AUS and HSBC launch high-tech trading floor
The American University of Sharjah, AUS, the university, in partnership with HSBC Bank Middle East Limited, on Thursday launched the AUS Interactive Trading Floor, ITF, at the AUS School of Business Administration, SBA. The launch of the trading floor was attended by Dr Bjorn Kjerfve, AUS Chancellor, and Abdulfattah Sharaf, chief executive officer, HSBC Bank Middle East Limited, senior AUS officials, HSBC executives and industry leaders.
The first of its kind in the Mena region, the ITF is a sophisticated facility that incorporates live tools and software to extend theory into practice in a fast-paced, applied environment. It is a technologically advanced 24-seat learning space which is designed to be an exact duplicate of the trading floor found in banks, equipped with the same live feeds, industry software and analytical tools.
Dr Kjerfve expressed pride at having the ITF established at AUS. "Such a unique facility will position AUS as the leader in financial education and as a provider of both knowledge and practical skills in the field of business," he said during the opening ceremony.
"The launch of this Interactive Trading Floor at the AUS School of Business Administration is a testimony to the university's commitment to providing the best in education to prepare the future business leaders in the region," he said.