Investment Management: Investing with Data and Technology

Duration: 6 weeks, excluding 1 week orientation

Course format: Online

Course fees: S$2,056

Course Overview

Over six weeks, this course explores the fundamentals of building an effective investment portfolio. The course covers a variety of topics, from investment methodologies and risk appetite to data sources and analysis and technology. Guided by experts from the National University of Singapore (NUS) Advanced Computing for Executives (ACE), you’ll develop the skills to automate your decision-making and confidently manage your personal investment portfolio.

Course Objectives

This course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Understand the basic features of financial markets.
  2. Use technology to test and analyse investment strategies.
  3. Make informed investment decisions.
  4. Confidently manage your investment portfolio.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamental principles needed to build an effective investment portfolio and best practices to reach their financial goals
  • Make better investment decisions using skills and tools such as investment methodologies, data sources and analysis and portfolio management
  • Better mitigate risks and earn returns in their personal and professional capacity
  • Automate data extraction and analysis processes as well as backtest their investment strategies, learnt via optional activities
  • Manage their own investment portfolio with confidence


  • Investment strategy
  • Financial market analysis
  • Investment technology
  • Risk appetite
  • Financial decision-making
  • Investor psychology

Who Should Attend

Professionals who are interested in growing their understanding of investments in order to build and manage their portfolio more effectively.



Technical Requirements

  • Access to a computer and the internet

Course Convenor

Mr Shashank Shekhar TripathiMr Shashank Shekhar Tripathi
Educator, Department of Information Systems and Analytics (DISA), School of Computing, National University of Singapore

Mr Shashank Shekhar Tripathi holds the designations of Chartered Market Technician (CMT) and Certified Financial Technician (CFTe). His teaching units include Systematic Trading and Application Development at both the executive and undergraduate levels. Before joining academia, Shashank worked as a senior software engineer at the NUS FinTech Lab, where he managed algorithmic trading projects and developed financial technology applications. He also has vast experience in the oil and gas industry in corporate finance, financial evaluations, and simulations. He is interested in financial markets, blockchain technology and data analytics. Shashank researches extensively to design, develop and test strategies for algorithmic trading utilising machine learning, fundamental analysis and technical analysis. He is an experienced educator and consultant in data visualisation, robotic process automation and systematic trading.

Insight from your Course Convenor

Most investors are unaware of how human psychology plays a role in financial markets and investing. They need to know about investing biases. This course provides information on those and how to avoid them by rule-based investing.”

Mr Shashank Shekhar Tripathi,
Educator, Department of Information Systems and Analytics (DISA), School of Computing, National University of Singapore