Prepare to feel the rush as you attempt to solve the complexity of algorithmic trading. Presented by Optiver, a leading global market maker, this competition is open to students from around the world who are studying for degrees in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and finance. The challenge is simple; outperforming your competitors isn’t.
You’ll need to build a trading algorithm, or autotrader, that runs on a simulated exchange and optimise it over three rounds. Finish in the top 8 teams and you’ll qualify for the grand finals and a chance at a 1st prize of €30,000. It’s time to see if your programming and analytical skills are up to the challenge of the markets.
Each team must be made up of two students who are registered at a tertiary institution for a degree linked to science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or finance. If you’ve worked at a market making or electronic trading company previously, you’re unfortunately not eligible to participate.
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