ARPM delivers customized in-house corporate training based on content selected from our masters-level Quant Marathon program.
- Provides in-depth training across all fields of modern quantitative finance, applicable to asset management, banking and insurance.
- Enables mastery of topics across theory and implementation and the ability to create models anew.
The Program covers in-depth all fields of modern quantitative finance, including:
Investment risk management
Enterprise risk management
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, promoting interactions among a fluid group of participants.
Knowledge is absorbed via "interval training" which alternates between two phases: "Sprints", short bouts of high-intensity learning; and "Jogs", longer periods of lower paced review and preparation.
- Sprints: periods of one or more weeks with day-by-day schedules including a live “flipped classroom” and hand-graded homework.
- Jogs: periods of a few months to complete gaps and prepare for the next Sprint.
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 access at all times to 24-hour Q&A forums for both theory and code and to a networking e-café.
We track in real time participants’ class attendance and performance on homework, tests and quizzes, as well as the time spent studying and participating in the Q&A forums.
Each participant begins with a pre-planned itinerary of Sprints and Jogs. The system then re-optimizes the plan in real time, based on actual performance and time constraints.
The Training Management System used in the Sprints/Jogs is synchronized with the ARPM Lab, our online platform that contains all the support materials:
CertificationParticipants 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 multiple years.
4. How does the Program compare with a Master’s in Financial Engineering (MFE)?
- Time: the commitment is less because the Program is a single cohesive program rather than a series of disconnected courses taught by different professors, it covers all and only what you need to learn, with no overlaps.
- Cost: the Program is less expensive.
- Flexibility: is greater because each person controls their own cadence of Sprint and Jog.
- 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.
- Math: the Program also 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.
Companies whose employees have trained with ARPM include the following:
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
"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
"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
"Review Sessions by Angela Loregian were amazing. I wish the videos were recorded. I would have loved to buy them. Attilios grasp and depth of Quant modelling was very inspiring. Robert Almgren's guest lecture was very good too!"
Senior Analyst, Investment Risk Reporting at British Columbia Investment Management Corporation
"Angela is also very thorough during the exercise/review session, which ensures that anything you did not get during the main presentation is clarified. "
Bank of Montreal