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About the Course

The practice of investment management has been transformed in recent years by computational methods. This course provides an introduction to the underlying science, with the aim of giving you a thorough understanding of that scientific basis. However, instead of merely explaining the science, we help you build on that foundation in a practical manner, with an emphasis on the hands-on implementation of those ideas in the Python programming language. This course is the first in a four course specialization in Data Science and Machine Learning in Asset Management but can be taken independently. In this course, we cover the basics of Investment Science, and we'll build practical implementations of each of the concepts along the way. We'll start with the very basics of risk and return and quickly progress to cover a range of topics including several Nobel Prize winning concepts. We'll cover some of the most popular practical techniques in modern, state of the art investment management and portfolio construction. As we cover the theory and math in lecture videos, we'll also implement the concepts in Python, and you'll be able to code along with us so that you have a deep and practical understanding of how those methods work. By the time you are done, not only will you have a foundational understanding of modern computational methods in investment management, you'll have practical mastery in the implementation of those methods....

Top reviews

Nov 29, 2020

Awesome Course, Great instructors that give a nice balance of theory and practice, the practice is very hands-on and will help you understand the theory and give you useful tools from the first week.

Aug 5, 2020

I am self taught in Python and have an industry background in Finance. This course was a good connector/provided additional insight on using Python to process portfolio performance and data analysis.

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By Jorge D M G

Apr 11, 2020

Very good course to learn how to build and optimize portfolios. I would totally recommend it for Python and Finance beginners!

By Tobias T

Aug 26, 2020

Great course with excellent lab sessions, very good for practitioners as a useful toolkit is developed. Can only recommend!

By Lim D C

Sep 15, 2020

Fantastic course. Really learnt a lot about Python programming, especially pandas, numpy and function-building from Vijay.

By Sanjay V

Feb 25, 2020

Excellent course for a non finance professional. Vijay is excellent at explaining the x concepts quantitavely with python

By Georges A

Feb 2, 2021

One of the best course I have completed with Coursera, extremely well crafted, interesting, thought challenging. Bravo!

By Farid N

Apr 28, 2020

Very Satisfied. I am a CFA Charterholder but this 4 Weeks Course with PYhton taught me very intuitive side of Finance!

By Marie L

Oct 20, 2019

VERY DIDACTIC AND THOROUGH TEACHERS : every classes were extremely well-driven, it was a pleasure. I learned a lot!!!

By Steve B

Nov 21, 2020

Excellent course. Great theory backed up with first class labs and python implementations. Loved it. Many thanks.

By Emilio B

Apr 6, 2020

The course and the materials are quite useful for someone with a deep interest in asset management and programming.

By Christian E

Mar 29, 2020

Awesome course. The information is easily digestible and especially the lap sessions lead to a lot of aha moments.


Mar 6, 2021

es muy curso y me encantaron los videos teóricos con preguntas para ayudar y fomentar poner aprueba lo aprendido

By Leonardo P G

May 14, 2021

Very good MOOC. It explains in detail every step in the basic portfolio construction, with all theorical basis.

By Benoit R

Feb 15, 2020

Great teaching, very clear ... will consolidate first what i have learned, and will continue the next course

By Tatiana K

Jan 13, 2020

A very high quality course. Lectures are long, but very useful. You can also pick up good Python practices.

By Marco K

May 16, 2020

Very helpful how the LABS are explained; it helps best if you type with the guy. I have learned a lot here

By Zvoni B

May 25, 2021

Great course - it would be good if you would have some kind of a notebook that summarize the whole course

By Xavier M

Jan 3, 2020

Very much enjoyed this course, applying coding skills in the context of Finance-linked conundrums. Thanks


Mar 3, 2021

Some of the videos were incomplete and use of terms from the lectures to the lab were a little confusing

By Gian R

Sep 5, 2020

Excellent material, step by step analysis of python coding was very helpful for beginners in programming

By Jochen G

Apr 9, 2020

One of the best courses on Coursera! Excellent teaching skills and challenging labs, it was a pleasure!

By Chan C

Nov 23, 2020

Enjoyed the relevant and up-to-date portfolio construction methodologies and hand-on coding sessions.

By Yao X

Jul 6, 2020

Great course for students coming from an investment background with just moderate exposure to Python.

By Ka P ( Y

May 3, 2020

The lab sessions are great. They helped me a lot with understanding the abstract investment theories.

By Luc T

Feb 18, 2021

A good introduction to portfolio theory with basic applications in Python (accessible for beginners)

By Swapnil S

Jun 18, 2020

Very useful and full of knowledge. Assignments were tough and rigorous just the way they should be.