Are you currently in the process of writing your thesis (Master or Bachelor) about a quantitative knowledge subject?
Enter the Quantitative Knowledge competition! Submit an innovative research report in quantitative analysis for a chance to win one of the 3 prizes below.
More than a century after the seminal work of Louis Bachelier, the quantitative approach to financial markets has become omnipresent.
Nowadays, many investment outfits specialize in research, development and implementation of systematic trading strategies, while other active asset managers have added quantitative strategies to their business lines. Individual clients may also now delegate management of their portfolios to robo-advisors.
These are just few manifestations of the changing landscape and we believe that quantitative portfolio management will become ever more important because of the discipline offered by the scientific approach and full automation of the investment process.
Are you currently in the process of writing your thesis (Master or Bachelor) about a quantitative knowledge subject? And do you have the confidence to present your dissertation to an expert panel, selected by the PQK participating in the project? If you are in for a challenge and if you would like to make an impact in the field of quantitative analytics, the PQK are for you!
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PQK 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 through the Council for Internship Abroad Limited.
Students must submit their original research focusing on the topic of Quantitative Analysis on a business case. 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 PQK Awards.
The judging panel consists of multiple judges, including a Chairperson. The panel may call on external experts if participation is particularly high or if a given report requires additional technical oversight.
Reports are judged anonymously, with a code replacing the names of the candidates. Each submission will be marked by two juries, from 1 to 10. Their mark is a weighted average of four criteria:
- Applicability and relevance (30%)
- Innovation (30%)
- Accuracy and completeness (30%)
- Presentation (10%)
The final mark will be the sum of the marks of two juries. Decisions may not be appealed.
The Award Ceremony will take place depending on conditions. It will be held in the location where the winner applied. All winners will be invited. All participants are welcome to attend the ceremony.
The PQK is an initiative of Prize for Quantitative Knowledge Societies, the non-profit, global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organization is a champion for ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. The Societies aim to support and contribute to the progress and stability of the national investment community by organizing professional education, setting standards, sharpening ethics, improving competence and sharing knowledge and supporting the industry in many other ways.