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ARPM - Advanced Risk and Portfolio Management is an education firm for modern quantitative finance. See here for more details.
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You, likely, but not certainly. See here for more details.
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  • The main difference is in the scope and depth of learning. While all are fueled by the ARPM Lab, the Quant Bootcamp Streaming provides a broad overview across all fields of modern quantitative finance; the Quant Bootcamp On-demand allows for a longer period of time to absorb this overview and work through the theory and case studies and the Quant Marathon delivers a masters level, in-depth knowledge of the same.
  • The Quant Bootcamp caters more to people who want to understand the inter-relationships between the topics across theory and implementation, while with the Quant Marathon, you get mastery of topics across theory and implementation.
  • The 2021 Quant Bootcamp will be delivered as an interactive streaming presentation. In-person** attendance in New York will be available, conditions permitting. The Quant Bootcamp On-demand can be begun at any time and is a self-paced program. The Quant Marathon is delivered online and includes live sessions, so there are Spring and Fall terms that follow specific schedules.

(**) The Quant Bootcamp In Person is unavailable in 2021 due to COVID-19.

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The Video Lectures and the live sessions in our training programs are in English. The study materials on the ARPM Lab are available in various languages, such as Italian, Spanish, French, Chinese, Arabic, and more.
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No material is downloadable. Please refer to the Terms at the bottom of our web page for more details.
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No material is printable. Please refer to the Terms at the bottom of our web page for more details.
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Details vary for each individual training. Refer to Quant Bootcamp, Quant Marathon, and ARPM Certificate for details on each program.
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Please refer to the tooltips in any Study material Tab, and any Progress Tab for the details.
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No, the access to the ARPM Lab ends with the subscription. We encourage you to reach out to us for any renewals as you may qualify for the Alumni discount.
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The Quant Marathon is an in-depth, master-level online program in data science and modern quantitative finance. The Quant Marathon consists of:

