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Overview

In the Era of Big Data and A.I., about 250 million bytes of finance-related data are generated every 24 hours, and such scale of data exceeds the human processing capacity. The financial industry is seeking for technical help from Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to improve productivity and make investment more intelligent and efficient.

The FDDC 2018 is the world’s first investment-oriented tech competition. We will provide financial data, construct real-world business scenarios, and offer guidance from world-class investment and A.I. experts. The FDDC 2018 establishes a platform for global financial and technical elites to solve the real world investment problems together.

Topics

Revenue Forecast of Public Companies

Value investing has become the mainstream of the stock market. The accurate forecast of a company’s revenue provides basic foundation for investment decision. Today, improving the forecast efficiency and accuracy still remain a challenge for PMs and analysts. We’d, therefore, invite all global algorithm experts to this challenge.

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Information Extraction from Public Filings

The fillings of listed companies are important sources of information for investment research. Nowadays, the scale of the fillings has exceeded the human processing capacity, and the automated “Intelligent” extraction can help analysts discover investment leads and track stock price movement, also, provide quantitative researchers with structured data for back-testing and trading strategy construction.

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Timeline

  • Topic 1:Revenue Forecast of Public Companies

    Register

    May 18 – Jun.30

    Preliminary

    May 18 – Aug.6 22:00

    Semi-Final

    Aug.8 – Aug.24 12:00

    Final Defense

    Aug.29

    Award Ceremony

    Aug.30

  • Topic 2:Information Extraction from Public Filings

    Register

    May 18 – Jul.8

    Preliminary

    May 18 – Jul.10 12:00

    Semi-Final

    Jul.13 – Aug.23 12:00

    Final Defense

    Aug.29

    Award Ceremony

    Aug.30

  • Eligibility

    1. Students, company employees, researchers from universities or research institutes from all backgrounds are welcomed to register either as individual or as a team (up to 5 members) (Please do NOT disclose the company name during registration).

    2. Employees from the sponsoring organizations are limited for participation.

  • Topic 1:Revenue Forecast of Public Companies

    Register

    5.18-6.30

    Preliminary

    5.18–8.6

    Semi-Final

    8.8–8.24

    Final Defense

    8.29

    Award Ceremony

    8.30

  • Topic 2:Information Retrieval from Public Filings

    Register

    5.18-7.8

    Preliminary

    5.18-7.10

    Semi-Final

    7.13-8.23

    Final Defense

    8.29

    Award Ceremony

    8.30

  • Eligibility

    1. Students, company employees, researchers from universities or research institutes from all backgrounds are welcomed to register either as individual or as a team (up to 5 members) (Please do NOT disclose the company name during registration).

    2. Employees from the sponsoring organizations are limited for participation.

Committee

  • Qiang YANG

    Chairman of the IJCAI

    Qiang YANG is a leading expert in A.I. research. He is the first Chinese elected as the academician of AAAI. In 2016, he was elected as the member of the AAAI Executive Committee, and he is the only Chinese executive member in AAAI so far.
  • Xianglin LI

    Pioneer in Global Credit Derivatives

    Xianglin LI previously worked as Senior Manager in financial institutions such as CICC and AIG. He is the pioneer of Credit Derivative Product method, which is widely recognized by academia and used in industry.
  • Wanli MIN

    Chief AI Scientist of Alibaba Cloud

    Wanli MIN previously worked as Big Data researcher at IBM T.J. Watson Research Institute, IBM Singapore and Google. Wanli MIN joined Alibaba in 2013, and now he is Chief Artificial Intelligence Scientist and Senior Data Scientist of Data Division of Alibaba Cloud.
  • Vinod CHANDRASHEKARAN

    CIO of American Century Investment

    Vinod CHANDRASHEKARAN, PhD in finance, is a senior vice president, and CIO of Disciplined Equity for American Century Investment. As CIO, Vinod is responsible for the teams managing the firm’s disciplined equity strategies.
  • Lin CONG

