Chicago Quantitative Alliance


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. We also focus on ensuring 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. This 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 CQA business model works because every member does not attend every event. This allows us to offer first-class conferences at a very reasonable price.

How much does membership cost?


The annual dues is $1,000. This fee covers all of the CQA events each year. Given the consistent high quality of our programs, this represents one of the great values in the investment community. Payments can be made online with a credit card using Stripe or Paypal, or by mailing a check.

How do I join?


Please fill out the online application and submit it before 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 early December we review the applicants and admit new members. Once you fill out the application your name will be placed on our wait list, there is no need to apply each year. 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.

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