Machine Learning Virtual Course for Investment Management

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Sep 21 2021

The CFA Society Sri Lanka will unveil its virtual course on ‘Enhancing Investment Management with Python and Machine Learning’ in collaboration with Acuity Knowledge Partners commencing from Tuesday 28 September 2021. Commenting about the launch of this virtual course, Dinesh Warusavitharana CFA, President CFA Society Sri Lanka said that the technology has already transformed many industries, from the medical to the automotive. However, its adoption in investment management so far has been limited and we believed, machine learning can transform the way investment strategies are administered by all types of managers who will have a greater potential to drive investment decisions. 

We are thankful to Chanakya and the team at Acuity Knowledge Partners, who collaborated with us to offer this programme exclusively to CFA members and candidates in Sri Lanka. Chanakya Dissanayake CFA, County Director of Acuity Knowledge Partners, added: ‘’As a leading provider of bespoke research, analytics, staffing and technology solutions to the financial services sector that was recently announced Best Outsourcing Service Provider to Capital Markets in 2021 Waters Rankings, we are proud of our training partnership with CFA Society Sri Lanka’. 

He further stated that Machine learning usage is on the rise. Investors are also increasingly using big data, AI and machine learning to inform asset allocation and investment decisionmaking, and funds are beginning to incorporate machine learning into ESG analysis and measuring impact. In this context course will help investment professionals to upskill to strive higher for excellence. The objective of the course would be to enable financial analysts to get an intuitive understanding into key data science aspects, experiment with them, and explore how they can be applied in real world applications and course would cover; Basic understanding of using python for analytics, Refreshment and practical application of statistics, Practical portfolio optimisation in python, and Understanding and implementing basic Machine Learning in python. 

The distinguished panel of lecturers from Acuity Knowledge Partners have substantial programming and data science credentials and are equipped to offer exclusive insight into the modules set forth. Gamika Seneviratne (CFA, Assistant Director), Sanjeth Srikathirkamanathan (Senior Associate), Sajidh Ahamed (Associate), Krishantha Dharmasiri (Delivery Manager), Beshani Weralupitiya (Analyst), and Flora Muthukumarasamy (Analyst), constitutes the panel of experts to deliver the course. Interested CFA members and Candidate Council Members can contact CFA Society Sri Lanka secretariat via email: [email protected] for course admission related inquires.

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Sep 21 2021

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