Alphathon at Saint Petersburg ITMO University
WorldQuant Virtual Research Center will be launching the ITMO University Alphathon, which is part of the WorldQuant Challenge, for ITMO University beginning on 21st November 2018 and ending on 19th December 2018. This would give students from ITMO University 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 ITMO University Alphathon Works
The ITMO University 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 ITMO 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 ITMO 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 ITMO Alphathon will be considered for a one-time special stipend of up to USD $200 in our discretion.
For participants who demonstrate a strong understanding of alpha creation, WorldQuant may also offer the opportunity to interview for potential internship and, where available, full-time employment opportunities with WorldQuant.
Note that only Alphas created, simulated and submitted on or after 21st November, 2018 and before 19th December, 2018, will be considered for ITMO Alphathon scoring.
Please refer to the guidelines for a full explanation of how the ITMO 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 or employment opportunity nor any compensation is guaranteed; any engagement as a research consultant, intern or full-time employee is subject to satisfactory completion of a background check, execution of a relevant consulting, internship or employment agreement (as applicable) and any other applicable requirements in the discretion of WorldQuant.