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Real-time training in trading activities

CEO activates financial trading1 SIM Global Education CEO Dr KC Lee (centre) and UOB Bullion & Futures chief executive Matthew Png (right) touching the electric crystal ball to activate the Financial Trading system. Looking on is SIM's  Head of Programme Dr Seet Min Kok

STUDENTS of SIM Global Education now have the opportunity to perform hands-on training in real-time trading activities in foreign exchange, securities and derivative instruments. This is made possible with the opening of the Financial Training Centre on the SIM campus on June 6, 2014.

Equipment in the centre includes a Bloomberg terminal to provide financial data on real-time quotations and historical information for markets analysis. There are also PC-based workstations installed with trading platforms for students to gain hands-on experience in trading. Students undertakes analysis of financial trends as well as technical analysis of financial indicators.

Industry experts will also be invited to share their knowledge and experience on the financial industry with the students.

The centre is a collaboration between SIM GE and industry partners and professional bodies. SIM GE’s CEO, Dr KC Lee says: “This Financial Training Centre would not have been possible without the strong support of our industry partners. I would like to take this opportunity to thank UOB Bullion and Futures for bringing in CQG and SGX to partner us in establishing this Centre and for collaborating with us in financial training for students and preparing them for career opportunities in the financial sector.

“I would also like to thank CQG for the gift in using the company’s software licences for various professional applications. At the same time, I want to thank the Singapore Exchange for providing the live data which engenders real time experience for the students in their learning of the professional applications.”

2 students learn trading
Students trying out the trading platform; above them is the news ticker display