Are you the next quant champion? ™
Break into the world of quantitative finance and participate in WorldQuant BRAIN’s 2023 International Quant Championship — one of the world’s largest quant competitions — to have the opportunity to represent your country or region at the Global Finals in the Bahamas this December.
Registration is open from March 3 to May 18, 2023.
About the competition
The International Quant Championship is a three-stage, team-based competition running from March to December 2023. Using WorldQuant BRAIN’s web-based simulation platform, International Quant Championship participants accumulate points by building alphas* using historical market data and predefined operators to simulate equity positions.
*WorldQuant defines “alphas” as mathematical models that seek to predict the future price movements of various financial instruments.
March 21 to May 22, 2023
Teams of 1 to 4 members compete in a virtual national qualifier using the WorldQuant BRAIN platform to create alphas. All team members must be from the same university.
May 30 to Mid-July 2023
Qualified teams from Stage 1 will compete in two phases of Stage 2, which will be comprised of a virtual qualifying round, followed by a virtual or in-person (based on location) final presentation round, to determine who will represent their country, territory or region in the Global Finals.
Early December 2023
The winning national and regional teams may be invited to compete in-person during a two-day live competition expected to occur the first week of December and to be held in the Bahamas or via other means (such as video conference), which will determine the overall International Quant Championship winners.
Be eligible to win cash prizes, internship opportunities and more
Stage 2: National/Regional Round
1st place team: US$3,000
2nd place team: US$2,000
3rd place team: US$1,000
Stage 3: Global Finals
1st place team: US$20,000
2nd place team: US$12,000
3rd place team: US$8,000
Participants who perform well may be considered for research consultant, internship or full-time employment opportunities at WorldQuant. Top performing teams may be considered eligible for the above cash prizes (or cash equivalent in jurisdictions where cash prizes are prohibited or restricted by law) to be divided equally among eligible team members.
Please see our official guidelines for applicable rules and restrictions.
How to get started
Log into the BRAIN platform, become a BRAIN user and register for the 2023 International Quant Championship. (Registration is open until May 18.)
Reach out to your friends and form a team of 1 to 4 members to compete in the Stage 1 Qualifier Round. All team members must be from the same university.
Explore the Learn section on the BRAIN platform, watch the instructional videos and join our exclusive live webinar workshops for International Quant Championship participants.
Start building and submitting alphas on the BRAIN platform using historical financial market data and predefined operators.
Join our exclusive webinar series for International Quant Championship participants to learn how to create alphas using the data sets and operators on the BRAIN platform.
International Quant Championship Webinar Series
The webinars are also available in Mandarin, Korean and Vietnamese. Visit the Events page on the BRAIN platform to view the local language webinar and other event schedules.
Frequently asked questions
Do you have questions about the 2023 International Quant Championship? Contact us at [email protected]