Algorithmic trading is not well understood by a large segment of the financial community. To many, algorithmic trading, or “algo trading”, simply means “automated trading.” However, the term actually encompasses a wide variety of trading methods, strategies, and time horizons, and practitioners of one variation of algo trading may have little knowledge of another style.
In this webinar, portfolio manager Parijat Garg, CFA, will provide a general introduction to algorithmic trading, give some examples of what strategies look like, and discuss some of the operational realities of algo trading.
- The meaning of, and differences between, algorithmic trading, automated trading, high-frequency trading, low-latency trading, and pure and statistical arbitrage
- Basic methodologies and challenges of building an algo strategy and guidance on deploying it
- The sources of risk in algorithmic trading strategies
- Eye-opening facts about today’s electronic markets and the companies that trade within these markets
This is the archived version of a live webinar that took place 26 July 2018.