Free Online Courses Starting Your Quantitative Finance Career

Math, Statistics, Computer, AI, Finance Market, and quants

Jason Zhang
8 min readSep 16, 2021
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Two years ago, I participated in the Kaggle competition Using News to Predict Stock Movements hosted by Two Sigma which is a hedge fund that uses AI, machine learning, and distributed computing, for its trading strategies.

I got a gold medal, 221st of 2927 competitors, in this competition. This is my first exposure to quantitative finance(quants), which is the use of mathematical and statistical methods in finance and investment management. This competition let me experience the charm of the combination of finance and AI. So I decided to learn the knowledge of quantitative finance or have the opportunity to start my professional career in quantitative finance in the future.

Refer to a video about how to learn quantitative finance on YouTube and answers of it on Quora, the normal way to quants a career is having an MSc or Ph.D. in quantitative finance or financial engineering. This way is more suitable for undergraduates who have just left campus. Another way is to obtain relevant certifications, which are suitable for those…