Conferences on Alpha Creation. This page is intended particularly for conferences on trading strategies for generating alpha. These will normally be quantitative, systematic or algorithmic strategies, including conferences on high-frequency trading (HFT). This topic also includes conferences on behavioural finance and investment strategies which seek to harvest alpha by taking advantage of the... behavioural bias of investors. Many strategies will be factor-based, seeking to add value from exposure to risk factors such as momentum, value, size, quality etc. Conferences on smart beta strategies are beginning to emerge, but often the best events for "alpha generation" ideas are quant conferences or trading events. Terrapinn is a key player within the quant space, hosting quant gatherings in London and Canada and a series of "Trading Show" events in North America.