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Quant Incubator Program

inCube is the flagship Quant Incubator Program by Decibel Capital. It is first of its kind program aimed to research, backtest and deploy Alpha seeking algorithms in the Indian market space. These will be fully systematic and automated trading strategies that will be traded with LIVE Capital.

Decibel Capital has built a world class execution engine known as:

D.I.C.E.

Decibel's Intelligent Computation & Execution

 

and all strategies are executed through it. Since, we are not bounded by external execution - we can achieve automated execution for a wide style of strategies. 

Decibel also has an in-house data pipeline to retrieve, clean and store data. 

 

​As part of this program, we will jointly conduct collaborative exercises from researching patterns, reviewing present or past research on trading effects in the markets, and creating a backtesting environment to search for our Alpha. We will jointly review quant concepts needed to make our research a reality. 

How will this work? What will I need to do?

We will jointly work to perform quant research. This is not a place to perform Technical Analysis on Option Premium charts or to think that Moving Averages or RSI have any predictive power on a stand alone basis. However, this will be a set up in which we will research everything from simple recurring patterns to established quant anomalies in the market. 

You need not have a quant background to be able to participate in this. I will teach/share any quant concepts that you may lack. I will learn anything that you bring to table and I lack. It will be a really collaborative environment. This is going to be a free-form but focused group to achieve our end goal - a deployable Live alpha strategy in market. We will be having a group call at least weekly to discuss ideas/progress and will keep engaged through our networking mediums (Telegram, Discord etc.). There is no preset area of research that we will perform and we will decide on our focus area during our first few interactions based on the set of people that are selected. 

Why should you work with me? 

I am a systematic quantitative trader with my Live algos trading in the market. I started my career as an institutional FX Trader with major Indian banks and subsequently moved to international markets. I hold a Masters in Financial Engineering from an ivy league university - University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business. I have been researching and testing quantitative trading edges for several years and now bring this expertise to Indian markets. 

inCube - 2021

The original batch of inCube ran from June-Dec of 2021. As part of that program the team researched and deployed LIVE an algo with backtest metrics as shown:

 

We also built our Data Pipeline and D.I.C.E. during the program. Now we are looking to expand the offering to get on-board more quantitative researchers. 

 

How much is this going to cost? 

There program is aimed to have NO COST whatsoever and is designed to be completely FREE. The aim is to network and work with like minded individuals who are serious about researching and deploying Live Alpha in the markets. I will be sharing my teachings/learnings as part of this program. 

We want to work with a focus and committed group of individuals with a common end goal of developing a trading strategy and thus there is going to be a limit of TWO participants that would be accepted into this pilot run of the program. 

If you have read this far - Congratulations - you might already be amongst the few who that are separate from a large crowd. The aim of this program is quality over quantity.

The program is currently full, but you can submit an interest to Join its waitlist. If you are ready, go ahead and fill out the application below. The application aims to filter candidates based on their background. You can always write to us at info@db.capital if you have any special requests/comments.  

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We are not accepting applications anymore and the applications are closed. We might open another batch in future. You can follow us on social media (Twitter/Telegram) to keep updated. The links can be found on top/top right of this page. 

Decibel Capital reserves the right to terminate the program at any point. As with anything in trading, there are no guarantees if this program will lead to any results. You should understand that trading consistently and profitably is a tedious task and is full of heart breaks. We hope to tread those waters together through this.