New Book by The Speed Traders Edgar Perez to Cure Investors Knightmare on Wall Street

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 New Book by The Speed Traders' Edgar Perez to Cure Investors'
                 "Knightmare on Wall Street"
    Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, and Course Director, The Speed Traders
 Workshop 2012 (Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Warsaw, Kiev, New York,
 Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Jakarta, London, Mexico City, Moscow, Ho Chi Minh, New
York, Dubai and Chicago) to Bring New Book that will Cure Investors' "Knightmare on Wall
                                         Street".

New York City, NY, USA (August 13, 2012) -- Edgar Perez, author of The Speed Traders and
global speaker on the topics of high-frequency trading and investing, is back at work with the
forthcoming Knightmare on Wall Street: Do Facebook's Botched IPO and Knight Capital’s
Technology Error Mark the Beginning of the End of Equities Investing?
(http://www.KnightmareonWallStreet.com).

                             Knightmare on Wall Street will provide a comprehensive look at
                             current market structure, including the earth-shaking reforms that were
                             brought by the SEC in the equities world. It will begin by looking at the
                             traditional model that was dominated by the New York Stock
                             Exchange, the SEC’s effort to create an advanced national market
                             system to ensure that orders get the best available pricing and the
                             emergence of alternative trading systems and dark pools. After a
                             detailed explanation of headline-grabbing incidents, starting with the
                             Flash Crash, the Pipeline Trading’ SEC investigation, the failed BATS
                             IPO, the botched Facebook IPO and, ultimately, what has been called,
                             the “Knightmare on Wall Street”, involving Knight Capital’s trading
                             system malfunction.
The reader of Knightmare on Wall Street will come away with a thorough understanding of the
history of market structure in the U.S. equities world and the contrasting viewpoints about the
impact of regulation and technology, and why the author believes that the sky is not falling, and we
are instead experimenting the initial hiccups of what will be a new era of investing and trading in
the U.S. that will be adopted around the world.

Reviews for Perez’s first title, The Speed Traders, which was published in English by McGraw-Hill
Inc. and in Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House, were overwhelmingly positive. "The
Speed Traders, written by Edgar Perez, offers cutting-edge intelligence on the relatively concealed
industry of High-Frequency Trading. The substantial foundation of HFT is laid out and combined
with thorough interviews to make sense of the complicated technicalities in HFT. Perez gives the
whole picture by critically defining HFT, charting its inconspicuous emanation into the securities
market, breaking down the flash crash of 2010, forecasting the indisputable role that HFT will play
in the financial world, and perhaps most importantly, walking the reader through 6 different
evaluations with actual high frequency traders."

"The interviews were the most valuable asset in making this industry understandable. The first
person narrative is key because it's easy to comprehend and relatively scarce in current literature
for many reasons, two of which are that traders are reluctant to disclose strategies on generating
alpha and the barriers of entry to the HFT industry are so high that there is only a limited amount of
traders that actually know what they are talking about. Readers searching for break-through
information on HFT have met their match because The Speed Traders is in a class of its own. Its
exceptionally designed equilibrium between fleshed-out mentorship and historical HFT knowledge
delivers core comprehension of a challenging topic."

Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert in the specialized area of high-frequency
trading. Perez is course director of The Speed Traders Workshop 2012, How High Frequency
Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX,
http://www.TheSpeedTradersWorkshop.com, (Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur,
Warsaw, Kiev, New York, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Jakarta, London, Mexico City, Moscow, Ho
Chi Minh, New York, Dubai and Chicago), and was Adjunct Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of
New York University, where he taught Algorithmic Trading and High-Frequency Finance. He
contributes regularly to China's International Finance News.

Perez has been interviewed on CNBC Cash Flow, CNBC Squawk Box, BNN Business Day, CCTV
China, Bankier.pl, TheStreet.com, Leaderonomics, GPW Media, Channel NewsAsia Business
Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities. In addition, Perez has been featured on Caixin, Futures Daily,
Xinhua, CBN Newswire, Chinese Financial News, ifeng.com, International Finance News,
hexun.com, Finance.QQ.com, Finance.Sina.com, The Korea Times, The Korea Herald, The Star,
BMF 89.9, iMoney Hong Kong, CNBC, Bloomberg 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.

Perez has been engaged to present to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
(Washington DC), CFA Singapore, Hong Kong Securities Institute, Courant Institute of
Mathematical Sciences at New York University, University of International Business and
Economics (Beijing), Hult International Business School (Shanghai) and Pace University (New
York), among other public and private institutions. In addition, Perez has spoken at a number of
global conferences, including Harvard Business School's Venture Capital & Private Equity
Conference (Boston), High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum (New York, Chicago), MIT Sloan
Investment Management Conference (Cambridge), Institutional Investor's Global Growth Markets
Forum (London), Technical Analysis Society (Singapore), TradeTech Asia (Singapore), FIXGlobal
Face2Face (Seoul) and Private Equity Convention Russia, CIS & Eurasia (London).

Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at
McKinsey & Co. in New York City. 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. Perez resides in the New York City area and is an accomplished salsa and hustle dancer.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
The Speed Traders
516-761-4712
jpetrova@thespeedtraders.com
http://www.thespeedtraders.com

				
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Description: Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, and Course Director, The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 (Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Warsaw, Kiev, New York, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Jakarta, London, Mexico City, Moscow, Ho Chi Minh, New York, Dubai and Chicago) to Bring New Book that will Cure Investors' "Knightmare on Wall Street".