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The Quantitative Finance Competition


Schedule 2021

  • ​Registration deadline: 31 July
  • Final dissertation must be submitted by 31 August
  • Results will be announced end of Mid October (tbc)
  • Award Ceremony will take place towards the end of the year.
    It will be held in the country where the winner applied. All winners will be invited, and travel and housing costs covered (with a limit of €750 per person).
    All participants are welcome to attend the ceremony at their own costs


  • Quant Awards are open to university students and interns in quantitative finance regardless of specialty. Professional experience must be limited to internships, which should not exceed 3 years in total. 
  • Applications are free
  • No CFA membership is required.


  • Students must submit their original research focusing the topic of Quantitative Finance
  • The report should concentrate on the importance and practical applications rather than technique. It can consist of an end of studies dissertation, internship report or work carried out specifically for the Quant Awards.
  • Marking criteria are: Presentation, Accuracy and Completeness, Applicability and Relevance, and Innovation.
  • The Cover page should contain the report title but not the candidate or university name
  • Submissions must be between 5 and 7 pages,  written in English  and titled as follows:
    Quant Awards - Candidate name - University name - Company Name (if it is an adaptation of an internship report)
  • The dissertation can be accompanied by appendices that the candidate considers appropriate