Last Thursday, Michi, Paul, and Ashar went down to the Baruch campus to give an exclusive presentation to the Masters of Financial Engineering students. Along with talking about Quantbot and showcasing our intern program, the members of management enjoyed speaking one-on-one with the students after the presentation. There was lots of interest in Quantbot as a company, and we also look forward to speaking more in depth with the students in the coming weeks.
As part of the continued recruiting for our summer 2020 internships, Quantbot attended the MIT Master of Finance (MFin) Networking Night in Boston. We brought along once-interns, now full-time hires to the event to meet prospective intern candidates and speak about their own experiences as Quantbot interns.
As a bonus, one of our attendees is even a MFin alum! Many students we met were interested in our available internships offering the opportunity to work directly with quant researchers. It was a great night for us and we received a lot of interest and encouragement from the students we met.
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!
The start of summer and the warmer weather brings a new batch of summer interns at Quantbot! With most of our interns having started, they and us were invited to a welcome reception hosted by Schonfeld Strategic Advisors at Chelsea Piers this past Tuesday. This was a great opportunity for our interns to meet and chat with each other and meet some of the Schonfeld interns as well. We’re all looking forward to a fun and productive summer season!