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Stefan BoettrichIcon Social

[I liked] 1) The depth and completeness of the material, 2) Attilio's interest in (and passion for) the material, 3) the practical applicability of the material, and 4) the diverse and international student body: communicating this information to emerging market practitioners is likely to further develop emerging capital markets and economies.

Brian SunIcon Social

Attilio's patience during the lectures and in addressing questions was appreciated; the chance to meet finance professionals from all the world was amazing as well.

Ben KokjohnIcon Social

Good overview of available material. Excellent visualizations. Great opportunity to network and socialize with people who have similar interests. I like the incorporation of code to help implement some of the ideas and understand them from an algorithmic perspective.

Ajay DugarIcon Social

Enjoyed the foundational explanations. You didn't have to have the financial background to understand the mathematics and vice versa. Additionally, as a student, it gave a good overview of risk management and how the same underlying approaches are taken even if different tools are used.

Surya Panigrahy

1. Attilio Meucci is excellent teacher and communicator 2. His examples across the broad field of quantitative finance made the subject and underlying statistics comprehensible.

Hannes Du PlessisIcon Social

The content coverage is amazing and integration with lab content works very well. Addition of guest lectures in the day provides a welcome break.

Marco TuluiIcon Social

The course spans about a very broad area, and aims to be foundative of the buy side quantitative finance area. Moreover, the video clips are stunning and allows to enter into a new dimension of educational courses.

Thomas ObitzIcon Social

Very comprehensive Very broad overview of approaches and methods Very inspiring guest lectures

Christian Jung

The way Attilio presented and explained was amazing: very clear, structured and thought-through. I also really liked the combination of theory, applications and code. All in all, the course was on a very high professional level.

Marcos GutierrezIcon Social

Attilio is a natural lecturer and a brilliant professional. The guests were precise and motivated me to keep the challenge of the bootcamp.

Keshav ChampawatIcon Social

I liked the explainations and intution using data animation. It was very useful. It would be good to include a few more of these. I liked Meucci's enthusiasm and passion as a teacher, shows that he is passionate about knowledge transfer.

Dario PopadicIcon Social

[I liked] 1. Covered the entire spectrum of Quantitative Finance 2. Theoretical focus enables one to learn from first principles 3. Very good terminology and notation making most of the topics quite clear

William TurcotteIcon Social

The breath of topics was impressive. Attilio is also very comfortable with every topic. The website is very well done with all the links. Also, the speaker's presentations are very interesting. There should be almost twice the number of speakers.

Frédérick Auger-MorinIcon Social

The content and structure are excellent. The study material and the lab are very complete and the code is well written / easy to follow.

Wooyun NamIcon Social

[I liked] 1) the unique yet comprehensive overview of quantitative finance that no other training can offer 2) the tailored theory and lab solely built for the practitioners

Nancy VermaIcon Social

Professor Attilio Meucci was an excellent teacher. His way of explaining, interpreting and visualizing concepts and linking things together was impressive. His passion and pursuit in teaching is inspiring. The breadth and order of topics covered is very helpful and just right to understand quantitative finance. The order, specially checklist of topics is very useful and I don't see that covered even in Master in Quantitative Finance and FRM courses.

Matthew YeatesIcon Social

The consistency in the theoretical framework across the different topic areas was useful. I found working with the code whilst going through concepts was also useful to build out he concepts and the lab was useful for this.

Alex JohnsonIcon Social

[I liked] the consistent framework of the training. The ‘checklist’ format gave a natural order of processes spanning many areas of quant finance, and agnostic to asset class. The consistent notation used in the formulae also aided. The daily structure of the training. The format of morning & afternoon sessions presented by Attilio punctuated by frequent breaks, followed by the external speaker presenting on a different topic, and ending with the review session. This structure helped diversify the training each day improving knowledge retention and increasing understanding. The high caliber of the external speakers.

