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Claude Littner Business School students shine in Universities’ trading competition

Students with trophy and Trading Challenge sponsor and organiser

Students from the University of West London (UWL) have won prizes for their business skills at a trading competition with fellow universities.

The three-strong group who study at The Claude Littner Business School (CLBS) came second in the University Trading Challenge at the Cass Business School, in central London on 9 December.

The team comprising Karolina Venckute, Sergio Fernadez and Mindaugas Savicius, worked their way to a very profitable silver-medal place in a field of 12 teams, by performing strongly across four challenges in trading, investment banking, portfolio and treasury. The competition actually started in November, when they began trading stocks and shares on a realistic computer simulation.

Doing well in the Challenge delivered a boost to the career prospects of the students, who won a diploma from the Society of Technical Analysts worth £1,000 and also the chance to take a mock-interview including feedback with a high-profile company in the sector.

Networking with professionals who already work in Finance was another benefit for the team, who also sharpened their trading skills by learning directly from accomplished traders, including event organiser, CapitalWave and sponsor, the Society of Technical Analysts.

Lucie Ingrams, Economics lecturer at CLBS, said: ‘Well done to our students for this very strong performance in The Trading Challenge. Providing our learners with opportunities to experience the real world of business is a priority for The Claude Littner Business School, so it’s incredibly pleasing to see them thrive in that environment.’

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