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 Student in Finance? This is the award for you!

Are you currently registered for a Masters degree? 
Enter the QuantAwards competition, keep an eye on our website for details of next year's competition.

Click on the titles of the winning papers to view.


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

 Winner - Sarai  Murillo Val, Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland 

1st Place- Using Investors' Sentiment to Forecast UK Market Volatility.pdf

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

Stephen White, University of Limerick, Ireland​

2nd Place- ETFs and the Pricing Efficiency of Large Capitalisation Stocks.pdf

         
3rd PRIZE: €500

Magnus Lysberg, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

3rd Place- Asymmetric return reversals and volatility dynamics for cryptocurrencies and mainstream asset classes.pdf


 

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The 2018 QuantAwards will be the 8th edition of QuantAwards, and the 4th European edition with the participation of CFA Society France, 
CFA Society Ireland and CFA Society Netherlands.

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 European QuantAwards 2016

  Awards in Quantitative Finance

The winners receive:

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

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

3rd PRIZE: €500


 

Information on the Quant Awards

Are you currently registered for a Masters degree? If so, this competition is for you

Components

  • 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

Schedule

  • Registration deadline:  29th June 2018​
  • Interested candidates should register at 
  • Final dissertations were to be submitted by 13th August 2018
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 Schedule

  • Registration deadline: to be advised
  • Final dissertation must be submitted by to be advised     
  • Results will be announced to be advised
  • Award Ceremony will take place after the results are announced​

 Components

  • 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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 Testimonial

"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 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