Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, Speaker at The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Shanghai (November 22) and London (December 12): How Algorithmic and High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX (Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Warsaw, Kiev, New York, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Jakarta, London, Mexico City, Moscow, Ho Chi Minh, New York, Dubai and Chicago)
As Mr. Perez will cover, high-frequency trading is the use of sophisticated technological tools to trade securities like stocks or options, and is typically characterized by several distinguishing features:
Highly quantitative, employing computerized algorithms to analyze incoming market data and implement proprietary trading strategies.
Investment positions are held only for very brief periods of time, from seconds to hours, and rapidly traded into and out, sometimes thousands or tens of thousands of times a day.
No net investment position at the end of a trading day.
Mostly employed by proprietary firms or proprietary trading desks in hedge funds and banks.
Very sensitive to the processing speed of markets and of their own access to the market.
Top securities firms and traders are joining these enlightening workshops, which display an agenda full of information and insights, as can be seen through the following sessions: 1.††††† Understanding High Frequency Trading in Equities and other Asset Classes
The need for speed and sophisticated computer programs in generating, routing, and executing orders
Co-location and individual data feeds to minimize latency
Time-frames for establishing and closing highly-liquid positions
Review of the most important strategies: market making, trend following, value arbitrage and others
2.††††† Key Enablers for High Frequency Trading
Technological innovation: computing power, complex event processing, and low-latency bandwidth
Shift to electronic trading and the rise of alternative trading systems
In-depth look at strategies high frequency traders leverage to find alpha in equities, options, futures and FX
The profitability of typical high frequency trading strategies and its evolution
3.††††† Global Regulatory Overview: from the U.S. and Europe to China and Brazil
Regulations in place before the "flash crash"
Proposed regulatory initiatives after the "flash crash" in the U.S. and Europe, circuit breakers, limit up limit down and consolidated audit trail
High frequency trading in Asia, from Japan, Singapore and India to Hong Kong and China
Regulating speed trading to samba beats: Brazil and Mexico
4.††††† The Future of High Frequency Trading
Enhancing profitability: from equities to FX to cross-asset trading
High frequency trading in the world: from the U.S. and Europe to China and Brazil
Adding ammunition to the high frequency trader toolkit, FPGA, GPUs and enhanced technologies
Turning the tables on high frequency trading: the transparency challenge for the buy-side
Contact Info The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 Shanghai, London, Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Warsaw, Kiev, New York, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Jakarta, London, Mexico City, Moscow, Ho Chi Minh, New York, Dubai,Chicago
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