AI for Financial Markets
Financial markets are undergoing transformation fuelled by AI and other cognitive technologies. Advanced AI and ML techniques are helping create customized investment options, improving customer experience through bots, and reducing information asymmetries. By 2025, the financial services sector is expected to spend $19bn on AI and cognitive technologies compared to only $5.6bn in 2019. In India alone, Financial Services and Markets is one of the biggest spenders on AI across different use cases (IDC).
The Advanced Program in AI for Financial Markets is designed leveraging the expertise of NSE, the world’s largest Derivative Exchange (2020) and India’s largest stock exchange. The program is aimed at financial market professionals keen to unlock the power of AI technologies. The program is brought to you by TalentSprint, an NSE group company, which brings transformational high-end and deep-tech learning programs to emerging and experienced professionals.
The 6-month program is ideal for professionals working in Hedge Funds, Investment Banking, Stock Markets, Commodity Markets, Derivatives, Insurance, Forex, Money Markets, Fintech Start-ups, NBFCs, and Regulators.
Participants will experience hands-on learning from top industry and academic experts in an interactive online format on TalentSprint’s state-of-the-art digital platform. The curriculum will focus on case studies to enable experiential learning. Participants will also get to apply their learnings on leading industry capstones under expert mentor support, to ensure fast-track learning.
The program will be taught by industry practitioners and business school faculty who are experts working in the field of technology and financial management.
A seasoned Quant Trader and a Data Science evangelist, Dr. Anand is a B.Tech from IIT-Bombay and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh. He has 16 years of experience in the financial sector and nearly a decade of that was at US based Quantitative Hedge fund. As a Portfolio Manager at the Hedge Fund he built systematic trading strategies and also traded in all 4 asset classes (Equities, Commodities, Currencies and Interest Rates) using Data Science. Anand has also taught at various universities like Duke and Penn State. He teaches AI, Data Analytics, Computational Finance & Algorithmic Trading. He is also a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) charter holder. His research interests include Machine Learning, Retail Forecasting, Time-series Analysis, Quantitative Model Building, Derivatives Trading, Futures Trading. He also has been consulting on Data Science related projects in Retail, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Financial Markets & Political Analytics.
A Programming Guru and Chief Learning Officer at TalentSprint, Asokan holds a PG Diploma in Computer Programming. He has held leadership positions such as CEO of MinVesta, CTO of Ma Foi, Chief Trainer at Virtusa, and Technical Director of Brilliant's Computer Centre. With a solid software development experience of over 35 years, Asokan holds expertise in COBOL, Clipper, C, C++, Python and knowledge of Haskell, Elixir, Clojure, Java and Ruby. He has trained more than 1000 software engineers, designed over 25 courses.
An Assistant Professor in the Finance and Control (Academic) Group at IIM Calcutta, Dr. Sudhakara holds a Ph.D. in Finance from IBS Hyderabad. Before joining IIM Calcutta, he worked for 4 years at IBS Hyderabad as an Assistant Professor (2013 to 2016) and then as an Area Chair and Associate Professor (2016 to 2017). He has several research papers to his credit in reputed journals. He is currently the consulting editor of IUP journal of Applied Finance and ad-hoc reviewer for International Review of Economics & Finance, Managerial Finance, International Journal of Managerial Finance, Afro-Asian Journal of Finance & Accounting, and Global Business Review. His areas of research include Corporate Finance with an emphasis on Liquidity and Algorithmic Trading, Pricing and Demand aspects of IPOs.
A leading Blockchain expert, Sunil is the author of the book "Bitcoin Magnet." He is among the first to pioneer Blockchain Executive Education in India. He has been advising Startups and their ICOs over the last six years. He has two decades of experience in teaching, research and startup consulting. His professional interest zones are Blockchain Technology startups, online learning and digital business models. He aspires to live in a world where people can develop multiple forms of intelligence and create immense abundance.
Education: Any Graduation Degree
Experience: Minimum 1 year
Computational Thinking necessary to derive full value of this Program. Preparatory / Refresher Sessions are scheduled.
Best suited for professionals working in Hedge funds, Investment banks, Stock markets, Commodity markets, Derivative markets, Insurance markets, Forex markets, Money markets, Fintech start-ups, NBFCs and Regulators
The selection for the program will be done strictly based on the eligibility criteria and the motivation of applicants as expressed in their statement of purpose.
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NSE Academy Limited is an NSE Group Company focussing on empowering financial market players and investors with necessary cutting-edge knowledge and skills. It draws upon the vast expertise of the NSE Group to develop and deliver learning programs which are highly regarded in the industry. With TalentSprint’s acquisition, NSE Academy aims to offer programs at the intersection of financial markets, banking, insurance and disruptive technologies. Know mores https://www.nseindia.com/nse-academy/nse-academy-overview
TalentSprint, a National Stock Exchange (NSE) Group Company, brings transformational high-end and deep-tech learning programs to emerging and experienced professionals in partnership with top academic institutions and global corporations. Its patent-pending, AI-powered, digital learning platform enables a perfect blend of high-end academics and industry-leading practitioner experience. Its programs have consistently seen a high engagement rate and customer delight. For more information, visit www.talentsprint.com
Financial markets have transitioned with technology: starting out as a place of trading, to high-speed online trading for higher liquidity and faster settlements, and now to AI-based algorithmic trading for accurate predictions and higher returns.
The need for AI arises from the fact that financial markets generate the highest data. Traditional online trading and analytics cannot fulfill all the needs of investors. That is why the industry is deploying AI to reduce information asymmetries, boost market stability, provide dynamic, automated, and high intelligence trading and decision making. In India alone, Banking, Financial Services and Insurance is one of the biggest spenders on AI across different use cases (IDC). Nearly 50% of capital markets professionals around the world use AI in their trading processes.
However, lack of AI expertise is often cited as a top challenge for AI deployment in financial markets. Hence there is a need for a program at the intersection of tech and finance to help professionals create AI-driven solutions.
The Advanced Program in AI for Financial Markets has been designed, leveraging the expertise of NSE, India’s Largest Stock Exchange . The program is aimed at financial market professionals keen to unlock the power of AI technologies.
There is a massive demand for financial professionals with sound understanding of AI applications mainly across Global Financial Market Hubs like India, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, New York and Chicago.
Some of the job-roles that will be impacted by AI intervention include
From the NSE Group
Cutting-edge Applied Learning
The TalentSprint Advantage
The program will be delivered in an interactive online format, retaining effectiveness while maintaining safety. The format uniquely combines the benefits of an in-class program with the flexibility and safety of online learning.
The program will be delivered on TalentSprint's patent-pending iPearl.ai, a leading digital learning platform of choice used for programs delivered by the likes of Google, IIM Calcutta, IIT Hyderabad, IISc, and IIT Kanpur, to name a few.