For Immediate Release
Media Relations Coordinator
The Speed Traders
Only Days Before The Speed Traders Workshop 2011
Hong Kong, HFT Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities,
Options, Futures and FX
Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, Will Lead The Speed Traders Workshop 2011 Hong Kong,
December 12, on How High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities,
Options, Futures and FX
(December 2, 2011, New York) Edgar Perez will lead The Speed Traders Workshop 2011: How High Frequency
Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX
(http://www.thespeedtradersworkshop.com), in Hong Kong, December 12, 2011. 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 2011 Hong Kong 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.
Charles Li, Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEx), published on 26 July an
article in Chinese on HKEx’s market reform; in the article, he pointed out that the enhancement of their infrastructure
was a top priority in the Strategic Plan. They had begun upgrading their trading and information systems to the next
generation, building a new data centre in Tseung Kwan O and developing hosting services.
In addition, he indicated that he didn’t not agree with the view that enhancing their IT infrastructure favored high
frequency traders or the large brokers. Building the IT infrastructure was for him like building a highway: “We
should not abandon highway construction just because a few do not want to invest in new cars or a few fear accidents.
We believe Hong Kong’s current market framework, which includes stamp duty, effectively limits high frequency
trading, just like a highway with many toll booths discourages speeding. Besides, even if we don’t build the highway,
we cannot prevent others from doing so and diverting liquidity, leading to market fragmentation.” No doubt it won’t
long before high frequency traders race on fast Hong Kong information highways.
The Speed Traders Workshop 2011 Hong Kong (http://thespeedtradersworkshophk.eventbrite.com) opens the door to
the secretive world of high-frequency trading, the most controversial form of investing today; in the name of
protecting the algorithms they have spent so much time perfecting, speed traders almost never talk to the press and
disclose as little as possible about how they operate. The Speed Traders Workshop 2011 Hong Kong 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.
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.