The Conference for those working in Finance and using Python.
This conference is the only in the world to focus exclusively on Python for Quantitative Finance. Do not miss it if you work in finance and use Python.
Keep up with the latest developments in Python for Finance, see the experts in action, meet people active in your field, experience practical case studies.
In addition to the main conference program, there is lots of room for networking, chatting, making connections and building your network in the industry.
For those quants believing more in numbers than just words.
At the first conference in New York City 225 people attended. At the second, in London, total attendance was 165.
This year, we bring you not only 1 conference but also 2 intensive Python for Finance Bootcamps.
Expect a fast paced talk schedule with more than 10 talks over the day. All from experts in their fields.
The CQF Program & Institute are amongst the world's most renowned education bodies for Quantitative Finance. The Python Quants Group focuses on
Python for Quant Finance.
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Intensive Python Bootcamps about Python for Finance for professionals to make their next step.
The technical bootcamp shows you the basics and advanced approaches of typical Python paradigms and libraries, like IPython, NumPy or pandas. The bootcamp covers those basic tools that you need every day.
Topics covered in the financial bootcamp include advanced time series management, analysis and visualization, performance Python through vectorization, real-time data streaming, automated trading strategies, backtesting approaches and automated trading. This bootcamp applies the basic Python tools and libraries presented in the technical bootcamp to real world Quant Finance examples.
The bootcamps take place at Fitch Learning, 55 Broad Street, Manhattan, New York City.
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This talk illustrates the benefit of deploying and using Python via the browser.
kdbpy is a library for writing queries against the kdb+ database from Python. It leverages blaze to generate expressions, gives pandas DataFrames as the output format and uses qpython for communication with q over a tcp socket. It enables users to write a large subset of qsql from the comfort of their own Python interpreter and is one of many backends to come out of the blaze+pydata ecosystem.
I'll discuss a few quirks of the q language (for people unfamiliar with the language), what motivated kdbpy's creation and some details of how kdbpy leverages blaze to generate expressions.
It is complex, costly and risky to deploy heterogeneous open source components across an organization. Web-based technologies allow for a central, unified deployment with end users only needing a (current) browser. Such a strategy facilitates introduction and maintenance of Open Source components for Quant Finance.
As Python gains acceptance, many financial companies have started building models in Python for risk management. In this talk, we will discuss the key aspects of model verification and validation and introduce a novel approach to do stress and scenario tests leveraging parallel and distributed computing technologies and the cloud.
We have developed a platform that leverages cloud based technologies to run stress tests on a massive scale without having to invest in fixed in-house architectures. Through a Python based case study, we will illustrate best practices for stress and scenario testing for model verification and validation. These best practices meant to provide practical tips for companies embarking on a formal model risk management program or enhancing their model risk methodologies to address the new realities specifically when building models in Python.
More and more financial modelling and analysis is moving away from monolithic "big-BI" tools towards custom programmatic backends like Python and Pandas. As powerful as this workflow is, it lacks a rich presentation and sharing layer like R's Shiny Apps or Tableau's dashboards. It's time for that to change.
Chris Parmer, Plotly's Co-founder and Chief Product Officer, will demonstrate how to build rich, interactive financial analysis web-apps with Flask, Pandas, and Plotly's d3.js based graphs with just a couple hundred lines of code.
This talk will review techniques for sourcing and combining uncorrelated returns streams to achieve consistent market outperformance. We consider backtested and simulated return streams from systematic (but opaque) algorithmic trading strategies sourced from "the crowd" as a novel asset class.
The discussion will focus on the construction of uncorrelated portfolios from trading algorithms entered into the "Quantopian Open" online trading competition.
Quant teams can be incredibly productive, but to do their best work they need a platform: tools to write & test code, the ability to share code & data with others in the team, relevant data in a form they can easily access and write to, standard financial models & analytics to build on top of, a way to run automated daily jobs, access to large-scale grid compute, the ability to expose their work through applications, and a controlled production environment that protects their organization while allowing for iterative new development.
We discuss what we think is the best architectural model for such a platform, with examples from our implementation, Washington Square Technologies's Beacon platform.
"Roads? Where we're going, we don't need ... roads."
No five year old ever says they want to grow up to "build a hedge fund". But maybe if they knew how easy it was and that if they did really well, they could get way more toys — then maybe they would. Thanks to nearly free and infinitely scalable ubiquitous computing, vast open source libraries and datasets, and the amazing abilities of modern languages, especially Python, the barrier to entry to actually building what is needed to run a hedge fund has never been lower. Python has afforded the ability to go from idea to inception to managing risk quicker than ever before.
The Python financial ecosystem is an incredibly useful collection of related tooling built around a common set of ideas and practices. At Elsen, we are looking to augment the IPython notebook as the next generation accelerated research platform supporting the ability to scale research to arbitrary cloud resources and explore enormous amounts of market data all from the comfort of the existing ecosystem.
|8:00||Registration and Morning Coffee|
|WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS|
|9:00||Dr. Randeep Gug
|Welcome and Opening Remarks|
|9:10||Dr. Yves Hilpisch
The Python Quants
|Open Source in Quant Finance — The Revolution|
|DATA & VISUALIZATION|
|kdbpy: Readable q via Blaze (Abstract)|
|Building Web-based Financial Visualization Dashboards with Pandas, Flask, and Plotly (Abstract)|
|BROWSER & CLOUD|
|Using High Performance Computing with IPython in Finance (Abstract)||12:00||Sri Krishnamurthy
|Scaling Python Models for Model Verification and Stress Testing on the Cloud (Abstract)|
|PLATFORMS & DEPLOYMENT|
|13:30||Dr. Mark Higgins
& Kirat Singh
Washington Square Technologies
|A Batteries-Included Quant Platform:
Scaling Python-Based Analytics and Data (Abstract)
|14:10||Dr. Yves Hilpisch
The Python Quants
|Open Source Deployment via the Browser (Abstract)|
|APPLICATIONS & MARKETS|
|15:15||Jessica Stauth, PhD
|Crowd-sourced Alpha: The Search for the Holy Grail of Investing (Abstract)|
|Building a Hedge Fund with Python (Abstract)|
|PANEL DISCUSSION, RAFFLE, CLOSING REMARKS|
|16:35||Expert Group||What Role will Open Source Play in the Future of Quant Finance?|
|17:10||Book Raffle sponsored by O'Reilly & Wiley and Closing Remarks|
|17:30||Conference Closing, Get Together|
Fitch Learning 55 Broad Street (3rd Floor) in Manhattan.
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|Fitch Learning is a global leader in financial education with over 25 years of experience in delivering specialized, technical training to the finance community.
|Wiley is a global provider of content and content-enabled workflow solutions in areas of scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly research; professional development; and education.|