Please Note: Blog posts are not selected, edited or screened by Seeking Alpha editors.

DGCX Launches Derivatives Trading Academy, The Speed Trader Workshop Dubai 2012

As reported on khaleejtimes, DUBAI-Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) on Tuesday launched the DGCX Academy, an educational initiative aimed at extending the benefits of derivatives trading to the wider business and investment community in the Middle East.

The first such initiative in the region, the Academy seeks to empower the community with the knowledge and skills needed to use derivatives as effective investment and risk management tools.

The DGCX Academy will offer seminars, webinars and certification courses aimed at two different sets of audiences - novice traders and retail investors seeking to further leverage the investment potential of derivatives; and businesses, corporates and institutions looking for effective hedging tools to manage currency and commodity risk..

As DGCX launches deriavatives tradeing academy , 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