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High Frequency Trading and Cyber Terrorism

November 15, 2010 by The Trading Mesh   Comments (0)           

An Interview With Roderick Jones
This week, Mike O’Hara talks to security specialist Roderick Jones, CEO of Concentric Solutions, about the potential security risks associated with High Frequency Trading and how those risks should be managed to prevent the possibility of cyber-terrorist attacks.
Roderick is CEO of Concentric Solutions, which provides a variety of intelligence driven security solutions to private sector clients. He was educated at London and Cambridge...

Extreme Connectivity & The Rise of The Cyber Cities

October 21, 2010 by The Trading Mesh   Comments (0)           

An Interview with Bob Giffords
In this week’s interview for the High Frequency Trading Review, Mike O’Hara speaks with expert banking and financial technology consultant Bob Giffords.
Bob is an independent analyst and consultant for the European banking sector with over 25 years experience in financial technology, mostly as an independent consultant. Bob writes for several leading financial journals, including Automated Trader, The Trade, Swift Dialogue,...

NonLinearity, Artificial Intelligence & Genetic Algorithms

October 4, 2010 by The Trading Mesh   Comments (0)           

Interview with Adam Afshar, Hyde Park Global
 
In the latest in our series of interviews with High Frequency Trading Leaders, Mike O’Hara speaks withAdam Afshar, President and CEO of Hyde Park Global Investments.
 
Adam has over 2 decades of financial industry experience including 12 years at Bear Stearns where he was a Managing Director, overseeing long/short multi asset portfolios for both onshore and offshore clients. Hyde Park Global Investments is a 100%...

The Changing Role of The Broker

September 28, 2010 by The Trading Mesh   Comments (0)           

Interview with Joe Gawronski, Rosenblatt Securities
 
This week, Mike O’Hara talks to Joe Gawronski, President of Rosenblatt Securities, who will be presenting at the upcoming High Frequency Trading World events in London and New York.
 
Joe Gawronski is the President of Rosenblatt Securities, an agency-only brokerage founded in 1979. In addition to its reputation as an innovator in the execution services arena, the firm has carved out a niche as one of...

Why Quality is Critical in HFT Systems

September 17, 2010 by The Trading Mesh   Comments (0)           

Interview with Professor Andrew Kumiega, IIT
This week’s interview is with Dr Andrew Kumiega, Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, another speaker at the upcoming High Frequency Trading World events in London and New York.
Dr Kumiega has applied his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering to research positions in both the manufacturing and the financial industry over the last 20 years. He has held multiple Director level positions in financial trading...

How High Frequency Trading is Changing the Markets

September 10, 2010 by The Trading Mesh   Comments (0)           

Interview with Dr Karim Taleb, Robust Methods
This week, we interview another High Frequency Trading expert who will be speaking at the upcoming High Frequency Trading World events in London and New York.
Karim Taleb, Ph.D. is the Principal of Robust Methods LLC, a New York based manager specializing in multi-asset absolute returns strategies. He oversees all operational aspects of the firm including portfolio management, risk management, computing systems, and...

HFT Technology, Staff and Innovation

September 3, 2010 by The Trading Mesh   Comments (0)           

Interview with Peter Van Kleef, Lakeview Arbitrage International
In the first of our interviews featuring keynote speakers at the upcoming High Frequency Trading World events in London and New York, Mike O’Hara from the High Frequency Trading Review speaks to Peter Van Kleef, CEO of Lakeview Arbitrage International.
Prior to his role at Lakeview, Mr Van Kleef managed significant hedge fund type investment portfolios and quantitative trading departments for among...

A View From The Buy Side

July 12, 2010 by The Trading Mesh   Comments (0)           

Interview with Ari Burstein, Investment Company Institute
 
In the latest in our series of High Frequency Trading interviews, we talk to Ari Burstein, Senior Counsel of the Securities Regulation – Capital Markets group of the Investment Company Institute (“ICI”).
 
Mr. Burstein is responsible for securities regulation issues affecting investment companies and investment advisers, particularly trading, market structure and brokerage related...

Debunking Six Myths of HFT

June 29, 2010 by The Trading Mesh   Comments (0)           

Interview with Manoj Narang, Tradeworx
 
In the latest in our series of High Frequency Trading interviews, we have an in-depth conversation with Manoj Narang, Founder and CEO of Tradeworx, Inc. (www.tradeworx.com), a leading financial technology and trading firm whose mission is to democratize the role of advanced technology in the financial markets. Through its subsidiary Thesys LLC (www.thesystech.com), the firm offers a world-class trading...

HFT in a Box

June 24, 2010 by The Trading Mesh   Comments (0)           

Interview with Mo Takhim, ULLINK
In the latest in our series of High Frequency Tradinginterviews, we talk to Mo Takhim, Head of Managed Services at ULLINK. Mo’s role includes leading the company’s efforts to offer fully-managed connectivity and trading services as well as creating and positioning new services. He is based in New York City and supervises a team of dedicated Product Strategists. Prior to joining ULLINK, Mo worked at NYFIX for 6 years as Head of Trading...