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Membership FAQ

Why is membership restricted?

Our goal is to maintain the integrity of the group by selecting people that will add value to the proceedings. We seek members who are interested in contributing to the discussions and whose jobs are directly related to quantitative investing. Another goal is to maintain a varied mix of money managers, plan sponsors, academics, and others that will maintain the diversity of the group.

How does the membership work?

Membership is by individual, not firm. If the members are individuals there is no confusion over who should attend from a certain firm. Also, it promotes discussion and participation by having the same people at each meeting. A member MAY NOT send a replacement to the meetings. This is a very strict rule. The business model works because everyone does not show up for every event. It allows us to offer first-class conferences at a very reasonable price.

How much does membership cost?

The conference fee is $1,000. This fee covers all of the CQA events each year. Given the consistent high quality of our programs, we think this represents one of the great values in the investment community. Payments can be made through a soft-dollar broker.

How do I join?

Please fill out the online application and submit it by November 30th.

In order to maintain the integrity of the group we have established certain membership criteria. We currently have a waiting list for membership. We accept applications throughout the year and in December we review the applicants and admit new members. We encourage you to fill out the application as soon as possible to get your name on the list. Please make sure to include a current member as a Sponsor. Two things that will help speed your application along are to get a Board Member as a Sponsor and to attend the Las Vegas meeting as a guest if invited.