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Finance and Economics students learn skills and tips during Bloomberg masterclass

Class is part of a larger series that includes guest lectures and career advice

Final year Economics and Finance students at the University of East London (UEL) have taken part in a bespoke training session with Bloomberg and the International Society of Technical Analysts.

UEL boasts a dedicated suite of Bloomberg terminals at its USS campus building, which students use to train in market analysis and financial portfolio management. They also take part in regular trading challenges, which combine technical skills and the ability to work with market variation.

Equity specialist Ricardo Gomes from Bloomberg put the UEL students through their paces, teaching them advanced Bloomberg terminal techniques, including managing financial assets such as bonds and currencies, and offering insider tips on how to thrive in the financial services sector.

He was joined by Simon Warren, Director of the International Society of Technical Analysts, who delivered a session on how to understand financial markets and spot patterns to make predictions about the future value of financial assets.

Dr Ejike Udeogu, UEL Lecturer in Economics, organised the training session in order to enrich student learning and introduce students to workplace insights from specialists.

He said, “Bringing students and industry experts together is an important focus for me, and this masterclass is one of a series which includes guest lectures and mock interview and assessment centre days with major financial firms.”

Final year BSc (Hons) Finance student Christopher Smith said the session was precise and comprehensive.

He said, “The training was really helpful in terms of using Bloomberg terminals and getting industry insights.”

Christopher is captain of the UEL student trading team, which recently took part in a nationwide university student trading challenge.

Christopher said, “We’ve got a good mix of finance and economics students, combining our strengths, and at UEL we had to pass the Bloomberg Market Concepts course, which proved helpful during the trading competition.”

Christopher says he’s already got a conditional offer to study for an MSc in Investment Management at a top business school in London. “I want to specialise in investment management, so the modules and Bloomberg training I’ve received at UEL have been invaluable in helping me work towards by career plan.”