Certified R-Specialist in Investment Analytics (CRSIA)™ Training Course

Become an Exclusive Financial Analytics Master……Ride the Wave of the Data Analytics

Certified Quantitative Investment Analyst (CQIA)™ Training Course

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If you have always wanted to learn the quantitative aspects of Investing & Risk Management and at the same time get acquainted with a programming language – this programme is for you.

We walk you through the whole data science pipeline including data visualization and machine learning, and apply this to the various challenges within Investment and Risk Analytics. All asset classes are covered, with a focus on the Asia markets.

If you always wanted to learn Black-Litterman, Machine Learning for Finance, algorithmic back-testing, how to build your own Robo-Advisor or compete in a Kaggle competition then this course is for you.

This programme is equivalent to a Masters in Financial Engineering.

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Imagine This…

…imagine adding the following skill sets to your arsenal:

  • Introduction to R for Investment & Risk Analytics
  • Performance Analytics for large global portfolios
  • Risk Measures for global portfolios
  • Efficient Frontier calculations including back-testing, and parallel computing.
  • Black-Litterman model
  • Algorithmic back-testing
  • Option Pricing & Monte Carlo simulations
  • Machine Learning for Finance
  • Credit Analytics
  • Data visualization for Investment & Risk Professionals
  • Building bespoke stock screeners
  • Creating compelling Market Dash-Boards
  • Cloud Computing

All modules are based on up to date & historical market prices focusing on Stocks, ETF’s, FX Rates, Interest Rates, Commodities, volatility indices and Macro-Economic Indicators. 

We show you how to connect to Bloomberg, Quandl, Intrinio, ECB Statistical Warehouse, FRED, CBOE and more to access the required data.

Wait…Programming and Code? I’m no programmer!

I know, just seeing the words “Programming” and “Coding”, you may be feeling a bit jittery.

But don’t worry, because this training is built for anyone …even without any coding experience or knowledge to become adept at using the R software.

And because so many people will see this and run the other way, it means if you have these skills, you are going to be in HIGH demand.

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Why Ethan Hathaway?

There are LOTS of training providers in the market, so why choose Ethan Hathaway?

Ethan Hathaway has established itself as a reputable training partner for over a decade to top companies all over the world.

Our philosophy is to make YOU as valuable as can be both in your career and your employer.

Ethan Hathaway is also a British Accreditation Council (BAC) accredited international Centre.

To become BAC accredited, we undergo a rigorous inspection and assessment to show our devotion and commitment to ensuring we provide YOU with a quality training result.

Not many other training providers can say they have gone through this process or commitment.

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BAC AccreditedEthan Hathaway is accredited by the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education as an International Centre.

Why Should You Get Certified?

If you’re an individual…

…this certification gives you a leg up on the competition.

Unlike any other Investment Analyst, you’ll have a certificate AND badge to prove your Investment Analytics expertise from a source that is trusted by global businesses – which is what REALLY counts.

More importantly, it will make you a better Investment & Analytics Professional.

So, if you want to:

  • Move up the ladder in your career (or start/change careers)
  • Have something tangible to show your dedication in your own self-development
  • Add new skills to your toolset to leave your competition behind and step up the ladder in pay grade…

…this course and certification is for you.

If you’re a Investment/Fund Manager or Managing Director…

…there’s a chance you don’t need to get certified, but…

…your team should get certified.

Why certify your team? Here’s a few good reasons:

  • Improve your reputation as an employer for being a great place to work because you invest in your staff development
  • Have peace of mind your Investment Analysts have a standardised level of skills and competency.

If you’re taking the course for yourself, there’s no obligation to get certified, you can also just take the course itself.

Either way, this training gives you value for a crucial part of your business.

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Certified Quantitative Investment Analyst Course Highlights

  • Fundamentals of Open Source Software
    • Introduction to R & R Studio
    • Data Types, Data structures & Data manipulation
    • Importing & Exporting Financial Data
  • Time series analysis with xts objects
  • Performance analytics with R
  • Data Visualization
    • Introduction to Data Visualization
    • Introduction to Grammar of Graphics and GGPLOT2
    • Maximizing the power of GGPLOT, using faceting ~ small multiples
    • Using the different coordinate systems
    • Creating Maps
  • Rmarkdown & Automated Reports
  • Efficient Frontier
  • Fundamental & Technical Stock Analysis
  • Option Pricing & Monte Carlo Simulations
  • Advanced Data Analytics: Building Portfolio DataBases
  • Web Applications: Introduction to Shiny
  • Algorithmic Back-Testing
  • Web scraping & Textmining
  • Time Series in R
  • Interest Rate Models
  • Fundamentals of Machine Learning
  • Machine Learning for Trading
  • Credit Analytics
  • R you ready?
  • Assessment Project

***Download the course information booklet for the FULL details of what’s covered.***

What You Need to Bring:


You will need to bring a laptop computer to perform all the course exercises.

Certification Assessment:

You will be asked to bring along a relevant time-consuming task you currently face in your job – this is the basis of your certification assessment.

You will create a new R-project from scratch that reduces the time used for this task so you also walk away with a tangible, usable project that may be implemented immediately.

*If your certification project involves confidential/sensitive data/information, non-disclosure agreements may be made with the Instructor.

You are not required to share any of this confidential/sensitive data with others. The instructor will only evaluate the end product and not the data sources (unless given permission).

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What You Get with the Live Course

Expert Coaching

You get 15-weeks of expert coaching and get answers to your specific questions valued at $45,000.00

Reference Pack

Course notes, slide decks and resources for your future reference.
(value of $200.00)

Meet Your Peers

Meet other professionals from around the world in an intimate setting so you can make REAL connections unlike that of a large-scale event (value $$495.00)

Copy & Paste "R" Scripts

R Scripts to give you a solid understanding of Portfolio Analytics, Data Manipulation, Data Visualization and Machine Learning with the open source software R.

You’re also given templates for each specific module application that can be directly implemented at work or for personal use. (valued at $5000.00)

Private Discussion Group

You’ll be invited to join our private members-only professional group on LinkedIn (value $479.64)

Certificate of Completion

After completing the training, you receive a gold-embossed Ethan Hathaway certificate of completion to mark your achievement.

If you successfully complete the Certification Exam, you also receive:

Certified R-Specialist in Investment Analytics (CRSIA)™

Digital CQIA™ Badge

This digital badge designates you as a Certified Quantitative Investment Analyst (CQIA)™, which you may use on business cards, resumes, LinkedIn profiles, website profiles, email signatures and more.

To continue using your badge, you must renew your membership certification each year.


In addition to the Certificate of Completion for the course in general, if you successfully pass the Certification exam, you also receive a CQIA™ Certificate to mark your achievement.

Data Science & Analytics Membership Access

As part of your successful certification, you also receive a full year's access to the Data Science & Analytics Membership to help you keep up-to-date on the industry issues.

You receive free access as long as you renew your membership fee and CQIA™ status.​

Members Only Discounts

In order to keep your status as a CQIA™ in good standing, you need to regularly take Continuing Professional Development courses.

You will be eligible for members only discounts for Ethan Hathaway events and courses to help keep up with your requirements.​

Total Value You Receive From This Course Is $51,534.28

Available for In-House Training

There are currently no scheduled public sessions for this training, however, it is available as an in-house training.

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