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Harvard Undergraduate Trading Competition

Hosted by Harvard Undergraduate Quantitative Traders, Harvard's premier quantitative finance group, the inaugural Harvard Undergraduate Trading Competition will bring together top students from diverse majors and universities across the country to Harvard to collaborate and compete in various games testing real-world market concepts. 

Our 2023-2024 competition will be held on March 22-23, 2024 on campus at Harvard. Students from any university are invited to apply individually, and accepted students will compete in randomly formed teams in various trading-related games during the competition. All accepted competitors will be provided food and subsidized transportation and housing for the competition and will network with top quantitative trading firms that are HUQT's sponsors through exclusive events like socials and a recruiting fair.

Applications for our 2023-2024 competition are due on December 13, 2023. We encourage early applications!

What makes the Harvard Undergraduate Trading Competition unique?

Trading games

This is the first competition to focus mainly on interactive games about market making, betting, data analysis, and making decisions under uncertainty, as opposed to case-based competitions.

No experience required!

We particularly encourage underclassmen (freshmen and sophomores) without any trading experience to apply, as the competition will be a good first exposure to quantitative trading!

Diversity and Inclusion

We particularly encourage students from underrepresented backgrounds and any university to apply and be introduced to quantitative trading!

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