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

Proposed Tax on High Frequency Trading?

|Includes: Center Bancorp, Inc. (CNBC), HP, IBM
According to Justin Grant from Advanced Trading, either in the U.S. or Europe, it's looking increasingly doubtful that high-frequency traders will face an additional transaction tax. High-frequency trading has become quite the punching bag for overseas governing bodies in recent months, but for the time being it appears that those who rely on it may escape being taxed for it. This topic will also be discussed further 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 (http://www.thespeedtraders.com), at The Speed Traders Workshop 2011, "The Present and Future of High-Frequency Trading" (http://www.thespeedtradersworkshop.com), in Singapore, Hong Kong and Sao Paulo. The Speed Traders Workshop 2011 will be extremely helpful for all delegates who are working in finance and investments, from financial institutions, investment banks, hedge funds, pension funds, broker dealers, consultancy groups, prime brokers, solution providers and exchanges, who wish to gain a thorough understanding and practical knowledge of high-frequency trading.
The idea that high-frequency trading obscures the markets and causes extreme volatility led the European Commission to consider levying a 0.1 percent tax on the sale or transfer of a range of financial products. Derivatives trades, which are often used by institutional investors as a hedge against swings in commodity and FX prices, would be tagged with a 0.01 percent charge.
Meanwhile finance ministers from the world's 20 largest economies will be debating the concept of a global financial transactions tax in the coming months. But with the United States, Canada, and the U.K. standing in the way, the idea is unlikely to gain much traction.
The Speed Traders Workshop 2011, led by Edgar Perez, author of The Speed Traders, 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. Highlights of The Speed Traders Workshop 2011 include:
·         The first and most comprehensive initiation to the world of high-frequency trading
·         Study materials provided by Edgar Perez, the author of the latest book on the subject of speed trading, and a well-known presenter in America, Europe and Asia
·         Latest update on high-frequency trading in the world and current regulatory initiatives
·         Techniques to detect high-frequency trading in the markets
·         Key enablers of high-frequency trading in the U.S., Europe and Asia
·         Proposed regulatory initiatives after the "flash crash”
·         Up-to-date review of the future of high-frequency trading
The Speed Traders, published by McGraw-Hill Inc., available online at amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, BORDERS, and INDIEBOUND, among multiple bookstores, is the most comprehensive, revealing work available on the most important development in trading in generations. High-frequency trading will no doubt play an ever larger role as computer technology advances and the global exchanges embrace fast electronic access. The Speed Traders explains everything there is to know about how today's high-frequency traders make millions—one cent at a time. In this new title, The Speed Traders, Mr. Perez opens the door to the secretive world of high-frequency trading. Inside, prominent figures drop their guard and speak with unprecedented candidness about their trade.
Mr. Perez is widely regarded as the pre-eminent networker in the specialized area of high-frequency trading. He has been featured on CNBC Cash Flow with Oriel Morrison (http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=2023403523), BNN Business Day with Kim Parlee (http://watch.bnn.ca/business-day/august-2011/business-day-august-19-2011/#clip519647), TheStreet.com with Gregg Greenberg (http://www.thestreet.com/video/11144274/high-frequency-traders-not-the-enemy.html), Channel NewsAsia Cent & Sensibilities with Lin Xue Ling, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, iMoney Hong Kong, Hedge Fund Brief, Oriental Daily News Hong Kong, and more. He has been engaged as speaker at Harvard Business School’s 17th Annual Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference, High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 (New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Singapore), CFA Singapore, Hong Kong Securities Institute, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University (New York), Global Growth Markets Forum (London), Technical Analysis Society (Singapore), Middle East Hedge Funds Investors Summit 2012 (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), 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, 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.
Mr. Perez is one of the great business networkers and motivators on the lecture 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.
# # #