Fixed Income Strategy Analyst at BB - will this class be useful?

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Hi everyone,
college junior who will intern within Fixed Income Strategy (Research) at a BB in 2019. (My team is within markets; not asset management. Please excuse if this is not the right forum for this. )

They haven't told me which exact desk I'll be placed on. Everyone in my team has advanced STEM degrees.
**My school offers the following class and I was wondering whether it'd be useful for my future role?
Will I work with Big Data? Will predictive analysis in SQL help me? I know that my team is very advanced in machine learning. **


Recent trends in Big Data and predictive analytics are revolutionizing the way stakeholders analyze financial data. This course teaches students the hands-on skills necessary to manipulate large-scale financial databases and build predictive models useful for strategic and investment decisions. The course will cover three applications of predictive analytics: (i) forecasting future earnings, (ii) predicting accounting fraud, and (iii) detecting insider trading. The course will draw on cutting-edge academic research in each area; introduce students to the basic SQL coding skills necessary to manipulate Big Data and conduct meaningful analyses; and leverage the datasets and computing power of our Research Data Services. The course is organized as a hybrid of a traditional seminar course and a computer science course. The first few classes of each unit will cover the conceptual material and source material related to each topic. The later classes in each unit will cover the technical material and programming skills needed to manipulate the respective datasets, estimate predication models, and backtest algorithms.

Any insights are appreciated!

Comments (3)

Dec 28, 2018

Hi vivilala, no, I never sleep and so I can respond to any lonely threads (like this one) at all hours of the night. Impressive, I know ;-)

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Jan 2, 2019


Jan 2, 2019

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