• Algo Summit London (external event)
    Dear All, There is an interesting event coming up in mid-June about algorithmic trading in London. It is organized by FXCM and you can register under: https://www.fxcm.com/uk/algorithmic-trading/algo-trading-summit-2018/ [You need to register on this external page, RSVP on Meetup is not enough.] The Algo Summit It is a mix of talks and workshops. See you there! Best, Yves

    Grange St. Paul's Hotel

    10 Godliman Street, London, EC4V 5AJ · London

  • 17th Python for Quant Finance Meetup
    Dear Python Quants, We are back in 2018 with our 17th Meetup group event. Thanks to Thomson Reuters for hosting us again. There will be two longer talks at this event: **** Yves Hilpisch (http://tpq.io): "How to get started easily in Algorithmic Trading using Python." **** This talk introduces to algorithmic trading with Python, making use of the new RESTful API of FXCM Forex Capital Markets Ltd. Among others, some simple machine learning-based trading strategies are illustrated. **** Matt Hertz (http://ahl.com): "Kafka in Finance: Processing 1+ Billion Market Data Messages a Day" **** At Man AHL, a diversified quantitative investment manager, data is key to everything we do and we ingest over a billion market data messages a day from markets around the world. This data flows through Kafka before being stored permanently in our Arctic data store (open sourced at https://github.com/manahl/arctic). The talks dives deeper into the details of data pipelines usage at Man AHL. Kafka is in production since 2014. As usual, there will be room for chats before the event, during the break and afterwards during drinks. Looking forward to seeing you in Canary Wharf. Best, Yves

    Thomson Reuters

    South Colonnade, Canary Wharf · London

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  • ODSC Europe | London 2017 (paid event)
    Dear Python Quants, the ODSC Open Data Science conference will be back in London in October. Last year's initial conference was already well attended. This year will bring, among others, a dedicated Quant Finance Track and probably more than 1,000 people in attendance. https://www.odsc.com/london The organizers have provided us with the Discount Code PYQUANT which is valid for up to 70% off of regular ticket prices. After Friday, 21. July 2017, prices will increase. You can book your discounted tickets under: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/odsc-europe-2017-tickets-34804071916?discount=PYQUANT Hope to see you there, Yves

    Hotel Novotel London West

    1 Shortlands, W6 8DR · London

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  • 16th Python for Quant Finance Meetup
    Dear Python Quants, The program has changed for next Monday. Quantum computing will be covered in a later event. I am excited that we will have a "quantamental" talk by Tim Gaumer about Factor Diversification (see abstract of the talk and bio of Tim below). I will also briefly talk on Performance Python -- How to Make Python Really Fast. Thanks to Thomson Reuters for hosting us again. Happy Python Coding, Yves ABSTRACT Achieving alpha in actively managed funds and portfolios is getting more challenging by the day. Diversification may be the last free lunch on Wall Street. Tim will discuss the benefits of diversifying your investment portfolio by various market factors rather than tilting it toward just one. Tim will explore value, momentum, quality, and other factors and show which work best in North America and how best to combine them into a single, alpha-generating, multi-factor model. BIO Tim Gaumer is Director of Fundamental Research at Thomson Reuters, a position he also held at StarMine, a company acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2008. With more than 20 years of experience conducting fundamental analysis, Tim is widely regarded as an expert who helps fundamental investors apply StarMine’s innovative quantitative research in their investment process. Tim previously worked at several buy-side firms, most recently at Transamerica Investment Management as an equity analyst and portfolio manager.

    Thomson Reuters

    South Colonnade, Canary Wharf · London

    5 comments
  • 15th Python for Quant Finance Meetup
    Dear Python Quants, I am happy to announce -- after a while -- our next Python for Quant Finance Meetup Event. Our preliminary agenda so far is: • Dominik Christ (AHL): PyBloqs is a lightweight and flexible Python framework for automated report creation and visualisation. It’s used extensively in AHL and across Man Group for building reports on trading strategies, portfolios, risk etc. The code is on Github under https://github.com/manahl/PyBloqs (https://github.com/manahl/PyBloqs) • Jorge Santos (Thomson Reuters): Quick and Amazing Updates Regarding Eikon Python API and Cufflinks & QuantFig • Yves Hilpisch (http://tpq.io): Building & Training Neural Nets from Scratch in Python for Regression & Classification Reach out if you have ideas for lightning talks. Remember to provide your full name on meetup.com for the registration because you might otherwise have trouble getting into the building. Thanks to Thomson Reuters for hosting our group once again. Best, Yves

