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last update : 08/08/2018

QuantInsti's Executive Programme in Algorithmic Trading




EPAT™ provides the most comprehensive training for professionals looking to grow or planning to start their careers in the field of Algorithmic and Quantitative Trading.

Started in 2010 with the aim to fulfil the pressing demands for highly specialized skill sets of a potentially lucrative domain, QuantInsti introduced virtual classrooms for its flagship EPAT course and has seen participation from all inhabited continents since then.

Course Structure(Duration: 6 months)

Statistics and Econometrics

  • Basics of Excel, Python, Statistics, and Options
  • Advanced Statistics, Concepts, and Applications
  • Time Series Analysis and Statistical Parameters
  • Trading Systems and Platforms
Financial Computing and Technology
  • Programming and Application of Python concepts
  • Statistical Tools and Quantitative Analysis
  • Develop Trading Strategies
  • Machine Learning techniques
Algorithmic and Quantitative Trading
  • Derivatives and Market Microstructure
  • Tech, Infra, and Operations - required for an Algo Desk
  • Back-testing Trading Strategies and Platforms
  • Different Asset Classes - FX, Equities, Futures, Options
  • Risk Management and Portfolio Optimization


  • 360 degree guidance for career development
  • Vast Faculty pool of industry experts and successful practitioners
  • Most comprehensive programme in this domain across the globe with highest visibility and industry recognition (EPAT™ programme is recognized under the Financial Training Scheme (FTS) of Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF, the National Accreditation and Certification Agency of Singapore)
  • Dedicated support team and lifelong access to updated content
  • Single point 24*7 access with state of the art Learning Management System (LMS) in addition to the live lectures
  • Lifelong career support including placements and guidance in setting up business, finding the right partners, vendors or capital.
  • Industry benefits: Access to exclusive offers from top brokers, vendors, global events and cutting-edge tools.

EPAT Faculty

EPAT provides a unique chance to its participants to work under the mentorship of the world-class faculty for hands-on training in designing and implementing of advanced algorithmic trading strategies on state-of-the-art tools and platforms.

Mr. Anil Yadav

Mr. Brian Christopher

Dr. Ernest P. Chan

Mr. Eric Hamer

Mr. Gaurav Raizada

Dr. Hui Liu

Mr. Ishan Shah

Mr. Nitesh Khandelwal

Mr. Nitin Aggarwal

Mr. Prodipta Ghosh

Mr. Rajib Ranjan Borah

Mr. Varun Divakar

Mr. Vivek Krishnamoorthy

Dr. Yves J. Hilpisch

With the financial markets rapidly evolving, we foresee a disruptive change in the emerging markets’ landscape, wherein exchange volumes to the tune of 70% and above will be generated by Algorithmic Trading. Are you equipped with the required skill sets to be a successful trader? Enroll in EPAT today!

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What is the programme duration?

The total duration of the course is 6 months. It comprises of 4 parts:

  • Live Lectures
  • Test & Assignments
  • Live Project (optional)
  • Final Examination

Each lecture would ideally be of around 3 hours in duration, with two lectures in a week. The lectures take place over the weekends. To receive the detailed curriculum, please do write to us at

What are the class timings?

Ans: There are two batches running at a given time - a morning batch (10 am to 1 pm IST) and another an evening batch (4 pm to 7 pm IST)

How are the online classes conducted?

Ans: The online classes are conducted through the webinars or web-meetings. In these sessions, the faculty and participants join in an audio conference and the faculty’s desktop is shared with the students. The participants are encouraged to use chat windows to interact with faculty.

What are system requirements for a participant?

Ans: A computer with internet connection (min 300 kbps) and speakers are necessary. To view the recorded videos seamlessly, we recommend students to have broadband connection with at least 1Mbps speed. Having a microphone is optional.

You can attend the sessions on the go using the required apps on smartphones and tablets. But we recommend attending sessions on your laptop/desktop as most of the sessions are hands-on.

Are there classroom classes?

You can attend a few classroom sessions in Mumbai, India, when the concerned faculty is based in Mumbai. Since most of the faculty members are located outside Mumbai, even if you are present in the QuantInsti classroom, you will be attending the lecture online. The weekly announcements mentions about the sessions happening in Mumbai.

Are the lecture recordings available?

Ans: Yes, every lecture is recorded and the recording is made available within 24 hours of the lecture completion. The participants are encouraged to run through the lectures to maximize the benefits.

What are the prerequisites to joining this programme?

Ans: There are no prerequisites to join the course, however, participants should have a background in quantitative disciplines such as mathematics, statistics, physical sciences, engineering, operations research, computer science, finance, or economics.

How can I apply for the programme?

It is a simple three step process:

  • Submit your application by filling the form here:
  • Wait for your application to get accepted
  • Pay the fees

Soon after the successful receipt of your EPAT fees & acceptance, you are given access to the learning management system (LMS portal) and your EPAT journey begins!

Before admission, we offer to facilitate a one-on-one counselling session that will focus on understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the participant. These sessions do not necessarily decide the participants’ eligibility but help counsellors assist them with informed guidance prior to enrolment.


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