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|Tuesday, 31 July 2012 00:00|
Irene Aldridge is an investment consultant, portfolio manager, a recognized expert on the subjects of quantitative investing and high-frequency trading (HFT) and a seasoned educator. Aldridge is the author of "High-Frequency Trading: A Practical Guide to Algorithmic Strategies and Trading Systems", translated into Chinese and now in its second edition. Aldridge is currently Managing Partner and Quantitative Portfolio Manager at ABLE Alpha Trading, LTD., where designs, implements and deploys proprietary trading strategies. As part of her duties, Aldridge also advises broker-dealers, large hedge funds, government entities and family offices on high-frequency trading strategy design, implementation of trading systems, and risk management and regulation of both high- and low frequency operations. In addition, Aldridge oversees institutional distribution of real-time and near-real-time products, including flash crash predictability feeds, market impact optimization, trading cost management, high-frequency participation in the markets, high-frequency portfolio optimization and trading sentiment indicators to institutional subscribers via the AbleMarkets brand.
Prior to ABLE Alpha, Aldridge worked for various institutions on Wall Street and in Toronto, including Goldman Sachs and CIBC, where she led quantitative risk management initiatives and, earlier, large-scale technology projects. She has taught graduate quantitative finance courses at several U.S. universities (most recently, as an Industry Assistant Professor in the Dept of Financial Engineering at NYU Poly), and, for industry executives, various courses on high-frequency trading via HFTTraining.com. Over the years, Aldridge has been called to contribute to numerous government regulatory panels, including the U.K. Government Foresight Committee for Future of Computer Trading and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Subcommittee on High-Frequency Trading.
Aldridge holds an MBA from INSEAD, an MS in financial engineering from Columbia University, and a BE in electrical engineering from the Cooper Union in New York. Aldridge is a frequent speaker at top industry events and a contributor to academic, practitioner and mainstream media publications, including the Journal of Portfolio Management, Journal of Trading, Futures Magazine, Reuters HedgeWorld, Advanced Trading, FXWeek, FINalternatives, Dealing with Technology, and Huffington Post.
Aldridge often appears on major television networks, including BBC, CNBC, FOX Business, CBC, BNN, German ZDF, among others, and has been invited to discuss the implications of technology in finance on CNN radio, National Public Radio (NPR) and Bloomberg Radio. In addition, Aldridge has been quoted by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, Financial Times, Thomson/Reuters, Bloomberg LP, Forbes and other major business news outlets.
Aldridge strongly believes in giving back to the community, and Aldridge presently serves as Treasurer at Carnegie Hill Neighbors, a neighborhood improvement not-for-profit organization, and as member of the education committee at the Southampton Historical Museum in Southampton Village, New York.
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