The UChicago Midwest Trading Competition


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The UChicago Careers in Business: Financial Markets program is pleased to announce plans for the 2nd annual UChicago Midwest Trading Competition. Information on this page will provide insights on the competition and a registration link. Please contact Program Director, Darrell Zechman with any questions – dzechman@uchicago.edu.

When: March 14th – March 15th, 2014

Who: Undergraduate students with an interest in trading / quantitative finance

Where: Downtown Chicago – Chicago Booth Gleacher Center

What: Algorithmic trading competition, networking opportunities with premier employers and students from across the country, informational sessions, awards ceremony, cash prizes, and more…

The Details:

  • Teams will consist of three to four students
  • Multiple teams from the same University will be considered
  • We aim to attract around 100 students (approximately 25 teams) from top-tier institutions across the country
  • Selective registration process (see registration form below)
  • At least one team member must be able to code in Java (OptionsCity FreewayTM platform is Java-based)
  • Case studies will be sent in advance to provide time to create and test custom algorithms
  • Cases will require technical development skills in the form of algo creation and sound decision-making skills to recognize when the algorithm is not working
  • Sponsoring firms this year will include DRW Trading, IMC Financial Markets, Belvedere Trading, The CME Group, Allston Trading, Geneva Trading, Flow Traders, Spot Trading, Wolverine Trading, SBB Research Group, Eurex, and Optiver Trading

REGISTER YOUR TEAM ON THE FORM BELOW OR E-MAIL DARRELL ZECHMAN WITH RESUMES ATTACHED AT DZECHMAN@UCHICAGO.EDU
COMPETITION IS CURRENTLY FULL, PLEASE E-MAIL DARRELL ZECHMAN WITH WAITLIST INQUIRIES.