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6-10 December 2021|Hotel Fairmont Barcelona Rey Juan Carlos I, Barcelona

Great quant minds don't think alike

Explore modelling, trading, machine learning, data and more at the world's leading quantitative finance conference

Join 500+ leading experts from banks, buy-side, regulators and academia

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QuantMinds International 2020 highlights

What did QuantMinds International 2020 look like virtually?

"A superb conference" - Ricardo Pachon Cortes, Credit Suisse

The world's leading quant finance event

Virtual for 2020
Virtual for 2020

Every aspect of the program was reassessed for a virtual event to ensure a digital experience delivered maximum value. 

The virtual event consisted of networking, interaction and a socially engaged digital experience. Meetings were scheduled to accommodate all time zones. Delegates could engage with speakers in real-time through Q&A, audience polling and chat features. Networking opportunities included 1-to-1 meetings, virtual coffee chats and more...

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Innovations in HFT, technology & data
Innovations in HFT, technology & data

We're shaping the future of quant finance:

  • Big data and alt data
  • High performance and quantum computing
  • Cloud computing
  • Crypto-currencies
  • Machine learning and AI
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Finding alpha through quant trading
Finding alpha through quant trading

How can quant finance developments help asset managers find their edge?  

Asset management firms, hedge funds and insurance companies joined together to discuss:

  • Portfolio management theory and asset allocation
  • Applying innovative technologies and alternative data
  • Machine learning and neural networks
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Learn from the best quants in the world
Learn from the best quants in the world

Delegates heard breakthrough research and the latest technical case studies from the world's most revered thought-leaders.

With over 130 speakers in 2020, the QuantMinds International speaker faculty is the who's who from quant finance - and beyond.

The brightest minds from banks, buy-side, regulators, academics and fintechs joined online to network, share expertise and shape the future.

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Join the QuantMinds community
Join the QuantMinds community

QuantMinds International is a truly global gathering of 500+ leading minds in quant finance. It's also a tight-knit community of inspirational professionals who are passionate about their pursuit of all things quant.

With closed-door discussion groups, round tables and one-to-one meetings with our digital app, the conference was packed with opportunities to have the conversations that matter to you, with the people you most admire.

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See the future with machine learning
See the future with machine learning

Explainable AI. ML trading strategies. Regulation. Case studies.

The AI & ML Summit brought together the best of buy-side, sell-side and academia to showcase the latest ways in which artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing the day-to-day role of the quant.

For 2020 only, all attendees received complimentary access to attend the AI & ML Summit.

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10 streams on vital quant issues
10 streams on vital quant issues

Dig deeper into themes including:

  • Volatility Modelling + Trading & Regulatory Developments
  • Quant Innovation & Computational and Numerical Efficiency
  • QuantMinds Alpha
  • Option Pricing & Volatility
  • Quant 2.0: Being a quant in the new era
  • Interest rate and IBOR 
  • FX & Commodities
  • Risk Management & Liquidity
  • Algo Trading, E-trading & Machine Learning
  • XVA and Model risk and more

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Networking measured in quality and quantity
Networking measured in quality and quantity

Network, connect, collaborate.

In times of unprecedented change, staying connected and making connections is more important than ever. And networking was at the heart of our digital platform. Plus, by going digital attendees had an even greater ability to meet more people.

Delegates created personalised profiles, sent messages, arranged virtual meetings, and interacted with speakers and fellow attendees in live chat, Q&A and polls.

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Join a virtual war game with a geopolitical expert
Join a virtual war game with a geopolitical expert

The QuantMinds Great Power War Game took place on election day, 

Attendees were randomly assigned to 6 teams consisting of the US, China, EU, UK, Japan and Russia. They received a brief, worked together to map out the best course of action for their given team. Teams were then briefed once more before plotting their next moves with the game concluding with the moderator explaining the result of everyone’s actions in an after-action discussion.

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The numbers that matter

leading quants from across the world
expert speakers
years as the world's leading quant finance event

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Year-round content from the QuantMinds content home

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Quant Training

Face-to-face, digital and bespoke in-company courses

QuantMinds' learning partner, IFF, offers two, three and five day courses in London, virtual classroom courses, a postgraduate certificate distance learning programme and unique learning solutions tailored to your business needs.

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Lead Media Partner: Fintech Futures

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QuantMinds International is a CPD certified event.

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