I am self taught in Python and have an industry background in Finance. This course was a good connector/provided additional insight on using Python to process portfolio performance and data analysis.
Awesome Course, Great instructors that give a nice balance of theory and practice, the practice is very hands-on and will help you understand the theory and give you useful tools from the first week.
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Overall an excellent course. I am an experimental physicist and was comfortable with the mathematics and programming part. Definitely others with a background in maths/physics/economics/engineering etc. will not be daunted by the equations. The course covers the basics of finance very well in the first two weeks with a gradual increase in the weightage given to python learning in the first threee weeks. However, the fourth week seemed a bit too heavy in the finance part. To me, it felt as though the student already has an elementary background in bonds and liability driven investing. Maybe a little more explanation of these concepts could be better.
創建者 Anna P•
This is a high quality course with top material included!
The skills are relevant for the industry.
The course is also interesting and fun to take.
I have only two comments for thought:
Instead of copy pasting in some videos, a more thorough explanation would be nice and
some strategies require essentially continuous rebalancing something that cannot happen in practice. So it would be best if strategies allowed for less frequent rebalancing.
We can of course build our strategies to allow for less frequent rebal, I am just saying!
創建者 Paolo G•
Nice course that brings to life real-world applications of Python in the context of institutional investor's portfolios. Requires a background in investment management basics (e.g. discount rates, portfolio analysis) and is ok for Python novices, like me. I found the course especially interesting in the last part, when LDI modelling via Python was presented. At the same time, the Python part feels a bit rushed in this last chapter, although a lot has to do with my beginner-level knowledge of this programming platform.
創建者 rami y•
The instructors have done a great job at helping learners gain hands on experience with rather sophisticated investment management techniques. However, illustrating the practicalities of portfolio construction and insurance came at the expense of only brushing on the theory behind some of the notions introduced. Maybe it was meant to be this way but I would have loved to see more analysis of CPPI and the pricing of ZC bonds under CIR model.
創建者 Francisco V A•
I think this is a good course! THe thing that I like the most ist that Vijay gets stuff wrong live, which is in line with your experience as a coder.
There are two things that I don't really like. You almost need a pre-course to know how to manage Python. And the exams are super difficult, particularly the coding related questions. Probably intermediate homeworks would be in order.
創建者 Jacob W•
Main concepts in portfolio management were well reinforced with relevant coding applications. The only drawback was that some of the code needed a bit of massaging to execute correctly. Example: an index was used in a calculation when it needed to be converted to an array for a defined function to return a calculated value. Nonetheless, a great course.
創建者 Anoop D•
An excellent introductory course module-1, with excellent instructors, help you build basic foundational skills in portfolio construction and analysis. My feedback would have been all five-starts if the last lab had used the real-time S&P500 or ASX100 data to demonstrate portfolio construction and analysis. Hoping module-2 may be the case!
創建者 Dirk W•
Well-constructed course, right balance between theory and lab sessions. Lab sessions thoroughly detailed, which is really a forte. The 5th star is missing because of a few frustrating problems with automatic interpreting of answers in quizzes and because of the lack of (quick/relevant) responses or answers of the moderators in the forum.
創建者 Christopher B•
The accompanying materials were incredibly well organized and helpful and the coding walkthroughs were great for beginners. However, I'd argue that some of the topics covered were not very mainstream as far as finance concepts and I had trouble finding further information on them outside of the course, which was necessary in some cases.