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Two Years On And Singapore Casinos Look Strong; The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Singapore

The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Singapore Edgar 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 in Bikyamasr, a mere two years ago, Singapore had no casinos. Now, with two resorts having opened gambling facilities on their premises, the sector looks strong, despite worries from the government that residents who shouldn't be there are losing their personal savings.

But for observers and economic experts, the move toward creating private facilities that deliver economic resources for the government's infrastructure, the idea has been a wide success, government officials told Bikyamasr.com in a series of interviews earlier this month, even as they continued to boost the "no-gambling" list.

"I think we have been successful on this idea and have seen the return very strong," said one government advisor. And revenue has been strong.

Although the government in Singapore has pushed forward on efforts to curb the number of residents heading to the country's two casinos, Finance Minister Josephine Teo said last Tuesday the country had netted $93 million from gambling during the first half of the year.

As casinos are performing well in Singapore, 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.