For Immediate Release
Media Relations Coordinator
The Speed Traders
Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, Tomorrow at
Barnes & Noble Palisades
Edgar Perez's The Speed Traders: An Insider's Look at the New High-Frequency Trading
Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, Presenting at Barnes & Noble Palisades
(October 11, 2011, New York) Mr. 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), will lead a book presentation and signing at Barnes & Noble Palisades,
High-frequency traders have been called many things—from masters of the universe and market pioneers to
exploiters, computer geeks, and even predators. Everyone in the business of investing has an opinion of speed
traders, but how many really understand how they operate? The shadow people of the investing world,
today’s high-frequency traders have decidedly kept a low profile—until now. In this new title, The Speed
Traders, Edgar Perez, opens the door to the secretive world of high-frequency trading. Inside, prominent
figures drop their guard and speak with unprecedented candidness about their trade.
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. In this new title, The Speed Traders, Mr. Perez opens the door to the secretive
world of high-frequency trading. Inside, prominent figures drop their guard and speak with unprecedented
candidness about their trade.
Mr. Perez is widely regarded as the pre-eminent networker in the specialized area of high-frequency trading.
He has been featured on CNBC Cash Flow with Oriel Morrison
(http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=2023403523), BNN Business Day with Kim Parlee
with Gregg Greenberg (http://www.thestreet.com/video/11144274/high-frequency-traders-not-the-
enemy.html), and Channel NewsAsia Cent & Sensibilities with Lin Xue Ling, and engaged as speaker at
Harvard Business School’s 17th Annual Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference, High-Frequency
Trading Leaders Forum 2011 (New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Singapore), 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), Middle East Hedge
Funds Investors Summit 2012 (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), among other global forums.
Mr. Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a 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, 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.
Mr. Perez is one of the great business networkers and motivators on the lecture circuit; he is available
worldwide for the following speaking engagements: Present and Future of High-Frequency Trading, The Real
Story behind the "Flash Crash", Networking for Financial Executives, and Business Networking for Success.