Executive Programme in Algorithmic Trading (EPAT®)

Step 1


  • Six months online part-time course
  • Experts and practitioners as trainers
Step 2


  • Automate your own trading strategies
  • Network with data providers & brokers
Step 3


  • Start your own Algo trading desk
  • Join Quant & Algo trading firms
EPAT steps

It is more than a certificate

Audience participation is as important to the learning experience as the instructor. I find the participants at QuantInsti's courses highly motivated and many came prepared with insightful questions. This made for a great experience for all. 

Dr. Ernest P. Chan

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EPAT Curriculum


1 EPAT Primer
  • Basics of Algorithmic Trading: Know and understand the terminology
  • Excel: Basics of MS Excel, available functions and many examples to give you a good introduction to the basics
  • Basics of Python: Installation, basic functions, interactive exercises, and Python Notebook
  • Options: Terminology, options pricing basic, Greeks and simple option trading strategies
  • Basic Statistics including Probability Distributions
  • MATLAB: Tutorial to get an hands-on on MATLAB
  • Introduction to Machine Learning: Basics of Machine Learning for trading and implement different machine learning algorithms to trade in financial markets
  • Data Visualization: Statistics and probability concepts (Bayesian and Frequentist methodologies), moments of data and Central Limit Theorem
  • Applications of statistics: Random Walk Model for predicting future stock prices using simulations and inferring outcomes, Capital Asset Pricing Model
  • Modern Portfolio Theory - statistical approximations of risk/reward
  • Data types, variables, Python in-built data structures, inbuilt functions, logical operators, and control structures
  • Introduction to some key libraries NumPy, pandas, and matplotlib
  • Python concepts for writing functions and implementing strategies
  • Writing and backtesting trading strategies
  • Detailed understanding of ‘Orders’, ‘Pegging’, ‘Discretion Order’, ‘Blended Strategy’
  • Market Microstructure concepts, order book, market microstructure for high frequency trading strategy
  • Implementing Markow model and using tick-by-tick data in your trading strategy
  • Understanding of Equities Derivative market
  • VWAP strategy: Implementation, effect of VWAP, maintaining log journal
  • Different types of Momentum (Time series & Cross-sectional)
  • Trend following strategies and Statistical Arbitrage Trading strategy modeling with Python
  • Arbitrage, market making and asset allocation strategies using ETFs
  • Implement various OOP concepts in python program - Aggregation, Inheritance, Composition, Encapsulation, and Polymorphism
  • Back-testing methodologies & techniques and using Random Walk Hypothesis
  • Quantitative analysis using Python: Compute statistical parameters, perform regression analysis, understanding VaR
  • Work on sample strategies, trade the Boring Consumer Stocks in Python
  • Modeling data with AI, index and predicting next day’s closing price
  • Supervised learning algorithms, Decision Trees & additive modeling
  • Confusion Matrix framework for monitoring algorithm’s performance
  • Logistic Regression to predict the conditional probability of the market direction
  • Ridge Regression and Lasso Regression for prediction optimization
  • Understand principle component analysis and back-test PCA based long/short portfolios
  • System Architecture of an automated trading system
  • Infrastructure (hardware, physical, network, etc.) requirements
  • Understanding the business environment (including regulatory environment, financials, business insights, etc.) for setting up an Algorithmic Trading desk
  • Time series analysis and statistical functions including autocorrelation function, partial autocorrelation function, maximum likelihood estimation, Akaike Information Criterion
  • Stationarity of time series, Autoregressive Process, Forecasting using ARIMA
  • Difference between ARCH and GARCH and Understanding volatility, Non linearity of volatility, Gaussian Mixture Models (GMM)
  • Introduction to Interactive Brokers platform & Quantiacs
  • Code and back-test different strategies on Quantiacs
  • Quantiacs toolbox & strategy analysis using Python
  • Using IBridgePy API to automate your trading strategies on Interactive Brokers platform
  • Different methodologies of evaluating portfolio & strategy performance
  • Risk Management: Sources of risk, risk limits, risk evaluation & mitigation, risk control systems
  • Trade sizing for individual trading strategy using conventional methodologies, Kelly criterion, Leverage space theorem
  • Options Pricing Models: Conceptual understanding and application to different strategies & asset classes
  • Option Greeks: Characteristics & Greeks based trading strategies
  • Implied volatility, smile, skew and forward volatility
  • Sensitivity analysis of options portfolio with risk management tools
  • Self-study project work under mentorship of a domain/expert
  • Project topic qualifies for area of specialization and enhanced learning
  • EPAT exam is conducted at proctored centers in 80+ countries.
Hiren Mewada
Hi, I'm Hiren

Excellent course and I myself really came to know more about Algo trading, algorithms and HFT.

Hiren Mewada
EPAT®, 2017
Mario Pisa Peña
Hi, I'm Mario

EPAT® has been one of the most rewarding formative experiences I have had!

Mario Pisa Peña
EPAT®, 2018
Vikash Bairoliya
Hi, I'm Vikash

EPAT® delivered a holistic framework to quantitative modeling and trading. Helpful faculty, a small batch size and excellent peer group were other positives.

Vikash Bairoliya
EPAT®, 2017
Industry Focused

Industry Experts, Academics and Practitioners as faculty


High value for money and opportunity to learn along with your full-time job

Dedicated Support

Live interaction with faculty, with 7-days a week support team


Learning by Doing, specialize in a strategy/asset class through project work


EPAT Benefits Get Hired

Get Hired

Career cell helps participants to get placement in right kind of roles in the Quant and Finance industry

EPAT Benefits Upgrade your Skills

Upgrade your Skills

Algo/Quant and manual traders get exposed to various types of strategy paradigms in Algorithmic & Quantitative Trading

EPAT Benefits Automate your strategies

Automate your strategies

Learn to connect with brokers that offer automation and run your strategies in paper/live trading environment

EPAT Benefits Set up your business

Set up your business

Unleash the entrepreneur in you and ride the markets. Learn from the practitioners how to setup your own desk

EPAT Benefits For technocrats & coders

For technocrats & coders

Use your programming and problem solving skills in a challenging role as a quant-trader-coder

And a lot more

advisors & directors

Dr. Ernest P. Chan
Dr. Ernest P. Chan

He is the managing member of QTS Capital Management LLC, Ontario, Canada. Author of “Quantitative Trading: How to Build Your Own Algorithmic Trading Business” and “Algorithmic Trading: Winning Strategies and Their Rationale”.

Rajib Ranjan Borah
Rajib Ranjan Borah

Rajib is the Co-Founder & Director of iRage & QuantInsti. He’s the business head of iRage, which is one of the leading Algorithmic Trading players in India.

Nitesh Khandelwal
Nitesh Khandelwal

He is the co-founder & business head for QuantInsti. He also Co-Founded iRage, which today is one of the leading names in Algorithmic Trading space in India.

Anupriya Gupta
Anupriya Gupta

Anupriya adds pedagogical and behavioral analysis in content creation, customer acquisition and student engagement. Formally trained as mathematician and educator, she brings experience from Analytics and formal education system into practice at QuantInsti.

Prof. Gautam Mitra
Prof. Gautam Mitra

Internationally renowned research scientist in the field of Operational Research in general and computational optimisation and modelling in particular.

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