Jitesh Thakkar, Founder and President of Edge Financial Technologies, IT consultancy dedicated to helping enterprises in the financial industry achieve profitable growth, will join’sHigh-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2010, “Innovating and Profiting from High-Frequency Trading in 2010 and Beyond” (, May 27th, 2010, at New York City’s Flatotel Hotel.

Privately-held Edge Financial Technologies partners with their customers to create new products and services, serve them better, optimize existing technologies, and bring their technology vision into reality. Their consultants deliver value according to each customer’s requirements, timeline and budget by combining insight, innovation and proven software technologies and methodologies. Their unique connections with leading financial industry product firms and their consultants’ knowledge of the industry enhance their ability to deliver effective mission-critical solutions for organizations. Edge Financial Technologies was formed by industry veterans with over 50 years of knowledge in software engineering best practices and experience in the financial trading industry.

Mr. Thakkar is an industry veteran known for his expertise in creating trading and execution management systems in the futures and options industry. Mr. Thakkar has over 15 years of technical experience and has been serving the trading industry for 12 years. He is passionate about creating great software and delivering value to clients. In his career, he has created several algorithmic trading systems, Order Routing Systems, High Frequency Low Latency Trading Systems, and Exchange Connectivity/ Gateways to several futures, options and FX exchanges. Prior to starting the firm, Mr. Thakkar worked with UBS, Trading Technologies, Stafford Trading, TD Securities and Andersen Consulting. Mr. Thakkar has a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2010, “Innovating and Profiting from High-Frequency Trading in 2010 and Beyond” will provide attendees with the most up-to-date and enlightening overview of the present and future of High-Frequency Trading, discussing topics like strategies, access methods to venues, regulatory overview, technology key success factors, latency, co-location, proximity, fragmented market data, compliance and risk management. High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2010 is produced by (, the premier networking community for business executives, entrepreneurs, investors and diplomats, founded by former McKinsey consultant and Columbia Business School MBA Edgar Perez. Upcoming Leaders Forums and Business Networking receptions include:

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• High-Frequency Trading Happy Hour, (, June 7th, New York City

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