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For Futures Magazine, Edgar Perez's The Speed Traders An Enlightening Read on High-Frequency Trading
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), Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012)
By: Golden Networking
“The fact that active players in this high-speed shuffle have different ideas of what constitutes high-frequency trading is logical when a new strategy evolves out of breathtakingly fast technological changes. High-frequency trading developers and entrepreneurs have chosen to remain, from inception through the recent flurry of regulation, litigation and bad press, in the shadows as any extremely profitable format of trading logically would. Many rumors and preconceived ideas have sprung up among the general public as well as the animosity of more traditional investors. As a natural result a continuation of secrecy remains, as you would expect in any number of highly successfully systems. An insider’s look is right. Perez does a fine job of laying out the argument FOR high frequency trading.”
The Speed Traders, An Insider's Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World has been published in English by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011), in Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012) and Bahasa Indonesia by Gramedia and Portuguese. The author contributes regularly to The New York Times and 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 Council of Foreign Relations and 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.