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Edgar Perez

Edgar Perez

New York, USA

Global finance and cybersecurity expert featured on The New York Times, Bloomberg, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business and CCTV

Author, “Knightmare on Wall Street” (2013) and “The Speed Traders” (2011), translated into Chinese and Bahasa Indonesia

Course Director of Investing and Cybersecurity workshops in the top twenty world capitals

“Your presentation was the real highlight of the Emerging Markets Investments Summit. You clearly have the connections in the industry and are very well connected.” – Alex Ritson, BBC News Presenter at The Newsroom, World Business Report and Business Matters (United Kingdom)

Edgar Perez is a published author, futurist, and business consultant for billion-dollar private equity and hedge funds and Council Member at the Gerson Lehrman Group and Guidepoint Global Advisors and Research International. He speaks with expertise in cyber security, investing, trading, financial regulation (Dodd-Frank Act) and market structure.

He is course director of 3-Day Masterclass Cybersecurity, teaching directors and CXOs to build the proper foundation to address today’s information security challenges, and 3-Day Masterclass Quantitative Finance, where portfolio strategists and managers are informed on how to leverage profitable strategies to find alpha in equities, options, futures and FX. Edgar has presented these workshops in most cities in Asia, Europe and the Americas.

As well as an accomplished speaker and teacher, Edgar is the author of “Knightmare on Wall Street: the rise and fall of Knight Capital and the biggest risk for financial markets” (2013) and “The Speed Traders,” an insider’s look at the high-frequency trading phenomenon that is transforming the investing world, published in English by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011), “交易快手,” published in Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012), and “Investasi Super Kilat,” published in Bahasa Indonesia by Kompas Gramedia (2012).

Contributor to The New York Times and China’s International Finance News and Sina Finance, Edgar’s financial expertise has been sought in interviews on CNN, FOX business, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and many others.

Previously, Edgar was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York, and managed Operations and Technology for Peruval Finance.

He has an undergraduate degree in Systems Engineering 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).

A member of Beta Gamma Sigma honor society as well as an accomplished salsa and hustle dancer, Edgar now resides in the New York City area with wife Olga, son Edgar Felipe and daughter Svetlana Sofia.

Key topics offered in talks by Edgar Perez:

  • The Impact of Brexit in the U.K and the World
  • Blockchain and its impact on finance
  • The Biggest Risks for Financial Markets
  • Finance in the New Global Economy
  • China: To Rebalance or Not to Rebalance
  • Social Engineering: The “Weakest Human Link” in Cybersecurity
  • The Importance of the Cybersecurity Framework for Directors and CEOs
  • Establishing or Improving a Cybersecurity Program
  • The Present and Future of High-Frequency TradingT
  • The world of Deep Learning (a type of Artificial Intelligence)

Our Comment

"Edgar Perez is a great business speaker, a confident communicator and a world class motivator. Global executives have come to appreciate his wide-ranging insights on how they can better position their organizations for success through strong leadership and a comprehensive approach that links business, financial and technology strategies. "

Knightmare on Wall Street by Edgar Perez

Knightmare on Wall Street is the definitive behind-the-scenes story of Knight Capital. The firm, founded by Kenneth Pasternak and Walter Raquet in 1995, had seen its fortunes change as U.S. regulators made a series of changes in the structure of financial markets and computers were progressively expanding their share of trading.


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