After The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 in Beijing and Shanghai, May 30 and June 6 respectively, Mr. Edgar Perez will Present ‘HFT in China: Mirage or Reality’, at High-Frequency Trading Happy Hour, June 13, 6PM – 9PM
(June 12, 2012, 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, will present ‘HFT in China: Mirage or Reality’ during High Frequency Trading Happy Hour New York, June 13, 6PM (http://www.HFTHappyHour.com). Traders, quants, investors, hedge fund managers and interested professionals from the most prestigious firms will converge at Union Square for what promises to become an informative and engaging session.
Mr. Perez, who is returning from China after presenting The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 (http://www.TheSpeedTradersWorkshop.com) in Beijing and Shanghai, will provide his insights on the regulators and exchanges’ points of view about high-frequency trading, a style of trading already prevalent in most of the developed world. Is China becoming the next frontier in big high-frequency trading? Or are expectations terribly ahead of their time? Mr. Perez had the opportunity to learn directly from practitioners and exchanges where high-frequency trading really stands, from stock trading at Shanghai Stock Exchange to futures at China Financial Futures Exchange to commodities at Shanghai Futures Exchange.
Mr. Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent speaker in the specialized area of high-frequency trading. He is the 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), published by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011) and currently being translated into Chinese and Portuguese, and 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).
Mr. Perez has been featured on CNBC Cash Flow (with Oriel Morrison), CNBC Squawk Box (with Geoff Cutmore), BNN Business Day (with Kim Parlee), TheStreet.com (with Gregg Greenberg), Channel NewsAsia Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities (with Lin Xue Ling), NHK World, iMoney Hong Kong, Hedge Fund Brief, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Valor Econômico, The Korea Herald, FIXGlobal Trading, The Korea Times, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.
Mr. Perez has been engaged to present to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, CFA Singapore, Hong Kong Securities Institute, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University and Pace University, 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, 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 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.
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