The Michael S. ’80 and Rosann F. Geltzeiler Trading Center is a 2,200 square foot educational trading facility designed to replicate the trading floors in investment banks, brokerage houses and hedge funds on Wall Street.
The Trading Center is focused on increasing the quality of the academic experience for Lerner students. The high-tech teaching tools in our discovery-based learning facility ensure that our students stay abreast of the fast-paced world of financial markets. When the trading center is not used for classes and workshops, it is available for students to complete research and assignments.
Fall and Spring Semester Hours
- Monday – Thursday: 9am – 10pm
- Friday: 9am – 5pm
- Sunday: 12pm – 8pm
Winter/Summer Semester Hours
- Monday – Friday: 9am- 5pm
Introduction To FactSet
This is a one-hour workshop designed to teach you the basics of navigating through FactSet. An overview of the capabilities of the software will be provided. Workshops do NOT require registration to attend.
Introduction To Bloomberg and Equity Analysis
This is a one-hour workshop designed to teach you the basics of navigating through Bloomberg. An overview of the capabilities of the software will be provided. Workshops do NOT require registration to attend. No prior experience is needed.
Bloomberg Essentials Training Program
The Bloomberg Training Program, formerly known as the ‘Bloomberg Certification can be completed through self-study. The training will familiarize you with basic Bloomberg functionality and Equity Market fundamentals as well as Fixed Income, Currency, and Commodity Essentials. Your understanding will be measured through 5 exams that are administered through the Bloomberg Terminal. A score of 75% on each exam must be earned to receive the Acknowledgement of Completion of Equity Training. To access the program, log into Bloomberg and type BESS. This will bring you to the training portal where you can watch videos and take the exams.
Please contact Rich Jakotowicz if you would like to schedule the trading center for your class or organization:
Bloomberg and FactSet Training
The following videos are short introductions to Bloomberg and FactSet. For more detailed instruction please attend a workshop or ask a lab assistant.
Bloomberg Training Materials
Here is a collection of Bloomberg training materials for you to further enhance your skill set:
Getting Started (PDF)
Fixed Income (PDF)
Foreign Exchange (PDF)
News and Multimedia (PDF)