Contest

Location
Event

Global

Oct 2021, FX CFDs
Open to all universities globally

Singapore

Jun 2021, FX, Commodity, Equity Index CFDs
Open to public
Final on 23 Oct 2021

Hong Kong

Oct 2020, FX, Commodity, Equity Index CFDs
7 universities
273 students
4,528 backtests


About Us

Welcome to the Algo Challenge Association (ACA).

Algo Challenge Association (ACA) is a non-profit organization which hosts algo trading contests with universities and professional communities globally.

Our objective is to identify and nurture the next generation of algo trading talent to advance the FinTech industry in different regions. Through the contest, the contestants will not only apply their academic knowledge but also hone their skills and competitiveness necessary for today’s market.

BOARD MEMBERS

Our highly experienced committee members are the cornerstone of Algo Challenge Association. By organizing contests, hosting online trainings, and providing career opportunities, our committee members work towards and support ACA’s vision and mission.

Rex Tsang

Co-founder & Chairman

Rex Tsang, CFA

Co-founder & Chairman

Rex Tsang has over 10 years of investment management experience in Asia with leading ibanks and global asset managers. Mr. Tsang is a portfolio manager of an AI fund. Also, he founded Finbot Limited, an incubatee of HKSTP that provides FinTech solutions, such as Robo-Advisor, Cloud Data System, and Automatic Asset Management System for financial institutions. The company also provides NFT and blockchain service for IP protection and verification of algo. Mr. Tsang graduated with a MFIN in Financial Engineering (Distinction) from HKU and BBA (1st class honor) from HKUST.

Jim Kwok

Co-founder & Supervisory Board Chairman

Jim Kwok

Co-founder & Supervisory Board Chairman

Jim Kwok founded Topaz Family Office Limited, Topaz Financial Group Limited and Topaz Capital Management Limited. With over 16 years of banking and management exposure, Mr. Kwok currently supervises over 40 representatives and analysts serving ultra-high net worth and family office clients. While strategically assisting the family’s sustainable development and management of wealth, it also actively participates in defining cross-generational inheritance plans to enable the family’s wealth to be effectively inherited. Topaz is also a Co-Founder of Family Office Association Hong Kong (FOAHK).

Tony Lam

Co-founder & Executive Vice Chairman

Tony Lam, FRM

Co-founder & Executive Vice Chairman

Tony Lam has over 10 years of experience in Financial System Development, Quantitative Research, and Risk Management from international banks. Mr. Lam founded ALGOGENE Limited, an incubatee of HKSTP that is a web-based research lab for algo coding and testing. He is a certified FRM, PRM and TMA member, with MSc in Computer Science (Distinction) and BSc in Mathematics, Risk Management, and Actuarial Science from HKU. He was also the champion and awardee from various algorithmic trading competitions, such as World Quant Championship (2018), RITC (2017), GES (2017), CASH Algo (2016).

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