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Singapore Is Resilient To Global Financial Shocks; The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Singapore

The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 SingaporeEdgar Perez, Author of The Speed Traders, Speaker at The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Singapore: How Algorithmic and High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX, September 15

As reported on Today Online, Moody's Investors Service on June 19 reaffirmed Singapore's top Aaa rating, saying the Republic had demonstrated a very high degree of resilience to global financial shocks despite the openness of its economy and its dependence on global trade and finance.

Singapore's Aaa sovereign rating and stable outlook reflected Moody's assessment in four factors, namely its "very high" economic, institutional and Government financial strengths, as well as its "low" susceptibility to risks from financial, economic and political events, the ratings agency said.

According to the new Moody's report on Singapore, the substantial accumulation of public savings, along with fiscal prudence and a fully-funded public pension system, supports the Government's strong financial position.

Singapore's "very high" economic strength reflects the trend of a high growth rate for an advanced economy, as well as high per-capita income.

As Singapore continues to be unaffected by the global financial shocks, Mr. Edgar Perez, author of The Speed Traders, will present The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Singapore, "How Algorithmic and High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX" (http://thespeedtradersworkshopsingapore.eventbrite.com/) on September 15 at the SGX Centre, as he continues his global tour educating investors and traders which has taken him to the world's most important financial capitals, including Jakarta, Seoul, Mexico City, Hong Kong and Dubai.

Mr. Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent expert in the specialized are 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 (http://www.thespeedtraders.com), published by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011) and currently being translated into Chinese, course director of The Speed Traders Workshop 2012, How Algorithmic and High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX (http://www.TheSpeedTradersWorkshop.com), and founder of Golden Networking.

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.