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The Speed Traders
Winning the High-Frequency Trading Olympics with The
Speed Traders Workshop 2012 DVD Video Package
Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, Now Introducing The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 DVD Video
Package, How Algorithmic and High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in
Equities, Options, Futures and FX (Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Warsaw, Kiev, Beijing,
(January 29, 2013, New York) Edgar Perez, author of The Speed Traders, and former McKinsey & Co. consultant and
New York University Adjunct Professor, is presenting The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 DVD Video Package: How
High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX
(http://TheSpeedTradersWorkshopDVD.eventbrite.com), the most comprehensive review of high frequency trading
now available for the very first time on DVD in an insightful 4-disc set.
As Mr. Perez covers in The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 DVD Video Package, high-frequency trading is the use of
sophisticated technological tools to trade securities like stocks or options, and is typically characterized by several
distinguishing features: highly quantitative, employing computerized algorithms to analyze incoming market data and
implement proprietary trading strategies, investment positions are held only for very brief periods of time, from
seconds to hours, and rapidly traded into and out, sometimes thousands or tens of thousands of times a day, no net
investment position at the end of a trading day, mostly employed by proprietary firms or proprietary trading desks in
hedge funds and banks, and very sensitive to the processing speed of markets and of their own access to the market.
The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 DVD Video Package displays an agenda full of information and insights:
1. Understanding High Frequency Trading in Equities and other Asset Classes
The need for speed and sophisticated computer programs in generating, routing, and executing orders
Co-location and individual data feeds to minimize latency
Time-frames for establishing and closing highly-liquid positions
Review of the most important strategies: market making, trend following, value arbitrage and others
2. Key Enablers for High Frequency Trading
Technological innovation: computing power, complex event processing, and low-latency bandwidth
Shift to electronic trading and the rise of alternative trading systems
In-depth look at strategies high frequency traders leverage to find alpha in equities, options, futures
The profitability of typical high frequency trading strategies and its evolution
3. Global Regulatory Overview: from the U.S. and Europe to China and Brazil
Regulations in place before the "flash crash"
Proposed regulatory initiatives after the "flash crash" in the U.S. and Europe, circuit breakers, limit up
limit down and consolidated audit trail
High frequency trading in Asia, from Japan, Singapore and India to Hong Kong and China
Regulating speed trading to samba beats: Brazil and Mexico
4. The Future of High Frequency Trading
Enhancing profitability: from equities to FX to cross-asset trading
High frequency trading in the world: from the U.S. and Europe to China and Brazil
Adding ammunition to the high frequency trader toolkit, FPGA, GPUs and enhanced technologies
Turning the tables on high frequency trading: the transparency challenge for the buy-side
Mr. Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert 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 in English by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011), in Mandarin by China Financial
Publishing House (2012) and currently being translated into Bahasa Indonesia and Portuguese. He 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 (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.
Mr. 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, Mr. Perez has been featured on Yicai, eastmoney, Caijing, ETF88.com, 360doc, AH Radio,
CNFOL.com, CITICS Futures, Tongxin Securities, ZhiCheng.com, CBNweek.com, 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, The Malaysian Insider, 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.
Mr. 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, Mr. 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).
Mr. Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy 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 dancer.