Ticker tape is running today for the first time at Belmont University as New York’s Wall Street is recreated in a state-of-the-art classroom setting for students studying investment and portfolio management. The trading room, which is a first for a college or university in Tennessee, was made possible through a donation from loyal Belmont benefactors R. Clayton McWhorter and Stuart McWhorter, Belmont officials said.
Similar facilities are used to teach trading, portfolio construction and risk management at schools including Clemson University in South Carolina and Bentley College west of the Boston area, according to Assistant Finance Professor Dr. Joe Smolira of Belmont’s College of Business Administration. For the whole Nashville City Paper story, click here.
Other press coverage:
Belmont opens financial trading room – Nashville Business Journal online
Belmont opens electronic securities trading floor – NashvillePost.com (subscription only – click here to see image.)