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FAU College of Business Unveils Upgraded Trading Room and Launches Bloomberg Internship Program

BOCA RATON, FL (November 27, 2012) - Florida Atlantic University recently marked the official re-opening of the College of Business’ newly designed Trading Room and launch of the Bloomberg Capital Market Series at the Boca Raton campus.

Co-hosted by Bloomberg and FAU College of Business, more than fifty financial professionals, students and business community members attended the event, which included a ribbon cutting and cocktail reception at the Sean Stein Pavilion. Guests gained industry knowledge from Bloomberg Capital Market Series speakers Steffan Tsilimos, a rates and structured products specialist, and Michael J. Morissey, CFA, a mortgage market specialist. FAU’s Financial Analyst Program, the only program of its kind in Florida, and the FAU/Bloomberg Terminal Internship Program offer companies access to talented business students as well as complimentary Bloomberg terminals and industry experts.

“The combination of the Bloomberg software solution and FAU’s state-of-the-art stations in its newly renovated trading room brings a world-class facility for trading simulations, training, and execution to students, faculty, and financial professionals alike in south Florida,” said Som Bhattacharya, Ph.D., interim dean of FAU’s College of Business. “The trading room at FAU represents the very synthesis of our motto – ‘solve local problems with global impact.’” 

Located in the heart of the College of Business, the Trading Room is FAU’s first custom furnished multipurpose classroom, seating forty people and showcasing real time feeds from Reuters.  The room features an external glass wall to allow the campus community to view the state-of-the-art technology, including a ticker board which displays market data for a variety of stocks, indices, bonds, currencies and commodities.

For more information about the FAU Trading Room, contact Kimberly Gramm, assistant dean of community relations, at 561-297-0927 or


Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

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