LSBF Finance Students Experience Financial Trading Week in London

LAT-GGSB-WEEK-APRIL2015 (106) (1)LSBF students on the GGSB MSc in Finance programme recently took part in a week-long course in financial market trading to complement their degrees, gaining practical experience in risk managing real-time trades in live markets. The programme was delivered in partnership with the London Academy of Trading (LAT) in Tower Hill, London.

During the programme, each student was given their own trading terminal to learn real-life trading skills. They covered several topics, including fundamental and technical analysis, trading psychology and risk management, plus experience-building in multi-asset class exposure and career development. With live squawk audio feeds from LAT’s trading floors, they also gained practical knowledge in areas like equities, foreign exchange, commodities, fixed income, and multi-asset trading.

Students had access to daily market analysis from leading investment banks and hedge funds, helping them to understand the fundamental drivers of contemporary financial markets and become accustomed to the terminology used. Each day started with key theory delivered by senior traders and mentors, after which students logged onto their trading platform to trade with live market prices from global exchanges. As they progressed, students had a chance to develop their own trading style.

Dr Steve Priddy, LSBF Director of Research and Academic Dean for GGSB Programmes, said: “The GGSB MSc Finance builds a strong foundation in the theory and practice of making financial decisions in an international environment. Understanding how the financial markets operate is a crucial part of the course. We’re very happy to work with our partners from LAT and provide our students with important practical skills in trading and risk management.”

Paddy Osborn, Academic Dean at the London Academy of Trading, added: “Being able to apply a clear understanding of global macroeconomics is crucial for anyone aiming to pursue a career within the international financial markets. Our training method was designed to enhance students’ skills in the sector and allow them to be fully prepared for any role within the industry.”

LAT-GGSB-WEEK-APRIL2015 (82)Longstanding partnership

LSBF has longstanding partnership with the Grenoble Graduate School of Management, beginning in 2005 with the GGSB MBA programme. GGSB is a triple-accredited institution, an honour shared by less than 1% of world's elite business schools.

LSBF also offers GGSB’s Masters in Finance, which was ranked 7th best worldwide by the Financial Times in 2013, and their Masters in International Business (MIB), ranked the 13th best worldwide by the same newspaper.

September 2012 saw the launch of the GGSB MSc Fashion, Design & Luxury Management - and from September 2014, LSBF have also been offering the GGSB MSc Marketing Management course.

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