Just over a month ago the Master of Science in Computational Finance program at CMU were thrilled to unveil the new Large Classroom at their NYC campus, sponsored and named after Quantbot Technologies LP! We are thrilled to provide a new up-to-date space for students of the MSCF program for classes and videoconferencing. Along with classes, Quantbot Technologies will host seminars and networking opportunities in the new classroom in order to foster our relationship with prospective graduates and further our goal to advance quantitative studies. As stated in the CMU press release, “Quantbot’s contribution to the MSCF program symbolizes the organization’s belief in higher education and aligns with its broader mission to support society through improved quantitative finance.” To learn more please click the link directly to the CMU press release: https://www.cmu.edu/mscf/news/quantbot-classroom.html
Just over 30 years after receiving his PhD in nuclear physics from The European Organization for Nuclear Research, commonly known as CERN, our CEO, Michael Botlo, had the pleasure of co-organizing and hosting the first CERN-alumni meeting for the New York region. Former and present CERN researchers met at the Quantbot office on April 28 for a night of reminiscences, scientific discussions, and a live video link to the CERN accelerator control center. The highlight of the evening were speeches given by the featured speaker, Axel Drees, the head of the physics department at SUNY Stony Brook, and by Michi himself. As a whole it was an auspicious start to expand the CERN alumni network with the goal to increase job opportunities for scientific researchers and be a platform to support fundamental research . For further details and future NYC-area events, see https://alumni.cern/
Our amazing President and CTO, Paul White, completed his first marathon, the Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon, on March 4! At Quantbot we like to celebrate not just professional accomplishments, but personal ones as well, and while we couldn’t be there in person, we were cheering for him like the rock star he is. Congrats Paul!
Quantbot Technologies was recently featured in a Wall Street Journal article. Check it out to learn a bit more about what we do.
The Quantbot Hong Kong office enjoyed the numbing spiciness and lively conversation at the House of Sichuan during a company outing while Michi Botlo, CEO, was in Hong Kong.
Happy New Year from Quantbot Technologies! We round out 2017 with some End-of-Year Celebrations at both the New York office and the London office. In New York the whole office went to Suite 36, and chatted over plates of food (and helped along by an open bar!)
While the London office went for a classy dinner at hip Korean restaurant, Jinjuu Soho.
As we end 2017 on a high-note, may we wish everyone an incredible and happy 2018!
Sponsored by Schonfeld and hosted by Traders@MIT, 2017’s Intercollegiate Fall Trading Competition was a full-day event focused on algorithmic trading and a “day-of” case study, where competitors had to use quantitative analysis to solve a problem in real time. Designed as a realistic and educational exercise for students interested in Algo Trading, the event was attended by people from MIT, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Yale, Columbia, UChicago, UPenn, Northwestern, Baruch, NYC…and Quantbot! We’re always interested in scouting out young and exciting talent we can welcome to our team and encourage in their future careers.
In the spring of 2017, CERN—the European Organization for Nuclear Research, one of the world’s largest and most respected centers for scientific research—sat down with the CEO of Quantbot Technologies, Michael Botlo, for a reflection on his experiences working at CERN, and the similarities between Physics and the quantitative finance done at Quantbot. The full video of the interview is shown above.
To welcome Tim to the NY office, Quantbot Technologies showed up in force at the Joy of Sake event held in NYC on Sep 27th. It was a great night of endless sake, delicious food, excellent chatting, and mostly harmless mayhem (did I mention the endless sake? :D).