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Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA),

Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA),

Master’s degree in Financial Markets

Executive Programme in Algorithmic Trading (EPAT) has helped me a lot to reinforce my weaknesses, to consolidate my knowledge and to open up new paths to investigate on my own.

The best thing about EPAT is that it is mainly practical. The teachers give the lessons with

Excel,
Jupyter Notebook,
Spider,
RStudio or
MATLAB opened,

replicating in code everything they are explaining. Even the most theoretical parts, such as the explanation of options, is practical, explaining from the beginning the bases of strategies that once developed, work.

We are currently using quantitative strategies, combining them with a qualitative part, to manage many of our funds and client portfolios. Also, we´re working on the development and testing of investment strategies, using mainly

Python.

So, all that knowledge is really helpful.

One of my most important criticisms about technical analysis is, at times, its lack of rigour. Without any doubt, the EPAT has helped me a lot in this part. Compared to the studies done on fundamental ratios, etc., in the best-known technical analysis books, indicators are explained without emphasizing their reliability. In EPAT you learn to test them rigorously by yourself.

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