Singapore Stocks Beating World as Swings Narrow; High-Frequency Trading Guru Comes to Town

Edgar Perez, Author of The Speed Traders, Speaker at The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Singapore: How Algorithmic and High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX, September 15
 
 
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July 25, 2012 - PRLog -- (July 25, 2012, New York) As reported on Bloomberg, Singapore stocks have gained 13 percent in 2012 with volatility that is the lowest in Asia, luring the region’s biggest investors to a rally that trails only Denmark among developed nations.

The Straits Times Index (FSSTI) has risen 15 of the last 19 days while its 30-day implied volatility, a measure of risk derived from options prices, held below levels in Japan, Hong Kong, China, South Korea, India, Taiwan and Australia. Shares in the measure yield 3.6 percent in dividends, compared with 3.2 percent for the MSCI Asia Pacific Index (MXAP), data compiled by Bloomberg show. The Singapore gauge rose 0.5 percent today, the biggest advance among Asia-Pacific benchmarks.

Nikko Asset Management Co. and Schroders Plc are finding bargains even after the Straits Times Index closed at its highest level of the year last week. Companies trade at 9.9 annual earnings, compared with 21 times for Denmark’s OMX Copenhagen 20 Index, the best-performing index among developed countries with a 21 percent gain. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index trades at 14 times profit, data compiled by Bloomberg show.
As Singapore stocks are soaring across the boards, Edgar Perez, author of The Speed Traders, will conduct the most thorough review of high-frequency trading at his upcoming The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Singapore: How High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX, September 15 (http://www.TheSpeedTradersWorkshop.com).

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, Mexico City, Moscow, Shanghai, New York and Chicago).

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.

The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Singapore (http://thespeedtradersworkshopsingapore.eventbrite.com/) will reveal how high-frequency trading players are succeeding in the global markets and driving the development of algorithmic trading at breakneck speeds from the U.S. and Europe to India, Singapore and Brazil. The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Singapore continues the series of presentations in the world’s most important financial centers: Mexico City, Mexico, July 27; Hong Kong, August 4; Moscow, Russia, August 10 and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 14.
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