The University’s Rosemarie Nathanson Financial Markets Trading Room has won Education Project of the Year at the annual international AV Awards in London.
The AV Awards recognise and reward excellence across the worldwide audio visual industry and are open to all organisations involved in AV around the globe. UWA’s entry was one of more than 700 competing projects from 82 countries.
The trading room opened in the Business School in August 2017. It enables students to access more than 400 global markets and over four million gigabytes of historical market data from exchanges such as the ASX, NYSE, LSE and the CME, and covers more than 35 million financial instruments from stocks, bonds, currencies, commodities and derivatives.
It is the largest training facility of its kind in Australia and features state-of-the-art technology including 50 financial terminals from some of the industry’s leading providers, 160 monitors and access to markets, newsfeeds and even tweets in order to demonstrate and explore how these interact and impact prices. Ultimately, the facility aims to get students away from their textbooks and into the terminals.
The new facility has been made possible with donations from UWA Business School graduate and UK Ambassadorial Council Member, Hilton Nathanson and the Rosemarie Nathanson Charitable Trust, BHP, John Poynton, Adrian and Michela Fini and the UWA Alumni Donor fund.
Project Manager: Garth Ilett, Campus Management