QWAF & Affiliate Events – All Regions

June 20, 2018

Battle of the Quants 2018 NYC

Where: Carnegie Hall, New York, United States

Managers: Managers will have the opportunity to meet carefully selected investors interested in allocating to quantitative based systematic strategies. They will also learn about what’s new in the world of Artificial Intelligence, Data Sets, Machine Learning and Blockchain/Bitcoin/ICO’s.

Investors: Carefully selected quantitative based investors looking to allocate to systematic strategies can review leading quantitative strategies. In addition, investors will hear from other top investors as to their outlook on the market and what they are looking for to increase the performance of their portfolios.


June 20, 2018

Smart TWAP Trading in Continuous-Time Equilibria


This paper presents a continuous-time equilibrium model of TWAP trading and liquidity provision in a market with multiple strategic investors with intraday trading targets. We demonstrate analytically that there are infinitely many Nash equilibria. We solve for the welfare-maximizing equilibrium and the competitive equilibrium and show that these equilibria are different. The model is computationally tractable, and we provide a number of numerical illustrations.
(Joint with Jin Hyuk Choi and Duane J. Seppi)




June 21, 2018

CQA Quantitative Trading Seminar 2018

When: 12:00 PM

Where: 115 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

The CQA Quantitative Trading Seminar is a half day event and we have set a date of June 21, 2018 in NYC. The meeting will be held at the offices of Bank America Merrill Lynch. The agenda will be available in May.  Members and guests should register on the CQA website beginning May 1, 2017.

The event will begin at noon with a box lunch being served.  Please bring your photo ID for entrance as there will be a security desk check-in before entering the Conference Center.   The first speaker will start at 1:00 p.m. and and continues until 5:00 p.m.  After the presentations, the will be an on site reception with cocktails and snacks.

There is no charge for CQA members and traders from CQA member firms. SQA members can attend for a discounted rate of  $50. Other guests are welcome to attend for a $100 fee.

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June 21, 2018

BattleFin Discovery Day Intrepid

Where: New York, United States

BattleFin Discovery Day Intrepid is our premiere private event where Investors, Managers, Data Providers and Systematic & Data-Centric Hedge Funds come to find Alpha, Capital and Funding.

The event utilizes a One on One meeting format with 15 minute meetings and facilitates up to 12 meetings in one day.

Think speed dating for Alpha.

Alternative Data Providers can showcase their products and services to hedge funds who buy data. As a Systematic & data-centric hedge fund or user of data you will be able to meet the Data Providers face-to-face and learn about their products and services. The One-on- One meeting format is highly efficient.

Managers looking for allocations from BattleFin can sign up for the BattleFin Stadium and the top 10% of the Stadium are invited to the event for free. As a manager, you can pay to attend the event and participate in the Flight School to get direct access to experts to help you collect capital and to build your business.

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June 24-26, 2018


Where: 23rd Annual Global Indexing & ETFs Conference
Dana Point, California
United States


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June 25, 2018


When: June 25, 2018
7:00 AM
Where: 1 Monarch Beach Resort
Dana Point, California  92629
United States

Join Women in ETFs for a breakfast panel on: “Addressing the Gender Gap – A Call to Action”.

Speakers: Linda Zhang, Deborah Fuhr

Moderator: Jayni Kosoff

Come join us for a morning of calm, community, and collaboration, as renowned yoga instructor Dr. Christa Schwind takes us through an intentional and revitalizing yoga practice. Whether this is your first time trying yoga, or you plan to hold an inversion for the entire hour, all ability levels are welcome! The event will take place on the Botanical Garden north lawn, and will utilize Sound Off™ headphone technology. This noise-isolating, LED headsets to make amplified sound audible to each attendee while eliminating external distractions. This allows every attendee to have complete control over their experience. Yoga mats will be provided. Athletic wear is encouraged.

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June 27, 2018


When: June 27, 2018
5:00 PM
Where: Janney Montgomery Scott , LLC
1717 Arch St
20th floor
Philadephia, Pennsylvania  19103
United States

Please join us for a panel discussion on ETFs and Volatility. We would like you to attend, learn, and network with our ETF experts. More details will be provided as we get closer to the date. Please mark your calendar now for this event.

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July 9, 2018 – July 12, 2018

Quant Summit USA 2018


4 Times Square
New York, NY 10036
United States

Key themes this year include:

Portfolio optimization techniques
Machine learning in financial markets
Quantitative buy-side research
Quantum computing applications in finance
Quant tools in portfolio construction
Innovation in modelling
Algorithmic trading
Computational solutions
Risk Premia, Factor investing, Smart Beta
Regulatory topics, including, valuation adjustments, FRTB, Initial Margin and more
New research areas for quants

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July 11, 2018

PRMIA New York: July Summer Rooftop Social

Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: GQR Headquarters
360 Madison Ave, 24th Floor New York City, NY UNITED STATES

Sustaining/Contributing Member: $20
Free Affiliate/Non-Member: $25

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September 24 – 26, 2018
QuantMinds Americas
Where: Marriott Long Wharf, Boston

The leading quant finance event in the Americas.

Quant modelling. Quant trading. Quant innovation.

Learn from the best

60+ speakers will discuss the key challenges facing the global derivatives industry, volatility and quant innovation

See the bigger picture

Hear breakthrough research and the latest technical case studies from the world’s most revered thought-leaders in quant finance.

Be inspired

Hear insights you won’t find anywhere else.

What can the US Council, Bloomberg, NASA, geopolitical and behavioral finance experts do for quant finance?

Explore the latest in quant tech

Position yourself to take the next disruptive financial steps.

Learn specific applications of the latest game-changing innovations that directly impact the quant function at the Fintech & Disruptive Innovation Summit.

Meet the quant community

Debate the latest issues with senior industry experts, colleagues and academics.

Remember to quote VIP code FKN2586IAQFE to save 10%.


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July 18, 2018

FIX Trading Chicago Regional Meeting 2018

Where: Connamara, 200 West Jackson Boulevard Chicago, IL 60606, United States

Join FIX Trading Community for the Chicago Regional Meeting on July 18th which will bring together industry experts and FIX Trading Community members to debate topical issues of importance to the local electronic trading industry.

The topic is “Bringing cryptocurrency into the institutional order flow” and the panel discussion will be followed by networking drinks reception which will provide excellent opportunities to learn, share and connect with your peers.

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July 18, 2018

Delivering Alpha

Where: 2 East 61st Street & Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10065
United States

Delivering Alpha, produced by CNBC and Institutional Investor, is an exclusive one-day meeting bringing together the world’s best-known asset managers and the largest global investors for frank discussion on high-level investment themes.

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September 12, 2018

RavenPack Research Symposium: Generation AI: The New Data-Driven Investor

Where: Convene Center Midtown West
117 W 46th Street, NY 10036
New York, United States

RavenPack Research Symposium: Generation AI: The New Data-Driven Investor

RavenPack’s events have become global, with attendance exceeding 250 buy-side professionals at the London Big Data and Machine Learning Revolution in April 2018. RavenPack Research Symposium returns to New York on September 12th. Industry buzz is that RavenPack’s Research Symposium is the “must-attend event” for quantitative investors and financial professionals that are serious about Big Data.


Expect a full day of thought-provoking presentations and panel discussions focusing on the impact of Artificial Intelligence in the modern investment process. Speakers will present their research and views on the latest alternative data sets, machine learning techniques, and big data technologies reshaping the way we invest and trade globally.

With content very much research-driven and examples of real-world use cases of alternative data and Artificial Intelligence in the investment process.

The preliminary agenda will be available shortly, register to receive updates.

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