The session will be delivered jointly by the School of Management and Amplify Trading and will be an excellent opportunity to have a taste of what it is like to study with us in an online environment. You'll also experience some of the real life aspects of being an asset manager.
Asset Management Simulation with Amplify Trading
The session will be led by two speakers. Mike Willis joined the University of Bath in 2009 after spending twenty years in Investment Banking. He worked for Credit Swiss as part of the structured derivatives team before moving into Fund Management with Allianz Global Investors and then F&C Asset Management where he managed UK funds. Mike is a Senior Lecturer in the Accounting, Finance and Law division and teaches Accounting and Finance related courses on postgraduate and undergraduate degrees.
We will also be joined by Xiaoyu Zhang from Amplify Trading. Xiaoyu has 7 years of international financial market trading and training experience. Prior to joining Amplify Trading, he was a derivatives trader at Morgan Stanley in London. Xiaoyu has designed and delivered courses for top financial institutions and universities around the world, including Morgan Stanley, Guotai Junan, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, The University of Hong Kong and Imperial College London. Xiaoyu graduated from the Department of Economics, University of Bath (first class honours). His paper on behavioural finance was published in the European Journal of Applied Economics. Furthermore, he used to be an external consultant for a European education charity.
Participants act as asset managers who need to apply macroeconomic understanding and invest USD 20 million across a variety of asset classes in response to breaking news and events.
What will you gain?
- Valuable insights into the contemporary financial market from the reference point of an asset manager
- In-depth simulation reports that help you to identify your preferred career path in finance
- Develop the essential technical knowledge employers are looking for
- An opportunity to learn from industry professionals and build your own world-class network
This is a highly recommended event if you are joining one of our Finance suite of degrees. Please note that places are limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis.