How to Make the Most of Summer 2020: Suggestion #4

Suggestion #4: Take advantage of the programs and resources offered by The Hughey Center for Financial Services / Trading Room.

Did you know that the Trading Room has been hosting a new event series: FIRESIDE CHATS | Connecting you with industry experts?  Attend these chats virtually to stay engaged and continue your professional development.

In addition, several of the Trading Room’s key databases are available remotely.  Take advantage of the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the programs that are relevant to your career interests.

  • FactSet: FactSet is a complete source for financial information, combining more than 200 databases from industry-leading suppliers and powerful analytical tools into a single information system. FactSet has more than 50 applications that allow users to analyze companies, portfolios, markets, and economies seamlessly. The program’s platform enables users to customize data and to present data in an infinite variety of formats, including customized reports and charts. Some of the tools included are: Company Analytics, Real-Time Market Data, Market Analysis, Ownership Analytics, Deal / M&A Analysis, Hosted Data Storage, Portfolio Analysis, Risk Analysis, Fixed Income Analysis, Screening Tools, and Spreadsheet Models.  Apply for an account for remote access here.
  • Capital IQ: Capital IQ Platform is a web and Excel-based research product that combines deep information on companies, markets, and people worldwide with robust tools for fundamental analysis, idea generation, and workflow management. Capital IQ Platform is deployed at over 2,700 leading investment banks, fund managers, private capital firms, and corporations worldwide. Apply for an account for remote access here.
  • Morningstar: Morningstar Inc. provides a wide range of independent investment research to individual investors, financial advisors, and institutional investors. The company’s information products cover approximately 100,000 different investment options and are distributed in a variety of print and electronic formats.  Its reports provide coverage of closed-end funds, college savings plans, exchange-traded funds, mutual funds, separate accounts, stocks, and variable annuities. In addition, the company offers asset management, indexes, investment consulting, and retirement planning services.  Please visit the Bentley University Library website to get more information on how to access the database remotely.

For more information on the Trading Room, including its calendar of events and hours of operation, click here.

By MaryEllen Ryan
MaryEllen Ryan Senior Associate Director, Pulsifer Undergraduate Career Development Center MaryEllen Ryan