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Trading BootCamp Week launches in 2016

Alliance Manchester Business School will launch an annual five-day Trading BootCamp in July 2016 for all current students studying postgraduate accounting and finance related courses.

To deliver the Trading BootCamp, the School has teamed up with Amplify Trading to provide those students who are looking to enter the financial industry with a crucial skill-set. Amplify Trading  are a global financial trading and training  firm which offers training to some of the world’s largest financial institutions such as HSBC, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank. They have developed specialist software that enables students to experience a live trading floor and two experienced traders will deliver the week-long training.

These trading simulations provide students with experience of real world trading and the opportunity to engage with contemporary financial markets, enabling them to apply their classroom theory in practice.

Dr Konstantinos Stathopoulos, Associate Professor in the Accounting and Finance Group at Alliance MBS, commented, “This is a fantastic addition to the range of extracurricular activities we offer to our MSc students. Together with our training on specialist statistical software as well as the provision of free access to Kaplan’s CFA material, we offer our students a very competitive package of activities that greatly enhance their employability skills.”

Each day there will be four hours of classes in the morning followed by four hours of trading practice in the afternoon. Engaging in live breaking news, economic data and geo-political events, students will be able to apply their understanding, technical expertise and risk management practises in trading different asset classes.