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Southampton Business School

Students join investment trade simulation and workshop with Amplify Trading

Published: 30 October 2017
Amplify Trading workshop

On 28th October, Southampton Business School hosted an investment sales and trading session with London-based company Amplify Trading.

Taufiq Choudhry, Professor of Finance at Southampton Business School, organised an investment trade simulation and workshop on 28th October. The workshop was run by real life investment traders from the London-based trading company Amplify Trading.

The same training and simulation is delivered to some of the world's largest investment banks by the company. Throughout the day of replayed market data, both undergraduate and postgraduate students competed to receive as much client commission as possible, as they facilitate client trades.Teams also competed on how they manage risk, executing trades in both quote and order driven markets in the opposing direction in order to reduce their market exposure. Students operated their own trading desks to experience exactly how a bank's trading floor works.

Following the exact protocols as demanded by the banking industry today, this one day event provided students with an invaluable practical experience at the heart of the financial industry.

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