Quantcon 2019

Quantopian's annual quant finance conference
April 3-5, 2019 Boston
Conference

Break into quant finance! At QuantCon 2019, you will network with industry leading experts, master the tools of the trade at our exclusive workshops, and hear from the best and brightest minds in our field. QuantCon is the quant event of the year, filled with practical wisdom, cutting-edge technology, and networking opportunities.

5th
Year
11
Speakers
2
Workshops
200
Attendees
Main Conference Agenda (April 5)
8:00am - 9:00am
Registration & Breakfast
9:00am - 9:10am
John Fawcett
CEO and Founder of Quantopian
Welcome to QuantCon
9:10am - 10:10am
Dr. Ernest Chan
Managing Member, QTS Capital Management, LLC.
10:15am - 10:55am
Kathryn Zhao
Global Head of Electronic Trading, Cantor Fitzgerald
11:00am - 11:45pm
TBD
11:45am - 12:45pm
Lunch
12:50pm - 1:35pm
Olivia Engel
Chief Investment Officer, Active Quantitative Equity at State Street Global Advisors
1:40pm - 2:25pm
Dr. Thomas Wiecki
VP Data Science, Head of Research, Quantopian
2:25pm - 2:45pm
Afternoon Coffee Break
2:50pm - 3:35pm
Daniel Nehren
Managing Director, Head of Statistical Modeling & Development for Equities, Barclays Investment Bank
3:40pm - 4:25pm
Sherry Marcus
Managing Director, Co-Head Data Science Core, BlackRock
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Dr. Jessica Stauth
Managing Director of Portfolio Management & Research, Quantopian
5:35pm - 5:40pm
John Fawcett
CEO and Founder of Quantopian
Closing Remarks
5:40pm - 6:30pm
Reception
Speakers
John Fawcett
CEO and Founder, Quantopian
Keynote
Dr. Ernest Chan
Managing Member, QTS Capital Management, LLC.
Keynote
Dr. Jessica Stauth
Managing Director, Portfolio Management and Research, Quantopian
Olivia Engel
Chief Investment Officer, Active Quantitative Equity at State Street Global Advisors
Sherry Marcus
Managing Director, Co-Head Data Science Core, BlackRock
Daniel Nehren
Managing Director, Head of Statistical Modeling & Development for Equities, Barclays Investment Bank
Dr. Thomas Wiecki
VP Data Science, Head of Research, Quantopian
Kathryn Zhao
Global Head of Electronic Trading, Cantor Fitzgerald
Workshops (April 3 & 4)

The Quantopian workshops will give you the toolkit to build and improve on your algorithmic trading strategy. They will also give you the chance to create a Quantopian contest-ready algorithm. Workshop access is only possible with a bundled ticket purchase.

Introduction to Data Science
Description

This workshop will provide an introduction to the data science toolbox and how to approach basic statistical models. We will focus on the research process, giving an overview of the basic tools used as well as methods for ensuring the validity of our models.

Lecturer: Cheng Peng

What you'll need to attend
  • Your own laptop
  • College level math and statistics
  • A basic knowledge of Python and pandas/numpy
Advanced Algorithmic Trading
Description

This advanced workshop will provide a high-level overview of the entire quantitative factor workflow, discuss mathematical factor models for both returns forecasting and risk management, and frame everything in terms of workflows used by professional quants to run large capital bases.

Lecturers: Max Margenot, Rob Reider

What you'll need to attend
  • Your own laptop
  • College level math and statistics
  • A strong working knowledge of the Quantopian platform, including the IDE and research environment
  • A good understanding of the following lectures from the Quantopian Lecture Series: Multiple Linear Regression, Hypothesis Testing, Spearman Rank Correlation, Beta Hedging, and The Dangers of Overfitting
Early Bird Tickets

The main conference ticket provides access to the expert talks presented on April 5th. The bundled access ticket, in addition to the expert talks on April 5th, provides access to one workshop of your choice on April 3rd or April 4th.

Students & Academics
This rate is for full-time students and academics. Please register for this rate with your university email.
$99
Early Bird Starting Rate
Individual Rate
If you're paying for yourself to attend, please register for the individual rate.
$299
Early Bird Starting Rate
Full Price Rate
If your company is paying for you to attend, please register for the full price rate.
$499
Early Bird Starting Rate
Venue
District Hall Innovation Center
75 Northern Avenue
Boston, MA
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