For Immediate Release
Media Relations Coordinator
The Speed Traders
Edgar Perez, The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Kiev,
Quoted by CNBC
Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, Speaker at The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Kiev: How
Algorithmic and High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options,
Futures and FX, May 18
(April 11, 2012, New York) Edgar Perez, presenter at The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Kiev: How Algorithmic and
High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX, May 18th,
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 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 Algorithmic and 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 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 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 Kiev 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 Kiev kicks off a series of presentations in the world’s most
important financial centers: Warsaw, Poland, May 11; 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.