World-class education that offers expertise in data science and its practical applications in finance.

The FDP Institute was established by the CAIA Association to address a growing need in finance for a workforce that has the skills to perform in a digitized world. Today's industry professional will benefit from understanding the application of big data, data mining, and machine learning in investment decisions.

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Industry Leading Advisory Board Members
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Global Firms Represented
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Succeed in a Data-Driven World

Earning the FDP Charter consists of the successful completion of one exam and an online class coding requirement. Doing so, would be an essential step in your continued education and help you gain a competitive edge in the data-driven finance industry.

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The Financial Data Professional credential provides expertise in data science and its practical applications in finance.

Curriculum Topics
  • Introduction to Data Science
  • Linear & Logistic Regression, Support Vector Machines, Regularization, and Time Series
  • Decision Trees, Supervised Segmentation, and Ensemble Methods
  • Classification, Clustering, and Naïve Bayes
  • Neural Networks and Reinforcement Learning
  • Performance Evaluation, Back-testing, and False Discoveries
  • Text Mining
  • Ethical & Privacy Issues
  • Fintech Applications

INDUSTRY CREDIBILITY

Globally recognized credential across the financial spectrum necessary to succeed in an industry disrupted by the advent of big data and machine learning.

CAREER ENHANCEMENT

Showcase your global value by validating your financial acumen and data analysis skills.

GLOBAL COMMUNITY

A growing community ready to address the need in finance for a workforce that has the skills to perform in a digitized world.

The FDP curriculum is very hands-on and gave me a deeper understanding of how I can identify and implement innovative ideas in finance. My team has the assurance that when assigned to construct a data-related project, we can build it with sound logic and clearly explain the practicality. I am now empowered to communicate with the Data product team effectively because I understand the needs of both teams.
Lily Wang, CAIA, FDP

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who will benefit from the FDP credential?
Professionals managing, analyzing, translating, and distributing data in finance and anyone with an interest in finance, technology, and practice.
How many exams will I need to take?
To earn the FDP Charter, Candidates must successfully complete the FDP Exam and complete an online class covering the basics of Python or R programming. The online class is offered by an approved provider and can be completed before or after the FDP exam.
What do I achieve by successfully completing the program?
You will earn the FDP Charter and digital badge. By doing so, the FDP Charter would be an essential step in your continued education and can help you gain a competitive edge in the data-driven finance industry.
When can I sit for the exams?
Exams are offered twice per year in April and October.
Can I join the CAIA Association after successfully completing the program?
No, CAIA Association Membership is only available to CAIA Charterholders. But successful completion of the FDP exam puts you in an influential group of FDP Charterholders.