From the Back Cover
High-frequency trading (HFT) is the most controversial form of investing today, and speed traders have generally flown under the radar. In the name of protecting the algorithms they have spent so much time perfecting, they almost never talk to the press and disclose as little as possible about how they operate—until now.
The Speed Traders reveals how leading HFT players are succeeding in the global markets and driving the development of algorithmic trading at breakneck speeds.
The Speed Traders includes personal interviews with the masters of the HFT universe, who shed light on what HFT is, the essential role it plays in the world’s most active exchanges, and how they generate consistent profits at unprecedented rates and volumes. Among the HFT luminaries you’ll hear from are:
- Manoj Narang, Founder and CEO of Tradeworx
- Adam Afshar, President of Hyde Park Global Investments
- Aaron Lebovitz, Managing Director at Infinium Capital Management
- John Netto, President of M3 Capital
- Stuart Theakston, Head of High-Frequency Trading at GLC
- Peter van Kleef, CEO of Lakeview Arbitrage
About the Author
Edgar Perez is a former McKinsey & Company consultant, chief operating officer of UltraHF Capital, a hedge fund running highfrequency trading strategies, and founder of Golden Networking, a premier networking community for business executives, entrepreneurs, and investors. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from Columbia Business School where he was elected to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. He is widely regarded as the preeminent networker in the high-frequency trading and alternative investments worlds, as host of the popular monthly High-Frequency Trading Happy Hour business receptions in New York City, which were featured in The Wall Street Journal and Los Angeles Times. Perez was also a presenter at the Harvard Business School Venture Capital and Private Equity Conference. He resides in the New York City area.