The Speed Traders: An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World

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April 15, 2011


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0071768300 / 9780071768306

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The speed traders' secrets revealed!

High-frequency trading is the most controversial form of investing today, and speed traders have maintained a low profile-until now. The Speed Traders reveals how leading HFT players are succeeding in the global markets-and the enthralling development of high-frequency trading.

The Speed Traders includes personal interviews of the masters of the HFT universe, who shed light on what HFT is, the important role it plays in trading, and how they generate profits as unprecedented rates and volume. Among the HFT luminaries you'll hear from are:

  • Manoj Narang, founder and CEO of Tradeworxs
  • Aaron Lebovitz, managing director at Infinium Capital Management
  • Peter Van Kleef, CEO of Lakeview Arbitrage
  • Adam Afshar, president of Hyde Park Global Investments

HFT now accounts for nearly of 70 percent of all U.S. equity volume. And the practice is beginning to spread from the U.S. stock market into new areas (Europe, Canada, Brazil, India) and asset classes (bonds, futures, currencies). The Speed Traders gives you the full story from the best in the business.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Manoj Narang (Tradeworxs); Chapter 2. Stuart Theakston (GLC Ltd.); Chapter 3. Mark Holt (BlueCrest Capital); Chapter 4. Aaron Lebovitz (Infinium Capital Management); Chapter 5. Richard Flom, Systematic Alpha Management's Head Trader; Chapter 6. Aaron Lebovitz, Infinium Capital Management's Managing Director; Chapter 7. Peter Van Kleef, Lakeview Arbitrage's CEO; Chapter 8. Francois Magny (Starmark Proprietary Trading Ltd.)

Author comments

Edgar Perez is a former McKinsey & Company consultant; founder of Golden Networking, the premier networking community for business executives, entrepreneurs, and investors; and host of High-Frequency Trading Happy Hour business receptions in New York City, Chicago, Hong Kong, Singapore, and London.

Perez has been featured on CNBC Cash Flow, BNN Business Day,, Channel NewsAsia Cent & Sensibilities, and in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News, Los Angeles Times, iMoney Hong Kong, Hedge Fund Brief, Oriental Daily News Hong Kong, and other publications. He has spoken at Harvard Business School’s 17th Annual Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference, High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011, CFA Singapore, Hong Kong Securities Institute, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, Global Growth Markets Forum, and other events.

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