    Professor of UChicago Booth
    School of Business

    Lin Cong currently referees for top academic journals. He has received the Finance Theory Group Best Paper Award, the Shmuel Kandel Award, Asian Finance Association Best Paper Prize, and the Zephyr Prize for Best Paper in Corporate Finance, amongst other honors and fellowships.
  • Long JIANG

    Chief Scientist of DataYes

    Long JIANG previously worked as senior algorithm expert in Microsoft Research and Alibaba. His main research focuses include Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Search Algorithms, Advertising Algorithms, and etc. Long owns a number of invitation patents.
  • Jizhong WANG

    Managing Director of Shanghai Dragon Quant

    Jizhong WANG has 20 years working experiences in EverBright Securities and was responsible for financial derivatives trading. He is the founder of Dragon Quant, a company mainly engaged in overseas investment.
  • HaiFeng YOU

    Associate Professor of HKUST

    HaiFeng YOU previously worked as Quantitative Investment Researcher and Consultant of BGI, Bosera Asset Management Co., GSA Capital and China Investment Corporation, his research has been cited many times by the Wall Street journal and other authoritative media.
  • Qiang YANG

    Chairman of the IJCAI

    Qiang YANG is a leading expert in A.I. research. He is the first Chinese elected as the academician of AAAI. In 2016, he was elected as the member of the AAAI Executive Committee, and he is the only Chinese executive member in AAAI so far.
  • Xianglin LI

    Pioneer in Global Credit Derivatives

    Xianglin LI previously worked as Senior Manager in financial institutions such as CICC and AIG. He is the pioneer of Credit Derivative Product method, which is widely recognized by academia and used in industry.
  • Wanli MIN

    Chief AI Scientist of Alibaba Cloud

    Wanli MIN previously worked as Big Data researcher at IBM T.J. Watson Research Institute, IBM Singapore and Google. Wanli MIN joined Alibaba in 2013, and now he is Chief Artificial Intelligence Scientist and Senior Data Scientist of Data Division of Alibaba Cloud.
  • Vinod CHANDRASHEKARAN

    CIO of American Century Investment

    Vinod CHANDRASHEKARAN, PhD in finance, is a senior vice president, and CIO of Disciplined Equity for American Century Investment. As CIO, Vinod is responsible for the teams managing the firm’s disciplined equity strategies.
  • Lin CONG

    Professor of UChicago
    Booth School of Business

    Lin Cong currently referees for top academic journals. He has received the Finance Theory Group Best Paper Award, the Shmuel Kandel Award, Asian Finance Association Best Paper Prize, and the Zephyr Prize for Best Paper in Corporate Finance, amongst other honors and fellowships.
  • Long JIANG

    Chief Scientist of DataYes

    Long JIANG previously worked as senior algorithm expert in Microsoft Research and Alibaba. His main research focuses include Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Search Algorithms, Advertising Algorithms, and etc. Long owns a number of invitation patents.
  • Jizhong WANG

    Managing Director of Shanghai Dragon Quant

    Jizhong WANG has 20 years working experiences in EverBright Securities and was responsible for financial derivatives trading. He is the founder of Dragon Quant, a company mainly engaged in overseas investment.
  • Haifeng YOU

    Associate Professor of HKUST

    HaiFeng YOU previously worked as Quantitative Investment Researcher and Consultant of BGI, Bosera Asset Management Co., GSA Capital and China Investment Corporation, his research has been cited many times by the Wall Street journal and other authoritative media.

Awards

Total Cash Prizes: 840,000 RMB (420,000 RMB for each topic)

10000 RMB

Most Promising Geeks

100000 RMB

3rd place

250000 RMB

1st place

50000 RMB

2nd place

10000 RMB

Most Innovative Geeks

.Most Promising Geeks – 10k RMB per team (total: 2)

.Most Innovative Geeks - 10k RMB per team (total: 2)

.Teams participating on the Final may be recruit directly by executives from top funds and tech companies.

Organizers

金融科技专业委员会

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