Alton Hill is a Cofounder at TradingSim. He has a passion to help people and found that one of his ways of doing so, is through the world of Day Trading. Alton’s skillset is in Product Development and Design Thinking which he uses to write and improve the overall experience for TradingSim.
Computational finance is commonly referred to as financial engineering. This branch of finance relies on several factors such as, mathematical finance, computational intelligence, and simulations. These factors are necessary for making decisions in trading, risk management, and investments. Investors, stockholders, or any one who makes an investment can benefit from the principles of computational finance. People that work in the field of computational finance are often referred to as “quants” due to the fact that they need to have great quantitative skills to perform their job. Working in computational finance generally requires at least a masters degree and often times a PhD. There are many areas in which computational finance techniques are used including investment banking, risk management, strategic planning, collateralized debt obligation, and bargaining among others.