Author Archives: Aqeela Rahman

About Aqeela Rahman

Aqeela has completed her MSc. in Risk Management and Modelling from Brunel University. She has previously worked as a lecturer in Physics, as a credit Officer at MCB Bank and as an administrator for FIFA. She has broad experience in quantitative modeling, market and credit risk management and analysis. She is actively involved in lead generation, identification of business growth areas, brainstorming on new business opportunities and following up with customers on various business engagements with OptiRisk.

Behavioural Models & Sentiment Analysis Applied to Finance Conference 2014

Sentiment Analysis and the related topic of Opinion Mining concerns the analysis of texts (news, social media, micro blogs) and turning these into sentiments, opinions even feelings and human emotions.  This goes beyond simply analysing the number of likes, shares … Continue reading

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Sentiment Analysis Week 16 – 20 June

UNICOM is pleased to announce their annual Behavioral Models and Sentiment Analysis Applied to Finance Conference and Workshop Series Sentiment Analysis Conference, London, Millennium Mayfair, 18 – 19 June 2014: This conference is a one of a kind event ; … Continue reading

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Sentiment Analysis Applied to Finance

Sentiment Analysis Applied to Finance Sentiment Analysis has developed as a technology that applies machine learning and makes a rapid assessment of the sentiments expressed in news releases. News (events) move the market and are measured quantitatively. Analysts and investors … Continue reading

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OptiRisk sponsored Big Data Conference 2013 at UNICOM Seminars

Just giving a quick heads up of OptiRisk’s latest activities. OptiRisk Systems sponsored and exhibited at “Big Data in the Context of Financial Analytics & Social Media: B2B & B2C Infonomics” on 5 December. Let me give some background to … Continue reading

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Adopting Open Source Software within the Corporate ICT Strategy

Open Source Software has facilitated innovation in the market place. It is already a backbone of cloud innovation and has hastened the delivery of social solutions in Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and provided applications for development in many industries. Most … Continue reading

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Sentiment Analysis Applied to Finance Conference

Last week UNICOM, in association with OptiRisk Systems organised a conference “Behavioural Models and Sentiment Analysis Applied to Finance” (2 – 3 July). Over 85 professionals from the finance industry attended the event which was hosted by FitchLearning one of … Continue reading

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Sentiment Analysis Applied to Finance

The growing importance of Sentiment Analysis applied to finance bring forth many questions to minds like why “Sentiment Analysis is important and why is online media and social media important to look at? Sentiment analysis tools automatically extract opinions, emotions … Continue reading

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How to use R in Finance

OptiRisk Systems, in collaboration with UNICOM seminars, ran a very successful workshop “Finance with R” on 6 – 7 November 2012. A significant number of people who were unable to attend the workshop requested us to repeat the workshop. We … Continue reading

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Finance with R

Finance with R There are many possible statistical programs that can be used in financial research and applications. R has grown tremendously in recent years, both in terms of capabilities and users. There are more and more Finance applications used … Continue reading

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Importance of Quantitative Modelling

Why quantitative modelling is important for research and financial sector? Market competition and recent progress in data collection and data storage techniques have increased the importance of quantitative modelling. Modelling has become an important part of research and development across … Continue reading

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