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Before you get into quant and algorithmic trading... | Panel Discussion

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A panel discussion between some of the industry stalwarts and trading experts from the domain of algorithmic trading and quantitative trading that will address and talk about everything that you need to know before you get into quant and algorithmic trading.

A must-attend for aspiring Algo Traders, Quants, students, professionals and anyone with an interesting in the financial markets.

The event was held on:
Thursday, September 23, 2021
9:30 AM ET | 7:00 PM IST | 9:30 PM SGT


Ishan Shah (AVP, Content & Research at QuantInsti)

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Ishan Shah is AVP and leads the content & research team at Quantra by QuantInsti. Prior to that, he worked with Barclays in the Global Markets team & with Bank of America Merill Lynch. He has a rich experience in financial markets spanning across various asset classes in different roles.

Nitesh Khandelwal (Co-Founder & CEO, QuantInsti)

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Nitesh started his career in the Banking sector on the treasury side. After a brief stint in a proprietary trading firm as a lead, he co-founded iRage in 2009. In his capacity as the business lead of iRage, iRage went on to become one of the leading players in the Algorithmic Trading space in India.

In 2016, he moved his focus to QuantInsti, an institute that he co-founded in 2010 as part of iRage, as its CEO. Under his leadership, QuantInsti has been working towards bringing knowledge and access to scientific & technology-oriented trading to the masses & institutions across the globe and has already been helping its registered users from 200+ countries and territories in achieving the same.

Nitesh holds an Electrical Engineering degree from IIT Kanpur with a postgraduate degree in Management from IIM Lucknow.

Prodipta Ghosh (Vice President, QuantInsti)

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Prodipta leads the Fin-tech products and platforms development at QuantInsti.

He has spent more than a decade in the banking industry – in various roles across trading and structuring desks for Deutsche Bank in Mumbai & London, and as a corporate banker with Standard Chartered Bank. Before that, Prodipta worked as a scientist in India’s Defence R&D Organization (DRDO).

He is a graduate with a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from Jadavpur University and has a postgraduate degree in management from IIM Lucknow.

Rajib Ranjan Borah (CEO & Director, iRage & Co-founder, QuantInsti)

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At iRage, he leads the derivatives practice and works with exchanges, financial & educational institutions to design educational programs. He has conducted workshops in the United States, Europe and Asia. He has conducted workshops in the United States, Europe and Asia and is a visiting faculty in finance & accounting department for the flagship MBA program at IIM-A, one of the globally leading B-School.

His prior experiences include high-frequency trading on all major US & European exchanges (Optiver, Amsterdam); data analytics technology (Oracle Corp); business strategy consulting (PwC) and in equity derivatives research (Bloomberg, New York). Rajib holds an MBA degree from IIM Calcutta and is a computer engineer from NIT, Karnataka.

Vivek Krishnamoorthy (Head of Content & Research at QuantInsti)

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Vivek teaches participants data analysis, building quant strategies and time series analysis using Python. He has over 15 years of experience across India, Singapore and Canada in industry, academia and research.

He is the co-author of the books, “Python Basics: With illustrations from the financial markets (2019)” and “A rough-and-ready guide to algorithmic trading (2020)” He has a Bachelors' in Electronics & Telecom Engineering from VESIT (Mumbai University), and an MBA from NTU Singapore.


As we celebrate our 11th anniversary at QuantInsti, we are starting off with a new tradition - Algo Trading Week. We will be joined by industry leaders where they share their experience and words of wisdom through various educational sessions.

This will be a great learning opportunity for the aspiring algo traders and quantitative trading community. It’s your chance to connect with your favourite experts and get answers to all your questions for absolutely free.

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