Former Prime Minister and University of Canterbury alumnus, the Rt Hon Sir John Key officially opened the new Trading Room in the UC Business School on Monday.
The UC Trading Room simulates a financial trading environment, providing business and finance students with experiential learning and skills in fund management.
The 12-seat facility includes a live stock ticker display, access to business news feeds and a range of electronic business databases including Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters DataStream, Global Financial Data and SIRCA. It will be used primarily for teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in finance across three programmes – the Bachelor of Commerce, the Master’s degree in Applied Finance and Economics, and the Master’s degree in Financial Management.
Henry Hargreaves graduated from UC in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts. He wasn’t sure what career he wanted to pursue, so he went travelling to see more of the world.
Whilst in South-East Asia, Henry ended up modelling, by chance, and found that he envied those on the other side of the camera. Through his modelling he travelled to New York for fashion week and it’s been his home ever since.