Members Only Seminar - The Present and Future of High-Frequency Trading

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Topic: The Present and Future of High-Frequency Trading

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The U.S. and European capital markets have been through a number of developments, from the implementation of sophisticated trading technology to the evolution of their regulatory frameworks, which have fostered the emergence of High-Frequency Trading (HFT) strategies.

Despite the controversy surrounding high-frequency trading, speed traders will continue finding alpha-generating opportunities by trading new asset classes in new geographies employing more sophisticated tools than ever. While in U.S. equity markets, HFT has decreased to 53% of stock-market trading volume (from 61% in 2009), in U.S. futures markets, HFT now accounts for 28% of the total volume (an increase from 22% in 2009), and on foreign-exchange, roughly 30% as of 2010 (compared with 13% in 2004).

Similarly, HFT accounts now for around 15% of Asia-Pacific equity trading volumes, 45% in Japan, 6% of Brazil’s BM&F Bovespa’s total volume and 25% of orders in India’s Bombay Stock Exchange; all in all, penetration levels way below U.S. and European levels, which represents an area of opportunity that has not been lost to financial institutions, hedge funds and traders.

In-town guest Mr Edgar Perez, widely regarded as the pre-eminent networker in the specialised area of high-frequency trading, will come to Hong Kong and talk about this hot topic to HKSI members exclusively.

Seats are limited and on a first-come-first serve basis





















High-frequency traders have been called many things - from masters of the universe and market pioneers to exploiters, computer geeks, and even predators.  Everyone in the business of investing has an opinion of speed traders, but how many really understand how they operate?

In this new title, The Speed Traders, wrote by Edgar Perez, founder of the prestigious business networking community Golden Networking, opens the door to the secretive world of high-frequency trading.

Inside, prominent figures such as Manoj Narang (Tradeworx), John Netto (M3 Capital), and Aaron Lebovitz (Infinium Capital Management) drop their guard and speak with unprecedented candidness about their trade.

The Speed Traders, published by McGraw-Hill Inc., is the most comprehensive, revealing work available on the most important development in trading in generations. HFT will no doubt play an ever larger role as computer technology advances and the global exchanges embrace fast electronic access. The Speed Traders explains everything there is to know about how today’s high-frequency traders make millions - one cent at a time.

Readers can get insight on the following important issues:

  • The basics of launching an HFT platform
  • The important role speed traders play in providing market liquidity
  • The real story behind the “flash crash” of May 2010
  • M&A and consolidation among thw world’s biggest exchanges- Emerging global HFT markets

"Alternating between an annotated timeline of the development of HFT and interviews with top High-Frequency Traders, Perez illuminates the world of speed.  All in all, and enlightening book." - Brenda Jubin, Contributor of Seeking Alpha

"I have interviewed the most successful High-Frequency Traders in New York and Chicago, but I have learned so much more by reading Perez's book.  He covers the most relevant topics we need to know today and tomorrow." - Mark Abeshouse, Chairman, Augustus Capital

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Speaker:  Mr Edgar Perez, Author and Founder of Golden Networking and Chief Operating Officer of UltraHF Capital

Edgar Perez is widely regarded as the pre-eminent networker in the specialized area of High-Frequency Trading. He is the chief operating officer of UltraHF Capital, a hedge fund running high-frequency trading strategies.

He is also the founder of the Golden Networking and host of HFT business receptions in New York City, which have drawn the world's top industry practitioners.  Mr Perez has organised HFT forums and workshops, as well as conferences on subjects as diverse as hedge funds, derivatives, private equity, distressed investing, and China, in the world's major business centers.  He has presented at Harvard Business School's 17th Annual Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference and at forums organised by Columbia Business School.

Mr Perez was a Vice President at Citibank, a Senior Consultant at IBM, and a consultant at McKinsey & Company in New York City.  He has a MBA from Columbia Business School, with a dual major in Finance and Management.  He is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor society.  Mr. Perez resides in the New York City area.

Mr Perez recently explained in details the role high-frequency trading has been playing in the equity markets to CNBC Cash Flow’s Oriel Morrison. Click here for the interview.



Memebers' comments to the Seminar:

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Event Code: M062811PS
Language : English
CPT Hour(s) :
CPD Hour(s) :
1 CPT hour recognised by SFC
1 CPD non-core hour recognised by MPFA
CPT attendance will be provided to participants who attend the whole seminar including the Q&A session. Otherwise, no CPT/CPD hour will be given.
Date : Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Time :
4:00pm - 4:30pm Registration & Refreshment
4:30pm - 5:30pm Seminar / Q & A
Venue : HKSI Training Centre, 24/F, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong
Fee : Free of charge


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Seats are limited and on a first-come-first serve basis