The Trading Invitational

Apply to compete in the Citadel Securities Trading Invitational.

At Citadel Securities, our traders make complex decisions and execute large trades in realtime with the markets. We use predictive analytics and advanced technology to monitor risk, respond to market signals and execute trading strategies.

Now you can put your own trading skills to the test in our Trading Invitational—and experience what it’s like to work at a firm at the forefront of finance and technology.

During this event you will apply your quantitative capabilities to a simulated scenario while gaining insights into the day in the life of a real quantitative trader.

First- and second-year students with a passion for the markets and quantitative trading are encouraged to apply.

Travel and accommodations will be covered by Citadel Securities, and winners will walk away with prizes!

Click on the application links for full program details, including application deadlines, program dates and eligibility.


Competition: April 5 – April 6, 2024
Application Deadline:
February 23, 2024
Location: New York
Applications for the U.S. Trading Invitational are now closed.


Competition: April 18 – April 19, 2024
Application Deadline:
March 8, 2024
Location: London
Applications for the Europe Trading Invitational are now closed.


Competition: April 19, 2024
Application Deadline:
April 14, 2024
Location: Virtual
Applications for the Asia Trading Invitational are now closed.


Competition: June 28, 2024
Application Deadline:
June 20, 2024
Location: Virtual