Edgar Perez in London and Kiev Previewing Knightmare on WallStreet, the Knight Capital Story
Edgar Perez, Author, 'The Speed Traders, An Insider's Look at the New High- Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World' and Course Director, The Speed Traders Workshop 2013, Previewing 'Knightmare onWall Street' in London and Kiev.
New York City, NY, USA (April 15, 2013)
-- Edgar Perez,author of The Speed Traders, An Insider's Look at the NewHigh-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transformingthe Investing World (http://www.TheSpeedTraders.com),spoke at High-frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013London (http://www.HFT-Leaders-Forum.com) and VadymHetman Kyiv National Economic University(http://kneu.edu.ua), and offered a preview of hisforthcoming book Knightmare on Wall Street(http://www.KnightmareonWallStreet.com).Knight Capital was one of the companies whose fortunehad risen as U.S. regulators made a series of changes inthe structure of financial markets over the last 15 years. OnWednesday August 1, 2012, 9:30am, right after the marketsopened for the day, the firm would issue an unprecedentednumber of erroneous orders into the market. What followed after this shockingannouncement were rounds of conversations with a number of players that had smelledblood and were ready to pick up the pieces, if not stopped by an unprecedented frantictelephone activity in an industry where everybody knows everybody. Knightmare on WallStreet is the behind-the-scenes story of this epic event; it will provide a comprehensiveaccount of what took to elevate Knight Capital to the cusp of the investing revolution of thelate 1990s and what almost brought down the firm.Edgar Perez's first book, The Speed Traders. published in English by McGraw-Hill Inc.(2011), Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012), and Bahasa Indonesia byKompas Gramedia (2012), provides "a clear and informative read that can be useful toboth seasoned industry professionals and those who are only exploring the financialindustry" and has confirmed him as the preeminent global expert in the specialized area of high-frequency trading. Perez has led The Speed Traders Workshop 2012, How HighFrequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options,Futures and FX (http://www.TheSpeedTradersWorkshop.com), 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 regularly to The NewYork Times and China’s International Finance News and Sina.