Applied Finance with R

The sixteenth annual R/Finance conference for applied finance using R will be held on May 18, 2024 at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The conference brings together some of the best people and conversation in quantitative finance – covering R (or Python or Julia!), portfolio construction, statistics, quant ideas and more!

Registration for R/Finance 2024 is open!

We’re doing things a little different this year. We’ve partnered with the Chicago R User Group and PyData Chicago to kickoff the conference on Friday, May 17th. This event will have a series of quantitative finance presentations, followed by an opportunity to sample Chicago’s vibrant nightlife.

On Saturday, we will have the usual presentations covering topics including advanced risk tools, decentralized finance, econometrics, high-performance computing, market microstructure, portfolio management, and time series analysis. All will be discussed within the context of using R and other programming languages as primary tools for financial model development, portfolio construction, risk management, and trading.

From its humble Midwest beginnings, word of the conference spread among trading desks and universities, until it became the primary meeting for academics and practitioners interested in using R in quantitative finance. Over the past sixteen years, R/Finance has included attendees from around the world and featured presentations from prominent academics and practitioners, and we have another exciting lineup for 2024.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago in May!