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Risk Management in Bank

BTRM is 6 months part time course designed to empower professionals working in bank risk management and asset-liability management (ALM). BTRM is the only bank treasury qualification. It covers treasury, finance and risk and all the aspects of ALM and liquidity management. BTRM believes in empowering students with the most appropriate tools and techniques used in real world by banks. This gives the students an edge while contributing to overall enhancement of the individual’s professional qualifications.

Greeks in Options

The key requirement in successful options trading involves understanding and implementing options pricing models. In this post, we will get a brief understanding about Greeks which will help in creating and understanding the pricing models.

High Frequency Strategies

High frequency trading mostly revolves around the order book, one of previous article on ‘Empirical Analysis of Limit Order Books‘ can be a helpful in understanding order book dynamics. The market microstructure, whether they are order driven or price driven, plays a crucial role in building a HFT strategy.

Statistical Arbitrage Opportunities

In this post, we will discuss in details how statistics play a crucial role in the first challenge of deciding the pair to trade. The pair is commonly chosen from the same basket of stocks for instance, Microsoft and Google (technology domain) or ICICI & Axis (Banking) or Nifty Index and MSCI index (market indices). Among each domain, there are thousands of pairs are possible. The best ones are those which are based on mathematical or statistical tests.

Trading Strategies on SGX

Mr. Nitesh Khandelwal, Founder of QuantInsti, spoke at SGX-India chapter in AFACT in Singapore on the 23rd of May. He gave a detailed presentation covering various Quantitative Trading Strategies. The session was based on the real life quantitative trading strategies with actual market data. Various models were also shown and explained to the audience.The presentation was very well received by the participants, which included many members of Association of Financial and Commodity Traders, Singapore.

Islamic State Tightens Grip on Libyan Stronghold of Sirte

Even as foreign powers step up pressure against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, the militant group has expanded in Libya and established a new base close to Europe where it can generate oil revenue and plot terror attacks.

ISM Manufacturing, Construction Spending, Auto Sales

So-called nonbank lenders are again dominating a riskier corner of the housing market — this time, loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration, aimed at first-time and bad-credit buyers. Such lenders now control 64% of the market for FHA and similar Veterans Affairs loans, compared with 18% in 2010.

Intertwined System of Risk Management and Financial Institutions

Managing risk is essential in any trade. Hence it is always been overlooked as a prerequisite for any active trade. A trader who has made substantial profits in many trades all through his life can loose it all in one or two trades, if the risk management is not so effective. This is why risk management is considered as an essential part of trading now. Especially in current market, risk management is must for a trader to safeguard himself from unstable market environments. This article is mainly to discuss on strategies to be used to save you from the market risks.

Two Stages of Pair Trading: Formation and Trading

Pair trading, the name itself says that the stocks are traded in pairs and not as individuals. But the flow of this trade differs often. This article will discuss the broad classification of the pair trading broadly into two as formation and trading. Also the period for formation and trading may differ based on various criteria in different firms. But the basic concept involved in the pair trading remains the same everywhere.

3 Important Risk Management Techniques for Active Traders

Managing risk is essential in any trade. Hence it is always been overlooked as a prerequisite for any active trade. A trader who has made substantial profits in many trades all through his life can loose it all in one or two trades, if the risk management is not so effective. This is why risk management is considered as an essential part of trading now. Especially in current market, risk management is must for a trader to safeguard himself from unstable market environments. This article is mainly to discuss on strategies to be used to save you from the market risks.

High Frequency Trading Program

The Executive Program in Algorithmic Trading at QuantInsti provides high-level training for individuals working in, or intending to move into the buy or sell-side of business focusing on derivatives, quantitative trading, electronic market-making or trading related technology and risk management. The program is built around a fully examined core of three modules: Quantitative Trading, Advanced Statistics & Financial Computing. The course covers all aspects of the theory and practice of quantitative tools, products, and methods.

Algo Trading Strategies

While algorithmic trading may sound fancy or complicated it is conceptually not very difficult to understand once you get your basics clear. At the outset an algorithm is a set of instructions or rules, when such an algorithm is used on stock exchange for automatic execution of orders without human intervention is called algorithmic trading.

Modern Markets

On Monday, November 2, 2015, Andrew Ceresney, Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, gave a speech at the SIFMA Compliance & Legal Society New York Regional Seminar in which he sought to address what he views as the future of SEC enforcement and the existing risks created by technology and innovation in equity markets.

Algorithmic Trading - QuantInsti

This video is a recording of the webinar "Introduction to Algorithmic Trading" it was conducted on 23rd September, 2013. The webinar aimed at introducing the concepts of Algorithmic Trading to the audience. It had exposed participants practical insights into aspects like system architecture & latency, standardized protocols, trading strategy design methodologies for HFT, and new developments / tools in this domain. It had also touched upon the future of the algorithmic trading field as well as career prospects in this domain.

Paradigms of trading strategies formulation

The webinar aims to look at trading strategies from different perspectives. The aim has been to provide the audience with the metrics to formulate, evaluate the strategy based on the paradigms that suits one's trading style. We have often seen, when a same strategy is been used by two different traders, results have been quite different. What causes this difference has been the theme for this webinar.

China’s exports fell for a fifth month while a slump in imports moderated, as policy makers seek to spur domestic spending amid tepid global demand.

Masters in Business

This week in our Masters in Business radio podcast, we speak with Roger Lowenstein, author of the award winning When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management. His latest book is America’s Bank: The Epic Struggle to Create the Federal Reserve.

Shopclues to Raise $200 Million in IPO

Shopclues is now planning to enter into IPO, said the sources close to the firm. People who were familiar to the matter have told that the company is now seeking for fund and thus the company has planned to raise the fund through IPO. The Shopclues have not made any official announcement yet on their IPO plans. But it is sure that the company is planning for an IPO soon. The marketers have told that the Shopclues will do a better job in the IPO as the market environment is good now. Soon the Shopclues can be seen the market.

AIB Is Making Strong Progress in IPO

AIB is making a very strong progress towards the beneficial IPO. The bank has planned to meet the institutions for the promotion of the €750 million tier 2 issuances. The bank has also told that they have made arrangements for two road shows that are likely to occur in the city of London and the other one in the city of Frankfurt. The share price will be announced by the bank tomorrow probably, said the sources. Currently the bank is being watched by many market forecasters and the investors. This is going to be the first step in the capital reorganization, said the bank officials.

Government Approved Cochin Shipyard IPO

Indian Government today has approved the initial public offering of Cochin shipyard. The Cochin shipyard was permitted to offload 10 percentages of its stakes in the initial public offering. Cochin shipyard is the largest ship building center in the country that also has the largest repair facilities under its control. The IPO processes will be initiated soon and the shipyard will be likely seen in the market by next year, told the sources. The official announcement regarding the IPO of Cochin shipyard will be coming early next year and the announcement will include share price and number of shares.

  • 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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