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New Financial Trading Room coming to Heller College of Business

Posted: 05/29/2013

Roosevelt University’s Heller College of Business will build a state-of-the art financial trading room so students can have practical, real-time experiences in finance, investing, banking and related markets.

The new $200,000 trading room is made possible by a gift from Clearing Corporation Charitable Foundation.  Located on the 12th floor of Roosevelt’s new Wabash Building in downtown Chicago, the room will contain a live market data feed to support teaching and research in finance.
 
“I want to extend my appreciation to the Clearing Corporation Charitable Foundation for supporting this training room which we plan to start up in the fall,” said Terri Friel, dean of the Heller College of Business. “The new room will give our students a competitive advantage when seeking employment because it will use technology from Morningstar and Bloomberg, leading providers of market data, news and analytical functions.”
 
“The Clearing Corporation Foundation is highly invested in Chicago,” said foundation board member David Johnson.  “The city is so much an integral part of the global marketplace.  We want to ensure Chicago grows the talent it needs.  Investing in Roosevelt’s program will educate students and equip them for the trading and financial skills required to enhance their future and that of the industry.”

Friel said the trading room will enable students to combine coursework with real-world experiences, such as overseeing an equity investment fund.  For example, students will be able to analyze potential investments, compose research reports and network with investment professionals.

For information on the new room and programs offered by the Heller College of Business, call 312-281-3293.