Digitalization goes along with ever more complex data structures. Dealing with data, the comprehension of interdependencies and basic knowledge in programming become more and more important. To meet the needs for expertise in these fields, AZEK launches a tailormade program to become a Chartered Financial Data Scientist in partnership with DVFA (Deutsche Vereinigung für Finanzanalyse und Asset Management).

Professionals in the area of Data Analytics, Data Management, Risk Management, Marketing/Sales, Trading, Compliance/Regulation, IT

  • Understand models of data driven decision making
  • Learn to critically assess the information value of data sets based on data source and scientific characteristics
  • Understand the most effective statistical procedures for explaining the variation of asset prices
  • Basic knowledge in Python, the currently most popular programming language for Financial Data Science
  • Introduction in the world of «Big Data», Machine Learning and Deep Learning
  • visualize and communicate valuable insights gained through Financial Data Science
  • Module 1: Financial statistics and Data Science
    • Introduction to Financial Data Science
    • Exploring and Analysing Data
    • Data & Asset Management: does the asset create data or is independent data the asset?
    • The Science of Data
    • Understanding Asset Management from a financial data science perspective
    • Statistical Analysis of asset price variation
  • Module 2: Big Data, Machine Learning, Deep Learning
    • Python for Financial Data Science
    • Big Data Storage and Retrieval
    • Machine Learning
    • Deep Learning
    • Data Visualization and Communication of Outcomes
  • The course comprises three workshops of 2 days each. The first two workshops cover the most important topics of Financial Data Science and an introduction to Python. The acquired knowledge is tested in an examination with multiple choice questions. Subsequently, the participants write a project paper with the analysis of a data set in Python. The results of the project work are presented in the final two-day workshop.
  • Course language is English
  • Total learning effort amounts to approximately 145 hours.
  • After successfully completing the multiple-choice examination and presenting the final project, the Chartered Financial Data Scientist certificate is awarded.

  • CFDS, regular price: CHF 8’950
  • CFDS, early Bird (on subscription until approximately 2 months before start): CHF 8’450

There are no admission requirements.

  • After successfully completing the multiple-choice examination and presenting the final project, the Chartered Financial Data Scientist certificate is awarded.
  • The international certificat is awarded by AZEK and the Deutsche Vereinigung für Finanzanalyse und Asset Management DVFA .


Important information:

    • Next exam date: 28.6.2021