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BOSTON FINTECH WEEK
QUANTUNIVERSITY & BABSON COLLEGE'S STEPHEN D. CUTLER CENTER FOR INVESTMENTS AND FINANCE PRESENT:

DATA SCIENCE FOR FINANCE CRASH COURSE

September 10-13, 2018, 3:00-4:00 pm
Babson Boston Campus, 100 High Street, 12th Floor, Boston, MA

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Summary:
As a part of the Fintech week, QuantUniversity is proud to offer the first Data Science for Finance Crash Course. The goal of this course is to offer data science and fintech enthusiasts a hand-on practical case study to understand the power of Data Science in Finance. We will be using the Lending club data set to build a credit risk model using machine learning techniques. Python experience is not required to attend the course but useful.
Participants who complete all 4 Modules and complete the post-workshop quiz will be awarded a QuantUniversity's Data science for Finance mini-certificate
Agenda:

Sep 10th: Module 1:

  • Data Science in Finance
  • Orientation on the Credit risk case study 
Lab 1:
  • Exploring Data sets to make sense in Python

Sep 11th: Module 2:
  • Machine Learning in 30 minutes!

Lab 2:

  • Credit risk case study
  • Building your first model

Sep 12th: Module 3:

  • Evaluating models
Lab 3:
  • Credit risk case study - Understanding and tuning your model

Sep 13th: Module 2: Deployment and Prediction

Lab 4:

  • Credit risk case study
  • Deploying your model and predicting interest rates

Notes:

  1. All contents will be in Python. A Python tutorial will be posted prior to course.
  2. Please plan to attend all sessions. We will plan to stream this class live and also record it.
  3. No software installations required. Bring a working laptop with a browser.
  4. We will offer prizes to the best submissions
  5. To be eligible for the certificate, you will have to record a 5 minute You-tube video demonstrating that you completed all four of the labs.

Pre-class Reading:

  1. Speaking Data Science with an investment accent - CFA Magazine, Cynthia Harrington
  2. Machine Learning, an intuitive foundation, Sri Krishnamurthy
  3. Kaggle Lending Club challenge

NABE ANNUAL MEETING

September 29-October 2
Westin Copley Place
CFA SOCIETY BOSTON MEMBERS ATTEND AT NABE MEMBER PRICING!

Use Discount Code CFABOSTON for NABE Member Pricing!
Summary
The global economy has been experiencing its first taste of synchronized growth since the global financial crisis, and the Fed and other central banks have started to normalize monetary policy. Yet uncertainties abound, as the U.S. is injecting a sizable amount of fiscal stimulus with the economy close to full employment, and traditional alliances on trade are breaking down. Designed around the theme of "Revolution or Evolution? Reexamining Economic Paradigms," the 2018 NABE (National Association of Business Economics) Annual Meeting will address these and other emerging developments including A.I. and the future of work, shifting global demographics, persistently-sluggish productivity growth, the increasing concentration within key business sectors, and the new analytical tools and data sources at the disposal of economists.
Confirmed Speakers include:
  • David Autor, Professor of Economics, MIT
  • Ed Glaeser, Professor of Economics, Harvard University
  • Robert Gordon, Stanley G. Harris Professor of the Social Sciences, Northwestern University
  • Peter Hall, Professor of European Studies, Harvard University
  • Athanasios Orphanides, Former Governor, Central Bank of Cyprus
  • Christina Paxson, President, Brown University
  • Jerome Powell, Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
  • Carmen Reinhart, Minos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Eric S. Rosengren, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • Niraj Shah, CEO, Wayfair
  • James Stock, Professor of Economics, Harvard University
  • Bruce Van Saun, Chairman and CEO, Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
CFA SOCIETY BOSTON MEMBERS ATTEND AT NABE MEMBER PRICING!

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COMPLETE DETAILS AND REGISTRATION

JOIM Conference Series

The JOIM Conference Series showcases high quality presentations and a platform for interactive discussions of current topics in the investment management arena.
Prevalent throughout both activities is the highest quality material suitable for academics and practitioners.

FinTech II
September 30 – October 2 , 2018
Boston Marriott Cambridge
Cambridge, MA


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Summary
It became apparent from last year’s JOIM FinTech Conference that there is widespread interest as well as extensive topics associated with this theme. We are pleased to follow-up with Fintech II which will focus on areas such as cybercurrencies, blockchain technology and robo investing. These all have high potential disruptive impacts. We are pleased to enlist speakers from academia as well as practitioners who will share not only educational content but insights on the practical significance of these emerging technologies. Speakers
  • Alex (Sandy) Pentland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Keynote Speaker
  • William Cong, University of Chicago
  • Sanjiv Das, Santa Clara University
    A New Approach to Goals - Based Wealth Management
  • Seoyoung Kim and Atulya Sarin, Santa Clara University
    Crypto-Assets Unencrypted
  • Roberto Rigobon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Roger Stein, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Who Should Attend? Risk Managers, Portfolio Managers, Pension Managers, Senior Executives of Financial Firms, Plan Sponsors, Endowments, Finance Professors and Students would all benefit from attending these conferences. Attendance is limited. Accepting annual memberships on a first come, first served basis with guest attendance on an as available basis.

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SPECIAL OFFER FOR CFA SOCIETY BOSTON MEMBERS!

CFA Society Boston Members will recieve 30% off an annual subscription to the JOIM publication.

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