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.
Hosted the first Game night at our very own office filled with games, pizza and of course, beer
We’re serious at poker…
but we always make sure to have fun 🙂
Global colleagues from Hong Kong, London and Code Willing coming to our NYC office means Company Outing time! We had a great time getting to know each other over drinks and abundant food.
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
- Pre-travel consultation
- 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
- HIPPA compliant
- What are some services you provide that are often overlooked?
Some available On-Site Testing/Interventions include:
- Rapid strep, flu & blood glucose tests
- Vaccine administration
- Ear wax removal
- Joint injections
- 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.
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.