Hudson River Trading’s First Tech Summit

Friday, May 21 – Saturday, May 22, 2021

HRT is proud to host a virtual two-day summit for women and nonbinary undergraduate students in May 2021 to showcase the types of challenges we work on. We will bring together an inspiring group of HRTers who will share their experiences as women in tech, or allies at HRT, and provide valuable resources and advice for women rising in the field. Join us for talks and workshops hosted by HRT Algo Developers, Core Developers, Recruiters, and more.

Jenna MacCarley

Jenna MacCarley

Core Developer

Elisabeth Markham

Elisabeth Markham

Algo Developer

Dani Ortiz

Dani Ortiz

Lead Recruiter

Jessie Newman

Jessie Newman

Algo Engineer

Sabina Smajlaj

Sabina Smajlaj

Ops Developer

Iain Dunning

Iain Dunning

Algo Developer

Madhuri Popuri

Madhuri Popuri

Business Development

Eli Crumrine

Eli Crumrine

Algo Developer

Talks & Panels

All registrants are welcome to attend all virtual talks and panels. Schedule to follow.

Workshops

There will be several hands-on engineering and data analysis workshops. Indicate your interest in participation during registration!

Networking

Get to know HRTers and summit participants over virtual social events and networking opportunities.

I don’t identify as a woman, may I register?

Yes! While this is a women’s summit, people of all gender identities are welcome.

What background knowledge is required to register?

We have no strict background requirement, and encourage folks with an interested in technology and quantitative trading to register. No previous experience in finance is required.

Is it OK if I cannot attend both days?

Yes! You may attend as few or as many sessions as you like.

Friday 5/21

Saturday 5/22

10:00 AM

Welcome!

Women with HRT Panel: Learn from a cross-section of women at HRT about their personal journeys, careers, and lives at HRT.  

10:00 AM

Inspiring the Next Generation of Female Engineers

Join us for an incredible session with Debbie Sterling, an engineer and founder of GoldieBlox, a media and toy company out to inspire the next generation of female engineers. Debbie will share her journey of succeeding in a male-dominated world, take us through the lessons she’s learned in promoting diversity in STEM, and talk to us about the unique power of mentorship. You’ll surely be inspired to take on the world!

11:00 AM

Tech Talks

Automated Trading 101: An automated trading system makes investment decisions, sends instructions to exchanges, and has profit (or loss) at the end of the day, all without human intervention. In this talk, you’ll learn how a computer could make investment decisions – and pick up some useful industry jargon along the way.

Data in Trading: How can real world data enable HRT to make better trading decisions? In this talk you will learn how firms like HRT use data to make informed financial trades and the engineering challenges involved.

11:00 AM

Tech Talks

Writing Effective Unit Tests: Learn how effective testing keeps your code resilient, makes it easier to safely onboard new team members, and serves as documentation. 

Research Best Practices: Explore best practices and common pitfalls frequently encountered in research.

12:00 PM

Tech Talks

Arbitrage 101: Learn the basics of arbitrage as well as some relevant trading background.

HRT Software Engineering Leads Panel: Hear from the leaders of our Core Development team about the challenges they face building our advanced trading platform, and what it’s like to be on the team.

 

12:00 PM

Tech Talks

Asynchronous Programming: Learn the history of asynchronous programming, how to apply it, and how the Python language supports it.

Quantitative Research Case Studies: Get a high level overview of alpha research followed by a deep dive into several real-world prediction problems. 

 

1:00 PM

Networking

1:30 PM

Workshops (by invitation)

Pandas for Stock Prediction: Explore the relationship between economic announcements and price movements using open source tools and data sets.

Book Builder Optimizations: Learn how to write an optimized order book implementation.

 

1:00 PM

Networking

2:00 PM

Recruiting Talk + Q&A

Landing the Job: HRT recruiters will walk you through their tips on how to land the job, from resume building all the way to getting an offer. This talk will be followed by a Q&A with HRT Core Developers and Algo Developers.

3:30 PM

Tech Talks

AI in Trading: Learn how AI can be applied to problems in trading, and challenges that may arise when doing so. No background in AI or trading is required.

Gotta Go Fast – Trading Quickly and Safely with FPGAs: When the rate of real-time data reached the boundary of software processing, HRT called for hardware as a solution. Learn why this is important, and how we use FPGAs to trade quickly, safely, and smartly.

 

2:30 PM

Networking

4:30 PM

Tech Talk

Finance Industry 101: Learn about Market Structure with a focus on US Equities from industry veteran Erica Attonito.

 
5:30 PM

Networking

 

Campus Recruiting

Visit our campus recruiting page for our recruiting schedule, information on internships, and tips on interviewing at HRT!

Careers

We’re always on the lookout for the best and brightest. Think you might be an awesome candidate? Join our team!

Meet Jason, Prashant, and Oaz

 

When not making us all a little nervous with his penchant for daring hobbies, Jason is a true philomath. If there is something to learn and conquer, he will, especially if it involves programming. Jason seeks adventure on the water and in the sky; he is a world-champion sailor with a passion for aviation. When not in the office, Prashant can probably be found on a tennis court, or in Tribeca with his wife and two daughters. And our newest partner, Oaz, is above all else passionate about expanding HRT’s trading. Reading, swimming, and yoga are all activities Oaz enjoys when he’s not engrossed in exploring a new trading idea.

All of the partners embody HRT’s culture of hard work, ethics, and the tireless pursuit of opportunity.

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Single Dealer Platform

 

HRT operates a single dealer platform that provides access to HRT’s unique principal liquidity in US equities and exchange traded funds. HRT SDP provides our clients customized liquidity that reduces market impact and lowers transaction fees.

 

• Hours of operation: 9:30AM-4:00PM ET

• HRT is the contra party to all trades with the client

• MPID: HRTX

• MIC: HRTF

• Clearing Number: 0369

• Trades are reported to the Nasdaq TRF

• Immediate or Cancel Orders (IOC) accepted

• HRT SDP is located in NY4

• HRT SDP supports Fix v. 4.2

• For more information please reach out to our team at liquidity@hudson-trading.com

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Systematic Internaliser

  

HRT operates two Systematic Internalisers in Europe that provide bespoke liquidity in over 1300 securities across all 15 major jurisdictions. Our unique platform allows for custom liquidity tailored to the needs of each of our clients.

 

• Hours of operation: 08.00-16.30 LDN

• HRT is the contra party to all trades with the client

• MIC: HRSI & HREU

• Fill Rate > 98%*

• IOC & FOK Orders accepted

• HRT SI is located in LD4

• HRT SI supports Fix v. 4.2

• Supported jurisdictions: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

• For more information please reach out to our team at liquidity@hudson-trading.com

 

* Fill Rate data as of July 2020

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US Treasuries

 

HRT provides disclosed liquidity streams to participants via interdealer platforms. HRT is a top-ranked liquidity provider in the US Treasury market with over 10 years of experience.

 

• Significant liquidity provider in on-the-run US Treasuries on multiple interdealer platforms such as Brokertec, Dealerweb, Fenics, MarketAxess Rates and Nasdaq Fixed Income

• Consistent liquidity in times of market volatility

• Provides unique liquidity sourced from strategies trading over a variety of time horizons

• US, London, and Asia trading hours

• For more information please reach out to our team at liquidity@hudson-trading.com

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