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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 
         
3r​d PRIZE: €500

The 2017 QuantAwards will be the 7th edition of QuantAwards, and the 3rd 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

Congratulations to the QuantAwards 2016/17 winners:

1st prize: 
Joseph Comisi, Dauphine University, France -
 Impacts of macroeconomics forecast errors on volatility smile 

2nd prize:
 
Basile Lombard-Latune, IESEG School of Management, France -
 Using Internet Data to forecast daily Realised Volatility. 

3rd prize:

Andrey Zakharov, Tilburg University,  originally from the Russian Federation - Detecting financial market bubbles with low-frequency volatility models


 

The winners receive:

1st PRIZE: €2,000
+ CFA Program Exam registration
+ 2 months internship
with SSgA’s Portfolio Management Team 

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:  tbc
  • Interested candidates should register at ssga.com/quantawards by tbc​​
  • Final dissertations​ were to be submitted by tbc​
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 Schedule

  • Registration deadline:  30 June 2017
  • Final dissertation must be submitted by 31 July 2017      
  • Results will be announced end of September 2017
  • Award Ceremony will take place in October/November 2017

 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