The 2021 Finance Analytics Neural Map — Brought to you by Christian Martinez and The Financial Fox
The 2021 Finance Analytics Neural Map — Brought to you by Christian Martinez and The Financial Fox

The demand for analytic-driven decision making across the Finance Function has continuously increased.

According to Gartner, “Finance analytics reporting and support account for almost one-third of finance function spend”.

This neural map is an attempt to bring you all the areas that a Finance professional should know in order to start using the full potential of Finance Analytics and Data Science in 2021.

We have mapped 7 key areas: Programming Languages, Places to Learn, Must Learn in 2021!, In the cloud, BI Platforms, Data Visualization and New Technologies.

Programming Languages

One of the first things that come to mind when you start…


Introduction to Cryptocurrencies

First, a cryptocurrency is a decentralised digital currency using encryption to generate units of currency and validate transactions independent of a central bank or government (more info here).

If you want to start trading cryptocurrencies, you can use CoinSpot.

And if you want to use my referral link, you and I can get both $10 worth of BTC! Just use the code REFBZHCQQ .

If you want to start trading cryptocurrencies, you can use CoinSpot.

What is Cardano?

According to Coinspot, Cardano (ADA) is a blockchain platform launched in 2017 with many advanced features, competitive with other protocols developed at this time.

It was developed to address restrictive oversight while maintaining user safety and…


Investing is becoming more and more popular nowadays.

Specially investing in long-term trends.

And you do not need to be an investment banker to do it (but if you want to learn How to get a job in Investment Banking in Australia, go to this link).

One way to invest in long-term trends is “thematic investing” or investing in Exchange Traded Funds (ETF).

Investing with Vanguard in Exchange Traded Fund ( ETF ) in Australia: My Experience opening an Account (August 2021)
Investing with Vanguard in Exchange Traded Fund ( ETF ) in Australia: My Experience opening an Account (August 2021)

First of all, what is an ETF?

According to Investopedia, an ETF is “a type of security that tracks an index, sector, commodity, or other asset, but which can be purchased or sold on a stock exchange…


In order to answer this question we did an interview to Graeme Miller.

Graeme Miller is Head of Research for the Centre for Investor Education.

The Centre for Investor Education works with investors, and asset managers, as they navigate the challenges of achieving investment objectives through innovative strategies and the effective management of risk.

As Head of Research, he oversees the research, investment analysis and development of programs designed specifically for senior investment professionals from the top-40 institutional investment firms.

Prior to joining CIE, Graeme gained extensive experience in managed fund research and market analysis, and he is a CFA…


Getting your first industry related opportunity in Australia can be tough. Let’s break it down!

In this post, we have curated the best resources to help you succeed in your journey!

CVs and Cover Letters

Amazing templates:

🔵https://www.canva.com/tools/resume-maker-v1/

🔵https://resume.io/

🔵http://thefinancialfox.net/resources/

🔵https://zety.com/blog/engineering-resume-example

Cool Advices:

https://blog.thejobshop.com.au/9-resume-tips-for-applying-for-work-in-australia/

https://www.themuse.com/advice/43-resume-tips-that-will-help-you-get-hired

https://www.careerone.com.au/career-advice/free-resourc es/resume-writing-australian-style-2-1436

https://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace/35-things-you-should-remove-from-your-rsum-before-it-ends-up-in-the-no-pile-20170526-gwdl0p.html

https://www.seek.com.au/career-advice/resume-cv

https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/resumes-cover-letters/10-resume-writing-tips

The Power of Networking


The Financial Fox just started a FREE online course around Financial Analytics, Machine Learning and Data Visualisation.

Christian Martinez, Finance Analyst and Founder of The Financial Fox giving course about Finance Analytics and Machine Learning Week 1

After some in person classes and workshops around new technologies such as Python, R, Tableau, SQL, Power BI, Power Pivot and Financial Analytics, Christian Martinez decided to start giving the courses and sharing them online.


When I first discovered the topic of #MachineLearning I was very excited about all the use cases and possible implementations.

I knew it was a very broad topic so I decided to break it down into parts and one of the first sub-topics that I wanted to learn was STATISTICS.

So I decided to join advanced stats courses during my master´s degree at Monash University.

I remember that my first day of the lectures was quite intimidating, they told me we were going to learn about Regularisation, Probabilistic Inference, Model Selection and Density Estimation.

We were going to be using…


Hello, and welcome!

In this guide, we’re going to reveal some books, online courses (both free and paid), Youtube Videos and other websites useful in your machine learning adventure.

How to Learn Machine Learning: Resources by Christian Martinez, Finance Analyst

List of Books to read if you are interested in learning about Machine Learning

https://www.amazon.com/Bayesian-Analysis-Chapman-Statistical-Science/dp/1439840954/

http://www.greenteapress.com/thinkstats/thinkstats.pdf

http://www.greenteapress.com/thinkbayes/thinkbayes.pdf

http://faculty.marshall.usc.edu/gareth-james/ISL/ISLR%20Seventh%20Printing.pdf


Author: Christian Martinez

Why is reading important?

For a finance young professional to survive in a world of constant change, she or he must constantly update her or his knowledge and one of the best ways to do this is by reading.

Nowadays, we live in a world in which things change so rapidly that if you are not on guard, you might be left behind.

Why do I read?

As an entrepreneur, financial analyst, investment researcher, writer and graduate of Master of Banking and Finance, I have to keep my eyes open for opportunities and by reading, I might come across business opportunities posing as problems.

I read to be…


I was lucky enough to interview Michael Pollard, CFA from Perennial Value Management.

Michael is a Portfolio Manager in the Perennial Value Wealth Defender Team.

Michael has fourteen years of experience managing derivatives portfolios at UBS and Credit Suisse, including eight years spent in London, and most recently ran derivative overlays and tactical asset allocation at a boutique wealth management firm in Melbourne.

At Credit Suisse, Michael managed a global emerging markets derivatives portfolio, as well as a portfolio offering systematic alpha and beta exposure to global equity and volatility markets.

How did you get your first job?

My first job was as an Equity Derivatives Trader…

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