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The Optiver & Imperial Trading Academy

The Optiver & Imperial Trading Academy

Start date: November 7, 2023

Start time: 5:30 pm GMT

End date: November 29, 2023

End time: 7:30 pm GMT

Location: Imperial College London

Interested in building a high-performance Python trading algorithm and testing it in real-world trading scenarios?

Led by Optiver industry experts Robbert Pullen and Dennis van de Werken, this 8-session course takes you from from the foundations of options theory to hands-on algorithm development and testing. Fine-tune your skills on Optiver’s simulated exchange, Optibook, while blending academic insights with industry application, providing you with tools and skills directly applicable to a career in the finance and trading industry.

You’ll walk away with:

  • A deep understanding of financial markets, options theory and algorithmic trading – no financial background required!
  • Direct experience on a simulated market exchange, offering a glimpse into what it’s like to work as a trader at a leading global market maker.
  • The skill to design and optimise a Python trading algorithm based on real financial market data.
  • An opportunity to pit your algorithm against your classmates in a competitive setting for the chance to win an exciting prize!

Apply below for this incredible opportunity to enhance your knowledge and get practical skills in the world of algorithmic trading.

Eligibility criteria

  • A registered student at Imperial College London
  • A strong aptitude in mathematics
  • Proficiency in Python programming
  • No prior backgrounds in financial markets is required

Course dates and times:

  • Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. throughout November (7th, 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th) at Imperial College London.

Application deadline:

  • Thursday, October 26th, 9:00 a.m.
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