We have developed a training programme to improve trading skills. The programme consists of a series of components shown in the chart below. Programme organisers can structure course using any combination of the components listed.
Intercompany Summer interns competition (running June-July each year)
This is in a competition format allowing recruiting institutions to evaluate their interns and compare their performance with interns from other financial institutions (a daily leader board email is despatched to management).
Intercompany Graduate trainees trading competition (running Jan-Feb each year)
This is in a competition format allowing institutions to evaluate their graduate trainees identify and compare their performance with trainees from other institutions (a daily leader board email is despatched to management).
Bespoke training for more experienced traders
This course allows institutions to review and analyse trader performance, identify limiting behaviour and weaknesses in approach. It is often combined with the 1-2-1 session module to discuss and resolve issues.
Participants have access to our suite of online videos which cover the following topics:
- Use of our trading simulator
- Introduction to trading
- Behavioural finance
- Trader and Portfolio Manager performance profiling
Our trading simulator has been designed to create as realistic experience as possible. Key features include:
- Real assets
- Live prices
- Realistic VaR based risk management
- Web based / No software installation required
- Available 24/7
Our programmes include access to our 120 page textbook: Financial Markets Trading written by experienced traders. This textbook provides an overview of the financial markets from a trader’s perspective and explains financial terminology, essential concepts and basic financial calculations.
The training programme includes an optional online exam module which tests participant’s knowledge of financial terminology, essential concepts and basic financial calculations contained in our textbook. The exam lasts 30 minutes.
The calculated metrics are combined into individual results packs (one for each participant). The packs are twenty pages long and assess trading performance across more than 40 metrics.
Course organisers are provided with a heat-map comparison showing the performance of all participants across the key course metrics.
Participants can arrange one to one performance analysis and trader coaching sessions at an additional cost. Please contact us for more information.