Cambridge University
Algorithmic Trading Society





14 June 2024



 Welcome to the CUATS Gala 2024 - our flagship event of the year!  Join us in this unique networking and career event focused on quant finance.


CUATS is excited to be organising its third annual Gala!


This formal, black-tie evening event is an unique opportunity for Cambridge students who are seriously considering a career in quant finance to meet experienced quant researchers, traders, developers, and hiring managers from leading hedge funds, proprietary trading firms, market makers, and asset managers.  


It will take place in the Cambridge Union Society at 9A Bridge Street, Cambridge  CB2 1UB.


The agenda of the Gala will be:


5:00 pm - 7:30 pm  Wine and canapes networking reception in the Keynes Library and Fairfax/Rhodes Room


7:45 pm - 10:15 pm  Three-course menu dinner with paired company executives and quant researchers/traders in the Debating Chamber


10:15 pm onwards  Follow-on drinks and conversation in the Orator Bar


You will have the opportunity to indicate your interests and preferences which will help to pair you with the most appropriate company for dinner.


Sponsor companies include: Five Rings, SIG, FlowTraders, QRT, Squarepoint, Da Vinci Trading, Marshall Wace, Tibra Capital, MSCI, Bank of America, Citigroup, Intercontinental Exchange, and others.  Please see below for a summary description of each CUATS Gala 2024 sponsor company.


Ticket bookings may be made here:


Spaces are limited.  Book your place early to avoid disappointment.


Note: registration is not a guarantee of attending the dinner.  You will be contacted after registration to fill in a questionnaire and to optionally submit a CV for consideration.  Should spaces for dinner be filled, a partial refund will be processed for applicants to attend the networking reception only.  NB Attendees to the networking reception will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with representatives from all sponsor companies.


We look forward to seeing you at the CUATS Gala 2024 on Friday, 14 June, 2024 - an unique networking and career opportunity exclusively focused on quant finance that we hope you fully harness!


The CUATS Galas from 2023 and 2022, including photos, may be viewed at:

CUATS Gala 2024



SummaryFive Rings is a proprietary trading firm with offices in New York and London. We trade in various domestic and international markets, both established and esoteric. Our team of Quantitative Traders , Software Developers , and Quantitative Researchers work together to profit from opportunities in the global markets. We have an open and inclusive culture, and encourage the flow of knowledge and ideas between all areas of the firm. Our firm is a true meritocracy, where growth in responsibility and compensation is earned equitably and rapidly.

Five Rings offers an intensive summer internship program, including immersion in hands-on projects, classroom instruction and mock trading. Trading Interns have exceptional quantitative skills and a quantitative major. They will work closely with the trading team on research and development projects. Interns must have basic software development skills. There are also roles as Trading Operations Engineer in London.  For a full list of currently open positions, please visit


We know first-hand that earning a doctorate degree requires a relentless pursuit of understanding and extraordinary attention to detail. You dive deep, discover hidden truths, and leave your mark by adding new knowledge. The same is true for our PhD-level Quant Research roles at SIG.

Quantitative Researchers are dedicated to the improvement of our trading. This can take many forms, like improving our market models, furnishing traders with smartly chosen stats to help them make decisions throughout the day or developing new trading strategies altogether. Our Quantitative Research team is a diverse group of 100+ PhDs with various math-heavy backgrounds,  from electrical engineering, through string theory, to number theory. We enjoy applying our skills and rigorous analytical thinking to hard problems in the adversarial environment of the financial markets.

We offer a comprehensive internship and graduate programme tailored specifically for accomplished PhD students and graduates, where you’ll learn about financial market microstructure, pricing models, our trading strategies and get to tap into the decades of accumulated experience of our prop trading professionals.

We feel strongly that investing in education and development helps our employees think autonomously. The dynamic nature of the market requires ever-changing approaches and innovation. Continuous learning and improvement are deep in SIG’s heritage and are key for retaining our edge over the competition.

Please visit our website to learn more about our Quantitative Research team. If you’re excited by the prospect of an impactful career at SIG then we’d be keen to talk to you about our upcoming 2025 opportunities!


Flow Traders is a leading global financial technology-enabled liquidity provider in financial products, historically specialized in Exchange Traded Products (ETPs). We now have commenced the diversification of our market making activities into other asset classes, such as Foreign Exchange (FX), commodities, cryptocurrencies and fixed income.Flow Traders ensures the provision of liquidity to support the uninterrupted functioning of financial markets. This allows investors to continue to buy or sell ETPs or other financial instruments under all market circumstances. Our work continues to make investing cheaper and more accessible for investors across the globe. We continuously grow our organization, ensuring that our trading desks in Europe, the Americas and Asia can provide liquidity across all major exchanges, globally, 24 hours a day. Founded in 2004, we continue to cultivate the entrepreneurial, innovative and team-oriented culture that has been with us since the beginning.

