CUATS

Cambridge University
Algorithmic Trading Society

 

 

 

CUATS Gala

15 June 2022

 

Welcome to the CUATS Gala 2022 - 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 first Gala!

 

This formal, black-tie evening event is an unique opportunity for 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 Keynes Library of the Cambridge Union Society at 9A Bridge Street, Cambridge  CB2 1UB.

 

The agenda of the Gala will be:

 

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm  Wine and canapes networking reception

 

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm  Three-course menu dinner with paired company executives and quant researchers/traders

 

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, Jane Street, SIG, G-Research, FlowTraders, IMC, Squarepoint, Optiver, Da Vinci Derivatives, Maverick Derivatives, and others.  Please see below for a summary description of each CUATS Gala 2022 sponsor company.

 

Ticket bookings may be made here:

 

https://cuats_gala.eventbrite.co.uk

 

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.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the CUATS Gala 2022 on Wednesday, 15 June, 2022 - a truly unique networking and career opportunity that we hope you fully harness!

CUATS Gala 2022

Sponsors

 

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.

Applications for our 2023 Quantitative Trading Summer Internship are now being accepted!

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. Apply at https://fiverings.avature.net/careers

 

Summary

Jane Street is a quantitative trading firm with offices worldwide. We hire smart, humble people who love to solve problems, build systems, and test theories. You’ll learn something new every day in our office—whether it’s connecting with a colleague to share perspectives, or participating in a talk, class, or game night. Our success is driven by our people and we never stop improving. 

Our internships center around hands-on mentorship and a robust educational curriculum that includes challenging classes, interactive sessions, and small group discussions. Over the course of 10-12 weeks, you’ll be matched with full-time employees in your role who will mentor you as you tackle real-world projects they design. You’ll also be able to access our physical and virtual educational resources, attend guest speakers and social events, and hopefully get a real sense of what it would be like to work here full time.
If you’ve never thought about a career in finance, you’re in good company—many of us were in the same position before working here. If you have a curious mind, a collaborative nature, and a passion for solving interesting problems, we have a feeling you’ll fit right in.

 

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 25+ 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.

If you’re excited by the prospect of an impactful career at SIG then we’d like to talk to you!

 

G-Research is Europe’s leading quantitative finance research firm. We hire the brightest minds in the world to tackle some of the biggest questions in finance. We pair this expertise with machine learning, big data, and some of the most advanced technology available to predict movements in financial markets.

We offer a dynamic, flexible and highly stimulating culture where world-beating ideas are cultivated and rewarded. We are proud to employ some of the best people in their field and are keen to nurture their talent in a supportive working environment

 

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 and Graduate Digital Assets Traders 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!

 

 

Are you in your final year of a mathematics, engineering or econometrics degree programme? Are you keen to learn more about a technology-driven trading firm?

At IMC, we’ve historically focused on pure, low-latency execution-based trading. But now, we’re leveraging our world-class technology and trading expertise to run operational trading strategies. We’ve got our sights set on worldwide index options, and we’re leading the charge on liquid worldwide indices. In addition to our robust broker network, we also provide liquidity to counterparties directly – including hedge funds, asset managers and other large market players. 

IMC trades a wide range of financial instruments, in many different ways. This means we look for different types of traders; from the quantitative minds who enjoy the mathematical side of trading to more operationally focused personalities who thrive on interacting with brokers over the phone.

Our traders share one thing in common, though: they are at their best when solving complex problems. Their insights into global events, market shifts and pricing ensure we always trade in the right place, at the right time.

 

 

Summary

Over thirty years ago, Optiver started business as a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s European Options Exchange. Today, we are a leading global electronic market maker, focused on pricing, execution and risk management. We provide liquidity to financial markets using our own capital, at our own risk, trading a wide range of products: listed derivatives, cash equities, ETFs, bonds and foreign currencies. Our independence allows us to objectively improve the markets and provide efficiencies for end investors.

With over one thousand Optiverians globally, our mission to improve the market unites us. Thriving in a high performance environment, we pioneer our own trading strategies and systems using clean code and sophisticated technology. We achieve this by attracting, developing and empowering top talent, in order to sustain our future.

We are currently looking for Quantitative TradersExecution Traders and Quantitative Researchers to join us in our team in Amsterdam.

 

Summary

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

Intern Quant Researcher

Quant Researcher – Data Science

Graduate Quant Developer

 

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:

Quant Researcher

Graduate Trader

Digital Assets Quant Researcher

Digital Assets Trader

 

Summary

Maverick Derivatives is a proprietary trading firm founded by experienced high-frequency traders in 2017. Our expertise lies in trading volatility-related financial instruments, which we use to guide our continuous exploration for opportunities across a wide range of asset classes on major international exchanges and trading platforms. 

We pride ourselves on the open, casual, team-oriented culture in our offices in Amsterdam and Singapore. This, along with our flat organizational structure, allows us to collaborate closely, achieve the best possible outcome, and overcome challenges collectively. Our strategic investments in state-of-the-art technology allow us to leverage our unique expertise, which we continue to develop through our search for exceptional individuals to join our firm.

Our extensive experience in the industry has molded our unique vision; our exponential growth since our inception is a testament to the traction we have generated. However, we know there is more to a firm than its vision, which is why we place a tremendous emphasis on our beating heart: our employees. We encourage you to strive for excellence. We encourage you to take ownership. We encourage you to share and explore your creativity.

The Jr Trader and Quantitative Trader positions are amongst the wide range of vacancies we are actively hiring for. Please feel free to reach out to us to have a chat if you’re interested in any of our openings!

 

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Cambridge, CB2 1RX

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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.

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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.

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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.