DTL Visits NYSE!

On February 2nd, members of our Data and Trading team visited the historic NYSE building for a tour and to watch the Closing Bell.

The visit was a great experience and we are thankful for the opportunity!

(from left to right) DTL members Zeta, Iris, and Minh at the end of their tour.

A Day in the Life!

We put together a day in the life video! You can hear from several of our employees, including data analysts and quantitative researchers, about their day to day with us. Check it out!

Quantbot Intern Recruitment Continues at NYU

On October 17, the usual trio of Ashar, Ricky and Katharina traveled under the river to Brooklyn and  inaugurated our first-ever Company Info Session at NYU’s MSFE Program. The engagement from the students was phenomenal and we feel grateful to be able to highlight the quant space as a viable option for internships.

Ashar Mahboob, CIO, speaking to prospective interns.
Ricky Der, speaking about his role at Quantbot.
Katharina, giving an overview of our intern program.

Quantbot CEO Participates in BattleFin London Panel

Back in September, Quantbot’s CEO Paul White participated in a panel at BattleFin’s conference in London. The panel topic was “How AI is Changing the Quantitative Trading World”, where Paul briefly described how the industry has changed since the financial crisis to today, and how people nowadays are focusing more and more on AI and Machine Learning technologies and using more Alternative Data sources. He then discussed how we value the Alternative Data at Quantbot, and how AI and ML can help us process the data quickly so we can shorten the time preparing the data and spend more time on research and finding alpha.

“How AI is Chaning the Quantitative Trading World”

Quantbot Attends the MIT MFin Networking Night

Recruitment continues apace with a visit to Boston for MIT Sloan’s Master of Finance Networking Night. As a premium sponsor on the night we had a great time meeting the graduating class and the incoming class of the MFin program. Joining Katharina Botlo, Quantbot’s Intern Program Coordinator, were Shrinath Viswanathan, a former Quantbot intern and current Quant Researcher, and Rui Xiong, a fellow Quant Researcher, former Quantbot intern and herself an alumni of MIT’s MFin program. We had a great time fielding questions from enthusiastic students who wanted to learn more about opportunities at Quantbot.

Rui, Shrinath, and Katharina ready to meet everyone
Talking to prospective interns!

Summer Intern Recruitment Season Kick Off with CMU MSCF

It’s officially intern hunting season. After a bumper summer of interns at Quantbot, our office is looking a little empty now and needs to be filled by..more interns! We started our Fall recruitment with our good friends at CMU’s MSCF program. First, at the end of August, we participated for the first time in their annual NYC Trek, where small groups visited various financial companies throughout the city. After hearing a company presentation, the students then had a chance to speak one-on-one with senior quant researchers at Quantbot in smaller breakout rooms. It was a great chance for a section of the incoming MSCF class to visit our new office, ask questions to actual quants about the job, and finish off with some pizza.

However, we didn’t want to leave the rest of the class without an impression of Quantbot, so we traveled down to their campus on Broad Street to give a company presentation to the whole incoming class. Ashar Maboob, our CIO, started with a run down of the company and what it takes to be a successful quant at Quantbot. Our second speaker, Ricky Der, Director of Quantitative Research, gave a deft overview of the quant research process from alpha generation to trade execution, and the pitfalls along the way. Katharina Botlo, our Intern Program Coordinator finished off the presentation by highlighting Quantbot’s intern program and the opportunities for them to apply for summer 2024. We always enjoy starting off our intern recruitment at CMU and this year was no different!

Ashar, our CIO, giving the introduction to Quantbot
Katharina, our Intern Program Coordinator, speaking about our intern program and the opportunities for 2024.

Quantbot hosts NYC Quantum Computing Meet up

On Wednesday, September 13 Quantbot had the pleasure of hosting the NYC Quantum Computing group in our office for their monthly meeting.

Vinod Menon, this month’s presenter, gave a presentation on “Half-light half-matter quasiparticles (polaritons) as a platform for Hamiltonian simulators and quantum optical nonlinearity”.

Tom Crimi, Quantbot’s CTO, giving the opening talk about Quantbot.

It was a great night of discussion with great minds. We look forward to hosting future events in our space as we continue to grow in our space.

Vinod Menon is a Professor of Physics at the City College of New York and doctoral faculty at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). He is a fellow of the Optical Society of America (now Optica) and an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in Photonics (2018-2020). More details about his group can be found at: https://lanmp.org/

And for those curious as to the content of the presentation:
Abstract: Strong light-matter interaction results in the formation of half-light half-matter quasiparticles called polaritons that take on the properties of both its constituents. In this talk I will first introduce the concept of polariton formation in low-dimensional semiconductors. Following this, I will discuss the formation of Bose Einstein like condensates at room temperature using polaritons formed in organic molecules. Approaches to create condensate lattices in such systems and their potential application as Hamiltonian simulators will also be presented. In the second part of the talk, I will present our recent work on polaritons in atomically thin (2D) materials and their potential to reach quantum nonlinearity. Finally, I will discuss our quantum education efforts at the City College of New York (CCNY) including the development of undergraduate level quantum optics lab and the potential for outreach efforts at the high school level using these systems.

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!

We are Quantbot. We are Serious

Hosted the first Game night at our very own office filled with games, pizza and of course, beer

We’re serious at poker…




but we always make sure to have fun 🙂


Quantbot and the Squash

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!

CIO warming up and getting ready for the intense matches he’ll be facing tonight

Our advanced squash team member getting ready for his game with our CIO

Who do you think won?
Quantbot CIO vs. Intern

Ping pong matches were available and quite intense

The onlookers watching a very intense game

CIO is unstoppable, playing an advanced squash member of Quantbot

CIO back at it again, this time vs. the squash instructor

Quantbot team members catching a break and chatting

Thatz a wraaaap everyone~ Look forward to the rest of our summer events! #welit