Flow Traders is looking for Graduate Traders, Graduate Quantitative Researchers, and Graduate Sotftware Developers to join our growing Trading team in Amsterdam. The ideal candidate is competitive, driven and passionate about the financial markets or digital assets markets. This is a unique opportunity to join a leading proprietary trading firm with an entrepreneurial and innovative culture at the heart of its business. We value quick-witted, creative minds and challenge them to make full use of their capacities. If you aim high, the sky is the limit!



Qube Research & Technologies (QRT) is a global multi-strategy investment manager where we deploy a diverse range of investment strategies across geographies, asset classes and time frames. Combining data, research, technology and trading expertise has shaped QRT’s collaborative mindset which enables us to solve the most complex challenges. QRT’s culture of innovation continuously drives our ambition to deliver high quality returns for our investors. QRT is currently looking for highly motivated students to join its teams in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Zurich, Singapore, and other locations.  To apply to open positions, please visit the Careers section of the website.



Squarepoint is a global investment management firm that utilizes a diversified portfolio of systematic and quantitative strategies across financial markets that seeks to achieve high quality, uncorrelated returns for our clients. We have deep expertise in trading, technology and operations and attribute our success to rigorous scientific research. As a technology and data-driven firm, we design and build our own cutting-edge systems, from high performance trading platforms to large scale data analysis and compute farms. With offices around the globe, we emphasize true, global collaboration by aligning our investment, technology and operations teams functionally around the world.

We believe that agile, curious minds and a willingness to learn are as important as qualifications and experience and we want to help shape your career. If you are collaborative, practical and innovative, intellectually curious, passionate about detail and driven to succeed, we will provide you an exciting and rewarding career at Squarepoint.

We offer graduate and intern opportunities:

Junior Quant Researcher

Junior Discretionary Trader

Junior Commodities Fundamental Analyst


In 2015, Da Vinci was founded by a group of friends with great passion for trading and a desire to do things differently. Since then, we have been growing successfully and become an established name in the industry. As part of our team, you will build trading algorithms for derivatives, implement new strategies in the market, analyze trades, continuously improve how we do things and come up with new innovative ideas.

By joining our growing company as a young professional, you have the opportunity to play a key role in making Da Vinci one of the leading trading companies in the world. Every member of our team stands out for their sharp mind and strong drive, but we do our best work together complementing each other’s strengths. We support everyone in exploring their interests and developing their skills, placing no limit on personal growth. We are non-hierarchical and encourage our people to speak up, providing everyone with the opportunity to shape the firm's future.

To reach that goal we are looking for competitive students that enjoy continuously challenging themselves and others. If you have a background in mathematics, physics, engineering or similar and you are looking to share your enthusiasm with like-minded people, we encourage you to check out our graduate positions:

Graduate Quant Researcher

Graduate Trader

Graduate Quant Trader

Graduate Software Engineer


Founded in 1997, Marshall Wace is one of Europe’s leading Hedge Fund Managers with over $60billion of assets under management. It enjoys a strong reputation in the industry for its success, influence and innovation, built by a dedicated team of people working in a dynamic and entrepreneurial culture. Our firm is made up of nearly 500 professionals operating from established offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore.

The Quantitative Research and Implementation teams form the heart of our systematic investment business. The research you do will be directly relevant to the business critical functions of the firm, and will form the spearhead of Marshall Wace’s trading activities. Our collaborative team-based structure is rare in the industry - Marshall Wace’s quant research philosophy is that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This stands Marshall Wace out from the crowd, and is an ideal environment in which to learn when at the start of your career. Our research directly impacts the trades that we make, and you will be given these projects and responsibilities from day 1. You will be supervised of course, but you will have the opportunity to have a direct impact on the long-term success of the company.

Marshall Wace is dynamic, nimble and entrepreneurial. New ideas are actively encouraged, and the only thing that will limit your success, is you.

We welcome applications from masters and PhD students in a highly quantitative discipline. Our programme is also open to candidates with up to 2 years of relevant post-graduate experience. Experience is not necessary however, but you are likely to be someone with a demonstrable interest in investing that is looking for an opportunity to apply your problem solving skills to real-world financial data. Register your interest in the 2025 Quantitative Associate Programme here.

We are looking for:


lateral, independent thinkers

challengers of the status-quo

driven individuals who are excited about their next big challenge

who can also work effectively in a team

with an exceptional academic background

… and above all, outstanding researchers



Tibra is a world-class diversified trading firm whose story started in 2006 when a group of young traders and developers near Sydney, Australia decided they could challenge and beat some of the world’s most successful trading firms at their own game.

Our founders’ ambition to make their mark, back their skills and judgement and shape their own future has defined Tibra’s culture and success ever since.

