Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders: An Insider's Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, Published by in English by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011, and Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012).
New York City, NY, USA (June 25, 2012) -- There are a number of people who have expertise in the field of high-frequency trading, the execution of a significant number of financial transactions in short time frames to capture small price discrepancies. But while there are many experts, not all of them are great presenters; even more so, not all of them have the international stature that Edgar Perez, author of The Speed Traders, has quickly acquired after extensively traveling the world and presenting to audiences of practitioners and academics in America, Europe and Asia, in addition to being featured in the most influential international business publications.
Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert in the specialized area of high-frequency trading. He wrote 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. The Speed Traders (http://www.TheSpeedTraders.com) quickly became the most comprehensive, revealing work available on the most important development in trading in generations; The Speed Traders explains everything there is to know about how today's high-frequency traders make millions, one cent at a time.
Perez is also course director of 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), seminars scheduled in 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. He was Adjunct Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, where he taught Algorithmic Trading and High-Frequency Finance. Perez contributes regularly to China's International Finance News.
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 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, 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.
For more information about Perez and The Speed Traders, readers are invited to visit his website http://www.TheSpeedTraders.com or follow him on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/TheSpeedTraders), Linkedin (http://www.linkedin.com/in/EdgarPerez), Twitter (http://twitter.com/MrEdgarPerez), Weibo (http://www.weibo.com/EdgarPerez), Sohu (http://EdgarPerez.t.sohu.com) and Tencent (http://t.qq.com/EdgarPerez). For speaking engagements, requests can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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