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Knightmare on Wall Street Most Favorably Reviewed Hardcover Book on Amazon in 2013 with Five Stars


									   "Knightmare on Wall Street" Most Favorably Reviewed Hardcover
              Book on Amazon in 2013 with Five Stars

 Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, and Course Director, The Speed Traders
   Workshop, Introduces Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight
  Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, a Behind-the-scenes Look at
 Knight Capital's 17 years of Tumultuous Existence as an Independent Company.

                                 New York, NY, USA (December 26, 2013) -- Knightmare
                                 on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the
                                 Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, the new book by Edgar
                                 Perez, former McKinsey consultant and author of The
                                 Speed Traders, is now the most favorably reviewed
                                 hardcover book on Amazon in 2013, with an average
                                 rating of 5 out of five stars. Knightmare on Wall Street
                                 provides a fascinating account of what it took to elevate
                                 Knight Capital to the cusp of the retail investing revolution
                                 of the late 1990s, to struggle through booms and busts,
                                 and to bring the firm down, to end up ultimately being
                                 ignominiously bought up by a competitor. Readers
                                 discover a thrilling minute-by-minute account of the
                                 terrifying hours following Knight Capital's August 1, 2012
                                 trading debacle, with news-breaking research regarding
                                 the firm's 17 years of tumultuous existence as an
                                 independent company.

As commented by Seeking Alpha, the style of the author of Knightmare on Wall Street
( is imaginative, and keeps the reader's interest
alive throughout the book. It will surely be interesting and useful, particularly for those who
follow or are interested in the world of finance. I think the book is a great read, and would
recommend it.

Knight Capital, the firm founded by Kenneth Pasternak and Walter Raquet back in 1995,
had seen its fortunes change as U.S. regulators made a series of changes in the structure
of financial markets and computers were progressively expanding their share of trading.
The Flash Crash, the infamous 1,000 point drop of the DJIA on May 6, 2010 (the largest
one-day point decline in history), illustrated how market structure problems could almost
instantaneously cascade from one market participant to the rest. On December 19, 2012,
the board decided to accept an acquisition proposal from GETCO rather than Virtu
Financial. For GETCO, acquiring Knight Capital represented a gigantic fast forward step.
For Knight Capital, it was the end of its wild ride as an independent entity.
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), Published in Mandarin by China Financial
Publishing House (2012), and Investasi Super Kilat: Pandangan Orang dalam tentang
Fenomena Baru Frekuensi Tinggi yang Mentransformasi Dunia Investasi, published in
Bahasa Indonesia by Kompas Gramedia (2012). Mr. Perez is course director of The
Speed Traders Workshop, 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). He contributes to
China's International Finance News and Sina Finance and The New York Times.

Mr. Perez has been interviewed on CNBC's Squawk on the Street, Worldwide Exchange,
Cash Flow and Squawk Box, FOX BUSINESS's Countdown to the Closing Bell and After
the Bell, Bloomberg TV's Market Makers, CNN en Español's Dinero, Sina Finance, BNN's
Business Day, CCTV China,,, Leaderonomics, GPW Media,
Channel NewsAsia's Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities. In addition, Mr. Perez
has been globally featured on FXFactor, Columbia Business, OpenMarkets, Sohu,, Yicai, eastmoney, Caijing,, 360doc, AH Radio,,
CITICS Futures, Tongxin Securities,,, Caixin, Futures Daily,
Xinhua, CBN Newswire, Chinese Financial News,, International Finance News,,,, 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

Mr. Perez has been engaged to present at the Council on Foreign Relations, Vadym
Hetman Kyiv National Economic University (Kiev), Quant Investment & HFT Summit
APAC 2012 (Shanghai), 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 (London and Shanghai) and Pace University
(New York), among other public and private institutions. In addition, Mr. Perez has spoken
at a number of global conferences, includingInside Market Data 2013 (Chicago),
Emerging Markets Investments Summit 2013 (Warsaw), CME Group's Global Financial
Leadership Conference 2012 (Naples Beach), Harvard Business School's Venture Capital
& Private Equity Conference (Boston), High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum (New
York, Chicago, London),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., the American global management consulting firm that
focuses on solving issues of concern to senior management; the firm serves as an adviser
to businesses, governments, and institutions around the world. McKinsey is widely
considered to be the most prestigious management consulting firm in the world, with over
100 offices in 60 countries.

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.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Knightmare on Wall Street


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