    Thomson Reuters

    South Colonnade, Canary Wharf · London

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  • For Python Quants Bootcamp New York (paid event)
    Dear Python Quants, The next For Python Quants Bootcamp will take place in New York in May 2017. We have compiled an intense 4-day program which you find described in detail under http://fpq.io Members of our group get a discount of 10% when using the code FPQ_YVES_10. All four event days are broadcast live over the web so that you can follow from any location in the world (there will also be video recordings available for a couple of weeks afterwards). If you have questions, get in touch with the organizing team at the CQF Institute via [masked]. Best, Yves P.S. This is a paid event for which you need to register separately (see http://fpq.io).

    Fitch Learning

    55 Broad St, 3rd Floor · Manhattan, NY

  • 14th Python for Quant Finance Meetup
    Dear Python Quants, I hope you had a good start in 2017. We are back with our Python for Quant Finance Meetup events on 23. January in London. We have planned the following agenda for the event: • Review 2016 and Outlook 2017 • Python News (Releases, Books, etc.) • High Performance Machine Learning without the Pain: Intel® Distribution for Python | Frank Schlimbach (Intel) • Algorithmic Trading with Python (1 of 3): Regression-based Prediction | Yves • Blockchain with Python (1 of 3): Hashing | Yves • TPQ Announcements: http://python-for-algorithmic-trading.com, workshop in February • Book Raffle Hope to see you in Canary Wharf and thanks to Thomson Reuters for having us again. Best, Yves P.S. Please update your RSVP since we are already fully booked. Remember to provide your full name on Meetup to avoid security issues at the venue. P.S.S Around the date of the Meetup event, the Blockchain Week London will take place. The organizers have provided us with a discount code for our group. Visit http://www.blockchainweek.com and use the code BCL (conference 30% discount and workshop 25% discount).

    Thomson Reuters

    South Colonnade, Canary Wharf · London

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  • For Python Quants Bootcamp Series (PAID EVENT)
    Dear Python Quants, The For Python Quants Bootcamp Series is coming to London this November. It is a unique opportunity to improve your Python for Finance skills and to network with like-minded people from the industry. You find all details under http://fpq.io The schedule is: •[masked]: Introductory Bootcamp •[masked]: Technical Bootcamp •[masked]: Python for Excel Bootcamp •[masked]: Algo Trading Bootcamp (w/ Crypto Currencies) Early bird pricing is until[masked]. Combine it with the code MEETUP_15 for an additional 15% discount on all tickets/purchases. Visit http://fpq.io See you in November! Best, Yves

    Fitch Learning

    The Corn Exchange, 55 Mark Lane · London

    5 comments
  • Python for Algorithmic Trading Workshops & Quant Insights Conf (PAID EVENT)
    Dear Python Quants, This week we are going to have 2 days of workshops (Wed/Thu) in London about Python for Algorithmic Trading covering, among others: • object oriented programming for the backtesting strategies • machine learning for stock market prediction • sockets for real-time streaming and plotting of data • automated & algorithmic trading • deploying algo trading code in the cloud If you are interested in attending (online/live) let me know and ask me for a discount code. See also http://qiconference.com On Friday, there will be the second Quant Insights conference in Canary Wharf with a great line up of speakers and talks. Again, if you are interested, get in touch and I can send over a discount code for the conference (online/live). For details, bookings, etc. see http://qiconference.com All the best, Yves

    Fitch Ratings

    30 North Colonnade, London E14 5GN · London

  • Open Data Science Conference Europe - London (PAID EVENT)
    Dear Python Quants, I mentioned this conference already a couple of times. The organizers have offered members of the group a discount of 40%. The code to be used is ODSC-LONDON-MEETUP Tickets can be bought here: https://www.odsc.com/london Best, Yves P.S. RSVP-ing "Yes" to the event does not grant access to the conference. Please purchase your ticket via the above link.

    Hotel Novotel London West

    1 Shortlands, W6 8DR · London