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September 07 2020 / 
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Free Student Event | Saturday 24 October 2020 | Online


Real-world Quantitative Finance in Python

IMC Trading is looking for bright and driven undergraduates with experience in Python who are interested in a career in trading to join the online IMC Trading Workshop.


During the workshop you will:

Work on a live trading competition with the help of IMC traders, with a prize for the top performing strategy. Previous prizes have included a top-of-the-range drone and an all-expenses-paid weekend trip to Amsterdam

Speak with IMC traders and quants to find out about work and social life in Amsterdam with a career at IMC Trading

Learn about different key concepts in quantitative finance including European and American options and their relationships, Black-Scholes model, Greeks and implied volatility

Apply what you have learnt and implement your own trading strategies in Python with guidance from IMC traders and quants

Topics covered include

The workshop will teach you key concepts needed to succeed in a career in trading, including:

  • An introduction to financial markets, the concept of market making – as well as the basics of order books and options pricing
  • Properties of prices and returns time-series
  • Risk-neutral pricing and replication
  • European and American options and their relationships
  • Black-Scholes model, Greeks and implied volatility
  • Option market making, dynamic hedging and risk management
  • Implied volatility smiles

Join the team

When and where

Saturday 24th October 2020

Online (Zoom)

Limited number of places available

Applicants must pass a short Python project on EDUKATE.AI®, complete pre-reading and pass a short phone interview

How to apply

  • Complete registration by the 18th September
  • Complete the EDUKATE.AI® Python project by 30th September
  • Short phone interviews will be w/c 5th October

Students undertaking an analytical/quantitative degree with Python experience are welcome to apply.

Applicants must be studying at a UK university.

Apply for a place now

Due to high-demand, places will be allocated to applicants on a first-come, first-served basis, upon completing the EDUKATE.AI® project and passing the phone interview


About IMC

IMC is a market maker and one of the world’s leading trading firms. For three decades IMC has provided liquidity to the financial markets globally. Specialised in algorithmic trading and advanced technology, we set the pace for the evolution of market making.

Cutting-edge technology is at the heart of all we do. We put it to work in the markets that define our world. More than 700 people from many nationalities, work across offices in Amsterdam, Chicago and Sydney. Technologists and traders team up to explore, design and develop the software, hardware, advanced networks and algorithms that drive our trading strategies. 

What does this mean for you? The chance to join a multi-national, multi-cultural team of exceptional individuals, focused on making IMC the world’s best trading firm.