Presented at QuantCon Singapore 2016, Quantopian's quantitative finance and algorithmic trading conference, November 11th.
This talk will provide a deconstruction of the algorithm development process for a popular and deep area of the quantitative investment world: systematic cross-sectional equity investing, also known as statistical arbitrage or equity market neutral investing.
Dr. Jess Stauth will break this workflow into 6 distinct stages, each of which presents its own challenges and opportunities for differentiation to the algorithm developer. During this talk, she will give you an insider's look at how legions of quants at the biggest hedge funds in the world spend their days.
She will also briefly explore how innovations in the fintech space have the potential to reshape this workflow and throw open the doors wide open to a new global pool of talent.