Alhousseny DialloIcon Social

The structure of the program is excellent. The objectives are very clear, and Attillio never forgets to put every single aspect in perspective so that the audience knows where everything fit in. I particularly appreciate the mathematical rigor, the depth of each topic, the fact that everything is built from principles and of course the implementation/documentation/code. Special mention for the data animation (the experience wouldn't be the same without it). Angela is also very thorough during the exercise/review session, which ensures that anything you did not get during the main presentation is clarified. The guest lecturers arrive at the right moment, it gives us an hour to relax a little bit before starting. Last but not least the whole staff is nice, helpful and extremely efficient at what they do. The show is really perfectly run.

Yujie FuIcon Social

The framework is very inspiring. Both high level concepts and detailed applications are covered. It provides an opportunity to connect with people of similar backgrounds.

Abhijeet RoyIcon Social

Review Sessions by Angela Loregian were amazing. I wish the videos were recorded. I would have loved to buy them. Attilio's grasp and depth of Quant modelling was very inspiring. Robert Almgren's guest lecture was very good too!

Evan HyunIcon Social

I liked how every complex topic was related back to the original goal. I also enjoyed the guest talks.

Anthony OkuefunaIcon Social

1. I liked the combination of lectures, lab and animation. 2. The review sessions were the best part of the bootcamp as it provided an opportunity to apply the material and to address application questions.

Rahul MahtaniIcon Social

I liked the overall framework to process financial data - starting with identifying risk drivers before moving on to invariance, estimation and forecasting, aggregation and pricing, and risk and portfolio management. I also appreciated the mathematical formalism used in presenting the different tools covered such as the distribution properties, model assumptions and loss functions and objective functions.

Anil UpadrastaIcon Social

Quant toolbox laid very strong foundation to fundamentals; I like the approach of mapping existing portfolio theory to ML space.

Marcel LourensIcon Social

[I like] the way in which Attilio presents the theory. He tells passionately and knows a lot. I also appreciate that the theory is visually explained with animations.

Marco ZanottiIcon Social

I've really liked Attilio's way to explain and visually represent some topics like ellipsoid representation of random variables in general. The second thing i've liked very much is the opportunity to socialize with lot of people from industry and academia.

Hector HerradaIcon Social

...Zorica and her team did a wonderful job. They were friendly and very responsive. World-class team! Attilio's goal with the ARPM Bootcamp is very inspiring. Thank you all for an amazing experience!...

Jose ReyesIcon Social

...An excellent program with a lot of good material and videos...

Paul BesangerIcon Social

...I found the amount of material rather large but it is that you need if you want to implement something with added value anyway. Despite this large amount and underlying complexity sometimes, Attilio manages to give the intuition of all models... Obviously, all the guests you managed to gather is quite unique. The organization is great. The exercise classes were actually useful for me for to understand details I had not understood previously…Thank you for the enormous amount of time you devoted to this seminar and your endeavor to share your valuable knowledge. I hope your initiative will inspire other people...

Thomas LittlefieldIcon Social

...I thought the ARPM Bootcamp was terrific. I will definitely recommend it to my colleagues. More would have attended this year but unfortunately August is the end of the federal fiscal year and the budget was tight. Hopefully with some forethought money can be allocated for more people from my group to attend next year...

Winston BradleyIcon Social

...The exceptionally high quality of instruction and material, combined with the impressive set of attendees and guest speakers, creates an event that is unmatched.“The ARPM Bootcamp was a tremendous experience for me….I know it is a great deal of work and I’m grateful to have been able to attend...

Tina ViljoenIcon Social

...It is an excellent course. I believe that I can truly benefit from the course. More specific to my situation, is the combination of theory and practice. I think it would be great to promote this course at Universities. I have come across this course via Matlab and also shared it with my colleagues. The lab is very nice and I am looking forward to see all the topics added to the lab. A big thanks to Angela that emailed the work that she did each day, which is very helpful. The gala dinner was excellent. Especially to hear all the quants talking. I did look forward to that. Thank you for this course. I will definitely promote it wherever I can. I hope to see you in Australia one day...

