About Vincent Codes Finance

VCF is a blog dedicated to coding in Python for empirical research in finance with a companion YouTube channel. My goal is to provide a platform for sharing knowledge and resources about coding in finance. The content is aimed at students, academics, and finance professionals who want to learn more about coding and empirical finance research.

I use this platform to complement my teaching material and make it available to a wider audience. I also use it to share my experience with coding in finance and to document my journey as I learn new things.


For any comments and inquiries about this blog or the YouTube Channel, please contact me at:

EMAIL: vincent@codes.finance

About Vincent

Hello, my name is Vincent Grégoire. I’m an Associate Professor of Finance at HEC Montréal where I have been teaching Empirical Finance at the Master’s for a couple of years. My research interests include information economics, market microstructure, big data and machine learning applications in finance, fintech, and cybersecurity in finance. I’m also a Python enthusiast and curious about anything related to coding, data science, and machine learning.

My academic journey led me from undergraduate and master’s degrees in Computer Engineering to a Master’s in Financial Engineering at Université Laval and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of British Columbia.

See my academic page for more details.

🔓 License and reuse

All content on this website is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. You are free to share and adapt the material for non-commercial purposes as long as you give appropriate credit and distribute your contributions under the same license.

If you want to reuse any of the content on this website for teaching purposes, please feel free to do so. I would appreciate it if you could include a link to this website in your course material and let me know by sending me an email at vincent@codes.finance. I will be happy to provide you with the source files for any of the content on this website upon request.

If for any reason you would like to reuse any of the content on this website for a purpose that is not covered by the above license, please contact me at vincent@codes.finance.

The code examples on this website are available on GitHub under the MIT License. You are free to use the code for any purpose, including commercial purposes, as long as you give appropriate credit and include a copy of the license in your distribution.

🛠️ How is this blog built?

This website is built using Quarto, an open-source document system that allows you to write content in Markdown or Jupyter Notebooks and publish it in a variety of formats, including static HTML files. Quarto is on my list of topics to cover in the future, so stay tuned for more content on that topic.

The blog is currently hosted using GitHub Pages.

🤑 Monetization

As we move forward, I promise to maintain transparency, especially concerning any potential monetization avenues. At the moment, I do not monetize this website or the YouTube channel. That might change in the future, but I will always be transparent about it.

🤖 Use of AI

While I make use of AI-powered tools for editing and proofreading, I am committed to ensuring that all content is original and accurate. I will always cite my sources and give credit where credit is due.