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Updated on : 28 March 2017





You’re Invited!

NUS QUANT CHALLENGE Launch Event

Saturday, 25 March | 9am to 12pm | NUS LT 28



Special guests from WorldQuant U.S.

Mr. Jeffrey Scott
Director of Virtual Research Centre

Mr. Nitish Maini
Vice President, Portfolio Management



Hosts from WorldQuant Singapore

Mr. James Macarthur
Chief Executive Officer (Singapore)

Guest Portfolio Managers and Technologist from the Singapore Office




We are very excited to be officially launching NUS Quant Challenge on Saturday, 25 March 2017

Learn how to get started with WebSim and know more on the alpha development process, including some initial ideas! The launch event will be from 9am to 12pm and a lunch reception from 12pm to 2pm.

Come join us for this exciting Challenge and your team could win S$5,000!
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at NUS on Saturday morning!




About the NUS Quant Challenge



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The NUS Quant Challenge is a two-week competition held from 25 March to 8 April 2017. The event will start with a live, hands-on training session conducted at NUS’s campus.

The objective of the challenge is to create high-performing algorithms for stock-price movement prediction.

During the competition, participants will have an opportunity to develop alphas (or mathematical predictive models) using WebSim.









Training

Participants can benefit from an educational perspective through live and recorded training sessions.

WorldQuant will provide a free onsite training class on the use of the WebSim platform for participants at the start of the Challenge, on 25 March 2017 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. This hands-on training will cover the following topics:



Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop computer for the training.






How to Participate

The first step in getting started is to register for a WebSim account at www.WorldQuantChallenge.com.

This is required to provide access to the WebSim platform.



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Once you have successfully created a WebSim account, complete the form below to register your team for the NUS Quant Challenge. Be sure to include your WebSim Alias which you will find in the top left section of the Challenge Leaderboard.






Team Registration


The team registration form is available on this site and must be completed for a team to be properly registered for the NUS Quant Challenge.


Team Registration Form

Teams can have between 1-4 team members.

Team name: __________________

Team member #1 WebSim Alias: __________________

Team member #2 WebSim Alias: __________________

Team member #3 WebSim Alias: __________________

Team member #4 WebSim Alias: __________________

Scores for each individual are aggregated to produce a team score. Team scores will be updated regularly and posted on this site. Remember that scores can change rapidly so keep working towards a top position!

Teams can register here.




Prizes


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This is a team-based competition. Winning teams may be eligible for cash prizes.

  • Winning team : $5,000
  • Second place team : $2,500
  • Third place team : $1,250

Performance is determined by NUS based on your score attainment in the WebSim environment, which takes several factors into consideration including PnL, Sharpe ratio and turnover, among other criteria.




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