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PRESS RELEASE Media Contact w 7 Julia Petrova EDGFEt PEREZ Media Relations Coordinator Knightmare on Wall Street 5167614712 infoknightmareonwallstreetcom httpwwwknightmareonwallstreetcom Edgar Perez39s Knightmare on Wall Street Featured by Columbia Alumni Association39s Career News Edgar Perez Author The Speed Traders and Course Director The Speed Traders Workshop Introduces Knightmare on Wall Street The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets a Behindthescenes Look at Knight Capital 395 17 years of Tumultuous Existence as an Independent Company E E E E New York City NY USA September 3 2013 Mr 39 Edgar Perez39s latest book Knightmare on Wall Street quot f The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk 7 for Financial Markets exclusively available at httpwwwKnightmareonWallStreetcom has been featured by Columbia Alumni Association39s Career News p a the association is Columbia University39s official outreach 39 to its thousands of alumni around the world Mr Perez 1 5 received a Master of Business Administration from Eiggmw u m Columbia Business School New York with a dual major in Finance and Management in 2002 as such he f3 Fl39l lmw 1 belongs to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society Knightmare on Wall Street is a thrilling minutebyminute quot 3quot account of the terrifying hours following theirAugust 1 J gammy 2012 trading debacle with newsbreaking research regarding Knight Capital39s 17 years of tumultuous existence as an independent company On August 1 2012 Knight Capital announced a staggering loss of 440 million after issuing an unprecedented number of erroneous orders into the market at 930 AM due to an error in installing new software What followed after this shocking announcement were several rounds of desperate conversations with a number of vulture players who had smelled opportunity and were readying themselves to pick up bargainpriced pieces On August 6 2012 CEO Thomas Joyce confirmed that Knight Capital had struck a deal with Jefferies TD Ameritrade Blackstone GETCO Stephens and Stifel Financial staving off collapse days after the trading mishap While Knight Capital was back in the game its limping recovery quickly prompted hungry competitors to bid for the entire company On December 19 2012 the board decided to accept an acquisition proposal from GETCO rather than Virtu Financial For GETCO acquiring Knight Capital represented a gigantic fast forward step For Knight Capital it was the end of its wild ride as an independent entity Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert in the specialized area of high frequency trading He is author of The Speed Traders An Insider39s Look at the New High Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World published in English by McGraw Hill Inc 2011 published in Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House 2012 and lnvestasi Super Kilat Pandangan Orang dalam tentang Fenomena Baru Frekuensi Tinggi yang Mentransformasi Dunia lnvestasi published in Bahasa Indonesia by Kompas Gramedia 2012 Perez is course director of The Speed Traders Workshop How 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 He contributes to The New York Times and China39s International Finance News and Sina Finance Perez has been interviewed on Sina Finance CNBC Squawk On The Street Bloomberg TV39s Market Makers CNN en Espanol39s Dinero FOX Business39s Countdown to the Closing Bell CNBC Worldwide Exchange CNBC Cash Flow CNBC Squawk Box BNN Business Day CCTV China Bankierpl TheStreetcom Leaderonomics GPW Media Channel NewsAsia Business Tonight and Cents amp Sensibilities Ends
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