The primary goal of the James Riley, Jr. Trading Room is to incorporate it into our courses so that students are well versed with new technology and methods of sophisticated financial research. In fact, students who take Seminar in Finance manage a Student Investment Fund that was started in 2008 with funding from James Riley, Jr., retired Goldman Sachs & Co. managing partner and benefactor of Adelphi University. This fund, which is now part of the University endowment, provides real-world investing experience. Students work under the supervision of a faculty member during Seminar in Finance and make investment recommendations to a committee of senior administrators and faculty members. The course is offered in both fall and spring semesters.
The James Riley, Jr. Trading Room is equipped with several Bloomberg Terminals, two ticker screens, and two high-definition TVs that bring the latest developments in the financial world to students’ and faculty’ fingertips. The Robert B. Willumstad School of Business is one of only a few schools on Long Island to offer this type of facility to its student body.
As the student-managed Investment Fund grows, and as more and more students and faculty become experienced in the use of the Bloomberg Terminals, we see a time when our Trading Room becomes a vital communication and research resource in connection with the greater world in the financial services industry.
Students and faculty: Access the James Riley Jr. Trading Room – Bloomberg Terminal User Guide. (PDF 2MB)