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Getting the Facts on High-frequency Trading Straight at The Speed Traders Worksh op with Edgar Perez, Author of Knightmare

on Wall Street Edgar Perez, former McKinsey and IBM consultant, is a global expert, author of T he Speed Traders, Knightmare on Wall Street, and the course director of fThe Spe ed Traders Workshop, "How Banks, Hedge and Mutual Funds and Brokers Battle Marke ts 'RIGGED' by Wall Street's 'Flash Boys'. New York, NY, April 28, 2014 -- Global scrutiny of high-frequency trading and wh ether it gives some investors unfair advantage has intensified amid government p robes and the March 31, 2014 publication of "Flash Boys" by Michael Lewis. While those examinations have focused mostly on U.S. equity markets, such as dark poo ls run by banks and broker-dealers and exchanges owned by companies including Na sdaq OMX, IntercontinentalExchange Group's NYSE Euronext and Bats Global Markets , high-frequency traders are active internationally in futures, FX and fixed inc ome markets, as they also run multi-asset strategies. High-frequency traders have been called many things, from emerging masters of th e universe and market pioneers to exploiters, computer geeks, and even predators and thieves. Everyone in the business of investing has an opinion of speed trad ers, but how many really understand how they operate? The shadow people of the i nvesting world, today's high-frequency traders have decidedly kept a low profile , until now. The Speed Traders Workshop, "How Banks, Hedge and Mutual Funds and Brokers Battl e Markets 'RIGGED' by Wall Street's 'Flash Boys', High-frequency Trading, Exchan ges and Dark Pools" (, is the first and most comprehensive initiation to the world of high-frequency trading., opens the door to the secretive world of computerized low-latency trading, the most controvers ial form of investing today; in the name of protecting the algorithms they have spent so much time perfecting, speed traders almost never talk to the press and try to disclose as little as possible about how they operate. Further informatio n about this workshop can be found at s/The%20Speed%20Traders%20Workshop,%20How%20Banks,%20Hedge%20and%20Mutual%20Fund s%20and%20Brokers%20Battle%20Markets%20%5C%27RIGGED%5C%27%20by%20Wall%20Street%5 C%27s%20%5C%27Flash%20Boys%5C%27,%20High-frequency%20Trading,%20Exchanges%20and% 20Dark%20Pools.pdf. The Speed Traders Workshop, to be held in New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Munich, London, Dubai, Brussels, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai, covers the latest research currently available and reveals how high-frequency trading players are operating in global markets and driving the development of electronic trading at breakneck speeds from the U.S. and Europe to Japan, India, and Brazil. The flash c rash , the suspended BATS IPO, the botched Facebook IPO, Knight Capital's trading ma lfunction and NASDAQ's Flash Freeze are just a few of the milestones in the hist ory of high-frequency trading that will be dissected with participants. Knightmare on Wall Street, the fascinating story of Knight Capital put together by course director Edgar Perez, was the most favorably reviewed Kindle edition b ook on Amazon in 2013, with an average rating of 5 out of five stars. Knight Cap ital, founded by Kenneth Pasternak and Walter Raquet in 1995, had seen its fortu nes change as U.S. regulators made a series of changes in the structure of finan cial markets and computers were progressively expanding their share of trading. The Flash Crash, the infamous 1,000 point drop of the DJIA on May 6, 2010 (the l argest one-day point decline in history), illustrated how market structure probl ems could almost instantaneously cascade from one market participant to the rest . Mr. Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert and speaker in the specialized areas of algorithmic and high-frequency trading. He is also author o

f The Speed Traders, An Insider s Look at the New That is Transforming the Investing World, published sa Indonesia. He contributes to The New York Times, m and China s International Finance News and Sina Contact: Julia Petrova Media Relations Coordinator New York, NY +1-414-3678670

High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon in English, Chinese and Baha Finance.