Frequently Asked Questions
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com for details.
3. Is there any monthly plan?
Yes, we offer a financial plan. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for inquires.
4. Is there a refund policy?
Yes, please refer to our Pricing page.
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.
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 email@example.com 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?
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
Our thousands of Alumni include senior executives from world-renowned banks such as Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, funds such as BlackRock, Two Sigma and AQR, and a wide range of other professionals and academics with different backgrounds.
"The ARPM Bootcamp covers a lot of important topics used in the field on quant finance. Appreciated the fact that we built everything from first principles. It's a great program that I would recommend to my colleagues."
Quantitative Analyst at Cubist Systematic Strategies
"This is an impressive course designed not only for buy-side practitioners but also for hardcore theorists in academia. How Attilio integrated the great depth of mathematical rigor, valuable programming experiences, visual and verbal representation of intriguing economic theories and latest industry fads into one set of study materials is truly amazing, and I have to say that I've never seen anything like this even at top graduate schools."
Executive Director at Morgan Stanley
"I really can't say enough how glad I am to have participated in the ARPM Bootcamp. Even when the material was familiar, there were layers of insight intoned for those looking for them. I would highly recommend the course to any practitioner or academic at any point on the spectrum."
Head of Quantitative Analysis and Research at Whitebox Advisors
"I was very impressed with the course, particularly from a practitioner's perspective...All of the daily sessions were great. I had never seen Atillio in person before and I enjoyed his sense of humor and teaching demeanor. I felt the visual tools used to reinforce concepts were particularly helpful. I will definitely recommend the course to some of my other research team members."
Investment Analyst at The Vanguard Group
"The ARPM Bootcamp is an impressive feat performed by an impressive instructor and has allowed me to really grasp the challenge of building a portfolio. It really is a great course to take. Kudos to all the team!"
Portfolio Manager at HSBC Private Bank
"I greatly enjoyed the ARPM Bootcamp. I liked the abstract perspective and the approach of going from general to specific. Great opportunity to network, too! Well done Attilio and the staff!"
Director, Risk Analytics at Barclays
"Main strengths I believe are the contents, course structure, and style. This is one program that encapsulates all aspect of portfolio and risk management in one place. A very good mix of using theory with reasoning behind it. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and am looking forward to using the concepts more actively."
Vice President at Goldman Sachs & Co
"The course was definitely worth my while and very insightful. Overall, the ARPM Bootcamp was very impressive and was a great opportunity to meet other like-minded people from all over the world."
Portfolio Manager - Absolute Return at STANLIB
"Everything was very clear and comprehensive. The lectures were quite lucid and the readings (especially the lab!) are quite amenable to self-study, especially to someone transitioning into quantitative finance. I felt I learned a lot about risk and portfolio management, despite not having prior professional experience in this area."
Ph.D. student in theoretical physics at Leiden University
"I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the course, and it exceeded my prior expectations. I think Attilio is excellent at delivering the material, and I’m quite impressed by his ability to teach such long hours. The administration, venue and participants were fantastic."
Assistant Professor at The American University in Cairo
"The ARPM really helped me to further improve my knowledge of the various fields covered. Although you think you already know a lot on the respective topic area, the ARPM Bootcamp enables you to deepen your knowledge and further connecting your knowledge to other topic areas. Organization was good, responds to inquiries were very fast and precise."
Doctoral Student, European Business School, Wiesbaden, Germany
"Attilio, you and your team was just fantastic. 60% of the math was over my head but the methods and exercises allow me to get there with the strategy to implement it properly. This is priceless! Next year I will send my staff and the following I'll be back. Thanks again for a course I can grow to and build on for years to come. A job well done!"
Vice President at Wescom Credit Union
"The ARPM Bootcamp was excellent! The instructor's breadth and depth of knowledge was pretty amazing. I loved getting a bird's eye view of all the topics and I loved that he kept going back to the main checklist and kept giving us a sense of the overall picture. I intend to take the exam and will hopefully gain a deeper understanding studying for it..."
Consultant at The World Bank
"Over all, the ARPM Bootcamp is the best academic experience I've ever had (not one of, just the best). It has broadened my view so much. There's still a lot from the ARPM Bootcamp that I need to digest. These 6 days will change my life forever."
CTO at ChinaHR.com
"This was the best course I've ever had. It changed my way of thinking about portfolio management and it made me realize I want to focus my career on that from now on. Attilio is an excellent instructor and developed an extremely sound framework."
Investment Counselor at Citi Private Bank
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