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TradingPlaces is excited to introduce an advanced Quantitative Trading Competition offered exclusively to Honours and Masters students from the fields of Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science and Engineering.
This challenging new Competition will give students with an aptitude for analytics and programming the opportunity to apply their skills in a real-world application. Participants will be provided with an official data source which they are to analyse and construct a quantitative trading model, using advanced statistical techniques. Participants will then present their results in a final report, detailing their motivation for the model and referencing any resources used.
Official data will be available for download on Monday 20th May 2013 and participants can submit their final report at any time before Friday 28th June, by e- mailing a zip file containing their final report and their self-contained and compilable code (written strictly in Octave or Matlab) to firstname.lastname@example.org. The winner will be the person who achieves the greatest out-of-sample profit during 2 years of sample data, and will also be judged on the statistical significance of individual returns, techniques used and profit volatility.
The top 3 submissions will be rewarded with a generous cash prize pool, offering:
Visit www.tradingplaces.com.au/quantcomp for more information and to register for the 2013 Competition.
This is your chance to showcase your statistical skills and possibly walk away with $2,000 for your efforts!
Visit our job watch page for details of potential jobs that would be suitable for Computing/Information Systems students and/or graduates.
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24 July, 2012
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