Developing Crowd-Sourced Trading Strategies and DIY Hedge Funds

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It was once the norm that being a hedge fund quant required some seriously impressive academic credentials. Straight-A’s at school, a degree from a top tier university, and perhaps even a PhD was needed to impress employers. And even then, you would still have to prove your worth via gruelling interviews and numeracy tests, before eventually the fund decides to either hire you for the coveted position or someone else. But recently, a new and more inclusive type of funds has emerged that takes such stringent requirements out of the equation. Instead, if you have a passion for testing methodologies,…...

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Dr Justin Chan Dr Chan founded (DDI) and is the CEO for JCube Capital Partners. Specialized in strategy development, alternative data analytics and behavioral finance, Dr Chan also has extensive experience in investment management and financial services industries. Prior to forming JCube and DDI, Dr Chan served in the capacity of strategy development in multiple hedge funds, fintech companies, and also served as a senior quantitative strategist at GMO. A published author at professional journals in finance, Dr. Chan holds a Ph.D. degree in finance from UCLA.