8 November 2021 10:00am – 11:00am


Introduction to Investment and Algo Trading

Shashank Shekhar

Certified Financial Technician
NUS School of Computing

Lim Chye Joo

Serial Entrepreneur since 1994

Assoc. Prof. Keith Carter

NUS FinTech Lab


The landscape of investing has changed drastically over the years.
As of today, algorithmic trading dominates 70-80% of the market volume. This uprising trend comes with reason. As intimidating as it sounds, algorithmic trading is accessible to everyone and not reserved only to those who can code.
Take charge of your finances and join us to learn more about the principles and fundamentals of investing by leveraging data and technology to enhance your investing performance!

Shashank Shekhar

Shashank is a Senior Software Engineer at the NUS FinTech Lab. Shashank received his Masters in Business Analytics (Financial and Risk Analytics) from the National University of Singapore. Prior to his current position, he worked with Reliance Industries Ltd and its joint ventures with Carrizo, Chevron and British Petroleum for various Oil & Gas fields. He has 10+ years of industry experience in Corporate Finance and Forecasting using analytical models and simulation. He has a huge interest in financial markets, blockchain technologies and data analytics. He researches extensively to design, develop and test strategies for algo-trading utilizing Machine learning, Fundamental analysis and Technical analysis. He is an experienced trainer and consultant in Data Visualisation, Robotic Process Automation and Algotrading.

Lim Chye Joo

Owner of Uptown Sports, General Wholesale regional trading of consumables, food chemical, cars, and motorcycles in ASEAN and Asia Pacific.

Preparing to digitize a few traditional businesses with skills acquired in NUS SGUS Fintech course.

Assoc. Prof. Keith Carter

Keith Carter is an Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing, Department of Information Systems and Analytics. He is  Director of the NUS Ripple FinTech Lab an experiential education lab and Co-Director of the Crystal Centre a deep-tech FinTech thinktank of cryptocurrency, security, technology and algorithms. He also teaches business leaders in the Advanced Computing for Executives and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He is a member of the Singapore CyberSecurity Consortium and member of the NUS AI Lab

Actionable Intelligence: A guide to delivering Business Results with Big Data, Fast!” Wiley, New York 2014. Reached top 100 books in Amazon and Top 3 books for Competitive Intelligence by Cipher Systems.

He is a contributing author to the book “Leading with IT: Lessons from Singapore’s First CIO” by Professor Alex Siow published by Wiley 2021.

He has an MBA from Cornell University and a Bachelor’s in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Before joining NUS, he worked at Estee Lauder and Accenture. His mission is to help businesses, governments and people succeed with actionable intelligence.