Opened in March 2012, the state-of-the-art Alphonse-Desjardins Trading Room helps students deepen their understanding of financial markets by learning to use sophisticated analytical tools. The trading room is provided by Desjardins Group, Canada’s leading cooperative financial group.
Desjardins is providing a total of $1 million in funding for the Trading Room and is sharing its expertise in design, securities trading and technology to support the facility.
Thomson Reuters also provides software licenses for Eikon, its flagship financial-markets platform, and supplies training and support for the desktop system. The Eikon desktops give Desautels finance students and professors access to essential news, data, analytics and trading tools.