For Immediate Release
Media Relations Coordinator
The Speed Traders
Edgar Perez, The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Kuala
Lumpur, Quoted by CNBC on 'Trading on Tweets'
Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, Speaker at The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Kuala Lumpur:
How High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures
and FX, April 11th
(February 20, 2012, New York) Edgar Perez, presenter at The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Kuala Lumpur: How
High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX, April
11th, was quoted by CNBC.com on the note "Can 'Trading on Tweets' Really Make Money?".
CNBC’s Antonya Allen pointed out that social media websites like Twitter and Facebook have become increasingly
important to high frequency traders looking to anticipate market moves before they happen; however, she asked,
could they eventually become as significant as traditional business news providers in the world of high speed trading?
Edgar Perez, author of The Speed Traders: An Insider's Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That
Is Transforming the Investing World, said he has not come across a trader who had made money from information
supplied on social networking sites. In his book, Perez follows six high speed traders and examines how ultra fast
trading could develop in the future.
"I would be very interested in seeing cases where people actually made money using information from Twitter.
Remember there's a lag there of time and with high frequency trading you want to make sure you connect directly and
don't have any third party providers for information," Perez explained.
Mr. Perez 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), CNBC Squawk Box (with Geoff Cutmore),
BNN Business Day (with Kim Parlee), TheStreet.com (with Gregg Greenberg), Channel NewsAsia Asia Business
Tonight and Cents & 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, Oriental
Daily News and Business Times. He has been engaged as speaker at Harvard Business School’s 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), and 2nd Private Equity Convention Russia, CIS &
Eurasia (London), 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
fromColumbia 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
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.
The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Kuala Lumpur 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 Workshop 2012 Kuala Lumpur kicks off a series of presentations
in the world’s most important financial centers: Seoul, South Korea, March 28; Doha, Qatar, April 18; Warsaw,
Poland, May 11; Kiev, Ukraine, May 18; Singapore, May 26; Shanghai, China, June 6; Jakarta, Indonesia, June 13;
Mexico City, Mexico, July 27; Hong Kong, August 4, and Moscow, Russia, August 10.