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21 Days Until QuantCon Singapore!

We have a fantastic lineup of speakers this year at QuantCon Singapore, September 28th-30th. Register today with special discount code Quants2017! for 10% off any ticket level. As an added bonus, you'll also receive access to QuantCon NYC 2017 videos and presentations.

Featured Speakers and Talks

Yi Li, portfolio manager with GIC’s Systematic Investment Group (SIG), is our morning keynote speaker and will present "An Ensemble Approach to Nowcasting Economic Conditions: A Practitioner’s View."

  • "Order & Randomness in Asian Market Microstructure" By Kerr Hatrick, Executive Director of The Electronic Trading Strategist Group At Morgan Stanley
  • "Alpha from Alternative Data" By Emmett Kilduff, Founder and CEO of Eagle Alpha
  • "How Much Do You Pay for the Price Impact of Your Trade?" By Dr Christopher Ting, Associate Professor of Quantitative Finance Practice at SMU
  • "Seeking Alpha Through Asset Rotation: An Alternative Way of Applying Modern Portfolio Theory" by Danielle Jiang, Founder and CEO of Hedga Technology

To see our full speaker lineup and to learn more about this year's program, please visit www.quantcon.sg.

We hope to see you there!

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unfortunately the end of the conference coincides with when live trading is seized... why would one invest in a ticket that gives you knowledge you cannot use for your own good? Part of the lottery ticket policy of Quantopian I guess

Having attended and presented at quite a few conferences over the years, I can honestly say that the QuantCon events are the most interesting and the most fun.

Most finance conferences are about selling stuff. They are marketing events first and foremost. There's nothing wrong with that of course, everyone wants to make a buck. But on those conferences, the subject matter is often less important and more of an excuse for everyone to get together to pitch and be pitched to. It's strictly business.

The QuantCon events are not about selling. The speakers are there because they enjoy talking about quant finance. The attendees are there to learn, discuss and share ideas. Nobody is selling anything. Not even Quantopian. Most presentations have really nothing to do with the Quantopian platform, and the knowledge conveyed can be applied in any environment.

That is a key difference that makes the QuantCon events really fun. We're all there because of a core interest in the field.

I have done three QuantCon events and I'm about to do the fourth in Singapore in a few weeks. I can honestly say that they are a lot of fun and contain a wealth of knowledge for everyone.

Perhaps I should state as well that I am not getting paid to say this, nor to attend the conference. I'm going because I enjoy it. Of course, being Scandinavian, I am not turning down the free beer.

My topic this year will be "Quant Trading for a Living - Lessons from a Life in the Trenches (and other platitudes)", where I hope to offer guidance as to what you can do after creating your algo and how to go about building a career in quant finance.

It was a really great event in Singapore last year, and I am very much looking forward to this years event! I hope to meet many of the forum participants there!

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