Alphathon at Banking University of Ho Chi Minh City (BUH)

 

Overview

Banking University of Ho Chi Minh City (BUH) and WorldQuant Virtual Research Center will be launching the BUH Alphathon, which is part of the WorldQuant Challenge, for BUH students  beginning on  29th December, 2018 and ending on 19th January, 2019. This would give students from BUH an exciting opportunity to learn about quantitative finance and data science.

The WorldQuant Challenge provides interested candidates with an opportunity to test their ideas and develop high-quality financial market signals (alphas) using WebSim, WorldQuant’s web-based simulation platform. Qualified candidates earn points by creating alphas — and these points can lead to Bronze, Silver and Gold status. Individuals who achieve Silver and Gold status may be considered for research consulting opportunities with WorldQuant.

 

How the BUH Alphathon Works

The BUH Alphathon makes the WorldQuant Challenge even more exciting by offering the top 3 Gold finishers the opportunity for each to receive a one-time special stipend once each qualifies to be a Research Consultant.

  • Top Scorer: The top ranked participant in the BUH Alphathon will be considered for a one-time special stipend of up to USD $500 in our discretion.
  • #2 Scorer: The individual whose final score ranked second within the BUH Alphathon will be considered for a one-time special stipend of up to USD $300 in our discretion. 
  • #3 Scorer: The individual whose final score ranked third within the BUH Alphathon will be considered for a one-time special stipend of up to USD $200 in our discretion.


Note that only Alphas created, simulated and submitted on or after 29th December, 2018 and before 19th January, 2019, will be considered for BUH Alphathon scoring. 

 

 

Please refer to the guidelines for a full explanation of how the BUH Alphathon works.

 

 

We encourage you to continue learning through all of the materials in the Help Section, and get ready to test your ideas!

If you haven’t yet registered for a WebSim account. Register now to ensure your participation in this exciting competition!

 

 

No consulting opportunity or any compensation is guaranteed; any engagement as a Research Consultant is subject to satisfactory completion of a background check, execution of a consulting agreement and any other applicable requirements in the discretion of WorldQuant.