Meet Your Classmates: Oxford Algorithmic Trading Programme

  |   2 minutes  |   July 11, 2018

The Oxford Algorithmic Trading Programme, from Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, is a 6-week programme, entirely online.

It guides business leaders through the field of algorithmic trading by equipping them with relevant skills and strategies needed to create and evaluate algorithmic trading models. This helps them to stay ahead of the curve of current and future trends in the algorithmic trading sector, and understand the technologies used to facilitate its growth.

In joining the programme, you’ll become part of a cohort of like-minded professionals, and earn a certificate of attendance from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford as validation of your newfound understanding and knowledge of algorithmic trading.

Get to know the group of participants from the Oxford Algorithmic Trading Programme:

 

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Jose Antonio Ortiz Contreras

Executive Director – Operational Risk Manager, JPMorgan

What would you say are your most interesting or noteworthy achievements, professionally?

Having excelled in all my roles at JPMorgan as (in chronological order): Treasurer and Liquidity Risk Manager, Proprietary Trader / Portfolio Manager, Exotics/Derivatives Structurer, and as Operational Risk Manager currently (in charge of Brexit Implementation Programme).

Why did you choose to take this programme?

Oxford Alumni (did MSc in Mathematical Finance at the Mathematics Institute), and desire to refresh Algo Trading knowledge.

What are you looking forward to most about the programme?

I’m in the middle of a transition in my career, returning to Trading/Investing, more from a Quant approach (also engaging in various Machine Learning Courses).

What message would you like to give to your future classmates and support network? I’m willing to collaborate, help and connect as much as I can. We all can use finance to serve society better.

What’s at the top of your bucket list?

Change in professional career professionally. Personally, I’m trying to adopt a baby girl from Ethiopia as a single dad, reason why, after 15+ years, I relocated recently from the UK.

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Juan Pablo Cuevas Alfaro

CEO, Capital Intelligence Group

What would you say are your most interesting or noteworthy achievements, professionally?

The creation and development of the companies I work for, feel quite proud of what we have done.

Why did you choose to take this programme?

I chose this programme because I love trading and this is what I do for a living. I always want to learn more and more.

What are you looking forward to most about the programme?

I expect to learn about the algorithms and create automatic new ones with my strategies.

What message would you like to give to your future classmates and support network?

Hope I’ll be helpful for myself, the course and my classmates.


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Malachi Bazar

President, Bright Quant

What would you say are your most interesting or noteworthy achievements, professionally?

My crowning achievement is still a work in progress, but I have been trading since 12, and have recently embarked on algorithmic trading.

Why did you choose to take this programme?

I chose this programme to learn modern algorithmic trading to further my trading business.

What are you looking forward to most about the programme?

I’m looking forward to learning with some of the brightest minds in this business segment and hopefully being able to bounce ideas off of people with my mindset.

What message would you like to give to your future classmates and support network?

I hope I’m the dumbest person in the class. That way I will have more room than everyone else.

What’s at the top of your bucket list?

I want to travel the world with a camera, some money, and an empty backpack.  

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Lukasz Hassa

Project Manager

What would you say are your most interesting or noteworthy achievements, professionally?

Delivered high profile regulatory programmes for European financial regulators.

Why did you choose to take this programme?

Learn about the future of trading.

What are you looking forward to most about the programme?

I want to build my own trading algorithm.

What message would you like to give to your future classmates and support network?

We should always work as a team, each of us individually aspiring to be the most creative, productive and diligent in this process.

What’s at the top of your bucket list?

Climb Mount Everest.

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Hanchul Choi   [GS-general]_square_linkedin_How Private Education Is Meeting The Demand For Lifelong Learning_

Data Scientist, Kensho Technologies

What would you say are your most interesting or noteworthy achievements, professionally?

Serving in the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Lebanon in 2009.

Why did you choose to take this programme?

Wish to organize my previous knowledge of algorithmic trading, and hopefully learn something new.

What are you looking forward to most about the programme?

Academic perspective toward algorithmic trading.

What message would you like to give to your future classmates and support network?

I’d be happy to meet up if you’re in NYC!

What’s at the top of your bucket list?

Build an algorithmic trading strategy using reinforcement learning.  

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Olivier Alvarez  [GS-general]_square_linkedin_How Private Education Is Meeting The Demand For Lifelong Learning_

Managing Director, Aquanthus

What would you say are your most interesting or noteworthy achievements, professionally?

APAC head of quant, BNPP.

Why did you choose to take this programme?

Set-up a quant fund.

What are you looking forward to most about the programme?

Understand business environment for quantitative strategies.

What message would you like to give to your future classmates and support network?

Let’s crack it.

What’s at the top of your bucket list?

Set-up a quant fund.