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 Student in Finance? This is the award for you!

Are you currently registered in a Masters degree?
Enter the QuantAwards competition. Submit an innovative research report in quantitative finance for a chance to win one of the 3 prizes below.

1st PRIZE: €2,000
+ CFA Program Exam registration

2nd PRIZE: €1,000
+ CFA Program Exam registration
3rd PRIZE: €500
+ CFA Program Exam registration

The 2019 QuantAwards will be the 9th edition of QuantAwards, and the 5th European edition with the participation of CFA Society France,
CFA Society Ireland and CFA Society Netherlands.

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 Schedule 2019

  • Registration deadline:  30 June 2019
  • Final dissertation must be submitted by 31 August 2019
  • Results will be announced end of Mid October 2019
  • Award Ceremony will take place in January 2020


  • Dissertations should focus on a portfolio management issue.  The subject covered must include a strong practical element that has relevance to finance practitioners as well as academics
  • Marking criteria are: Presentation, Accuracy and Completeness, Applicability and Relevance, and Innovation.
  • Submissions must be between 5 and 7 pages and be written in English
  • The dissertation can be accompanied by appendices that the candidate considers appropriate
  • Entry is free​


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"Last year, Jacques Olivier, HEC Paris Master of Finance program director sent an email out encouraging all students to have a look at this quantitative competition.

At the time I was reading about Martin "Buzzy" Schwartz's trading strategies and wondered if I could model some of them. I was generally more into fundamental than technical analysis, but next to classes and exams and CFA preparation it was tough to find time and energy to continue my own analysis.

The Quant Awards allowed me to combine something I wanted to anyway with a little extra motivation.

The prize in mind and a deadline helped me to continue working on my investment model. The guidance was pretty straight forward, and for any questions I had, CFA Society France was super responsive and helpful. I am really happy now that I participated, because I would still have an unfinished investment model laying around, and while the prize money was needed, the publication of my work on the web is overly exciting as well."

Matthias Sigrist, 1st Prize Quant Awards 2012