Penn Quant Trading Club

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Description

Grad Students: Apply to our Subject Matter Expert Program! Lead a short discussion and learn from others. Please send a resume to pennquant@gmail.com to be considered. Questions? Call or text 215-606-9686

Undergrads: Recruitment is now closed and will reopen in the fall.

Penn Quant Trading Club (PQTC) is a welcoming, diverse, and open student group promoting a rigorous and quantitative understanding of and engagement with financial markets. We offer both online and in-person meetings, workshops, and events. Our members include undergraduates, doctoral students, MBA candidates, and MCIT professionals. We offer training, education, and professional development.

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Points of Contact

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Matthew Burke
President, Penn Quant Trading Club - please text or leave a message: (215) 606-9686

FAQ

Most Recent
Question: Will you guys be recruiting this semester for the advanced team? How can I apply? (I did see the timeline on the site but no instructions) - Anonymous

⭕ Advanced Team Application is Now Open!

To apply, please email your resume to pennquant@gmail.com 

Optional: add a supplement to demonstrate your technical skills in any field about any subject (for example, a project/paper, a published/unpublished journal article, a professional certification, state/national/international ranking (e.g., Hack the Box, USAMO, AIME, Olympiad, Science Fair, poker, chess, Starcraft, League of Legends), a thesis/thesis proposal, a scientific poster, an example of your code with a short explanation of what it does, link to a lab that you have worked at with a summary of your role, short video about your technical work, patent/provisional patent application, an overview of an internship/job, a video game you created, a slide deck, a picture of something you made using technical skills with an explanation, etc.)

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- Matthew Burke
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Question: Out of curiosity, what teams do you guys have that have portfolio managers? Like TMT, etc? - Anonymous

We have updated our team structure such that all Advanced Members are part of one team, with smaller pods focusing on specific areas of mutual interest (e.g., you could form a TMT portfolio and lead it as a PM).

Our Advanced Team is similar to a graduate-level seminar, where each of us shares our areas of interest/expertise, and everyone is expected to contribute towards the meetings (it's ok if you don't know about finance, as you can share a technical skill or journal/news article, etc.). 

Our Advanced Team is intentionally highly selective such that we are very small (especially in the spring), and therefore are able to be highly collaborative, supportive, and agile.

- Matthew Burke
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Question: Do you guys have a list serv I can join? Also, can juniors join, esp, the dev team? - Anonymous

Our listserv is for members only. Our Dev Team is open to all.

- Matthew Burke
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Question: Is it possible to join the development team in Spring? Or can you only join in the fall? - Anonymous

The Dev Team is open in the fall only.

- Matthew Burke
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Question: When I apply with my resume, will I be considered by both the dev team and the adv team, or only the adv team? Thank you! - Anonymous

FALL 2022

When you apply with your resume, you will be considered for both the Dev Team and the Advanced Team.

- Matthew Burke
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Question: Can exchange students join the club - Anonymous

Yes, exchange students are welcome to join!

- Matthew Burke
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Question: Are applications open to students who are new to quant and want to learn? - Anonymous

FALL 2022

Our Development Team is open to all. No trading experience needed.

Our Advanced Team is highly selective. No trading experience needed but deep quantitative skills are required (in any field, does not need to be finance-related); programming skills are a plus.

- Matthew Burke
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Question: How many hours a week are required of an undergrad member? Just seeing if I can balance - Anonymous

FALL 2022

Our Development Team meets online from 4:30-5:15 pm on Sundays from October 2nd - November 13th. Select Dev Team members will be invited to join our Advanced Team in the spring. 

Our Advanced Team meets both online and in-person (hybrid format) from 5:30-6:15 pm on Sundays from October 2nd - November 13th and resumes in the spring.

Optional: mentorship workshops, trading simulations, live online trading competitions with real stakes and prizes from our sponsors (some are by invitation only, others are open to all PQTC members)

- Matthew Burke
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Question: Are graduate students allowed to join? - Anonymous

Sure! Grad students are welcome to join!

- Matthew Burke
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Members


Matthew Burke
President
CP

Carlos Pinto
Officer
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Christopher Schober
Head of Market Research
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KL

Kevin Li
Executive Vice President
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Basic Info

580 Registered (> 100 Members)

Not Currently Accepting Members

Application Required

Both Semesters


Contact

How to Get Involved

Grad Students: Apply to our Subject Matter Expert Program! Lead a short discussion and learn from others. Please send a resume to pennquant@gmail.com to be considered. Questions? Call or text 215-606-9686

Undergrads: Recruitment is now closed and will reopen in the fall.

Questions? Call or text PQTC at 215-606-9686

Events

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February 08, 2023, 1:00 AM

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