Perry Kaufman

Perry Kaufman

Perry Kaufman

President | KaufmanSignals.com

Perry J. Kaufman is a financial engineer, well-known for developing algorithmic strategies for the global equity and futures markets. Beginning as a “rocket scientist” in the Aerospace Industry, where he worked on the navigation and control systems for Gemini, Mr. Kaufman has applied his broad knowledge and experience in computers and technology to trading methods and risk analysis for institutional and commercial applications.  His expertise includes a wide range of applications, including short-term trading in cash and futures markets, market neutral strategies in equities and futures, FX carry, portfolio risk management, leverage overlays, and mutual fund timing. In addition to the development of unique price theories, the research process itself has resulted in closing the gap between theoretical and actual results, a necessary step in yielding robust trading models.

Presentation Topic : Making Volatility Work for You

Volatility can be a friend or an enemy. It can give you large profits or cause large losses. In Mr Kaufman’s presentation, he shows how to use volatility to improve results – sometimes by avoiding it, sometimes by seeking it, and often by controlling it. It is used differently by trend follows and mean-reversion traders, as well as by equity traders and futures traders. Besides giving you a better understanding of volatility, Mr Kaufman will show how systems can be improved and portfolios made to benefit from both increasing and decreasing volatility.