Winning the High-Frequency Trading Olympics with The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 DVD Video Package

Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, Now Introducing The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 DVD Video Package, How Algorithmic and 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, Jakarta, London, Mexico City, Moscow, Ho Chi Minh, New York, Dubai and Chicago).

New York City, NY, USA (July 30, 2012) -- Edgar Perez, author of The Speed Traders, and former McKinsey & Co. consultant and New York University Adjunct Professor, is presenting The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 DVD Video Package: How High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX (, the most comprehensive review of high frequency trading now available for the very first time on DVD in an insightful 4-disc set.

As Mr. Perez covers in The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 DVD Video Package, high-frequency trading is the use of sophisticated technological tools to trade securities like stocks or options, and is typically characterized by several distinguishing features: highly quantitative, employing computerized algorithms to analyze incoming market data and implement proprietary trading strategies, investment positions are held only for very brief periods of time, from seconds to hours, and rapidly traded into and out, sometimes thousands or tens of thousands of times a day, no net investment position at the end of a trading day, mostly employed by proprietary firms or proprietary trading desks in hedge funds and banks, and very sensitive to the processing speed of markets and of their own access to the market. The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 DVD Video Package displays an agenda full of information and insights:

1. Understanding High Frequency Trading in Equities and other Asset Classes
- The need for speed and sophisticated computer programs in generating, routing, and executing orders
- Co-location and individual data feeds to minimize latency
- Time-frames for establishing and closing highly-liquid positions
- Review of the most important strategies: market making, trend following, value arbitrage and others

2. Key Enablers for High Frequency Trading
- Technological innovation: computing power, complex event processing, and low-latency bandwidth
- Shift to electronic trading and the rise of alternative trading systems
- In-depth look at strategies high frequency traders leverage to find alpha in equities, options, futures and FX
- The profitability of typical high frequency trading strategies and its evolution

3. Global Regulatory Overview: from the U.S. and Europe to China and Brazil
- Regulations in place before the "flash crash"
- Proposed regulatory initiatives after the "flash crash" in the U.S. and Europe, circuit breakers, limit up limit down and consolidated audit trail
- High frequency trading in Asia, from Japan, Singapore and India to Hong Kong and China
- Regulating speed trading to samba beats: Brazil and Mexico

4. The Future of High Frequency Trading
- Enhancing profitability: from equities to FX to cross-asset trading
- High frequency trading in the world: from the U.S. and Europe to China and Brazil
- Adding ammunition to the high frequency trader toolkit, FPGA, GPUs and enhanced technologies
- Turning the tables on high frequency trading: the transparency challenge for the buy-side

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), in Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012) and currently being translated into Bahasa Indonesia and Portuguese. He is 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, New York, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Jakarta, London, Mexico City, Moscow, Ho Chi Minh, New York, Dubai and Chicago), 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 China’s International Finance News.

Mr. Perez has been interviewed on CNBC Cash Flow, CNBC Squawk Box, BNN Business Day, CCTV China,,, Leaderonomics, GPW Media, Channel NewsAsia Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities. In addition, Mr. Perez has been featured on 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 Times.

Mr. 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, 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), 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. 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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Julia Ye
Media Relations Coordinator
The Speed Traders

Luxury Travel Ltd attracts Luxe MICE travelers to Vietnam

Vietnam is emerging for MICE sector, Luxury Travel ( targets MICE Groups.

Hanoi, Vietnam, July 30, 2012 -- Meeting Incentive Conference and Exhibition, MICE for short, has become increasingly important in business context as this model provides elegant facilities with a wide variety of recreational activities during the pleasure holiday business.

Vietnam is recognized as a good destination for MICE. The tourism industry, especially luxury hotels and airlines promote Centre Vietnam for new MICE venues.

With its unique, incredible and fabulous culture and natures destination’s beauty, Centre can be a better place to celebrate MICE smoothly, reaching both a successful business meeting, and an enjoyable business stay.

Vietnam is for everyone all sizes of MICE in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and newly Centre Vietnam (Hue, Danang, Hoian). The international standard hotel in Central Vietnam with modern conference facilities, resort and meeting rooms and variety of attraction suiting all tastes for nature and culture lovers, golf, relaxation activities, health and spa enthusiasts, cuisine, day trip. Nature and culture are waiting to sustain, ably serve and satisfy most discerning guests. The Central Coast of Vietnam has more varied products to offer the MICE market than Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi." said Pham Ha, Founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd.

Luxury Travel Co., Ltd is a 100% fully registered and privately-owned Vietnamese company. Luxury Travel specializes in planning and organizing incentive trips and have been one of the leading MICE destination companies in the region for over 8 years. Recently the company has opened its new Danang office to tap tourism boom.

The company’s depth of experience and large infrastructure enable it to create unique itineraries with the operational confidence to fulfill client expectations. Among Luxury Travel’s clients are ambassadors, ministers, Deputy Prime Minister, Royal Families ... and others.

Luxury Travel is headquartered in Hanoi and has offices around Vietnam and management offices in Laos and Cambodia. Luxury Travel has won numerous travel awards for excellence.

MICE is a part of luxury, Our company, which has conducted research, has created the Meeting Incentive Conference and Exhibition Department. Luxury Travel is the first travel company in Indochina specializing in incentive holidays. We have first hand knowledge on MICE, and excellent relations with suppliers in the MICE industry for whatever event or incentive holiday you want. Name it we make it happen,” added Pham Ha.

Luxury Travel organizes successful MICE trips in Vietnam Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand.

We need to promote Vietnam as a preferred destination for both domestic and international MICE travels. We will foster closer and more effective partnerships between the private and government sectors. This will help build Vietnam's ability to compete internationally in the long term,” explained Ha.

MICE planers can go to for inspiration successful meeting incentive conference and exhibition options.

Media Contact:
Linh Doan
Luxury Travel Ltd
05 Nguyen Truong To Str.,
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 84444