Financial Analytics Training

January 31st, 2017 - March 31st, 2017

The Financial Analytics Training program uses PERACTON® financial analytics platform (MAARS) to train students in risk assessment, algorithmic trading and portfolio management using diverse instruments of stocks, bonds and ETFs. PERACTON’s back-testing suite powered by Python will be used to train students to develop their own novel trading strategies.

There are two cohorts of students within the lab:


Jump to week: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Week 1

31st Jan and 2nd Feb

Discipline of investment / Introduction to Peracton’s MAARS platform

Course Content:

No content available.

Instructors:

Laurentiu (Peracton), Manasawee (Ec. NUI Galway)

Week 2

7th Feb and 9th Feb

Deciding on what stocks to invest: MAARS strategies set-up

(Note: full professional search strategies will be made available later during the course)

Course Content:

No content available.

Instructors:

Lorna (Ec. NUI Galway), Manasawee (Ec. NUI Galway)

Week 3

14th and 16th Feb

Backtesting in Python

Course Content:

No content available.

Instructors:

Lucas (Insight. NUI Galway)

Week 4

21st Feb and 23rd Feb

First backtesting algos in Python

Course Content:

No content available.

Instructors:

Lucas (Insight. NUI Galway), David (NUI Galway)

Week 5

28th Feb and 2nd Mar

Backtesting in Python

Course Content:

No content available.

Instructors:

Lucas (Insight. NUI Galway), David (NUI Galway)

Week 6

7th Mar and 9th Mar

Advanced Backtesting in Python

Course Content:

No content available.

Instructors:

Lucas (Insight. NUI Galway), Manasawee (Ec. NUI Galway)

Week 7

14th Mar and 16th Mar

Hands on Experiments

Course Content:

No content available.

Instructors:

All

Week 8/9

20th Mar to 31st Mar

Competition and Prize

Course Content:

No content available.

Instructors:

All