Inaugural NYC CERN Alumni Meeting Hosted by Quantbot

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/

CERN researchers gather for alumni meeting in NYC

Paul White, Quantbot President, Completes First Marathon!

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!

End of Year Celebration!

Happy New Year from Quantbot Technologies! We round out 2017 with an End-of-Year Celebration with the New York office. The whole office went to Suite 36, and chatted over plates of food (and helped along by an open bar!)

 

As we end 2017 on a high-note, may we wish everyone an incredible and happy 2018!

Quantbot Invited to 10th Annual Traders@MIT Intercollegiate Fall Trading Competition

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.

CERN Alumni Network Spotlight on Michael Botlo, Quantbot CEO

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.

Sake + Quantbot = Joy (of Sake!)

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).