As reported by ESPNStar.com, the kingpins of the Asian Tour, led by former champions Thongchai Jaidee, Jeev Milkha Singh and Liang Wen-chong, will take part at the Maybank Malaysian Open next week. Thai strongman Thongchai, who has won two Malaysian Open titles, Indian star Singh and Liang of China have won a combined total of six Order of Merit crowns and will chase for more honours at the US$2.5 million event sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour. "This acquisition takes CIMB to the next level," Nazir said of the new assets, which analysts said would give an overnight boost to CIMB's footprint in Asia. "We will have seats in nine exchanges and partnerships in three others. Our research will cover 1,093 Asia-Pacific-based companies and we will see a big interest in global institutional investors relationships," he said.The Maybank Malaysian Open has been a happy hunting ground for Asian Tour members over the past decade where they have won the tournament nine times since becoming a co-sanctioned event in 1999. Among those who have lifted the Seagram Trophy, which is awarded to the champion of the Maybank Malaysian Open, include Chinese Taipei's Yeh Wei-tze in 2000, Charlie Wi of Korea in 2006 and Noh Seung-yul of Korea, the 2010 champion.Korean-American Anthony Kang, who has plied his trade with great success on the Asian Tour since 1998, was also victorious in the 2009 edition where he ended an eight-year title drought. However it is Thongchai who has one of the best track records in the Maybank Malaysian Open where he won back-to-back titles in 2004 and 2005. He also finished second in the 2006 edition at the Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club. "I've always enjoyed playing in Malaysia. Malaysia feels like a second home to me and I always receive a warm welcome here. It is one of my favourite tournaments," said Thongchai, a 13-time Asian Tour winner.The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Kuala Lumpur: How High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX, April 12th, will also take place in Malaysia, led by Edgar Perez, author of The Speed Traders: An Insider's Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That Is Transforming the Investing World, said he has not come across a trader who had made money from information supplied on social networking sites. In his book, Perez follows six high speed traders and examines how ultra fast trading could develop in the future.
Mr. Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent speaker and networker in the specialized area 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, published by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011) and currently being translated into Chinese and Portuguese, 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, Sao Paulo, Seoul, and Kuala Lumpur), and founder of Golden Networking.
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 institutions. In addition, Mr. Perez has spoken at Harvard Business School's Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference (Boston), High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum (New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, London, Singapore), MIT Sloan Investment Management Conference (Cambridge), High-Frequency Trading Happy Hour (New York), Institutional Investor's Global Growth Markets Forum (London), Technical Analysis Society (Singapore), TradeTech Asia (Singapore), FIXGlobal Face2Face (Seoul), 2nd Private Equity Convention Russia, CIS & Eurasia (London), among other global forums.
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 Kuala Lumpur 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 Kuala Lumpur kicks off a series of presentations in the world's most important financial centers: Warsaw, Poland, May 11; Kiev, Ukraine, May 18; Singapore, May 26; Beijing, China, May 30; Shanghai, China, June 6; Jakarta, Indonesia, June 13; Mexico City, Mexico, July 27; Hong Kong, August 4, and Moscow, Russia, August 10.