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 currently Industry Professor of Financial and Risk Engineering at New York University (NYU), as well as Managing Partner and Quantitative Portfolio Manager at ABLE Alpha Trading, LTD. At NYU, Aldridge specializes in cutting edge HFT research and teaches courses on HFT and Algorithmic execution. At ABLE Alpha, Aldridge designs, implements and deploys proprietary trading strategies. As part of her duties, Aldridge also advises broker-dealers, large hedge funds and government entities on high-frequency research and optimal strategy design, implementation of trading systems, and risk management and regulation of both high- and low-frequency operations. Aldridge is the author of High-Frequency Trading: A Practical Guide to Algorithmic Strategies and Trading Systems, now in its second edition (Wiley & Sons). Prior to ABLE Alpha, Aldridge worked for various institutions on Wall Street and in Toronto, including Goldman Sachs and CIBC. 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 electric 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 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, and has been invited to discuss current economic issues on 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 into giving back to the community, and she presently serves as Treasurer at Carnegie Hill Neighbors, a neighborhood improvement not-for-profit organization.
IRENE ALDRIDGE DISCUSSING HIGH FREQUENCY TRADING ON CNBC: