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Virtual Quant Finance Algorithmic Challenge – Oxford v. Cambridge

Virtual Quant Finance Algorithmic Challenge – Oxford v. Cambridge

28 September 2020
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*Please note, this event is now full*

Wednesday 13th October 2021

Quant Finance Algorithmic Challenge: 6:00 pm – 8:20 pm (BST)

Q&A and online networking: 8:20 pm – 10:00 pm (BST)

Last year we hosted our first ever cross-university remote event, pitting students from Oxford and Cambridge against each other in a Quant Finance challenge. After a tight contest, Cambridge emerged as our inaugural winners…but who will take home the crown this year?

Representing their universities, teams will be competing in a live algorithmic trading simulation that will give them insight into the world of quantitative finance. The event will be run by our Quantitative Researchers and Machine Learning Specialists, who will share their knowledge of the industry and how a mathematical skill set can be transferred into areas outside of academia.

Besides glory for your university, we’ll have a number of prizes available:

  • Members of the winning team will each receive a £200 Amazon voucher
  • G-Research will be donating £1,000 to charity. All attendees will get to vote to decide which charity will receive the money
  • We’ll be donating £10,000 to the winning university’s hardship fund, which will help support students struggling financially due to the pandemic or other reasons

This event is now full. Thank you for your interest and please keep an eye on our website and social channels for similar future events.

In your email please specify your current role (if relevant), University, Subject, Degree Programme (BSc, MSc, PhD etc.) and your expected graduation date. You can register as an individual or as part of a team. If you are registering as a team, please provide the same information for each member of your team. 

Once you have registered you will receive a unique link to join the event which you should use to log in by 5:45 pm on the day of the event, so that you can meet your teammates and learn how to navigate the online event space. You will be emailed further information on how the afternoon will run on the day prior to the event, so please look out for this. 

One of our Quant Researchers will explain how the trading game works, the details of each round and what you will need to do.

Please note, you will need a fully charged laptop, good internet connection, Chrome or Safari, and headphones to take part.

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