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WorldQuant Challenge

The WorldQuant Challenge gives curious and strategic-minded individuals the opportunity to learn about quantitative finance, compete with global participants and potentially earn a Research Consultant position at WorldQuant, a quantitative investment management firm. The WorldQuant Challenge not only teaches quantitative finance – it puts it into action.

Join the Challenge

Are you up for the Challenge? Here's how you'll learn to build and implement high-quality signals - what we call Alphas.

Step 1:

Register for a new account, view the Getting Started page and start building Alphas.

Step 2:

Enter Alphas in the competition and receive advanced training.

Step 3:

Expand your skillset and potentially earn Research Consultant opportunities.

 

SUMMER ALPHATHON 2016

Summer is a great time to apply your quantitative skills in the financial markets! The WorldQuant Challenge is currently offering a unique opportunity to apply your quantitative skills through our Summer Alphathon.

The WorldQuant Challenge provides interested candidates with an opportunity to test their trading ideas and strategies using WebSim®, WorldQuant’s web-based market simulator. Qualified candidates earn points for quality Alphas, and these points can lead to Bronze, Silver and Gold status.

 

Summer Program

We are always seeking inquisitive Engineering, Science, Mathematics, or Finance majors to join our virtual quantitative research summer training program. Candidates do not need to have prior financial experience, simply a strong interest in learning about global financial markets.

Candidates in China and India can learn more about their respective program by clicking one of the links below. Stay tuned for more program announcements!

Learning Opportunities

Once you enroll, you’ll be presented with regular opportunities to learn about quantitative finance and implement your ideas. As you progress through the challenge, you will advance through various stages – each offering distinct educational resources.

Learn more about your path to success.

 

Prospect

Learn about the financial market, work with basic stock pricing and volume data, perform simulations, interpret results, learn how to convert ideas to Alphas.

 

Beginner

Receive training that will help you understand Alpha quality and avoid common pitfalls such as overfitting ideas and data mining

 

Intermediate

Study how to combine a firm’s fundamental data and/or analyst estimates with a stock’s price & volume data to build even better predictive signals

 

Expert

Improve Alphas through exclusive access to instructions on how to integrate non-traditional datasets and implement advanced Alpha building methods using Python