It’s been a while since we’ve gathered together and what better way to celebrate than at the Annual Quantbot Dinner. Even though this year’s Annual Dinner was one unexpected “hot”dinner, we all managed to enjoy each other’s company and catch up for the missed year’s worth of stories.
To many more years (and dinners) at Quantbot together ! #teamquantbot
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.
Once again, Quantbot was invited to MIT’s Traders @ MIT Trading Competition, as a part of Schonfeld’s sponsorship, held on the weekend of November 8-9 in Boston. Michi Botlo attended the event as Quantbot CEO, and he spent the two days meeting students from across the country that came for the event. We started the weekend with a Schonfeld-organized billiards competition at Lucky Strike on Saturday. After the fun, Sunday was the day of the competition and the students stayed busy, and got to enjoy a lunchtime networking session with Michi. At the end, students had a very fulfilling weekend and we were able to give our swag away to some bright future traders!
In our continuing tour of NYC university campuses, Quantbot visited the Columbia Masters in Operations Research Program on November 4 to introduce ourselves and the company to interested students. After Michi gave an overview of Quantbot and Quant Finance, Ashar spoke about how to be a quant and what aspiring quants should focus on during their schooling. As always we loved hearing the prescient and thought-out questions the students asked afterward, and their enthusiasm for the profession and the company.
Continuing a 40 year Long Island tradition started by her father, Dr. Blyskal is an American-trained, board-certified family physician. She has served the South Shore Long Island community for nearly a decade after completing her training as the chief resident at The Reading Hospital and Medical Center in Reading, PA.
Wellness Program Benefits
On site office hours (nearly) every Friday afternoon
No appointment necessary – just walk right in!
Direct cell phone/ text/ email contact 7am-11pm, 7 days per week
Completely Free! No copays, bills with illogical jargon, out of network worries, etc.
“Old School Style” – feel like a human, not a number
Flu shots clinic
Patient-specific recommendations for preventative care: diet, vaccines, cancer screenings, etc.
PHI (Private Health Information) is guarded with intense scrutiny
Discussion of PHI done only with you, other providers in your healthcare and 1 emergency contact person you delegate
What are some services you provide that are often overlooked?
Some available On-Site Testing/Interventions include:
Rapid strep, flu & blood glucose tests
Ear wax removal
Skin tag removal
Suture (stitch) & staple removal
Nebulizer treatment (asthma/bronchitis treatment)
Can you go more into detail on “Old School Style”?
Many of the gripes about the American healthcare system revolve around quality and accessibility. It’s frustrating to have a pressing medical need, only to sit in a crowded waiting room for over an hour and then get just 10 minutes of the harried doctor’s time. Patients want to be respected and heard, but instead they often feel they’re on a number on an impersonal assembly line. “Old school style” seeks to regain the traditional holistic approach of calm, nonjudgemental listening and treating each patient as a unique individual.
How is an in-house doctor beneficial to Quantbot employees?
Being available when needed increases employee productivity by preventing illness and decreasing the need to take a day off work. Employees can get in contact for remote consultation whenever they feel the need arise, which mitigates potential anxiety and inappropriate expenditure of time and health care dollars.