How A Tech Expert Paved His Way Into The Quant Finance Domain

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sunilThe ever-increasing role of technology in trading is prompting the replacement of older, manual techniques of trading with more technologically advanced techniques. The exponential rise of algorithmic trading is the proof!

This is enabling many tech professionals to apply their technical expertise in the field of trading by developing and optimizing trading algorithms. And, Mr. Sunil Guglani is one such person who decided to expand his technical knowledge and enter into the world of Algo trading.

Mr. Sunil Guglani, a technology enthusiast with 19 years of experience, who has also developed multiple libraries for backtesting and technical analysis, decided to share his experience of his amazing journey into the field of Algorithmic and Quantitative Trading!

Our conversation with Mr. Sunil Guglani


Hi! Tell us about yourself.

I am an IT professional with 19 years of experience, I have played different roles in my tenure. I started trading 6 months back. To be honest, the stock market attracts everyone, because it feels you can generate a quick buck from here. And I was not the exception.


What piqued your interest in Algorithmic Trading?

Being an IT professional, we have to be up to date with the technology. I was learning Data Science from quite some time. Then I got to know about Algo trading, and I realized that Data Science concepts can be easily applied in this domain.


What motivated you to transition your career into the Quantitative Finance domain?

Being a Data science enthusiast and interest in stocks led me to change my career to Quant Finance domain.


What made you decide that EPAT would be the perfect course for you?

I searched on the internet and found that there are not many courses available in this domain. and EPAT looked promising to me to start.


How was your experience with EPAT?

The experience with EPAT was satisfactory. The course was well structured and touched almost all aspects of Algo trading. Many instructors were real traders, which helped in getting more insights into trading.


How has your journey been post-EPAT and what value did it add to your professional life/skill set?

I left my current job of Delivery Manager. And started to do Algo trading for myself. I have a twitter handle where I post my analysis. After that many people became interested in my work and wanted to invest their money by using my services.


Now that you have completed this milestone. What would be your future plans for your professional life?

I am doing reasonably good in trading so far. My logic is a little different from conventional logic used by traders, which gives me the edge over others, and they don’t fail. I am planning to start my Algo trading aggregator platform which can be reached by the general public.


What message would you like to give to someone who is starting their journey in the field of Algorithmic Trading?

Don’t think trading is a different domain, think of it like a puzzle where you have to buy at low and sell at high and exit. Make your strategy like that, the more unique your strategy is, the more sustainable it is going to be.

Sunil’s experience and the way he decided to take up and develop his interest in Algorithmic Trading, demonstrates that all you need is passion and an eagerness to keep going and keep learning! And EPAT helps in shaping up your interest of Algo trading!

With a comprehensive course structure, EPAT not only familiarizes one with the financial knowledge but also imparts the necessary technical skill set required to excel in the Algorithmic Trading domain. The topics covered in EPAT gives you a holistic knowledge about Algo trading and how it can be applied to financial markets. You can know more about the topics covered here.

Disclaimer: In order to assist individuals who are considering pursuing a career in algorithmic and quantitative trading, this case study has been collated based on the personal experiences of a student or alumni from QuantInsti’s EPAT™ programme. Case studies are for illustrative purposes only and are not meant to be used for investment purposes. The results achieved post completion of the EPAT™ programme may not be uniform for all individuals.

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