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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....

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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.


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.

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By Ananth K

May 2, 2020

If you are looking to learn or tune your knowledge of Investments and Python, this is the best!

By Jacob M

Jun 11, 2021

Very insightful perspective on portfolio optimization and selection using Python Data Science.

By Kostas T

Apr 24, 2021

Great MOOC, well explained with live coding, learning in parallel Asset Management and Python.

By Jamie W

Feb 16, 2021

Great explanations and labs. Some great better approaches to coding with Python than I've had.

By Yannis K

Nov 15, 2020

Amazing course. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in finance and Python.

By Vijay R

Feb 28, 2021

Excellent course! Vijay is perhaps the best teacher than I have ever learned from in my life!

By Lee C H

Aug 4, 2020

Very well structured, easy to follow and understand. I wish I could find this course earlier.

By Keith W

Nov 7, 2019

Good theory and great lab sessions. An interesting mix of asset management theory and Python.

By Bolade F E

Apr 24, 2021

It was an excellent experience. The course was well designed for modern portfolio management

By Carlos L

Jul 10, 2020

A great introduction to the subject, as it jumps from the theory to practical applications.

By Felipe C

Aug 10, 2020

This course is a great introduction to applied modern investment management techniques.

By Rakesh P

Jul 15, 2020

The best course I have come across on portfolio construction and analysis using python.

By Yuan-Wei L

Feb 16, 2020

Really learns a lot, very hands on refresher for financial engineering professionals.

By Antonie L

Nov 14, 2019

Excellent course, highly recommended for anyone interested in investments and Python!

By Piet Y

Aug 30, 2021

excellent combination of theory and practical coding. Both parts enhance each other.

By Molang D

Jun 30, 2020

Great course with both useful theory and very helpful and practical python training.

By Ronak P

Jan 22, 2022

Gives indepth insides of Portfolio construction and management along with coding.

By Neelkanth S M

Nov 24, 2020

Covers the most advanced concepts in Portfolio Management, rarely found elsewhere.

By Sheng Y

Jan 5, 2020

I really love this course, because it teaches us in a practical and real-life way!

By Anton P

Aug 2, 2020

Challenging and rewarding at the same time, but thoroughly enjoyed it! Thank you!

By craig c

Nov 10, 2021

Really interesting and well delivered course. The labs were particularly useful.

By Shakirova N

Apr 7, 2021

I enjoyed this course very much! A lot of material covered in such a short time!

By Heiko N

Aug 17, 2021

Good amount of well-explained practise, good compromise between finance and IT

By Cindy X

Jul 2, 2021

very good course, good combination of financial knowledge and python language

By Kelvin s

Aug 9, 2020

Good materials prepared and decently paced, especially for the lab session.