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Overview

Algorithmic trading is not well understood by a large segment of the financial community. To many, algorithmic trading, or “algo trading”, simply means “automated trading.” However, the term actually encompasses a wide variety of trading methods, strategies, and time horizons, and practitioners of one variation of algo trading may have little knowledge of another style.

In this webinar, portfolio manager Parijat Garg, CFA, will provide a general introduction to algorithmic trading, give some examples of what strategies look like, and discuss some of the operational realities of algo trading.

  • The meaning of, and differences between, algorithmic trading, automated trading, high-frequency trading, low-latency trading, and pure and statistical arbitrage
  • Basic methodologies and challenges of building an algo strategy and guidance on deploying it
  • The sources of risk in algorithmic trading strategies
  • Eye-opening facts about today’s electronic markets and the companies that trade within these markets

This is the archived version of a live webinar that took place 26 July 2018.

About the Speaker(s)

Parijat Garg CFA

Parijat Garg, CFA, is an algorithmic trader, investor, and entrepreneur with over a decade of systematic trading experience. Having begun his career with Tower Research Capital—now a global leader in high frequency algorithmic trading—he went on to apply systematic trading strategies in the Indian markets. He also manages a concentrated equity portfolio built on long-term investing principles. Mr. Garg has a computer science and engineering degree from IIT Bombay and received his charter in 2010.

Shreenivas Kunte
Shreenivas Kunte CFA, CIPM

Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, CIPM, is a director of continuing education and advocacy at CFA Institute. In this role, Mr. Kunte contributes to thought leadership in the investment profession. He writes on investing topics in leading publications and represents CFA Institute at conferences and forums. Mr. Kunte serves as an external research scholar at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. Previously, he worked as the country trading strategist for Citi in Tokyo, Japan. He holds a degree in computer engineering from the University of Mumbai.

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