For the last 2 years, Quantbot has had the privilege of being a company sponsor for the MIT Master of Finance mid-winter research practicum, called the Finance Lab. By working closely with selected groups of Masters candidates, we engage in focused research that benefits not just ourselves but helps prepare future quants to gain real-world experience at a Quant firm. In our role as sponsor, we have also developed a working partnership with the head of the Finance Lab, Professor Gita Rao. Just as we begin our 3rd straight year sponsoring projects for MIT, our working partnership with Professor Rao has come to fruition with her own research. As highlighted in a recent MarketWatch opinion article written by Professor Rao and entitled ‘A surprise about some ESG funds — they actually vote against environmental and socially conscious resolutions’, she was able to utilize Quantbot’s unique data infrastructure to create and categorize the datasets needed for her research. We value cultivating working relationships with academic institutions, and we are proud to offer our resources to Professor Rao and the students of MIT’s MFin program.
Our summer 2020 intern recruiting has started in earnest, and we kicked it off with a presentation for the incoming CMU Master of Science in Computational Finance (MSCF) first-year students, in our own Quantbot-sponsored lecture room. Michi, our CEO, and Ashar, our CIO, gave a well-attended presentation introducing Quantbot, our intern program and an overview of what it takes to be a Quant. We were encouraged by the enthusiasm of the students and the informed and excellent questions they asked.
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.
This past weekend, our global partners team at Quantbot flew in to meet at the one place that offers the best culture, food, and drinks, New Orleans.
Quantbot partners from New York, London and Hong Kong met in New Orleans for an annual business review. Paul White, the firm’s President and CTO, walked the team through recent performance and longer term plans. The partners spent many hours discussing strategic plans for the coming years, as always no topic was off the table and plenty of great ideas came up.
An offsite meeting isn’t complete without delicious meals and drinks!
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.
It’s June, and as per Quantbot tradition, we found ourselves at the annual Joy of Sake event last week! Along with excellent food from local NYC restaurants, there was the usual overwhelming choice of sakes to try. We had a great turnout from our office this year and had a blast trying out the food samples and sakes on offer. Needless to say we’re already looking forward to next year!
Last Wednesday the company (interns included!) rolled into the Princeton Club in NYC for spirited games of squash and ping pong. Bouncing between racket, paddle and plates of food we had fun learning how to play squash, and watching the more competitive of us challenge each other to games. After a brief intro lesson to squash, we got into the swing of things and played games with gusto. Our interns took this chance to play and chat with others in the company, and even got some points against our more experienced players! All of us had a ball and we’re ready to have another whack at it soon!
On March 27th, Quantbot Technologies turned 10!! The US Team celebrated with a presentation by our President Paul White with flashbacks from the past, drinks (lots) , and an amazing team dinner at Zuma NYC. Everyone was full of smiles and laughter all night long !
The US Quantbot Family~ (missing a few) #issalit
Our Quantbot Partners looking extra happy 🙂 (missing one)
Cheers to many more years to come! 😀 #issavibe
Bonus Zuma Dessert Platter : Trying out different ranges of dessert, from Yuzu cheesecake to Banana Bread to Molten Lava Cake to many many more ranges of delicious fruits !