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Princeton Quant Trading Conference

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Welcome to Princeton Quant Trading Conference!

The Princeton Quant Trading Conference seeks to bring together a unique cross-section of the leading experts from academia, industry, and government in a low-key intellectual environment to catalyze discussions and strengthen ties among these three communities. We will cover subjects ranging from algorithmic trading and liquidity to market impact and the flash crash.

Opportunity: Our sponsors want to meet interested students 1-on-1 at the conference to discuss employment opportunities. If you would like to participate, send us your resume and we'll forward it to them. If they are interested, they'll reach out directly. Please follow the instruction on the confirmation page/Email to upload your resume.

Objective: Unfortunately, academia, government, and industry operate within separate silos with industry and government often unable to keep up with each other’s developments or the remarkable advances in academia. This conference seeks to break down these barriers and spur future collaboration and research between these three communities.

We’re offering two tiers of tickets:

  • Student tickets are $120

  • Non-student tickets are $400

**TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE**

If you want to share your resume with the companies represented at the conference, upload your resume as a single page pdf document named 'FirstName_LastName_Resume.pdf' to the following dropbox folder:

https://www.dropbox.com/request/HwJ7IYfYSm5tPcXSlG4G

In addition to this year’s Spring Princeton Quant Trading Conference, we will also be hosting the Princeton-PortfolioEffect Algorithmic Trading Workshop on Sunday, April 9th from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm.

Our workshop has been developed and will be led by the Stephanie Toper, Senior Quantitative Developer at PortfolioEffect. During the workshop, you will learn how to compute intraday risk with PortfolioEffectHFT package available on CRAN. The complexity of high frequency market data will be explained. You will study how to build your own portfolio, create a strategy, backtest it, optimize it, and use vol forecasting.

Prerequisites: Beginner knowledge of R and finance, college level math, laptop with RStudio installed.

Similar workshops cost $800, however registered participants of the 2016 Princeton Quant Trading Conference will receive admission at the following subsidized prices:

  • Student tickets are $85

  • Non-student tickets are $399

  • Industry tickets are $799

Number of participants limited to 50. Note that the workshop is only open to conference participants.

**TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE**

In addition to this year’s Spring Princeton Quant Trading Conference, we will also be hosting the Princeton-Quantopian Algorithmic Trading Workshop on Sunday, April 9th from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

UPDATE: The Quantopian Workshop is sold out.

The Quantopian workshop will provide a strong foundation and actual hands on experience developing and testing quantitative trading strategies.

All you need is a beginner’s knowledge of Python, college level math experience, and a personal laptop are required to participate. Once you’ve completed our workshop you will be able to do the following:

  • Understand the key principles of quantitative investing.

  • Perform a basic quantitative workflow, including running backtests.

  • Understand some common statistical biases that can disrupt analysis.

Our workshop has been developed and will be lead by Delaney Mackenzie, Director of Academia at Quantopian. Quantopian is a crowd-sourced investment firm and provider of the world's first browser-based algorithmic trading platform. The material presented has already been vetted and used by professors at top tier schools such as Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, and MIT. There will be numerous hands-on exercises using real financial data and all the concepts will be presented with take-home code to perform every analysis. Quantopian also offers a series of free online lectures you can use to follow up after the workshop and build your knowledge.

Similar workshops in the financial industry cost upwards of $800, however registered participants of the 2016 Princeton Quant Trading Conference will receive admission at the following subsidized prices:

  • Student tickets are $95

  • Non-student tickets are $499

  • Industry tickets are $899

The number of participants limited to 50. Note that the workshop is only open to conference participants.

**TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE**

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