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OptiRisk Systems offers financial modelling workshops specialising on topics such as optimization, risk analysis and scenario generation. The course duration ranges from 1 day of compact training and up to 5 days of hands-on tutorials. A mixture of theoretical and practical sessions is designed into the programme to maximize the learning experience. So, alongside the theoretical knowledge, we also equip you with the skills and tools to apply these techniques to your specific problems.

The teaching faculty is guaranteed to consist of highly experienced professionals who have relevant industrial experience of 15-20 years. We believe training is the fastest way to adopt a state-of-the-art Optimization Solution. Our financial modelling workshops are suitable for developing decision support systems and applications to match specific requirements. Previous programming experience is usually required for our workshops, but the level of experience varies from course to course. Click on each workshop’s brochure to find more details. The main training programmes we offer are:

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2-day workshop introducing participants to the statistical software R and illustrating both basic and some advanced features. The main focus is on applications in Finance. Practical hands-on sessions show how to use R and relevant R packages for financial modelling. Rmetrics, a collection of several hundreds of functions in Financial Engineering and Computational Finance, is also covered.

Presenters: Dr Christina Erlwein-Sayer is a quantitative analyst and senior researcher specialising in risk modelling, Hidden Markov Models and time series analysis. Dr Ronald Hochreiter is an expert in Data Science and Optimisation under Uncertainty. He teaches at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business.

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A five-day course combining tutorial and hands-on sessions. Days 1 and 2: Theory and Applications of Linear and Integer Programming. Days 3 and 4: Optimisation under Uncertainty: Stochastic Programming and Robust Optimisation. Day 5: Risk and Return Analysis for Asset Allocation.

Presenters: Prof Gautam Mitra is an internationally renowned research scientist in the field of Operational Research in general and computational optimisation and modelling in particular. Founder and MD of OptiRisk Systems. Dr Christian Valente leads the design team for AMPL IDE and Stochastic AMPL (SAMPL). He has designed and developed many optimization-based decision support systems and substantial industrial risk protection systems. Dr Cristiano Arbex Valle is an expert on FortSP; also develops financial analytics products for portfolio selection and sentiment analysis.

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Two-day workshop combining theory and practical sessions. Participants learn to apply (1) standard filtering techniques to financial data sets, (2) concepts from time series modelling with regime shifts; to utilize regime-switching models for a predictive analysis of asset prices and volatilities, and to understand regime-switching models and their applications and benefits in changing market situations.

Presenters: Dr Christina Erlwein-Sayer is a quantitative analyst and senior researcher specialising in risk modelling, Hidden Markov Models and time series analysis. Dr Zryan Sadik works on volatility forecasting using Kalman filters and GARCH models and develops models for sentiment analysis and data analysis in the domain of finance.

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This workshop comprises theory and practical sessions. It explains the concepts of Monte Carlo simulation and their use in scenario generation. Participants learn how to test the desirable properties of scenario generation; apply Monte Carlo methods to generate scenarios in asset models; use Hidden Markov models to generate scenarios.

Presenter: Dr Christina Erlwein-Sayer is a quantitative analyst and senior researcher specialising in risk modelling, Hidden Markov Models and time series analysis.

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These financial modelling workshops are accredited by GARP (Global Association of Risk Professionals) and qualify for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits. If you need further information or are interested to arrange this training please contact us

Bespoke Training

OptiRisk Systems also offers bespoke training courses on Optimization and Risk Analysis for the banking and financial services and insurance (BFSI) sector. We provide in-house training on request, which is delivered in your chosen location, anywhere in the world and at dates and times which is suitable for you and your team. This is an extremely cost-effective solution to your training needs in your premises. There is no restriction on group size. We provide training to develop skills and meet requirements and make you competitive, so it is tailored to address your needs. Teaching material, software and licenses are all included in the package.