COMPETITIONS

The WorldQuant Virtual Research Center conducts competitions throughout the year and around the world. Compete with others, learn about quantitative finance and potentially earn a role as a research consultant.

WorldQuant Challenge

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

OVERVIEW & GUIDELINES

International Quant Championship

The International Quant Championship allows participants to create teams and compete at the university, national and global levels with top quantitative minds from around the world.

OVERVIEW & GUIDELINES

Previous 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 potentially earn compelling incentives.

Learn more about our past competitions.

Alphathons

Each Alphathon is a time-bound accelerated version of the WorldQuant Challenge. We may run these a few times a year.


 

Previous Alphathons

Summer 2016

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

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 ran a competition co-branded with MIT Tech Review® for U.S. participants from December 2015 to February 2016. This competition was called Solve-A-Thon.


 

Previous Solve-a-thons

Solve-a-thon at MIT

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!