As Dubai's Properties Are Looking up Again, The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Comes to Town
Edgar Perez, Author of The Speed Traders, Speaker at The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Dubai: How Algorithmic and High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX, October 14
As reported on CNBC, The world's largest man-made island and the world's tallest building were symbolic of Dubai's bid to become one of the world's most prominent cities. But when the city's property bubble burst in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, it left many wondering how sustainable economic fundamentals were for a future recovery.
One of the companies that lived through Dubai's rise and fall is the Jumeirah Group, Dubai's international hotel luxury brand. The group's Executive Chairman, Gerald Lawless, claimed in an interview with CNBC's "Access: Middle East" that he never had any doubts.
"I used to say in the early days in the 1990s: 'Dubai is like: if you can dream it, you can do it,'" he told CNBC.
As Dubai's properties are looking up again, , Edgar Perez, author of The Speed Traders, will conduct the most thorough review of high-frequency trading at his upcoming The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Dubai: How High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX, October 14 (http://www.TheSpeedTradersWorkshop.com).
Mr. Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent speaker in the specialized area of high-frequency trading. He is the author of The Speed Traders, An Insider's Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World (http://www.thespeedtraders.com), published by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011) and currently being translated into Chinese and Portuguese, and course director of The Speed Traders Workshop 2012, How High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX (Hong Kong, Mexico City, Moscow, Shanghai, New York and Chicago).
Mr. Perez has been featured on CNBC Cash Flow (with Oriel Morrison), CNBC Squawk Box (with Geoff Cutmore), BNN Business Day (with Kim Parlee), TheStreet.com (with Gregg Greenberg), Channel NewsAsia Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities (with Lin Xue Ling), NHK World, iMoney Hong Kong, Hedge Fund Brief, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Valor Econômico, The Korea Herald, FIXGlobal Trading, The Korea Times, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.
Mr. Perez has been engaged to present to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, CFA Singapore, Hong Kong Securities Institute, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University and Pace University, among other public and private institutions. In addition, Mr. 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, London), 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).
Mr. Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York City. Mr. 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. Mr. Perez resides in the New York City area and is an accomplished salsa and hustle dancer.
The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Dubai (http://thespeedtradersworkshopdubai.eventbrite.com/) will reveal how high-frequency trading players are succeeding in the global markets and driving the development of algorithmic trading at breakneck speeds from the U.S. and Europe to India, Singapore and Brazil. The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Dubai follows the series of presentations in the world's most important financial centers: Mexico City, Mexico, July 27; Hong Kong, August 4; Moscow, Russia, August 10 and Singapore, September 15