WorldQuant Challenge

By enrolling in the WorldQuant Challenge, users are automatically entered into ongoing competitions where they will have the opportunity to participate in Alpha building competitions alongside users from all over the world.

Seasonal and Regional Competitions

Our competitions are a great way to learn and earn. Look out for unique opportunities throughout the year to apply your quantitative skills and have the chance to earn compelling incentives.

Learn more about our past competitions.

Alphathons

Alphathon is a time bound accelerated version of our global continuous alpha building competition (WorldQuant Challenge). We run these a few times a year.


 

Current Alphathon

Summer 2017 

LEARN and EARN through the WorldQuant Challenge Summer Alphathon!


 

Previous Alphathons

Spring 2017 

Winner: Shirish K. Prize Amount: $2,500

The overall winner, Shirish K. from Mumbai, India received a $2,500 stipend upon becoming a Research Consultant and achieved a score of over 364,000 in two months!

Congratulations Shirish K, we look forward to seeing great results from you as a Research Consultant.

Autumn 2016

Winner: Quang Ngoc T. Prize Amount: $5000

The overall winner, Quang Ngoc T. from Hanoi, Vietnam representing the Hanoi University of Science and Technology, received a $5,000 stipend upon becoming a Research Consultant and achieved a score of 552,490!

Congratulations Quang Ngoc , we look forward to seeing great results from you as a Research Consultant.

Summer 2016

Winner: Quan D Prize Amount: $5000

The overall winner, Quan D. from Hanoi, Vietnam representing the Hanoi University of Science and Technology, received a $5,000 stipend upon becoming a Research Consultant and achieved a score of 667,602!

Congratulations Quan, we look forward to seeing great results from you as a Research Consultant.

Spring 2016

The Spring Alphathon™ has now concluded. Congratulations to all who competed successfully and those who have as well joined the global team of Research Consultants!

Autumn 2015

Winner: Svetlana S Prize Amount: $5000

The overall winner, Svetlana S. from Moscow, Russia representing the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, received a $5,000 stipend upon becoming a Research Consultant and achieved a score of 2,645,000 in just over 60 days!

Congratulations Svetlana, we look forward to seeing great results from you as a Research Consultant.

Summer 2015

Winner: Evgenij K Prize Amount: $5000

The overall winner Evgenij K. from Moscow, Russia qualified for a $5,000 stipend upon becoming a Research Consultant and achieved a score of 1,251,000 in just over 60 days!

Congratulations Evgenij, we look forward to seeing great results from you as a Research Consultant.


Solve-a-thons

We sometimes organize time bound alpha building competitions that are available only in specific regions.

For example, we run a competition co-branded with MIT Tech Review ® for US participants. This competition is called Solve-a-thon


 

Previous Solve-a-thons

Solve-a-thon at MIT 2016

The Solve-a-thon at MIT has now concluded. This event was hosted by MIT’s Solve program and MIT Technology Review, sponsored by WorldQuant and powered by WorldQuant’s WebSim platform. Congratulations to all who competed successfully and, as well, those who will be joining the US-based team of Research Consultants.

Solve-a-thon at MIT 2015

Winner: Song W Prize Amount: $10,000

The overall winner, Song W. from New York representing Baruch College, earned the top prize of $10,000 by obtaining a score over 100,000 in 2 months.

Congratulations, Song!


Competition Progression

Our seasonal and local contests are a great time to learn and earn. Look out for unique opportunities throughout the year to apply your quantitative skills and have the chance to earn compelling incentives.

Not all competitions have the same scoring guidelines, but at minimum the following applies:
The participant is given target scores for Bronze, Silver and Gold levels and a window of 60 calendar days to each of those targets.
If the participant is unable to reach the target within 60 calendar days, the participant is eliminated from the competition.