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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 Trondur r

Jun 14, 2020

Excellent course... well taught and no need to know Python when you start.

By Michael D

Feb 4, 2022

One of the best finance courses I've taken, including those from college.

By Alexandros G

Jun 24, 2020

The best course i have experienced in Coursera so far.

Strongly recommend.

By Swarn

Apr 6, 2020

Amazing class. One of the best classes on Coursera. Fantastic professors!

By Jeffrey K

Sep 14, 2022

amazing class - Vijay's lab sessions were so informative and insightful.

By Marco S

Oct 12, 2021

Concepts are well explained. I particularly appreciate your lab sessions

By Soumik G

Aug 15, 2021

What a lovely MOOC! Taught by the best ones and Very helpful assignments

By Yanting J

Dec 7, 2020

I really like the detailed coding session. Very informative and helpful.

By Jimstudy

Dec 27, 2020

Thanks for teachers of EDHEC,I have gained knowledge from this lesson.

By Alexander S

May 30, 2020

Very good mix of portfolio management theory and practical techniques!

By Thomas B

Oct 30, 2020

Very good formation to learn the portfolios construction with Python

By Abhay K S

May 24, 2021

It's a great course!

Got to learn a ton of stuff and nicely taught.

By Vibhav S

Feb 20, 2021

Very well structured course. Enjoyed the course thoroughly. Thanks.

By Cameron K

Dec 14, 2020

Class was a great introduction to using python in asset management.

By Guo F

Jul 11, 2020

great, get new skills about python with financial assets allocation

By ujwal s

May 24, 2020

Excellent course to understand the basics of portfolio construction

By Yaroslav Z

Jun 20, 2021

Very usefull and full of tips course for any level. Thank you!

By André S

Feb 18, 2020

This course was excellent, the best I've ever seen in coursera.

By Francisco C

Nov 27, 2019

Great curse. I pretend to continue with the next course. Thanks

By Nikolay R

May 24, 2020

Great course! It's a balanced mix of finance, math and Python!

By Samantha T

Apr 25, 2020

Good course indeed! All the concepts were explained in detail.

By William L S Z

Sep 1, 2020

Amazing, it is a completed course of investment using python.

By Edwin D R D

May 24, 2020

Great Course! I recommend it to all investment proffesionals!

By Edward S

May 17, 2020

Excellent introduction to Python with investment applications