China's financial capital will be hosting the second dedicated seminar about high frequency trading. The event known as The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Shanghai: How Algorithmic and High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX, will be held on August, 1st, 2012, and will be led by renowned global expert Edgar Perez, author of The Speed Traders.
China has been developing its capital markets over the last twenty years. Shanghai Stock Exchange, the country's largest bourse, is the world's 5th largest stock market by market capitalization at US$2.7 trillion as of Dec 2010. Although Japan and Singapore have been the financial centers of Asia Pacific, China is making its fame with news of more 'foreign investor' involvement and free movement of the yuan.
During the global credit crisis; there was a "stock market frenzy" as speculative traders rushed into the market, making China's stock exchange temporarily the world's second largest in terms of turnover valued at $3.21 trillion. After reaching an all-time high of 6,124.044 points on October 16, 2007,the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index ended 2008 down a record 65% mainly due to the impact of the global economic crisis which started in mid-2008.
This event will attract more than 100 high-level executives from hedge funds, CTA's, asset management companies, institutional investors, traders, family offices, HNWI, exchanges, brokers as well as financial technology companies of algorithmic trading, low latency, trade data, co-location and proximity hosting.
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.
The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Shanghai 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 Shanghai kicks off a series of presentations in the world's most important financial centers: Mexico City, Mexico, July 27; Hong Kong, August 4, and Moscow, Russia, August 10.
Mr. Perez is one of the great business networkers and motivators on the business circuit; he is available worldwide for the following speaking engagements: Present and Future of High-Frequency Trading, The Real Story behind the "Flash Crash", Networking for Financial Executives, and Business Networking for Success.