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Financial computing

29 October 2004

A new course in financial computing is now available for students interested in pursuing a career in the financial services.

Professor Philip Treleaven

The 30-lecture foundation course runs from January-March 2005, and offers an introduction to subjects such as investment banking, financial instruments, financial modelling, risk management and IT.

This is the first course of its kind created by UCL, offering the expertise of industry specialists from companies such as Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Reuters and Anvil Computing who will teach the course.

Philip Treleaven, Professor of Computer Science at UCL's Department of Computer Science said: "The financial services industry is one of the world's most innovative users of computing and IT. In many ways the future direction of the financial services industry will be determined by technology. This course is ideal for students considering careers such as analyst, trader or IT specialist, who need an understanding of financial services and financial computing."

To celebrate the initiative, Deutsche Bank is offering students the chance to win £1,000 for the best coursework submitted. A small number of students taking the course will also be awarded a free Bloomberg course. To be considered for the Bloomberg course, students should submit a one-page CV to Professor Treleaven.

To find out more about the course use the link below.

Financial computing course
Professor Treleaven