About the course

About the course

From appropriate model interpretation to financial decision-making, this course will cover the most topical elements of COVID-19 forecasting models and the challenges of converting this information into actions by the financial services industry.

Taught by an internationally-known health expert, the interactive presentations will feature in-depth technical content. As the pandemic advances through to 2021, this course will prepare participants to get the training needed as countries move, ‘From Pandemic Waves to Outbreak Control’ to help your institution respond effectively. 

What will you learn?
  • Do the number of actual cases of COVID-19 agree with the number of cases predicted by COVID-19 Pandemic Forecasting Models?
  • How useful are the outputs of COVID-19 Pandemic Forecasting Models as inputs for financial forecasting?
  • Can forecasting models tell us what types of mitigation interventions reduce the prevalence of COVID-19? 
  • Will forecasting models tell us what types of mitigation interventions both protect against the pandemic and re-start the economy?
  • What are the assumptions behind different COVID-19 Pandemic Forecasting Models?
  • How do we interpret the outputs and data of different COVID-19 Pandemic Forecasting Models in terms of their relevance for financial forecasting?
Who should attend?

Relevant departments may include but are not limited to:

  • Investment managers
  • Portfolio managers
  • Investment analysts
  • Risk managers
  • Risk analysts
  • Data analysts
  • Data manager
  • Quantitative research
  • Quantitative analysts
  • Quantitative investing