M Science, quantPORT sponsor alternative data competition

M Science, the pioneer in data-driven research and analytics, and quantPORT, a division of Jefferies Investment Advisers, LLC., are co-sponsoring the next BattleFin Alternative Data Combine, a coding competition for data scientists to create predictive models to forecast companies´ key performance indicators utilizing alternative data sets, the company said.

Winners of the USD 25,000 in combined prize money will be announced at BattleFin´s Discovery Day in Miami on January 29, 2019.

The Combine will consist of several stages, narrowing down entrants to a field of 25 for the competition´s main event. Once the data scientists have been selected, they will be given a historical alternative data set and a predetermined amount of time to propose methodologies and build working models to answer several questions. The models will be tested and tracked to detect their predictive capability, prior to the main event.

M Science is a data-driven research and analytics firm, uncovering new insights for financial institutions and corporations. M Science is revolutionizing research, discovering new data sets and pioneering methodologies to provide actionable intelligence.

M Science is a portfolio company of Leucadia Investments, a division of Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: JEF). For more information, visit www.mscience.com.

QuαntPORT is a process driven investment management group consisting of a team of researchers, traders and technologists who harness and apply the power of technology, data and automation to identify, model and trade global financial markets. QuαntPORT is a division of Jefferies Investment Advisers, LLC (“JIA”), a registered investment adviser. JIA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jefferies Group LLC, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: JEF).

BattleFin is an ecosystem focused on bringing alternative data to the world.