$20mm seed capital trading tournament

Discussion in 'Professional Trading' started by OddTrader, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. Seems papertrading is also allowed:

    http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-12-20/the-hedge-fund-hunger-games

    $20mm seed capital trading tournament

    "
    "The Sharpe Ratio Shootout" Registration Ends March 15th, 2013

    Battle-Fin is launching its 4th systematic trading tournament. Tournament Sponsors have pledged up to $20mm in allocations.

    Our cutting edge real-time tournaments democratically identify tomorrow's best trading strategies from across asset classes. Our tournament structure harnesses the power of the internet to identify the most successful trading strategies.

    If you are a quantitative trader with a successful investment strategy, register for our next tournament by March 15th, 2013. There is no cost to enter and we do not ask to own trader IP.

    "
     
  2. Eyez

    Eyez

    Signed up. Hopefully will get selected
     

  3. Funny read.

    I guess they do not take on amateurs.
     
  4. Mind to share which category?

    Welcome to keep posting your progress on ET!!! Hope that some ET members would win!!!

    Good luck!!!
     
  5. Humpy

    Humpy

    That's only 2 days to sign up ? A bit short notice don't you think or are you worried about too many entrants ?

    BTW the above site doesn't seem to work ?
     
  6. gmst

    gmst

    Its businessweek article. Where did you sign up? Link pls.
     
  7. Pekelo

    Pekelo

    You already lost by not being able to find it. The name of their company mentioned several times in the article, then you google it...

    http://www.battle-fin-usa.com/

    Man, after reading the article, it is like amateur hour. One of the winners forgot to clear with his bank job compliance office, the runners of the tournament want to have a patent on it, they enter people without their knowledge,etc.etc.
     
  8. gmst

    gmst

    Thanks Pekelo for finding the link for me :) I read the article and found it slightly funny. I didn't find it odd that bank guy didn't inform compliance. I found it truly odd that they inserted people into competition without their knowledge. Funny.

    Reading through their website, its not clear to me whether you can trade futures? I only trade futures and FX, so if it is only a stock competition, well its of no use to me.
     
  9. Eyez

    Eyez



    Semi-automated, Liquidity Taking
     
  10. marketsurfer

    marketsurfer Vendor

    LOL. You mean WizeTrade?
     
    #10     Mar 14, 2013