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Synthetic Data Generation in Finance
In this master class, Stefan shows how to create synthetic time-series data using generative adversarial networks (GAN). GANs train a generator and a discriminator network in a competitive setting so that the generator learns to produce samples that the discriminator cannot distinguish from a given class of training data. The goal is to yield a generative model capable of producing synthetic samples representative of this class. While most popular with image data, GANs have also been used to generate synthetic time-series data in the medical domain. Subsequent experiments with financial data explored whether GANs can produce alternative price trajectories useful for ML training or strategy backtests.
1. 2019 NeurIPS Time-Series GAN paper by Jinsung Yoon, et al.