For Immediate Release
Media Relations Coordinator
The Speed Traders
Edgar Perez, The Speed Traders, Addressed U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington DC
Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders: An Insider's Look at the New High-Frequency Trading
Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, Addressed U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission in Washington DC, March 16, 2012
(June 26, 2012, New York) Mr. Edgar Perez, author of The Speed Traders and presenter of The Speed
Traders Workshop 2012, "How High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in
Equities, Options, Futures and FX", addressed senior officials of the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC), federal agency that holds primary responsibility for enforcing the federal securities laws
and regulating the securities industry, the nation's stock and options exchanges, and other electronic securities
markets in the United States. Mr. Perez’s presentation was held on Friday March 16, at the SEC headquarters
in Washington DC.
The invitation received by Mr. Perez reads: “We are focused on many of the high-frequency trading issues
that you discuss in your book The Speed Traders, copies of which we purchased for each of our unit
supervisors. As such, we would appreciate hearing about your first-hand impressions of the high frequency
and algorithmic worlds, as well as how you think current trading practices will evolve in the future.”
Mr. Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent speaker in the specialized areas 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), The Street (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, 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.
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.
The Speed Traders Workshop 2012, reveals 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. Upcoming dates for The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 includeMexicoCity, July
27;Shanghai, August 1; Hong Kong, August 4;Moscow, August 10; Jakarta, September 7; Singapore,
September 15; New York, September 25; Chicago, October 9 and Dubai, October 14.