Press release Tuesday Nov 26, 2019

UCB financial trading suite powered by Infront

Infront announced today that the Infront Professional Terminal has been chosen by the University College Birmingham in England for their new trading suite. It is the first university trading suite to be powered by Infront, with 21 Infront Professional Terminals in place, offering unique benefits for students.

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The purpose of the trading suite is to provide practical training opportunities for students on courses at UCB's Business School and other finance-related modules across the University. The UCB Financial Trading Suite will be a key component of the finance and accounting programs at UCB, with practical work to be integrated into course assignments.

"What we're doing here at UCB is focusing on inclusive curriculum, making it more practical, more relevant to industry and professional practice," says Dilshad Sheikh, Dean of The Business School at UCB. "More and more banks and financial investment companies are using the Infront platform, so when students are going into industry, this is exactly the terminal they will likely be faced with."

UCB will be running Infront Professional Terminal with access to global market data and multi-asset class trading covering over 8 million instruments.

“This is an exciting new opportunity for Infront to be a part of the university setting, supporting young investors as they prepare for jobs in the finance industry,” says Justin Maddock, sales manager UK. “It gives the students a head start in working with the Infront Professional Terminal that is used by hundreds of institutions in the UK and across Europe.”

About Infront

Financial professionals across Europe and South Africa rely on Infront for global real-time market data, trading, news, and analytics. With the recent acquisition of vwd Group, Infront’s product coverage also includes data and feed solutions, portfolio management and advisory solutions, regulatory compliance solutions as well as publication and distribution solutions. Our combined 3,600 customers and over 90,000 professional users benefit from the highest level of expertise in regulation, private wealth, market data and the frictionless interaction of the diverse solutions and products covering their complete workflow. Driven by our clients’ business needs, our solutions help users make money, reduce costs, adapt to fast changing market requirements and work more efficiently with ever-increasing amounts of information – quickly, easily and flexibly.

More than 500 employees in 13 countries (Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa, and United Kingdom) apply their expertise to meet the challenges of our clients, ensuring they continuously receive the best solutions and services.

About University College Birmingham

Based in the heart of the UK’s biggest regional city, University College Birmingham is highly respected by employers and industry for providing career-focused education and training. UCB specialises in vocational courses in both the Higher Education and Further Education sectors with a growing portfolio of Apprenticeships.

University College Birmingham comprises of four schools, including the Business School, School of Education, Health and Community, College of Food and Hospitality Management and School of Sport and Creative Services.

Most of our undergraduate degrees are accredited by the University of Birmingham, one of the world’s top ranked academic institutions, and our reputation for excellence means the University is a popular choice for international students, who join us from more than 60 countries. With more than 7,500 students enrolled on hugely diverse courses such as Finance & Accounting, Aviation and Airport Management, Business Enterprise, International Tourism Business Management, Digital Marketing and Events Management to name but a few, we ensure that all of our graduates are equipped with the highest level of skills and knowledge so that they are “business ready” when they leave us.


By Meredith Sledd Lindquist