Be Part of the Experience: A Look Inside the Goa Institute of Management (GIM) Financial Lab

Goa
Institute of Management (GIM) has been using the Financial lab as a platform
for providing hands-on Thomson Reuters training for various finance courses and
workshops since September 2014. The
financial lab, the first of its kind in is the result of a collaboration
between Gim and Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent
information for businesses and professionals.

Located in a dedicated
space within the GIM building, the Financial Lab serves as a training centre
for students, faculties and visiting professionals. It aims to strengthen the institute’s
standing not only as a leader of academic excellence, but also as a bridge
between the study and application of business in a practical setting. The
lab is equipped with Thomson Reuters Eikon, Thomson Reuters flagship financial
desktop, providing students with insight into how financial professionals
access and utilise information. Students can also look back at a wide variety
of historical data, helping them achieve more on many of the institute’s
programmes. The lab gives users a commanding view
of the global real-time financial arena and provides a combination of news,
information and insight as well as access to the global Reuters trading
community. Its integrated price discovery and trading capabilities across all
asset classes mean that decisions can be made and executed from a single
desktop. With knowledge on this, students are expected to equip themselves with
better understandings of financial concepts as well as the real financial
markets functionality.

Dr. Abhishek Ranga,
faculty in finance, feels that “Industry, and the financial industry in
particular, expect students to possess the core knowledge, and more importantly
apply this in the real world. This Financial Lab will teach students to
use up-to-date analytics, help ensure that they are “ready for industry” on
graduation, and increase their employability. This is the mission of the lab.”
Dr. Manas Mayur, faculty in finance, explains that “GIM believe in cultivating
professional financial talent that will greatly benefit the industry. Wherever
possible, Thomson Reuters is keen to contribute by working closely with us to
raise the competitiveness and the level of knowledge of our future business
leaders.”

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