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Certificate in Quantitative Finance

Delivered by Fitch Learning, the Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF) is a six-month, part-time program providing in-depth training for individuals working in, or intending to move into, derivatives, IT, quantitative trading, risk management, model validation or insurance.

Risk and Asset-Liability Management in Banks

Simply put, risk is likelihood of an undesirable or unexpected event or things going wrong. Risk is inherent to any business, including banks and therefore it is critical to have effective risk management in place. A borrower defaulting, or bank running out of liquidity to pay back to the depositors, or interest rates changing the payoffs from loans are some of the types of risks banks run.

Is High Frequency Trading Beneficial To Market Quality?

This report discusses how high frequency trading (HFT) has changed the dynamics of the market and whether traditional academic measures of market “quality” are relevant in the new world of electronic trading. Using existing measures of market quality, which were designed over 20 years ago, much of the academic literature suggests HFT is beneficial for market quality.

Analyzing Systemic Risk In The Chinese Banking System

This paper analyzes systemic risk in the Chinese banking system. China has achieved remarkable progress in reforming its banking system. There are 117 Chinese banks in the 2015 Top 1000 of banks;1 three of them (the Bank of China, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, and the Agricultural Bank of China)2 are rated as global systemically important banks.

America's "Inevitable" Revolution & The Redistribution Fallacy

That’s's Michael Goodwin's chief takeaway from “Shattered Consensus,” a meticulously argued analysis of the growing disorder. Author James Piereson persuasively makes the case there is an inevitable “revolution” coming because our politics, culture, education, economics and even philanthropy are so polarized that the country can no longer resolve its differences.

VW Emissions Scandal Forces Schaeffler To Scale Down IPO

The Volkswagen emissions scandal has left a dark spot on the company’s future and reputation, with the company facing billions of dollars in fines from governments worldwide and the prospect of recalling nearly 11 million cars, Volkswagen suppliers are now feeling the heat with its equipment supplier Schaeffler cutting back on production and lowering targets.

Jack Dorsey’s Appointment As Interim CEO Of Twitter Casts Dark Shadow On Square IPO

Silicon Valley based Company Square which deals with mobile wallet payments has seen much anticipation by investors in the upcoming IPO, however, the appointment of the company CEO Jack Dorsey as the interim CEO of twitter has now caused speculations on the company’s smooth functioning without Jack’s full attention.

In A First, Laureate Education Inc. A Public Benefit Company Files For IPO

In what could be first of its kind offering, Laureate Education Inc, a for profit higher education groupis offering its first initial public offer in USA. Managed by Credit Suisse Group AG, Barclays Plc, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase & Co., BMO Capital Markets, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and KKR, Laureate Education has already signed the bigwigs of IPO market. There already were unconfirmed reports about the company interviewing big banks in April for $1 billion IPO which would have valued the company at $5 billion. The company’s filing for stock listing with United States’ SEC i.e. Securities and Exchange Commission with $100 million placeholder has put the rumors to rest.

Professional Finance Courses Online

QuantInsti offers progressive opportunities for individuals and corporations with the passion and drive to succeed in quantitative industry. The key to success for is in gaining theoretical knowledge and practical experience as a part of a single financial course to bridge disconnect between theory and practice. Future employees need to equip themselves with the skills acquired from professional short term courses in finance required to step right into a job by ensuring they are able to deliver from day one. The Certificate and Executive programmes designed by highly experienced daily practitioners aim to achieve this goal.

Global Trends in Bank Treasury Risk Management

Bank Treasury departments are facing major challenges on multiple fronts, including need to meet regulatory requirements and managing the balance sheet in a truly efficient and optimised manner. We will highlight the main problems and present some recommendations on how a bank treasury should respond to these challenges. Ultimately Treasury departments have to implement “Strategic ALM“, which is the most effective way a bank can optimise its balance sheet.

What is Market Microstructure?

Markets microstructure deals with issues of market structure and design, price formation and price discovery, transaction and timing cost, information and disclosure, and market maker and investor behavior. National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) defines market microstructure as a field of study that is devoted to theoretical, empirical, and experimental research on the economics of security markets. It includes the role of information in the price discovery process, the definition, measurement and control of liquidity, and transaction costs and their implication for efficiency, welfare, and regulation of alternate trading mechanisms and market structures.

Algorithmic and Quantitative Trading Institute

As Asia’s pioneer Algorithmic Trading Research and Training Institute, we are committed to assure a long lasting learning experience for our participants.

Quant insti webinar on algorithmic trading for technocrats

The webinar links the key concepts of Algorithmic Trading to Engineers and Technology Graduates. It is aimed at explaining Algo Trading Basics in way that is easily understandable and palatable.

China's companies are a snake eating its own tail

China's state-owned enterprises are a snake eating its own tail.
Profits are falling, in part because of the costs of paying back debt. They are responding by adding more debt, making the matter worse.

NFTRH 366 Out Now and Available for Free

At least not yet, anyway… I am going to release it publicly for the first time in probably 5 years. Coming at what is a key juncture in most markets (talking the next 2 weeks), it seems like the right time to get this view of the current multi-market status out there before a wider audience.

Need To Regulate Algorithm Trading Questioned

There has been heated debate on algorithm based trades. Amidst this debate, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, an ace investor, has backed this kind of trading and has even raised questions on the need to regulate this form of trading.

IPO of On the Beach worth GBP240 million by Inflexion

The much awaited IPO of the UK based On the Beach Group, a beach holiday provider, was completed by Inflexion Private Equity. The IPO generated both realized and unrealized returns of 3.6x with an internal rate of return of eighty four percent. These returns were realized within just twenty three months of ownership.

The First Argentine IPO is Bioceres - The Soybean Inventor

Bioceres is the inventor of the soybean resistant that can help the yields of soybean crops at around 14%. It is the very first Argentine IPO (Initial Public Offering) that is put up in NYSE (New York Stock Exchange). This has happened in 15 months only after the local approval for regulatory for soybean seed that helps in resistance of drought.

  • James Smith is an up-and-comer in the financial industry. He quickly jumped up the ladder. He was able to develop equity research reports identifying whether the stock was a buy, sell or hold. He was also tasked with identifying trading opportunities and developing strategies to boost overall portfolio returns for equity positions.

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