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2nd annual UChicago Midwest Trading Competition

Date: From March 14, 2014 through March 15, 2014, All Day Event
Location:University of Chicago
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Darrell Zechman by sending email to .

The UChicago Careers in Business program is pleased to host the 2nd annual UChicago Midwest Trading Competition, attracting students from top-tier institutions from across the country. The competition will take place at the Chicago Booth Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago on March 14th and 15th, 2014.

The University of Chicago seeks undergraduate student participation for the event. The students attending this event are amongst the most talented in the country with an interest in quantitative finance, and there will be ample opportunities to engage sponsoring firms throughout the weekend.

• Friday, March 14th – evening
networking reception
• Saturday, March 15th – All‐day trading
event focusing on algorithmic cases
• Goal is to identify 100 students from
top‐tier institutions
• Students will compete in teams of 3‐4
• Algorithmic trading competition, networking opportunities with premier
employers and students from across the country, informational sessions,
awards ceremony, cash prizes, and more…
• Multiple teams from the same University will be considered
• At least one team member must be able to code in Java (OptionsCity
Freeway™ platform is Java‐based)
• Case studies will be sent in advance to provide time to create and test custom
• Sponsoring firms last year included DRW Trading, IMC Financial Markets,
Wolverine Trading, CME, CME Group Foundation, Spot Trading, and RBB
Research. This year many new sponsors will be participating
Registration will be open on a rolling basis until January 17th, 2014. Register on
the competition webpage or by emailing Darrell Zechman with resumes attached
Official Competition Registration Website:‐midwest‐trading‐competition

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