Editor’s Note: The following is a Big Saturday Interview from our archives with trader and author Irene Aldridge and conducted by David Penn. Enjoy!
Click here to access this week’s Big Saturday Interview with Irene Aldridge, trader and author of High-Frequency Trading: A Practical Guide to Algorithmic Strategies and Trading Systems (Wiley Trading).
What is high-frequency trading? Author and trader Irene Aldridge takes us behind the headlines and the hype surrounding high-frequency trading in this Big Saturday Interview with TradingMarkets.
Irene Aldridge’s book is an introduction to the world of high-frequency trading that can be appreciated by a wide audience – from those new to the field to those who have already begun to investigate the potential of high-frequency trading. In discussing her work and the book in this Big Saturday Interview, Irene Aldridge shows how technological advances have made high-frequency increasingly popular, even though many hedge funds and pension funds have been slow to fully embrace high-frequency trading strategies. She also points out the critical role of quantitative analysis as a way that traders with both technical and fundamental theories of how markets work can express those theories as tradable tactics and strategies in high-frequency environments.
Irene Aldridge is managing partner of Able Alpha Trading, Ltd. Able Alpha Trading is a proprietary firm that specializes in high frequency trading. Before joining Able Alpha Trading, Irene Aldridge worked with a number of well-known financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs and CIBC. She has an MBA from INSEAD and an MS in Financial Engineering from Columbia University.
To read Part 1 of our interview, click here.