Firstly, the Trinity Mathematical Society is proud to announce that we have a second major sponsor in the form of Jump Trading! Since being founded in 1999, it has been one of the world’s leading algorithmic trading firms with over 450 people across London, Chicago, New York and Singapore. We had another fantastic turnout with last week’s talk with Dr. Jonathan Luk and hope to continue the high attendance numbers for this week’s talk.
As such, our third talk of the year will be given by Dr. Richard Louth (Jump Trading) at 8:30PM Monday 26 October at the Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College. It has the title of “Inside the Black Box: from big data to quant trading algorithms” and is an exciting opportunity to listen to someone who uses maths in industry rather than from academia.
Dr. Richard Louth, a former Cambridge alumnus, will discuss the approach he takes when formulating Jump Trading’s predictive models, using statistics, probability, machine learning and other mathematical techniques. Moreover, Dr. Louth will talk about how they use one of the largest supercomputers in the world to take on the challenge of dissecting terabytes of data from financial exchanges. Furthermore, for those thinking about a career after Cambridge, he will also speak about why so many maths and science students go into quant trading and how your skills can be transferable to the world of quant trading.
I should also note that Jump Trading is actively recruiting for internship and graduate positions in their two major groups: namely, their Trading division and Technology division. They have previously hired a number of Cambridge graduates and are constantly looking for talented analytical people with strong skills in quantitative analysis and/or programming.
This talk will be free for members and non-members, but there will be a chance to sign-up for TMS membership for £2.50. In order to help us with refreshments (including complimentary port), RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/jumpcambridge15. Since the last two weeks have been quite packed and I suspect that this talk will be quite popular as well, I suggest that those planning to get the best seats should get to the talk a little early.