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ML-India is pleased to announce that the eighth ML-India meetup in its Gurgaon chapter was held on 5th February, 2017.

In this meetup, they had a guest speaker, Ms. Chandini Jain. Chandini is an ex - Derivatives Trader, Optiver with 5 years of experience in finance. She has worked as an analyst with Deutsche Bank prior to joining Optiver in Chicago where she employed data science and statistical models to trade various products.

The speaker discussed how people with ML, data and math skill and no finance domain knowledge can use the modeling techniques in their field to write successful trading strategies. Specifically, she talkedĀ about the applications of some simple ML algos and data forecasting strategies to trading, and how one can create and backtest trading strategies in Python. At the end of the talk, she introduced her company, Auquan, that creates next generation of quants by making algorithmic trading skills accessible to everyone.

The presentation of the meetup can be found here. The github organization of the gurgaon meetup has also been setup. It contains different repos for presentations, scripts and supporting/reading materials.

The members enjoyed the discussion around the basics of algorithmic trading and how to deploy their algorithms in the market. Looking forward to more interesting meetups in the future. Spread the word to your friends from Gurgaon/Delhi to enroll for the meetups.


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