Quantitative trading competition Q4, Guaranteed investments of $2,250,000


Make money with your trading algorithms. The best ones get investments of $500,000.00$750,000.00 and $1,000,000.00 and you pocket half of the performance fees. All trading algorithms that were submitted before January 1st 2016 are now simulated with live data until end of March.


Write a quantitative trading system using Quantiacs’ toolbox and Futures data.


Entry Period

Submit your system before 11:59pm on December 31st, 2015 to compete for total investments of $2,250,000.00.

Live Period

All submissions will be simulated with live market data from January 1st , 2016 until March 31st , 2016. The three best Trading Systems get guaranteed investments of $500,000.00, $750,000.00, and $1,000,000.00.


For a detailed collection of all rules please see the official rules.


Your overall score in the competition is the single trading system with your highest overall score, which computes as

Min(Sharpe Ratio_backtest, Sharpe Ratio_live)

To score your trading system must
  • Evaluate in less than 10 minutes on our servers
  • Return the same result if it is run twice
  • Not use ex post common knowledge, like for example don’t trade in 2008.
  • Use a maximum lookback of 2520 trading days.