  1. Access to the ARPM Lab, a comprehensive, ever-expanding, multi-channel platform to learn and practice data science and modern quantitative finance.
  2. Access to a Virtual Classroom with Q&A forum for theory and code questions, hand-graded homework assignments, personal trainer's reminders, and detailed progress tracking.
Refer to here for the details.
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We recommend you brush up on the basics of: linear algebra (eigenvectors, eigenvalues), calculus (derivative, integral), and statistics (“pdf”, “cdf”, “i.i.d.”). See here for more details.
Preparation material is available in the ARPM Lab. These topics are covered, together with more advanced ones, in our 5-week Data Science Mathematics course, which we recommend completing if you are not highly confident in your mathematics background.
Self-guided Python and MATLAB coding refreshers are also available.
Also, we recommend you read the Executive Summary of “The Checklist” for Advanced Risk and Portfolio Management (accessible upon free account registration).
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Quant Marathon delivery modes may have different deadlines. For instrance, to join an Endurance Team or a Speed Team, you should enroll before the Course starts. Refer to here for the detailed schedules of the Quant Marathon courses in 2021.
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Attendees have full access to the ARPM Lab: theory, case studies, data animations, documentation, code (Python/MATLAB), slides, recorded video lectures and exercises.
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It is not mandatory but highly recommended as the topics covered in the ARPM Lab are organized in a cohesive sequence.
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Absolutely, you are free to study in advance as much as for your convenience. Your progress in Lab activity and Forum activity are recorded in no time frame.
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If you enroll in the Quant Marathon, our instructors will guide you through this vast Body of Knowledge.
Yes, ARPM instructors follow up on every question posted in the private Q&A Forum and meet the students face to face during the live flipped classroom sessions.
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The Flipped Classrooms are pre-scheduled for each delivery mode that you elect.
The Flipped Classrooms are pre-scheduled once per week in Speed Teams and approximately once per month in Endurance Teams. Each Flipped Classroom is 1h 10 min long and take places at a regular time, the exact time depends on the course.
Refer to your weekly schedules in your Virtual Classroom for the details on Zoom link and time for the Flipped Classrooms.
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The Flipped Classrooms are pre-scheduled. Refer to your weekly schedules in your Virtual Classroom for the details on Zoom link and time for the Flipped Classrooms.
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The delivery modes requre different time commitments. For instance, if you are in an Endurance Team, the time commitment during the Jogs is approximately two hours per week. The time commitment during a Sprint is no more than six hours per week. The only synchronous activity is a one-hour live flipped classroom session once during each Sprint week (roughly once every 4-6 weeks), and it is possible to satisfy the requirements for a Unit even if a participant misses the flipped classroom session in the Sprint week. If you are in a Speed Team, you are expected to spend aproximately 12 hours weekly. However, this number varies depending on your background knowledge.
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You can attend all the courses simultaneously and complete them in one term. You can also attend only one or two courses at a time. We recommend completing one or two courses per term, unless you can study full-time. See here for more details.
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No, there is no mandatory exam. The ARPM Certificate exams refer to the distinct ARPM Certificate.
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A Certificate of Completion is granted after successful completion of each Quant Marathon course. See here for more details. Upon completion of the entire Quant Marathon, you are encouraged to pursue the ARPM Certificate.
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We suggest completing the Quant Marathon courses that pertain to each exam first (Data Science Mathematics, Data Science Foundations, Data Science for Finance, Advanced Data Science for Level I; Financial Engineering for Investment, Quantitative Risk Management and Quantitative Portfolio Management for Level II). Contact us and we will schedule an information session to suggest the best sequence of courses for you. The Certificate exams can be taken after that as per the exam calendar along with the submission of the practical project.
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Depending on the delivery mode that you elect and your engagement, the Certificates of Completion for your courses will be issued upon your satisfactory completion of each core course.
It may take a few months or a few years to go through all the topics on the Lab. Because the ARPM Lab is constantly expanding, the Quant Marathon is so. There is no such thing as finishing the Quant Marathon.
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There is no such limitation. You will have unlimited access to the entire ARPM Lab, a comprehensive, ever-expanding, multi-channel platform to learn and practice data science and modern quantitative finance. In addition, you will have unlimited access to training, whose speed is customized to your background and time availability, through a Virtual Classroom with Q&A forum for theory and code questions, hand-graded homework assignments, personal trainer's reminders, and detailed progress tracking.
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You will be guided with every step from your registration to the end of your Quant Marathon by emails. In particular, at the very beginning of the Quant Marathon, you will receive a welcome letter indicating the start of the Program.
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After you log in with your account, you can enter your Virtual Classroom by one of the following ways:
  • click "my Programs" in the green area at the top of the page and then select your program to enter the classroom environment,
  • click the icon indicating your name at the top right of the page, choose "my Programs", and then select your program to enter the classroom environment,
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You will find in your Virtual Classroom the Progress summary tab indicating the summary of your overall progress in the Program and a report of your weekly engagement, as well as a Progress tab within each Unit/Week indicating the Unit/Week score.
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As per Progress calculation, to qualify the Sprint for a Unit, you must complete at least 40 pt of the Lab activity by Sunday 23:00 of the last Preparation week of that Unit (see Progress calculation for the time zone). Refer to Progress calculation, Delivery, or tooltips in Progress tab for more details.
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In Individual Jog, you are free to study any topic at any time and pace per your preference. Your progress bars will reflect your effort accordingly. The Dashboard, however, will still show where you stand with the Program as suggested by ARPM and what is your goal for the current week, pointing you to the relevant Course Unit(s).
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The ARPM Quant Bootcamp is an intense training that provides a broad overview of modern quantitative finance, across asset management, banking and insurance. It enables understanding of inter-relationships between topics across theory and implementation. Refer to here more details.
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The Quant Bootcamp program consists of lectures, live Q&A sessions and exercises sourced from the content of the ARPM Lab, as well as guest speakers and networking opportunities. It is offered in three flavours: In-person, Streaming, and On-demand.
The Quant Bootcamp Streaming is delivered via an enhanced version of ARPM's Learning Management System.
The Quant Bootcamp On-demand is available at any time.
If you purchase the Quant Bootcamp Streaming you will also have access to the On Demand materials. If you purchase the Quant Bootcamp In-person you will also have access to the Streaming and the On-demand materials.
See here for more details.

(**) The Quant Bootcamp In Person is unavailable in 2021 due to COVID-19.

