MIT Tech Review: Talent Is Global; Trading Can Be Taught The WorldQuant Challenge creates opportunites for people around the world to test their skills at financial modeling.

WorldQuant’s Virtual Research Center director Jeffrey Scott walks the MIT Technology Review through his firm’s global talent development strategy and unique offerings, including the WorldQuant Challenge, an ongoing competition in which anyone interested in financial trading can try his or her hand at developing algorithms to predict future movements in securities prices. Participants successful in the WorldQuant Challenge are often invited to join WorldQuant's Research Consultant program.

As WorldQuant grows, the Old Greenwich, Connecticut–based company is retaining a global emphasis — both in its search for talent and in its support of philanthropic and academic endeavors. WorldQuant has created a proprietary modeling platform called WebSim for those who want to pursue their interest in finance through the WorldQuant Challenge.

 

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