Ariadi DiannegaraIcon Social

…The delivery of training content was excellent…

Nenad JovanovicIcon Social

...This was my second ARPM (previous in 2010) and I took away some important lessons, refreshed and deepened my understanding of the topics. Great job overall…

Eric BruceIcon Social

...Strong points - Breadth and depth of material presented across entire buy side investment life cycle. Organization of the ARPM Bootcamp. Staff. Gala Dinner. Guest Speakers. Quality of instruction…

Laurent HoffmannIcon Social

...The ARPM Bootcamp is a great course which I will highly recommend to anyone seriously interested in risk and portfolio management. Attilio did an amazing job in teaching complex material clearly and trying to follow up on questions until the very last minute. Having lectured in the past I bow to his everlasting endurance and enthusiasm. The review sessions nicely complemented the lectures and helped getting a grip on technical issues. The course, including the talks and the cocktail party were very well organized and all staff members were incredibly helpful. Unbelievable that all of this was almost for free. Finally, the fact that proceeds go to 'One More Reason', a charitable initiative, deserves my utmost recognition and respect. Thank you Attilio and the ARPM staff...

Eddie ZhouIcon Social

...This class is great. It helped me tremendously to understand many current practices systematically. Attilio is a marvelous teacher. He answers the question clearly and often extends it to more broad and deep related areas. I will highly recommend this class to anyone who is interested in financial engineering. Thanks...

Craig RennieIcon Social

...Awesome course...

Alain CheveeIcon Social

...First many thanks to Attilio as it was one of my best training ever. The level was very high but very useful. I liked your presentation skills, your ability to answer every question, your sense of humour and atmosphere of the class. Many thanks again for your high quality training!...

Sylvain UbezioIcon Social

...Very complete and in depth overview. I had a fantastic experience, thank you for the ARPM Bootcamp and for the ARPM Lab, which is a very impressive work. Great job! Now I have a lot to digest, review and tryout. Definitely gave me a foot in the door...

Frederiek Van HolleIcon Social

...I find the course really instructive. I am an economist and I have the impression I could understand most of the lectures… Overall, I am really impressed by the lectures…

Stephan KrushevIcon Social

...Excellent material and excellent that it’s ordered in a process-oriented way…

Sandile MalingaIcon Social

…The ARPM Bootcamp was definitely worth the hours (and hours) spent flying up from South Africa. A new and exciting avenue of investigation and hopefully implementation has been opened up...The P-force is certainly strong!...

Rajan ShahIcon Social

...Looking backward, by attending this course I could connect dots with my 15 yrs of experience with in High Frequency Trading, Hedge Fund Technology, Investment Banking IT and IT Research. With additional knowledge gained through ARPM Bootcamp, I hope to connect dots in future within Asset Allocation Technology...

Pratik MehtaIcon Social

...It was a delight attending the course. I learned a lot!...

Andres VilmsIcon Social

…This was a very well-designed course in terms of structure and content. Attilio is a phenomenal instructor -- he knows the material inside-out and delivers it in a very engaging manner. It is remarkable to see so many advanced topics covered so effectively in just six days…

Yosef KleinIcon Social

...I very much enjoyed the ARPM Bootcamp. Attilio is a very clear and knowledgeable instructor, and I appreciate his approach and systematic modular framework. The course was fast, and the schedule was grueling (especially continuing on a beautiful Saturday), but worth it…I got a lot out of the ARPM Bootcamp, and I have recommended it to several of my colleagues...

Maria SengerIcon Social

...I was really impressed about the level of the course and the participants as well. Hopefully, I can go in depth on the content and implement in practice part of what was seen…

Stephan SchwillIcon Social

...I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It was great. I am very grateful to all the persons who made that possible and especially Attilio. Thank You!!!...

Bradley CrossmanIcon Social

...The course covered the complete process of quant portfolio management and focused on the process and overall big picture rather than small minutiae details…

Jose ReyesIcon Social

...An excellent program with a lot of good material and videos...

David Gumpert-HershIcon Social

...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 staff and the following, I'll be back... Attilio, your staff was nothing short of perfect, always looking out for us and making everything as comfortable as possible! Thanks again for a course I can grow to and build on for years to come. A job well done!...

Leandro Vieira

...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. Congratulations to Bloomberg and Baruch College for bringing such a talent in a very well organized structure...