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We recommend you brush up on the basics of: linear algebra (eigenvectors, eigenvalues), calculus (derivative, integral), and statistics (“pdf”, “cdf”, “i.i.d.”). See here for more details.
Preparation material is available in the ARPM Lab. These topics are covered in our Mathematics course, which we recommend completing if you are not highly confident in your mathematics background.
Self-guided Python and MATLAB coding refreshers are also available.
Also, we recommend you read the Executive Summary of “The Checklist” for Advanced Risk and Portfolio Management (accessible upon free account registration).
Three months of ARPM Lab access are included with all Quant Bootcamp purchases, so In-person and Streaming attendees can review the materials before the event.
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Quant Bootcamp In-person registration closes each year when all available seats are filled (The Quant Bootcamp In Person is unavailable in 2021 due to COVID-19). Quant Bootcamp Streaming registration closes when the event begins. Quant Bootcamp On-demand is open and starts at any time. Refer to here for more details.
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The Quant Bootcamp In Person is unavailable in 2021 due to COVID-19. We highly recommend that you attend the Quant Bootcamp Streaming.
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Recording (video and/or audio) is NOT permitted. Please refer to the Terms at the bottom of our web page for more details.
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Dr. Meucci will be conducting Live Q&A sessions each day during the Quant Bootcamp. See here for more details.
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Attendees have full access to the ARPM Lab: theory, case studies, data animations, documentation, code (Python/MATLAB), slides and exercises + Bootcamp video lectures for three months, beginning immediately upon registration.
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Yes. One of the reasons to attend the Quant Bootcamp is a chance to network with a large community of finance professionals and academics. Networking is available in the Quant Bootcamp Streaming eLounge, via direct messaging and in public chats. See here for more details.
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Absolutely, our researchers will follow up with your questions within 24 hours. Fell free to ask questions by posting in our Forums (Theory/Code).
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No, there is no mandatory exam. The ARPM Certificate exams refer to the distinct ARPM Certificate. However, Bootcampers are welcome to pursue the ARPM Certificate.
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The Quant Bootcamp In-person Certificate of Attendance is issued based on physical presence. The Quant Bootcamp Streaming Certificate of Attendance is based on online viewing lectures and quizzes. The Quant Bootcamp On-demand Certificate of Completion is issued based on tracked progress in viewing the video lectures and studying the Theory/Case Studies/Slides.
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ARPM provides different certificates in accordance with the accomplishments made.
ARPM Certificate establishes broad and deep proficiency in modern quantitative finance and its attainment requires the candidate to successfully complete three tests: the Level I Exam, the Level II Exam, and the Practical Project.
A Certificate of Completion is issued upon satisfactory completion of each Quant Marathon core course.
A Certificate of Attendance is issued upon successful completion of the Quant Bootcamp.
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We will send you the certificate by email within 1 month upon your program subscription expiry at latest.
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No certificates are provided for Lab subscriptions as those are not programs/trainings.
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To prepare, you can use any materials available to you: textbooks, internet, code, etc... However, the ARPM Lab covers in depth precisely the topics of the ARPM Certificate Body of Knowledge across theory, case studies, data animations, code, exercises, slides.
Furthermore, we have created two programs that leverage the ARPM Lab to walk you through the topics of the ARPM Certificate: the (faster) Quant Bootcamp, and the (deeper) Quant Marathon. To facilitate this, we also offer the Quant Marathon Certificate (a combination of the Quant Marathon and the Certificate), at a special price.
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No, you can enroll for the ARPM Certificate independently. However, we recommend that you participate in one of our programs for easier maneuverability through the vast curriculum of the ARPM Body of Knowledge.
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The self-study preparation varies greatly based on your background. However, for reference, you will need approximately 5 months to take both Level I and Level II, if you choose to be guided by the Quant Marathon or the Quant Marathon Certificate.
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We set the bar high in order for the ARPM Certificate to speak for your skills to the employers that trust us.
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Yes, you do not need to follow any specific order, as long as you complete the three parts within a time span of three years.
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Yes. See a mock-up exam and related solution for Level I here and for Level II here.
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You can repeat either Level I or Level II exams any number of times, whenever the exams are offered, at the discounted repeat price.
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No, you can take exams whenever ready as per this calendar for Level 1 Exam, and this calendar for Level 2 Exam. Practical project can be submitted anytime within a 3-year span as of your purchase.
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The exams are administered remotely online via remote screening technology.
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ARPM Certificate is fueled by the ARPM Lab, a unified, all-encompassing, interactive e-learning platform with all the practice materials, delivered on interconnected channels: Video lectures, Theory , Case studies , Data animations , Code, Documentation, Slides, Exercises

• Furthermore:

ARPM vs CFA/FRM/PRM

The ARPM Certificate demonstrates a higher mathematical proficiency and complements such designations.

ARPM vs MFE

Cost and time commitment are much less. The seven modules of the ARPM Certificate cover all and only what you need to learn, without overlaps:

  1. Data Science Mathematics
  2. Data Science Foundations
  3. Data Science for Finance
  4. Advanced Data Science
  5. Financial Engineering for Investment
  6. Quantitative Risk Management
  7. Quantitative Portfolio Management
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The Registration deadline for Level 1 Exam is here, and for Level 2 Exam here
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You can go to our Pricing page here, select the program and pay by credit card. We accept all major credit cards. We also accept payment through bank wires and certified checks. Please contact info@arpm.co for details.
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We have different pricing for different categories of people. See here. We also offer large group discounts. Please contact info@arpm.co for inquires.
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Yes, we offer a Payment Plan that allows payment in installments. Please contact info@arpm.co for inquires.
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Yes, please refer to our Pricing page.
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