For Immediate Release
Media Relations Manager
Scott Patterson, Author of Dark Pools, Featured in
The Speed Traders by Edgar Perez
Scott Patterson, Author of Dark Pools and New York Times Best-Selling Book The Quants, and
Reporter for The Wall Street Journal, featured in Edgar Perez’s The Speed Traders
(June 13, 2012, New York) The Speed Traders, An Insider's Look at the New High-Frequency Trading
Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World , (http://www.thespeedtraders.com) 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 and thoughts on the controversy of this topic. Among them consists of Scott Patterson, reporter
for The Wall Street Journal, and author of Dark Pools and New York Times best-selling book The Quants.
As a reporter, Patterson speaks with individuals in all parts of the financial world, especially in high-frequency
trading and institutional investing, to get their feedback on what is going on. The following quote is from an
excerpt of The Speed Traders: “I can tell you that they are concerned,” says Patterson. “I think part of it is
because the market has evolved away from them fairly rapidly, and they are only starting to wake up to what is
going on. By the way, I don’t think that people are afraid that regulators are going to do something to ban this
practice; that would be extremely foolish.”
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 &
Company 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 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 (http://www.thespeedtraders.com), Mr. Edgar Perez, founder of the prestigious business
networking community Golden Networking (http://www.goldennetworking.net), opens the door to the secretive
world of high-frequency trading (HFT).