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Summer Alphathon™ - 2017 

LEARN and EARN this Summer through the WorldQuant Challenge Summer Alphathon!


Summer is a great time to apply your quantitative skills and WorldQuant is currently offering a unique opportunity to do so through our Summer Alphathon, which is part of the WorldQuant Challenge.
The WorldQuant Challenge provides interested candidates with an opportunity to test their ideas and strategies using WebSim, WorldQuant’s web-based market simulator. Qualified candidates earn points by identifying high-quality signals — what we call Alphas — and these points can lead to Bronze, Silver and Gold status. Individuals who achieve Silver and Gold may be considered for a Research Consultant position with WorldQuant.

How the Summer Alphathon Works

The Summer Alphathon makes the WorldQuant Challenge even more exciting by offering the top 61 Gold finishers the opportunity to receive a ONE-TIME STIPENDS from a total potential pool of $50,000.
Top scorer in the Alphathon may be eligible to receive a SPECIAL one-time stipend of up to $10,000.

  •     Level 1: The 10 scorers ranked 2 through 11 that reach Gold level during the Alphathon period.
  •     Level 2:  The next 50 scorers ranked 12 through 61 that reach Gold level during the Alphathon period.

In addition, a special one-time stipend of up to $500 each may be granted to Alphathon participants who:

  • Reside in a country where we offer Research Consulting opportunities, 
  • Are the top scorer in their country, and
  • Attained the Gold level score, but is not the top scorer for whom stipend is allotted, as ranked above.

(Note: One-time special stipend amounts may vary depending on scores and the number of participants.) 

In each case, stipends are subject to WorldQuant’s discretion and will be given only to participants who become Research Consultants.  

Note that only Alphas created, simulated and submitted on or after July 10, 2017, will be considered for Alphathon scoring. 

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

If you are already registered in the WorldQuant Challenge, you will be automatically eligible to participate in the Summer Alphathon.  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, what are you waiting for?  The best time to register is always TODAY.  Register now to ensure your participation in this exciting competition!