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Certificate in Algorithmic Trading

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Certificate in Algorithmic Trading

Do you know most of the top money-making hedge funds are doing Algorithmic Trading? The most well known Renaissance Technologies averaged 71.8% annual return from 1994 to mid-2014, outperformed Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway.


It's now your turn to do Algo-Trading! It was a game only for institutional but with technology advancement, Algo-Trading is accessible to everyone as technology is no longer a barrier. The only thing you need is knowledge.




In this practical introductory course, you will learn how to create a strategy that run automatically that don't need your attention every single minute during market hours.


Each session will be hands-on and will contain data driven examples and in-class discussions that are designed to reinforce learning in a practical setting. Our instructor who's an Algorithmic trader will share his personal experience on challenges and traps.


Why Kaplan?

  • Our professional education programs in finance and accountancy are top-ranked in the U.S., U.K. and Australia. Kaplan's substantial investment in learning science in all our programs underlines our emphasis on improving student outcomes and our focuses on educational performance and results.
  • Kaplan in Hong Kong is one of the largest educational institutions in terms of service scope as well as student population. We have more than 140 experienced professionals and dedicated staff, each committed to building futures, one success story at a time. We commit to combining years of classroom-based expertise with access to most advanced learning platforms and technology.
  • Each year in Hong Kong, over 4,000 fresh grads, bankers and other professionals from the top banks, asset management firms, private equity firms and business schools have trusted us with their future. 

Learning Outcomes

You will be able to develop Algorithmic Trading Strategies using Python Programming Language.

Who Should Attend?

  • Working professionals in the finance, banking, insurance, accounting and professional services
  • Individuals with basic knowledge of Python or recent degree in Computer or Data Science
  • Finance professionals who want to make a move in their career from Finance to FinTech
  • IT professionals from non-finance background
  • IT professionals in banking industry who would like to enhance programming skills
  • People from different industries who would like to switch their career to FinTech
  • Financiers who are trying to create another stream of income

Course Details & Fee

Certificate in Algorithmic Trading - 16 hours

Date:   16, 23, 30 Mar and 6 Apr (Sat)

Time:   9:00am - 1:00pm

Venue:   Kaplan Campus

Fee:   $7,000 ($6,500 for enrollment on or before 8 Mar)

Trainer:   Mr. Henry Tang

Language:   English or Cantonese, with English materials


*Certificate will be awarded for 70% attendance or above.


Course Outline

  • Introduction to Algorithmic Trading and its advantages
  • Introduction to Trading Platform and Demo
  • Trading Strategy Development Workflow
  • Source of Trading Ideas
  • Risk Management
  • Evaluate Trading Strategies
  • Pitball of Algorithmic Trading
  • Trading Psychology



What to Bring?

  • Mac or PC Laptop with Chrome installed and able to connect to wifi
  • Laptop charger
  • External mouse


*If you need to hire a PC, please contact us and we will be happy to refer you to our preferred supplier. Extra cost applies.