Published: 5 December 2014 at 10:55
Anglia Ruskin opens £160,000 state-of-the-art trading room on Chelmsford campus
The real world of financial trading has entered the classroom, thanks to a new state-of-the-art Bloomberg room which has opened on Anglia Ruskin University’s Chelmsford campus.
The £160,000 Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab is housed in the Lord Ashcroft International Business School and will play a major role in the various finance, accounting, banking and economics courses offered on Anglia Ruskin’s Chelmsford campus.
The Bloomberg Financial Markets Lab has 16 terminals, four screens showing Bloomberg News, BBC World, CNBC and Sky News, and a “ticker” displaying share prices from stock markets worldwide.
Students can use the portfolio manager facility on Bloomberg – the world’s leading platform for global business and finance news, data, analytical tools and research – to trade and invest using virtual money.
This enables students to understand the strategies and techniques employed by real-life traders and investors as they aim to maximise portfolio returns.
Dr Hassaan Khan, Senior Lecturer in Finance at Anglia Ruskin, said: