Advanced Quantitative Corporate Program

The ARPM Corporate Program is a customized in-house corporate training based on content selected from our masters-level Quant Marathon program.
The Program:

  • Provides in-depth training across a wide range of techniques in advanced analytics/data science for finance and quantitative risk/portfolio management, applicable to asset management, banking and insurance.
  • Enables mastery of topics across theory and implementation and the ability to create models anew.

Topics

The Program covers in-depth all fields of modern quantitative finance, including:

Data science and machine learning
Econometrics
Factor modeling
Portfolio construction
Algorithmic trading
Investment risk management
Liquidity modeling
Enterprise risk management

For more details, refer to the masters-level Quant Marathon program.

Program benefits

Establishing a Corporate Program benefits firms in three ways:

Efficiency: Faster individual completion of quantitative projects; increased collective productivity due to common language and modus operandi across departments and regions, collaborating sunchronously and asychronously.

Effectiveness: Better at identifying the proper approach and scoping projects correctly.

Reliability: Not only that the error rate is lowered, but also that participants’ thought process becomes more structured and their code becomes more modular, so both can be re-used on subsequent projects.

Delivery format

The Program is delivered remotely online, with both live and on-demand components.
To ensure that all students successfully complete the Program, participants follow a journey customized for each one of them individually: hence the program abolishes the concept of a fixed class cohort, building a group of "super quants" within the firm who can communicate on the platform to assist each other through the Program material.

Knowledge is absorbed via “interval training.” For each participant the Program consists of an individually customized sequence of two alternating phases: “Sprints,” short bouts of high-intensity learning; and “Jogs,” longer periods of lower paced review and preparation.

  1. Sprints: periods of one or more weeks with day-by-day schedules including a live “flipped classroom” and hand-graded homework.
    ARPM Corporate: LMS demo
  2. Jogs: periods of a few months to complete gaps and prepare for the next Sprint.
    Progress Screenshot

Switching between Sprint and Jog is similar to being on a train ride that allows the passenger to:

  • get off the train at any station
    [=stop the Sprint]
  • enjoy an “all you can eat” restaurant with recommendations from the locals
    [=start the Jog: absorb concepts learned and fill any gaps left in the Sprint under guidance, with unlimited access to materials/support]
  • get back on the train at the same station
    [=start a new Sprint at the topic where the previous Sprint was stopped, with full knowledge of the topics so far and prepared for the upcoming topics]

Hence, each journey is customized to the individual participant.

Participants have continuous access to all the study/practice materials in the ARPM Lab, across all past, present and future topics. as well as our 24 Q&A forums where we answer their questions on content or coding issues.

ARPM guides and communicates with participants at all times to ensure engagement. Furthermore, each participant’s plan for the timing of Sprints and Jogs is re-customized and re-optimized on a weekly basis, based on engagement and performance.

Study/practice materials

The Training Management System used in the Sprints/Jogs is synchronized with the ARPM Lab, our online platform that contains all the support materials:

ARPM Corporate: Lab demo

Certification

Participants are issued certificates as they complete each section of the Program:
  • Certificate in Foundations of Data Science
  • Certificate in Financial Engineering for Investment
  • Certificate in Quantitative Risk Management
  • Certificate in Quantitative Portfolio Management

Students are also eligible to attain the ARPM designation, for which they must pass a series of three examinations (Level I, Level II, Practical Project)

Frequently asked questions

1. Who is the Program for?

The only requirement to benefit from the Program is a solid quantitative background from an undergraduate program in the hard sciences. A major in physics, mathematics, or engineering is ideal.
No finance or coding background is necessary, as both skills are built up during the ARPM experience.

2. What is the time commitment?

The Program is designed for busy working professionals. The only activity that must be performed at a specific time is a one-hour live flipped classroom session each week during the Sprints.
The time commitment during the Sprints is roughly six hours per week. The time commitment during the Jogs is roughly one hour per week.

3. How does the Program differ from the Quant Marathon?

The Program is based on the Quant Marathon. However, the Quant Marathon is much more concentrated; it does not include Jogs. Students in the Quant Marathon spend roughly 20 hours per week to complete the Quant Marathon in one semester or 10 hours per week to complete it in two semesters. The Program requires far less time per week because it is spread out over a longer horizon.

4. Do all participants have to finish the Program?

No: any number of participants can exit the Program at any time.

5. How does the Program compare with a Master’s in Financial Engineering (MFE)?

  • Time: the Program requires less time to complete, because it is a single cohesive program rather than a series of disconnected courses taught by different professors; as such, it covers all and only what you need to learn, with no overlaps.
  • Cost: the Program is less expensive.
  • Flexibility: the Program is more flexible because it abolishes fixed semesters of 12+ consecutive weeks: each person controls their own cadence of Sprints and Jogs.
  • Because of the reduced cost and time requirements, and the increased flexibility, firms can easily enroll employees of diverse seniority and background, developing a common language and fostering connections across groups and geographies.
  • Lab: the Program is fueled by the ARPM Lab, a unified, all encompassing, interactive e-learning platform with all practice materials delivered through interconnected channels.
  • Mathematics: the Program brings people to a higher level of mathematical proficiency.

Corporate sponsored students

Firms who do not wish to establish a formal Corporate Program for a group of employees can sponsor individuals studying in our Quant Bootcamp or Quant Marathon courses and/or demonstrating their proficiency by passing our certificate exams and earning the ARPM designation.
ARPM offers discounts and flexible billing arrangements for professionals who utilize their company's training budget towards any of our online or in-person offerings.
We can help you figure out whether your firm will pay for you to learn with ARPM.
If you decide to enroll in a class that someone else from your firm has already registered for, we can extend a group discount on both of your registrations.
Please contact us if you would like to take advantage of these for you or your colleagues.

Partner companies

Companies whose employees have trained with ARPM include the following:

Testimonials

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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