"Avoiding High Frequency Trading Landmines in New Asset Classes" is one of the panels to be discussed at next week’s High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 Chicago, "How Speed Traders Leverage Cutting-Edge Strategies in the Post-Flash Crash World" (http://www.HFTLeadersForum.com), October 3-5. This panel will be moderated by David Schulz, Director of FX, products CME Group, with the participation of Euan Sinclair, Risk Manager, Bluefin Trading, Jonathan Brograard, Professor of Finance, University of Washington's Foster School of Business, and Andrew Kumiega, Adjunct Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology.
David Schulz is Director, FX Products of CME Group. He is responsible for developing relations with global foreign exchange (NYSE:FX) market participants to increase global trading of CME FX products.
Schulz joined CME in 2003 and previously served as Associate Director, CME FX Products. Prior to joining the company, he was an independent floor trader in CME FX markets and held FX broker/sales management roles for Merrill Lynch Futures Inc. on the CME trading floor. He also has FX trading experience with Lloyd's Bank PLC in New York.
Schulz earned his bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr. Euan Sinclair is Risk Manager, Bluefin Trading, oversees at Bluefin Trading the firm’s risk by monitoring positions and activity of over 50 traders in 30 separate profit centers. He has over fifteen years trading options professionally, with experience in stock options, interest rate products, index options and commodity options, both exchange traded and OTC; he has specialized in design, implementation and risk management of quantitative trading strategies.
Prior to Bluefin, Dr. Sinclair was a Partner with Medway Capital Management, where he designed and traded several statistically based options, futures and stock strategies including high frequency spreading and structured product arbitrages. Before that, he was Principal with The Helios Group, where he established the ESX market making group, designed and implemented an automated option market making system, and supervised the design of an artificial option market where new market making ideas could be simulated and evaluated.
Andrew Kumiega is Director of Quality at Infinium Capital Management. Dr. Kumiega has applied his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering to research positions in both the manufacturing and the financial industry over the last 20 years. He has held multiple Director level positions in financial trading firms responsible for front office financial engineering. He currently works for a proprietary trading firm. Dr Kumiega is an Adjunct Facility member at the Illinois Institute of Technology. His industry research interests include: implied volatility models for equity derivatives, pricing models for convertible bonds, multi-factor stock selection models, credit analysis, and project management for finance.
Dr. Kumiega is the co-author of Quality Money Management along with multiple journal articles. Dr. Kumiega holds a B.Sc. Engineering Management from the University of Illinois, Chicago, a M.Sc Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois, Chicago, a Ph.D.in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois, Chicago and a M.Sc. Finance from Illinois Institute of Technology.
Jonathan Brogaard is Professor of Finance at the University of Washington's Foster School of Business. He obtained a joint JD - PhD in Finance from the Northwestern University School of Law / Kellogg School of Management.
His current research interests involve understanding the activities of high frequency traders and their impact on financial markets. Outside of academia, Dr. Brogaard consults for quantitative-based hedge funds.
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· The Speed Traders Workshop 2011 Chicago, "The Present and Future of High Frequency Trading" (http://thespeedtradersworkshopchicago.eventbrite.com), October 3, Chicago
· High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 Chicago, "How Speed Traders Leverage Cutting-Edge Strategies in the Post-Flash Crash World" (http://hftleadersforumchicago.eventbrite.com), October 3-5, Chicago
· The Speed Traders Workshop 2011 Sao Paulo, "The Present and Future of High Frequency Trading" (http://thespeedtradersworkshopsaopaulo.eventbrite.com), October 24, Sao Paulo
· High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 Sao Paulo, "How Speed Traders Leverage Cutting-Edge Strategies in the Post-Flash Crash World" (http://hftleadersforumsaopaulo.eventbrite.com), October 24-26, Sao Paulo, Brazil
· Public Finance Leaders Forum 2011 New York, "Navigating Uncharted Territories After S&P's U.S. Debt Downgrade from its Gilt-Edged AAA Credit Rating" (http://www.PublicFinanceLeadersForum.com), November 9, New York
· The Speed Traders Workshop 2011 Singapore, "The Present and Future of High Frequency Trading" (http://thespeedtradersworkshopsingapore.eventbrite.com), November 13, Singapore
· High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 Singapore, "How Speed Traders Leverage Cutting-Edge Strategies in the Post-Flash Crash World" (http://hftleadersforumsingapore.eventbrite.com), November 13-15, Singapore
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