Quantbot Intern Game Night

Last week, the new Quantbot office hosted a game night for the first time. Employees and interns enjoyed a night of pizza and poker, with some FIFA thrown in on the side. It was a great event getting to mingle with our interns while also enjoying some fun competition. We are already looking forward to planning our next game night as the summer days continue.

Just some of our NY interns!
FIFA time!

Did Someone Say the Joy of Sake?

It’s the most sake-iest time of the year. Quantbot once again enjoyed delicious food, a preponderance of sake, and wonderful cocktails (sake in a negroni, who knew?!) at the annual Joy of Sake on Friday, June 16th. Luckily many of our summer interns had the opportunity to come, along with many of the yearly regulars. We love attending this event every year and can’t wait for the next. Kanpai!

Quantbot’s First JPM 5k!

Quantbot ran its first long-awaited JPM Corporate Challenge! On June 1, 12 of our employees laced up their running shoes and took to the trails of Central Park to join the thousands of runners, joggers, and walkers participating in the 5k. The weather and the vibes were great even when we fought our way through the Harlem hills! We can’t wait to run it again and set some new PRs next year!

Some of our proud 5k finishers!

PhD Datathon Co-hosted by Quantbot Technologies

Back on April 14, Quantbot Technologies, along with Schonfeld Strategic Advisors and Code Willing, had the pleasure of hosting a PhD-focused Datathon, featuring participating students from across the United States. The event started with presentations from the three data vendors that freely provided their data for the Datathon: Estimize, Wall Street Horizon, and RedGraphs. Each team was then given 3 hours to run backtests, using the data provided by the vendors, to generate alpha and develop an out-of-sample strategy.

Paul White, Quantbot Technologies CEO, gives opening remarks to the group
Ashar Mahboob, Quantbot Technologies CIO, watches as Schonfeld Strategic Advisors CEO, Ryan Tolkin, starts the competition portion of the event.

Each team was provided with a senior mentor. Two of Quantbot’s researchers, Keywan and Zihao, each mentored a team where they dispensed expert advice on how the students should build and tweak their strategies. The most successful strategy across several parameters was deemed the winner. Congratulations to CWIQ team Sim for your win!

Keywan, Quantbot researcher, mentors his team during the competition.
Zihao, the other Quantbot mentor and researcher, advises his team during the competition
The winning team: CWIQ Sim
A big thank you to the team at CodeWilling for making this highlight video!

Good Food and Good Company- Annual Dinner 2022

In May, we were grateful to once again meet for the annual Quantbot company dinner. With good food, good drinks, and good company; what more could we ask for? It was a great night for everyone, and we are looking forward to another year at Quantbot Technologies!

Neudata Data Insights & Scouting Summit Speaker

Last week, Quantbot’s CEO and co-founder, Paul White, had the opportunity to speak at Neudata’s biggest quarterly event yet: Data Insights & Scouting Summit-Autumn Edition. From September 20-23, over 1000 people attended the panels, presentations, and discussions from the biggest names within the alternative data industry. Chosen as one of 40 speakers, Paul presented “Data About Data: Measuring ROI” where he discussed how we can use metrics to better understand data sets and their respective ROI.

Paul enjoyed getting the opportunity to speak at and attend the Neudata Summit.

If you’d like to view Paul’s presentation, you can do so below:

Phitopolis and Philippines

Paul White, President and CTO and Ashar Mahboob, CIO were in Manila to kick off an engagement with Phitopolis, a technology Research and Development firm based in the Philippines.  Phitopolis will be working on a number of technology development, data and quantitative research projects for Quantbot.

Ashar, Quantbot’s resident diving expert, took advantage of the trip to get some of the team on their first scuba diving experience which was truly amazing.

President and CTO Paul and CIO Ashar with Phitopolis team

Paul, Bala, and Ashar ready for a dive ➡

 

Rare model status photo of Paul 😎

Spin it to Win it

Last night, our Quantbot interns headed to Spin to attend Schonfeld’s Farewell Intern Event. With internship projects slowly wrapping up, it was a great opportunity for our interns to hang out and engage in friendly ping-pong competition with interns from Schonfeld and other quant groups before they all head back to their respective campuses this month. There was an informal tournament, and one of our interns was on the winning team! It was a fun night and we thank Schonfeld for inviting us.