Like so many others across the world, we here at Quantbot Technologies are devastated by the war in Ukraine.
As a way for us to show our support to those directly impacted, we have made a donation to The $1k Project Ukraine. The project’s mission is to “enable direct relief for the families impacted by the war in Ukraine. [And] aim[s] to empower families in United States and around the world to directly send money to families on the ground in Ukraine.”.
On November 9th, several of our team members had a ball attending the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s annual event “Women with Balls”- a bowling fundraiser for breast cancer research. Our team, the Quant Queens and Kings, raised over $4000 for this awesome organization. We are looking forward to participating and raising even more money for the NBCC next year.
Thank you to the National Breast Cancer Coalition for hosting this fun event!
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.
If you’d like to view Paul’s presentation, you can do so below:
Quantbot CEO and Co-founder, Paul White, was one of the presenters at the Neudata Summer Alt Data Summit. Paul’s talk ‘Data is Everything’ discussed how Quantbot manages its ever growing data science demands using tools from CodeWilling and Options IT for smart task routing in the private and public clouds.
For more information regarding the presentation, please see Presentation link below:
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.