- Regulatory Impact:
With High-frequency Trading in the Spotlight, how new Regulations willChange the Industry? With high-frequency trading the subject of great controversy anddebate, many regulations will be bound to change. How will regulations impact the waytraders are capturing alpha? Would there be restrictions that can possibly harm algorithmictrading? How the economic and political landscape might impact the pace and severity of these changes?
- Robotic Markets:
As High-frequency Trading Embraces Robotic Markets Worldwide, howParticipants will be Able to Find new Opportunities to Sustain Alpha Creation? Algorithms arebecoming more prevalent, faster, smarter, more self-adaptive and geographically distributedand embracing cross asset classes trading and geographies. How will robotic market impacttrading, and high-frequency trading in particular? What will be the benefits quants can expectfrom this evolution? Will there be any disadvantages? New alpha versus alpha retention?
- Emerging Markets:
How will Emerging Markets from Brazil to China Affect the Scope of High-frequency Trading? With emerging markets on the rise, high frequency trading andalgorithmic trading are shifting to geographies in Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America.Which markets hold the most promise? Which asset classes can be traded in high-frequencyin those markets? Are there restrictions to frequency and speed in place in any of thosepromising lands? What is the outlook for high-frequency trading among regulators in thosemarkets?
- The Future of HFT:
How High-frequency Trading will Evolve in Ever-changing Technologyand Regulatory Environments? There has been a dramatic shift in how instruments are tradedin the market. With high frequency trading able to detect price discrepancies in microseconds,aided by technology, regulators have grown increasingly concerned about its impact in marketstructure and fairness. What is the outlook for the markets when all participants engage in thearms race of super smart algorithms? Where will institutional and retail investors findopportunities? Conversely, could we imagine a world without high-frequency trading?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 inEnglish by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011), published in Mandarin by China Financial PublishingHouse (2012), and Investasi Super Kilat: Pandangan Orang dalam tentang Fenomena BaruFrekuensi Tinggi yang Mentransformasi Dunia Investasi, published in Bahasa Indonesia byKompas Gramedia (2012).Mr. Perez is course director of The Speed Traders Workshop 2012, How High FrequencyTraders 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) and was Adjunct Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University,where he taught Algorithmic Trading and High-Frequency Finance. He contributes to The NewYork Times and China’s International Finance News and Sina Finance.Mr. Perez has been engaged to present to the Quant Investment & HFT Summit APAC 2012(Shanghai), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Washington DC), CFA Singapore,Hong Kong Securities Institute, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York