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Data Mining & Machine Learning in Finance

The popularity of data science techniques such as data mining and machine learning has grown enormously in recent years. They present effective solutions to process and analyze the huge amount of data available to risk managers and financial analysts.

With the advances in computing power and distributed processing, it is now possible to process - and make sense of - the vast array of information that can be gathered from several different data sources.

This hands-on program covers key techniques - including several aspects of supervised and unsupervised machine learning - that can be used when mining financial data. The program also focuses on advanced data science techniques that are becoming widely used in financial markets for text analysis and artificial intelligence: Natural Language Processing (NLP) and Deep Learning (DL).

The program is delivered entirely through workshops and case studies. Participants will learn how to implement natural language processing techniques by building a sentiment analysis model to analyze text strings. In the deep learning section, participants will focus on the construction and testing of a neural network to solve a financial problem with the help of Python.

Most exercises and case studies are illustrated in Python, allowing you to learn how to work with this flexible programming language.

  • Date:
  • 15th - 17th October 2018
  • Venue:
  • Manhattan - New York
  • Fee:
  • US$1665 per day


  • You might be eligible for preferential rates. Please contact us to check if your company is a member of the LFS Global Client Programme.

This course is also available in London, Singapore and Sydney

Who The Course is For

  • Portfolio managers
  • Risk managers
  • Professionals looking to introduce data-mining concepts in their day-to-day tasks
  • IT developers
  • Statisticians
  • Quant analysts
  • Financial engineers
  • Consultants

Learning Objectives

  • Build a solid knowledge base on data mining techniques and tools, as well as their application to the financial industry
  • Gain hands-on experience with Natural Language Processing and Deep Learning in finance
  • Learn how to apply Python to data mining and processing, and to solve real-world NLP and DL problems
  • Gain an understanding of Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) algorithms and how to use them to design, build and develop DL models

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Prior Knowledge

  • Basic notions of statistics
  • Good working knowledge of Excel
  • No prior knowledge of Python is required

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