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   Edgar Perez in London and Kiev Previewing Knightmare on Wall
                   Street, the Knight Capital Story

  Edgar Perez, Author, 'The Speed Traders, An Insider's Look at the New High-
 Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World' and
 Course Director, The Speed Traders Workshop 2013, Previewing 'Knightmare on
                        Wall Street' in London and Kiev.

                               New York City, NY, USA (April 15, 2013) -- Edgar Perez,
                               author of The Speed Traders, An Insider's Look at the New
                               High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming
                               the Investing World (http://www.TheSpeedTraders.com),
                               spoke at High-frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013
                               London (http://www.HFT-Leaders-Forum.com) and Vadym
                               Hetman Kyiv National Economic University
                               (http://kneu.edu.ua), and offered a preview of his
                               forthcoming book Knightmare on Wall Street
                               (http://www.KnightmareonWallStreet.com).

                                Knight Capital was one of the companies whose fortune
                                had risen as U.S. regulators made a series of changes in
                                the structure of financial markets over the last 15 years. On
                                Wednesday August 1, 2012, 9:30am, right after the markets
                                opened for the day, the firm would issue an unprecedented
number of erroneous orders into the market. What followed after this shocking
announcement were rounds of conversations with a number of players that had smelled
blood and were ready to pick up the pieces, if not stopped by an unprecedented frantic
telephone activity in an industry where everybody knows everybody. Knightmare on Wall
Street is the behind-the-scenes story of this epic event; it will provide a comprehensive
account of what took to elevate Knight Capital to the cusp of the investing revolution of the
late 1990s and what almost brought down the firm.

Edgar Perez's first book, The Speed Traders. published in English by McGraw-Hill Inc.
(2011), Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012), and Bahasa Indonesia by
Kompas Gramedia (2012), provides "a clear and informative read that can be useful to
both seasoned industry professionals and those who are only exploring the financial
industry" and has confirmed him as the preeminent global expert in the specialized area of
high-frequency trading. Perez has led 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, 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 The New
York Times and China’s International Finance News and Sina.
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 Sohu, News.Sina.com, 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.

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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