This conviction and desire to grasp an opportunity has helped Tibra grow into a business of more than 100 people operating in the world’s most advanced financial markets from offices in Sydney and Austinmer in Australia and the City of London.

At Tibra, no day is the same. Our work is challenging and dynamic, which means that our working days can vary in all aspects – hours, work load and tasks.

Our culture is supportive and collaborative. You will be challenged and stretched to bring your ideas to the table and apply them to the markets.

If you have what it takes, please take a look at our available opportunities:

Quant Trader Developer




MSCI has been providing must-have data, research and critical decision support tools to the global investment community for over 50 years.

By bringing greater transparency to the financial markets, we help our clients better understand and analyze the drivers of risks and returns and to confidently build more effective portfolios. And by valuing bold ideas and deep curiosity, we continuously inspire each other to innovate and excel.
Join our Talent Community and stay ahead with the latest job opportunities and career insights by registering here


Bank of America Securities' Quantitative Strategies Group (QSG) is a quantitative team integrated within the Sales and Trading businesses of Global Markets that has been formed to create a sustainable commercial advantage for BofAML by reshaping its business around the concepts of innovation, data and models. The team is made up of business embedded desk strategists and quantitative modelers who contribute directly to the revenue generating activities of the firm helping us serve our clients and manage risk.

Quantitative Modelers research, design and implement the mathematical market models that are cornerstone of our execution platform and risk framework, driving the trading strategy of the firm. Our core modelling teams utilize large data sets performing research on market dynamics and client behavior to ensure a theoretically sound and computationally efficient approach is taken across global markets. The results of this research help us to price and manage the risk of large portfolios of correlated financial assets.
The Global Quantitative Strategies Summer Analyst programme provides participants direct experience of working within the dynamic QSG team. As part of the internship you will be working within one of our trading businesses on active projects in the fast paced environment of the trading floor. Your training and development will be a priority and you will be provided with formal training, on the job support and opportunities to participate in educational speaker events. As part of your placement you will be provided a mentor and given the opportunities to network across the diverse team.


At Citi, one of the world's most global banks, you will have the opportunity to learn and grow within your role, and throughout your career you'll also explore new skills across different business lines. We encourage our employees to explore their interests and talents every step of the way from intern to CEO.

We welcome you to learn more about Citi and the current early career opportunities available whether you're just joining the workforce, or if you're a student, recent graduate or MBA. We can't wait for you to join us!

Search our early careers programs for the right program for you.



Intercontinental Exchange builds, operates and advances global markets through information, technology, and expertise. We started out in 2000 with the idea of transforming the energy markets by creating an electronic marketplace that removed barriers and drove transparency and access.

Today, we’re a Fortune 500 company that connects the largest community of participants in all major markets at key phases of the investing, trading, hedging, and capital raising lifecycle. Our comprehensive markets, clearing houses and data solutions mean that we uniquely deliver more mission critical markets, risk management and data for our customers’ workflow than any other exchange operator in the world.

The ICE Global Quantitative Research team designs, implements, and supports enterprise quantitative models and systems. Each quant is primarily responsible for driving quantitative model research within the Clearing Houses while also supporting other ICE business lines, such as Exchange and Data Services. In general, an ICE quant role demands strong skills in quantitative finance, programming, and mathematics, along with a keen attention to detail and a passion for project success. Effective communication is essential, as the position involves interacting with diverse teams. The role provides direct exposure to interest rate, equity, credit, and commodity derivatives.

ICE continuously hires new quants in Atlanta US and/or London UK. Discover current opportunities on the ICE Careers page


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The Cambridge University Algorithmic Trading Society (CUATS) is the first student society in Cambridge to promote the understanding of algorithms and their applications in financial trading. CUATS aims to provide interdisciplinary education of algorithm development and the basics of financial investment strategies. In the forms of workshops, networking sessions and tutorials (code writing of your own investment strategies), we wish to provide our members the necessary skills and the many opportunities to pursue a career in the financial industry as well as in the big data industry.



The Cambridge University Algorithmic Trading Society  is the first student society in Cambridge to promote the understanding of algorithms and their applications in financial trading. CUATS aims to provide interdisciplinary education of algorithm development and the basics of financial investment strategies. In the forms of workshops, networking sessions and tutorials (code writing of your own investment strategies), we wish to provide our members the necessary skills and the many opportunities to pursue a career in the financial industry as well as in the big data industry.



The Cambridge University Algorithmic Trading Society (CUATS) is the first student society in Cambridge to promote the understanding of algorithms and their applications in financial trading. CUATS aims to provide interdisciplinary education of algorithm development and the basics of financial investment strategies. In the forms of workshops, networking sessions and tutorials (code writing of your own investment strategies), we wish to provide our members the necessary skills and the many opportunities to pursue a career in the financial industry as well as in the big data industry.