Principles of Quantitative Equity Investing

Education Program

Available Courses:
11-12 October, 2012
Sydney, Australia 

CFA CE Credits: 15

Course Overview: This course enables participants to develop investment processes that can cost-effectively deliver superior alpha.   We cover techniques for screening and back-testing, building multi-factor models, constructing optimized portfolios and, finally, decomposing risk and return using performance attribution.
To maximize learning, there are a number of exercises and group case studies which simulate real-world scenarios.

Course Objectives
This course will help participants to be able to:

  • Set investment objectives and construct a universe for security selection
  • Develop an investment hypothesis and construct a model to reflect this concept
  • Refine the model for security selection by reviewing investment variables
  • Construct a portfolio, by setting constraints and optimizing the portfolio
  • Be able to conceptualize the entire quantitative investment process

Audience:
Program level: Beginner to Intermediate
Target audience:  Professionals from Portfolio Management, Sales and Trading, Risk Management, and Performance Reporting

Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of financial and business analysis and accounting. Zero to five years of experience in the financial services industry.

Duration: 2 days
Price: $2,350 + GST ($1,850 + GST if you register through 21 September, 2012).
Discounts:To view our Cancellation, Transfer and Discount policy please click here.

Pre-course work: To get the maximum benefits from this custom learning program, you will be required to complete pre-course reading from our equity risk professionals.

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Course Agenda Overview

    Day 1
    Session 1: Introduction
    Session 2: Developing Investment Objectives
    Session 3: Data Selection and Pitfalls
    Session 4: Selecting Investment Factors
    Session 5: Developing an Investment Hypothesis
    Session 6: Factor Selection and Backtesting
    Day 2
    Session 7: Model Construction
    Session 8: Portfolio Construction
    Session 9: Strategy Simulation and Optimization
    Session 10: Performance Attribution and Risk Analysis

*Early registration discount available through 21 September, 2012

If you have any questions about this course, please send an e-mail or call +65 6239 6358.

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