angeles Times, TODAY Online
and Oriental Daily News. 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),
TradeTech Asia (Singapore), FIXGlobal Face2Face (Seoul), 2nd Private Equity Convention Russia, CIS & Eurasia
(London), Middle East Hedge Funds Investors Summit 2012 (Dubai), 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.