McKinsey's Alumni Center Features Edgar Perez's High-Frequency Trading Book The Speed Traders

Edgar Perez's The Speed Traders: An Insider's Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, Published by McGraw-Hill Inc.

(May 24, 2011, New York) -- McKinsey & Company’s Alumni Center featured in its Alumni News - Week of May 16, 2011, the publication by McGraw-Hill of Edgar Perez's new book, "The Speed Traders: An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World," referring to its garnering a positive review in SeekingAlpha, a specialized alternative investments publication.

The note highlights sections of this recent book review: "Perez explores the charges that have been brought against high-frequency trading and for the most part, with the help of his interviewees, tries to dispel them," the review reads in part. "'The Speed Traders' offers a sympathetic portrait of an industry that is often demonized. By tracing its roots . . . Perez demonstrates it to be a logical development of technological change in the financial markets. By separating out some controversial practices, such as flash orders, from high-frequency trading, Perez makes it more defensible. All in all, an enlightening book."

Edgar Perez, will present at High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011, "How Speed Traders Leverage Cutting-Edge Strategies in the Post-Flash Crash World" (, May 23, 24 & 25 in New York City.

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.”

Mr. Perez is founder of Golden Networking and host of High-Frequency Trading Happy Hour business receptions ( in New York City, which have drawn the world's top industry practitioners. He has organized high-frequency trading forums ( and workshops (, as well as conferences on subjects as diverse as hedge funds, derivatives, private equity, distressed investing, and China, attracting thousands of executives and professionals in the world's major business centers. Mr. Perez has presented at Harvard Business School's 17th Annual Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference and at forums organized by Columbia Business School's Career Management Center and Alumni Club of New York.

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.

Natalia Nuzhnova
Media Relations Coordinator
The Speed Traders
Tel: 516-761-4712

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