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The Speed Traders
How Emerging Markets Represent the Future for HFTs at
The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Jakarta, June 13
Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, Will Lead The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Jakarta, June 13, on
How High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures
(March 14, 2012, New York) Emerging markets are an inviting target for high-frequency traders going forward,
proclaims Advanced Trading’s Justin Grant, as opposed to suggestions by Utah Senator Orrin Hatch to institute a tax
on high-frequency trading. One of these key markets is Indonesia, where Mr. Edgar Perez, renowned 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 lead The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Jakarta: How High
Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX, June 13th.
Earlier this year, the note continues, India's Bombay Stock Exchange predicted computer based-trading in its $1.5
trillion stock market will double over the next three years. Meanwhile the Association of South East Asian Nations
(ASEAN) is planning to debut the ASEAN Trading Link next year, which would electronically link exchanges in
Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia. Vietnam, the Philippines, and Indonesia are also slated to link their exchanges to
ASEAN Trading Link in 2012. Liquidity in those markets will undoubtedly surge as they mature, making them an
enticing target for high-frequency trading firms. Brazil probably represents the best opportunity for high-frequency
traders over the near term. Earlier this month it lifted a financial transaction tax of its own for foreign investors and
the BM&FBovespa has been aggressive in its efforts to boost trading volumes and attract liquidity.
So even as lawmakers in the U.S. and Europe weigh the merits of a Tobin Tax, a world of opportunity awaits high-
frequency traders overseas. Perhaps the CBO is wrong in its assessment. The U.S. doesn't need a tax to diminish its
role as the premier market. Seems that's happening anyway.
The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Jakarta 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 Jakarta is part of a series of presentations in the
world’s most important financial centers: Seoul, South Korea, March 28; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 12; Doha,
Qatar, April 18, Warsaw, Poland, May 11; Kiev, Ukraine, May 18; Singapore, May 26; Beijing, China, May 30;
Shanghai, China, June 6; Jakarta, Indonesia, June 13; Mexico City, Mexico, July 27; Hong Kong, August 4, and
Moscow, Russia, August 10.
Mr. Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent speaker and networker in the specialized area of high-frequency
trading. He is author of The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That
is Transforming the Investing World, published by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011) and currently being translated into
Chinese and Portuguese, course director of The Speed Traders Workshop 2012, How High Frequency Traders
Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX (Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Seoul, and
Kuala Lumpur), and founder of Golden Networking.
Mr. Perez 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 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, Valor Econômico, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online,
Oriental Daily News and Business Times.
Mr. Perez has been engaged to present to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, CFA Singapore, Hong Kong
Securities Institute, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University and Pace University, among
other institutions. In addition, Mr. Perez has spoken at Harvard Business School’s Venture Capital & Private Equity
Conference (Boston), High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum (New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, London,
Singapore), MIT Sloan Investment Management Conference (Cambridge), High-Frequency Trading Happy Hour
(New York), Institutional Investor’s Global Growth Markets Forum (London), Technical Analysis Society
(Singapore), TradeTech Asia (Singapore), FIXGlobal Face2Face (Seoul), 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 from
Columbia Business School, New York, 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.