David SnyderIcon Social

...Away from the feedback form, I just wanted to personally say Thank You for a great course! Iknow this is going to be very useful, and I definitely appreciate all the preparation you put into your lectures. I will eagerly recommend this to anyone…

Bensen LovelessIcon Social

...The strength of the ARPM Bootcamp is Attilio's overall framework and theory associated with topics...

Gaoyi ShiIcon Social

...The lectures go deep and give new perspectives...

Jon Yi

...I was very happy to attend...I enjoyed Attilio's versatility in presentation style.Certainly his daily re-caps of the steps in the The Checklist, which were un-scripted, neatly summarized the process workflows necessary to design a risk management framework. I will be looking forward to his future writings...

Raamanathan GururajanIcon Social

...Overall the ARPM Bootcamp was extremely productive, concise and original. Having traded derivatives for few years, I found the structure extremely insightful and appealing to trade /manage delta-one portfolios…

Oliver SteinkiIcon Social

...Great course!...

Marcel NdjeIcon Social

…I really liked the ARPM Bootcamp and I was in awe with the ability of the instructor to use complex mathematical and statistical concepts and apply them to finance…

James PurnellIcon Social

...Meucci is incredibly bright, knows this material thoroughly, and is charismatic…I enjoyed the week greatly and wish you all the best!!...

Robert ForlerIcon Social

...Continual review and look back to The Checklist steps is extremely helpful. Attilio's understanding of both the math and the geometric interpretation is EXTREMELY helpful. The math provides help for implementation but little for understanding. Thanks for the class, learned a lot...

Wayne NilsenIcon Social

…Rigor, furthermore engaging visuals and oratory...Attilio, I have learned so much from your book and I sincerely appreciate all of the hard work that went into it and the ARPM Bootcamp. I can't thank you enough; you are a role model for us all…

Aleksander HansenIcon Social

...Great ARPM Bootcamp: a refreshing perspective and approach to finance. Thanks for all your work!... ; …An excellent instructor…EXCELLENT course!...

Fady ShoukryIcon Social

...The breadth of the material is impressive. It provides a very coherent and exhaustive step-by-step methodology for quantitative risk and portfolio management. The new ARPM Lab is a fantastic resource and I would be very interested in having life time access to it...

Simone VillaIcon Social

...It was an amazing quant experience! Thank you, Attilio! Complimenti! An excellent course!...

Gregory HungIcon Social

...The program was very comprehensive and interesting... Having sat through the sessions will certainly help during the post-processing phase…

Yuchen WangIcon Social

...The instructor has experience practicing in the private sector; interesting topics; good contents...

Han Mei

...It's my pleasure to attend the ARPM Bootcamp. Materials are very practical and useful. Thank Attilio for his insightful presentation, which helps me understand these quantitative techniques from a totally different perspective…

Oluwasegun AdeigaIcon Social

...It was a great experience!...

Denys SemaginIcon Social

...Overall great, both impression and practical usefulness, marked everything excellent. The breadth is just right. Pretty much everything from the announced contents was covered. The depth is sufficient to reconfirm the existing knowledge, and to make the first step towards self-study, supported by forum discussion. The contents are comprehensive and self-contained, also well supported by materials and forum. The admin staff is very, very helpful...

Jessica MitraIcon Social

...It was an excellent course and Attilio was an excellent instructor. The framework will be helpful. Zorica was an excellent administrator and took great care of all the people attending the program…

Rene ReinbacherIcon Social

...Overall, very structured course within excellent overview of the subject, easily accessible to sell side Quants. After taking the course, reading up on the extensive notes should be straight forward…

Israel Solares-MoyaIcon Social

...Extraordinary compendium of the current status of quant finance. Very good overall, happy I participated and will most certainly recommend it…

James Ballingall

...The course was really great. I learnt a huge amount and was also able to put a lot of stuff I kind of knew into a more coherent framework. I'm also very excited about the development of a P-quant community. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help...

Ivan PetejIcon Social

...Excellent course overall, and very unique. Great balance of detail and breadth... Thank you for a fantastic course overall focused on a very coherent and logical framework of how to deal with many of the issues encountered daily, and how to dimension them and avoid being fooled by the ever present randomness in finance. A joy to attend!...

