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UBS Quant Hackathon 2020

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Welcome to the UBS Quant Hackathon 2020!

The UBS Quant Hackathon is an online Quant competition open to university students (including undergraduates, postgraduates and PhD students) from around the world*. Combine your innovative ideas with your Quant skills to tackle real-life financial industry challenges.

* Conditions and restrictions apply. Please see Official Rules


By registering for and participating in the UBS Quant Hackathon 2020, you accept and agree to abide by the Official Rules and represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements.


How do I  participate?

Registration is a 2-step process:

Step 1: All Participants must first register themselves individually via the “Register here” tab.

Step 2: Participants must form teams, with each team comprising 2-5 Participants and register their Team name and Team members.


This year, UBS is partnering with Alphien, a third party service provider, to administer, manage and host the Hackathon, including the registration and Proposal submission processes, via Alphien’s platform.

By clicking on the “Register here” button, you will leave the UBS Quant Hackathon website and will enter into Alphien’s platform. Use of Alphien’s platform and all activities carried out by participants on Alphien’s platform are subject to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy published on the Alphien Platform (collectively, the “Alphien Terms”). Please read the Alphien Terms carefully. By using or accessing the Alphien Platform, you agree to be bound by the Alphien Terms. 

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Key dates

First round

9 September
Registration opens
10 September        
Research starts
27 September
Leaderboards open with ranking and points system*
11 October
Deadline for online submission
23 October
Shortlisted teams for the final live Hackathon will be announced

* Points system is used to select the finalists, points start accumulating on 20 September.


In the first round, 2 competitions are available:

  1. Outperform the S&P 500 Index
  2. Machine Learning for Complex Pricing Models

Objective, Trading instrument, Trading frequency, Modeling inputs can be found in this link.

We are targeting 12 Teams to be selected as the shortlist teams for the final round.

Final round

30 October 2020

Online hackathon

Finalists from the first round will be invited to participate in the final hackathon event globally. A dedicated UBS mentor will be assigned to each team.


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