R for finance and other upcoming events

February 12, 2013

(This article was first published on Portfolio Probe » R language, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)


R for Finance Workshop

2013 March 5-6 in London.

The target audience are professionals and academics, who wish to learn the basics of the statistical software R and its use in Finance.

The workshop is led by Ron Hochreiter, Pat Burns and Michael Sun.

Details are on the Unicom website.  Please reference Burns Statistics when you register.

New Events

Thalesians (New York)

2013 February 12 (real soon now).  Alexander Eydeland on “Models in Commodity Markets”.

Details on the Thalesian website.

14-10 Club

2013 February 20.

Moorad Choudhry on “Derivatives and FVA”.  John Wheater & Jo Dunkley on “Gravity from Stochastics to Cosmology”

Details at the 14-10 website.

Understanding R

2013 March 4 in London.  A free one-day event.

Understanding R is a workshop aimed at IT professionals or Business Managers who are unfamiliar with this open source programming language or who have had no previous experience of managing the usage of R within a commercial
environment. The aim of the workshop is to showcase the capabilities of R whilst at the same time providing advice on the secure installation, management, security, support and best practices relating to R usage and implementation.

Understanding R is free to attend, but spaces are limited.  Those wishing to register for the workshop should please email: [email protected]

14-10 Club

2013 March 7.

George Magnus on “The Great Re-convergence”.  Marco Dion on “How to use Language Recognition Algorithms to analyse news flow and improve systematic trading strategies”.

Details at the 14-10 website.


2012 March 19.

New venue: Balls Brothers, Minster Pavement, Mincing Lane, London EC3R 7PP (note: meeting room is downstairs on the left as you enter the venue)

5-6pm: Pre Meeting Workshop*:  “Report Generation in R” – Gemma Stephenson, Mango Solutions

6 pm: Main LondonR meeting (presentations begin at 6.30pm)

  • Open Data comes to the NHS – Francine Bennett, Mastodon C
  • High-throughput/flow Cytometry Data and how to Load, Transform and Visualise Data and Gate Populations – Ulrike Naumann
  • Enterprise grade R on Spotfire – David Rice, Agilexi

Details and (free) registration at http://www.londonr.org/

14-10 Club

2013 April 17.

Julian Baggini on “Why Science Can Never Kill Philosophy”.  Paul Craven on “Behavioural Finance: from biases to bubbles”.

Details at the 14-10 website.

14-10 Club

2013 May 9.

Brian Foster on “Partical physics”.  Yasmine Hayek Kobiessi on “Multifractal-Financial-Markets-Alternative”.

Details at the 14-10 website.

Forecasting Financial Markets

2013 May 29-31 in Hanover, Germany.

Details on the conference website.

14-10 Club

2013 June 13.

Greg Davies on “Behavioural and Quantitative Finance”.  Alexis Kirke presumably saying something about computer music.

Details at the 14-10 website.

Previously Announced

PMAR North America

Performance Measurement, Attribution and Risk.

2013 May 16-17, Philadelphia.

Details at the Spaulding Group.


2013 May 17-18 in Chicago (of course).

See the conference website.

PMAR Europe

Performance Measurement, Attribution and Risk.

2013 June 11-12, London.

Details at the Spaulding Group.

useR! 2013

2013 July 10-12, La Mancha.

The conference website is http://www3.uclm.es/congresos/useR-2013/

Follow on twitter: @useR_2013

Even more events

MoneyScience has an events calendar.

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