Jethro MaIcon Social

...I really enjoyed the course content. Attilio was a great instructor…

Joy SethIcon Social

…It was a great learning experience and an eye opener. Particularly, being new in the industry, the workshop helped me laying out the different areas, and how they fit together towards risk management. Some of the thought process behind the material that lays out the foundation, such as “The Checklist”, was very solid…I had a great time…

Frederiek Van HolleIcon Social

...I find the course really instructive. I am an economist and I have the impression I could understand most of the lectures… Overall, I am really impressed by the lectures…

Carlos TerronesIcon Social

...Very interesting material, codes were shared in advance, topics are clearly explained, discussion forum in SYMMYS…

David CarozzaIcon Social

…I really loved the course and found it to be incredibly useful and well taught…the lectures were excellent…Thanks again!...

Arnab BanerjeeIcon Social

...Overall a very good program that focuses on theory, practice and more importantly the pitfalls in implementation issues. This is like capstone course that brings together all aspects of risk and portfolio management. I really like the energy and enthusiasm that Attilio brings to the course (without genuine interest and passion, taking a course like this will be very painful)...

David ValenciaIcon Social

...Excellent program, very intense but worth it...

Jorge RosalesIcon Social

…Excellent course overall…

Claudia FreijiIcon Social

…Attilio Meucci is not only knowledgeable, but he is as well endowed with the talent of transmitting his knowledge to others with clarity and passion. The simulations used in the exposition of the material helped like no other method in elucidating the theoretical concepts discussed throughout the course. I appreciated every moment of this extremely intensive week…

Matteo MalavasiIcon Social

...The ARPM Bootcamp gave us a well-organized and straightforward implementable Checklist. I really appreciated the "picture way of teaching"...

Antonio FernandesIcon Social

...I really loved the course and I would like to say thanks to Attilio for the work and the initiative but also to the staff that supported him every day, great job!...

ChenWhei ChangIcon Social

...Thanks, Attilio! I really enjoyed your class…

Moya MulqueenIcon Social

...Meucci's knowledge and the breath of research materials and exercises make the ARPM Bootcamp. His questions to the audience are great to keep you engaged. Exercises and code are very helpful. Angela knows her stuff and her notes were clear and informative. I thought the Gala was great!...

Anshuman SinhaIcon Social

...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...I loved Attilioミs use of PCA to understand and visualize what's going on with the joint distributions, I loved how we first tried to find the invariance so we could get some reasonable parameter estimates, I loved the stress testing and risk attribution sections, as well as the Black Litterman treatment. I really enjoyed the ARPM Bootcamp and I look forward to implementing some of the techniques at work. Thanks a bunch!!...

Giuseppe BuccheriIcon Social

...The ARPM Bootcamp is focused on topics, which are of great relevance for the buy side of the financial industry, and they are analyzed by keeping into account the very last developments in research. The instructor is very clear in communicating and explaining even the most complex concepts involved in the program...

Alejandro BabioIcon Social

…The framework and coverage of the course are appropriate and appealing for P managers, risk controllers and, of course, quant oriented finance specialists. Materials are comprehensive and the new website lab is an awesome tool. Last word, the whole ARPM Bootcamp crew was great in every aspect. Thanks a lot to all of you…

Edoardo CillaIcon Social

...Thanks to Attilio, Wang and all the guests for this amazing experience. It was a great opportunity to deepen knowledge and know so many smart people from all over the world. The music during lectures was perfect…

Gerhard HeidingerIcon Social

...Attilio really provides some in-depth overview on the state of the art practices in our relentlessly changing field of finance. The ARPM Bootcamp is a perfect week for any practitioner seeking to get some update on current developments in this complex field...

Dongxue Wang

...The course itself is excellent! Attilio is very clear in explaining difficult concepts and the materials on the lab is extensive. I also plan to take the exam. I have recommended this class to the CEO of my firm for future employee training. I may come back with a team next year...

Andres SotoIcon Social

"...Excellent..." "DW

James Ballingall

...The course was really great. I learnt a huge amount and was also able to put a lot of stuff I kind of knew into a more coherent framework. I'm also very excited about the development of a P-quant community. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help...

Yehuda RaananIcon Social

...The main contents and lectures were excellent...

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