Abstract: Talent is universally distributed across the globe while opportunity is not. The demand for that talent, quantitative talent in particular, has dramatically increased across a wide range of business sectors. At Quantopian, we want to level the playing field through offering educational content, community, data, an intuitive algorithmic trading API, and hosted backtesting service, all fully online and all for free. Members from all backgrounds learn by researching and creating investment strategies. Members own what they create and get paid if their work turns out to be among the best.The result: more than 140,000 people from 180 countries have joined the Quantopian community, testing more than 7 million strategies and, in the process, are poised to disrupt the traditional hedge fund and investment management business model.
Bio: Dr. Jessica Stauth is Quantopian's Managing Director, Head of Research. Quantopian, a crowd-sourced quantitative investment firm, inspires talented people from around the world to write investment algorithms.Jess and her team are in charge of selecting the algorithms from the Quantopian community, for our portfolio. Quantopian offers license agreements for algorithms that fit our investment strategy, and the licensing authors are paid based on their strategy's individual performance.