NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Quantopian, the free online platform for education and creation of institutional-quality investment algorithms, will hold its annual QuantCon conference in New York City from April 28 to April 30, 2017.
The event, featuring more than 30 speakers from across finance, research, and computing, attracts data scientists, programmers, researchers, finance professionals, traders, and students – anyone interested in creating and using quantitative investing strategies.
This year’s conference will feature presentations and tutorials on algorithmic trading, quantitative finance, machine learning, and, for the first time, workshops on building algorithms. The firm also plans to debut their support for US futures.
The keynote speakers for QuantCon 2017 are: Dr. Michael Kearns, professor at the University of Pennsylvania Computer and Information Science Department and founding director of Penn’s Warren Center for Network and Data Sciences; and Dr. Marcos López de Prado, Senior Managing Director at Guggenheim Partners, where he manages several multibillion-dollar internal funds.
“QuantCon features some of the best innovators and thought leaders in quantitative finance today and gives our community a chance to come out and discuss their ideas with them,” said John “Fawce” Fawcett, CEO of Quantopian. “QuantCon is the flagship of our education program, supported by our ongoing lectures, workshops, meetups, and hackathons, that take place across the world.”
Since its founding in 2011, Quantopian has built a fast-growing community of more than 120,000 people who are using the platform to educate themselves on quantitative investing, and create and test investment algorithms.
To see a complete list of speakers or to register for all or part of QuantCon, visit www.QuantCon.com. For those unable to make it in person, portions of QuantCon will be available via livestream.
Quantopian inspires talented people from around the world to write investment algorithms. They provide capital, data, education tools, and infrastructure to algorithm authors. Quantopian offers license agreements for algorithms that fit its investment strategy, and the licensing authors are paid 10% of the net profits, based on their strategy’s individual performance. On April 6, 2017, Quantopian announced it had made several allocations to authors around the world, ranging from $3 million to $100,000, with a median of $1.5 million.
The company has received nearly $50 million in equity investments, including recently closing a Series C fund led by Andreessen Horowitz.
Quantopian’s community nearly doubled in each of the last four years, now with more than 120,000 members, including finance professionals, scientists, developers, and students from 180 countries. The members collaborate online and in person at regional meetups, workshops, and Quantopian’s flagship QuantCon events in New York and Singapore. Quantopian provides members a research and development platform, which includes US equity pricing and corporate fundamental data for free. Members may also access a fast-growing catalog of premium datasets. To date, more than 5.5 million simulations have been run on Quantopian’s platform. For more information, visit www.Quantopian.com.