Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who is it for?

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

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Is there any group discount?

Yes, large discounts for groups are available. Please contact

5. Is there a deadline to sign up for the Bootcamp?

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

6. Is it necessary to have a laptop during the onsite lectures?

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

7. Is there a dress code that needs to be followed during the Bootcamp onsite?

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

8. Is it possible to interact with Dr. Meucci outside the lectures during the Bootcamp onsite?

Yes, there are Q&A sessions on Friday and Saturday for attendees to discuss questions with Attilio Meucci.

9. What materials do attendees have access to?

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

10. Can we record the lectures at the Bootcamp onsite?

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

11. What are the differences between the Bootcamp (onsite and online) and the Marathon?

In a nutshell: the topics are the same, but the Marathon is much longer and therefore it goes deeper. Please refer to the Bootcamp and Marathon pages.

12. 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 Portfolio Management.

13. What kind of visa should I apply for to enter the USA if wished to sign up for the Bootcamp onsite?

Please contact a travel agent or the US Embassy/Consulate in your area, see
We provide formal invitation letters upon request.

14. Is there a refund policy?

Yes, please refer to our Pricing page.

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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.


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