Algo Trading Challenge 2023/24

31 Oct 2023 - 31 Oct 2023

Algo Trading Challenge 2023/24

31 Oct 2023 - 31 Oct 2023

Application Deadline

31 Oct 2023 - 31 Oct 2023

Welcome to Algo Trading Challenge 2023/24.
Code your trading algorithms, compete in live financial market, and pitch to make a name for yourself! Gain professional industry knowledge and practical skills to prepare yourself as the next-gen algo-trading professional.

This Challenge is open to public. Create teams of 1~4 members with diverse skills (maths, statistics, finance, coding, presentation) and register by 31 Oct 2023.

1st Round: Code

Teams will code their trading algorithm and test on our back-testing engine, then submit the code

Judges will backtest trading algorithms for return, volatility, robustness and practicality to select advancing teams

Submission deadline: 31 Dec 2023

2nd Round: Compete

Each team needs to compete in out-sample forward test and live paper trading

Live paper trading will last for 2 months from 2-Jan-2024 to 29-Feb-2024

Completion: 29 Feb 2024

Final Round: Pitch

Teams will present trading plan to judges in a 5-minute pitch session in Finale

The trading plan is a ppt less than 15 slides consisting of:

  • Executive summary
  • Trading idea description
  • Implementation detail
  • Stress test and risk management
  • Team biography

Judges will select winners in each of these categories:

  • Best Return
  • Best Sharpe
  • Best Strategy Design

Finale: 10 Mar 2024


Date Event
31 Oct 2023 Deadline of Registration
1 Nov 2023 Online Briefing Session & Backtest Engine Introduction
31 Dec 2023 1st Round: Back-testing Completed and Code Submission
29 Feb 2024 2nd Round: 2-month Live Paper Trading Completed
10 Mar 2024 3rd Round: Finale and Award Ceremony



There are 3 award categories for each asset class (Equity & Crypto): (A) Best Return, (B) Best Sharpe, and (C) Best Strategy Design.

The winning teams from each category will be entitled to:

Cash Prize:

  • 1st place: US$300
  • 2nd place: US$200
  • 3rd place: US$100

Employment Contract:

All prize winners may have a chance to have internship / full-time employment from the Organisers


All prize winners will receive a participation certificate

Free Subscription of Back-testing Engine:

All prize winners will get 1-year free subscription of our back-testing platform

Algo NFT:

All prize winners will have a chance to get their algo minted as NFTs in Opensea

Join Algo Challenge Association (ACA):

All prize winners will connect with algo fund managers and industrial professionals in Algo Challenge Association (ACA)

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