Taoyuan Alphathon 2018
 

Overview

WorldQuant Virtual Research Center will be launching the Taoyuan Alphathon, which is part of the WorldQuant Challenge, beginning on 3rd December 2018 0:00 TWT and ending on 23rd December 2018 24:00 TWT for students from for students from these universities; 

  • National Central University,
  • Chung Yuan University &
  • Yuan Ze University 

 

Taoyuan Alphathon would give students from these universities 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 Taoyuan Alphathon Works

Registration: 26th November 2018 0:00 TWT to 2nd December 2018 24:00 TWT
Competition: 3rd December 2018 0:00 TWT to 23rd December 2018 24:00 TWT

The Taoyuan 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 Taoyuan Alphathon will be considered for a one-time special stipend of up to USD $700 in our discretion.
  • #2 Scorer: The individual whose final score ranked second within the Taoyuan Alphathon will be considered for a one-time special stipend of up to USD $500 in our discretion. 
  • #3 Scorer: The individual whose final score ranked third within the Taoyuan Alphathon will be considered for a one-time special stipend of up to USD $300 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 3rd December 2018 0:00 TWT and before 23rd December 2018 24:00 TWT, will be considered for Taoyuan Alphathon scoring. 

 

Please refer to the guidelines for a full explanation of how the Taoyuan 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.