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Recognized Top Technology Innovator, James Leman, to Join High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2010

James Leman, Recognized as one of the Top Technology Innovators of the '90s by Wall Street & Technology Magazine, Joining High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2010, May 27th at Flatotel Hotel, in New York City.

New York, NY, April 23, 2010 --( James Leman, Principal and Capital Markets Head of Westwater Corp., a management and technology company, will join a prestigious lineup of leaders and experts at's High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2010, "Innovating and Profiting from High-Frequency Trading in 2010 and Beyond" (, May 27th, 2010, Flatotel Hotel, New York City.

Mr. Leman joined Westwater after having spent thirty four years involved in Global Electronic Trading and External Connectivity, Global Middle Office Operational Management and Regulatory positions with Citigroup, HSBC and the New York Stock Exchange along with their affiliates. Mr. Leman has thorough in-depth skills in all financial and operational aspects of the brokerage industry and led the firm and the industry in the creation and development of revolutionary technologies for equity trading and managing the processing of securities transactions. Recognized as one of the top technology innovators of the '90s by Wall Street & Technology Magazine. Mr. Leman's responsibilities included supervision of over 24 Electronic Trading staff and over 260 Middle Office employees globally for customer electronic trading and post execution support respectively.

Mr. Leman is a Founding member of the FIX (Financial Information Exchange) Industry committee and led the global creation of the FIX committee in Europe, Japan, and Asia. Mr. Leman was a founding member of Thompson/DTCC Omgeo (US) Advisory committee and led the development of the Oasys and Oasys Global Middle Office Application development effort. Mr. Leman was a lead Participant in internal committees to analyze trading processes and design the Equity desk trading systems (EDTS) still in use today. He also designed and installed the program trading desk system (PTMS) still in current use today.

Before joining the NYSE Jim served 3 ½ years in the US Army with tours in Germany and Vietnam as a rotary wing aviator. Mr. Leman resigned as a Captain in 1972. He holds a BS in Accounting from St. Peter’s College and an MBA in Finance from Fordham University.

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:

· High-Frequency Trading Happy Hour, (, May 3rd, New York City
· Real Estate Leaders Forum 2010, "Successfully Investing in Distressed Real Estate Assets" (, June 17th, New York City

Panelists, speakers and sponsors are invited to contact by sending an email to has been frequently featured in the press, including recent articles in The New York Times, "Golden Networking Helps Job Seekers Make Overseas Connections" ( and Columbia Business School's Hermes Alumni Magazine, "10 Under 10" (

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