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.
UC Business School has secured access for all UC students and staff to Unfiltered. This is an online site filled with interviews and inspiring stories from entrepreneurs and business leaders.
Unfiltered contains interviews of internationally recognised high flyers like ex Air New Zealand and Commonwealth Bank of Australia head Sir Ralph Norris, global advertising superstar Kevin Roberts, CEO of Icebreaker Rob Fyfe, fashion icon Karen Walker, and many others.
Unfiltered is the brainchild of a young digital entrepreneur Jake Millar – who developed the concept, secured the funding, and who researches and hosts most of the interviews himself.