Jose Ferrer | United States | Software Engineering to getting started in Quant Finance

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We bring to you an interesting journey of Jose Ferrer who wanted to achieve his goal of learning all about the rapidly growing domain of Algorithmic Trading.

Jose explains how he made it possible to go about it, learning by self, while managing his career and going from Software Engineering to stepping up the ladder towards Quantitative Finance.


I am Jose Ferrer and I'm from the United States of America. I did my Bachelors in Finance, which was primarily focused on Portfolio and Asset Management. I also had Computer science as a minor during my bachelor's degree.

Currently, I am working as a software engineer where I analyse credit loans at a company that is a global leader in financial services offering solutions to the world's most important corporations, governments and institutions. My eventual goal is to work in the Quantitative Finance space.

I was looking for Algorithmic Trading courses online where I saw a review on Quora, which introduced me to Quantra.

I began with the course on getting started with Algorithmic Trading, which proved to be a great introduction to Algo Trading. I've been looking to start my journey into Algo Trading for a while now, but I always got discouraged by all the amount of information out there and not knowing where to start. This course helped clear that up.

It guides you through the process and leaves you with a better understanding of your next step into this journey. I highly recommend this course to anyone who really wants to start learning Algo Trading but has no idea how to go about doing so.

I genuinely liked that Quantra has a good fundamental approach to Algorithmic Trading. These guys have done a good job at laying down a path to where to start learning because there is a lot of information available on the internet which is very overwhelming.

  • I really enjoyed the jupyter notebooks which allowed me to tweak the code and get an output. There's not a lot of courses that do it. Good job explaining the codes, it was really helpful.
  • The videos were very precise and to the point.
  • The diagrams within further helped me understand the concepts.

Overall the platform is great and the courses are well structured. It is very easy to navigate through the platform. I am really excited and looking forward to completing all the courses that I have enrolled in at Quantra.

Great job guys, keep up the good work!

Thanks Jose! Your story is quite inspiring and we hope that your next steps will be full of success and merit to guide you in your journey of Quant Finance. We’re glad that you think so highly of us, we’re delighted by your words for Quantra. Thank you.

Like Jose, if you too want to jump the Algo Trading bandwagon, build a foundation and get started with Algorithmic Trading - check out our course which is perfect for those who want to get a complete picture of the domain. Enroll now!

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