Frequently Asked Questions

Program Fit

1. Who is it for?

You, likely, but not certainly. See here for more details.

2. How do I decide between the Bootcamp and the Marathon?

• The main difference between the Bootcamp and the Marathon is in the scope and depth of learning. While both are fueled by the ARPM Lab, the Bootcamp gives a broad overview across all fields of modern quantitative finance; the Marathon provides an in-depth knowledge of the same.

• The Bootcamp caters more to people who want to understand the inter-relationships between the topics across theory and implementation, while with the Marathon, you get mastery of topics across theory and implementation.


1. How much does it cost? Is there any special pricing?

We have different pricing for different category of people. We offer early bird pricing for enrolling in the Bootcamp onsite. See here. We also offer large group discounts. Please contact for inquires.

2. How do I pay for it?

You can go to our Pricing page here, select the program and pay by credit card. We accept all major credit cards. We also accept payment through bank wires and certified checks. Please contact for details.

3. Is there any monthly plan?

Yes, we offer a financial plan. Please contact for inquires.

4. Is there a refund policy?

Yes, please refer to our Pricing page.

Program Particulars

1. Is there any deadline to enroll for the Bootcamp?

The Bootcamp onsite registration closes when all available seats are filled.
The Bootcamp online is available at all times.

2. Can I record the lectures at the Bootcamp onsite?

Recording (video and/or audio) is NOT permitted on NYU facilities.

3. Would I be able to interact with Dr Meucci outside of the lectures during the Bootcamp onsite?

Yes, there is a Q&A session on Friday for attendees to discuss questions with Attilio Meucci.

4. Do I need a laptop during the Bootcamp onsite?

It is highly recommended. Also, ensure you have several hours of battery life to last you throughout a full day of lectures.

5. Is there any dress code for the Bootcamp onsite?

The dress code is casual. We believe it is important to feel comfortable in order to best absorb the materials.

6. Is the Bootcamp available in other languages?

The lectures are in English. The study materials are available in many languages.

7. Would you help me get the US visa for the Bootcamp onsite?

We provide formal letters of invitation upon request.

Program Preparation

1. How do I prepare for the Bootcamp?

We recommend you brush up on the basics of: linear algebra (eigenvectors, eigenvalues), calculus (derivative, integral), and statistics (“pdf”, “cdf”, “i.i.d.”).
Additionally, you can sign up for the Math refresher.
Also, we recommend you read the Executive Summary of “The Checklist” for Advanced Risk and Portfolio Management (accessible upon free account registration).
Finally, for the onsite event, we will make the whole Lab accessible at a large discount two months before the event. Please contact for inquires.

2. What course material would I have access to?

For both the onsite and online event, attendees have full access to the ARPM Lab: theory, case studies, data animations, documentation, code (Python/MATLAB), slides and exercises . Also see the Bootcamp Delivery page for more details.

3. Do you provide any guidance during the Bootcamp online?

The Bootcamp online is a self-study format. We offer the ARPM Lab along with the curated lectures of the Bootcamp for this program. You also get access to the Q&A Forum where ARPM Instructors will answer all your queries.


1. Are there any networking opportunities?

Yes. One of the reasons to subscribe for the Bootcamp onsite/online is a chance to network with a large community of finance professionals and academics, see here.


1. Is there a mandatory exam?

No. The Bootcamp Certificate of Completion is issued based on physical presence (onsite), or 50 hours of ARPM Lab activity (online); see the Bootcamp Overview.
Also, Bootcampers are welcome to pursue the optional Certificate in Advanced Risk and Portfolio Management - ARPM Certificate

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Program at a glance


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