Cutting Edge Innovation, Education & Networking
The principal mission of the SQA is to encourage the dissemination and discussion of leading-edge ideas and innovations related to the work of the quantitatively-oriented investment professional, including analytical techniques and technologies for investment research and management.
Practical applications by investment practitioners;
Academic presentations of theories in finance and economics;
Concepts from other disciplines that might provide inspiration to the investment practitioner; and
Regulatory issues that can impact investment practice.
SQA is a leader. The SQA attracts the best quants for the last 55 years, the best Nobel prize winners, founders of the best hedge funds. Our programming is high quality with a great network of professional investors, at the intersection of cutting-edge practice and academia.
The SQA is a community of professionals driven to further the field of quantitative finance. Looking back on my 20 plus years in quant finance, the connections I've made and information learned via SQA have been key to my career.
With the explosion of alternative data, ML and compute power, as well as the expansion of quant techniques across investment frequencies and into illiquid and frontier markets, from China and PE to VC and Crypto, being a quant today is much more multi-disciplinary than even 10 years ago. The SQA is the premier knowledge and networking hub for anything quant in investment.