Bloomberg for Education: Global Financial Data Crowd Sourcing Project for University Students

Dear IIMB students,

Leah Dodell ldodell2@bloomberg.net and Sheil Naik snaik16@bloomberg.net from the Bloomberg Global Data Team at Princeton invite you to this very interesting, educative and hopefully challenging online project on Industry classifications.

Students can hone their research skills and put them to practical, industry-relevant use by supporting Bloomberg. And they can do this from wherever they are!

While this invitation has been extended to only the select group of schools that subscribe to Bloomberg, the students working on it do not need to have access to the Bloomberg terminal to work on this project.

For any queries, Please reach out to Leah Dodell ldodell2@bloomberg.net and Sheil Naik snaik16@bloomberg.net who are managing this project.

WHO SHOULD PARTICIPATE?
Students and research scholars across all years can participate. This is irrespective of branch of study.

WHY TO PARTICIPATE
– Be part of an elite team support Bloomberg’s best-in-class Global Data product
Get a prestigious certificate of completion from Bloomberg’s Global Data team
Gain valuable insights into global classification standards for companies.
– Add value to your classroom learning by developing research skills relevant to industry needs
– Earn bragging rights for having supported Bloomberg to make the terminal richer and more accurate

WHY TO PARTICIPATE
– Be part of an elite team supporting Bloomberg’s best-in-class Global Data product
Get a prestigious certificate of completion from Bloomberg’s Global Data team
Gain valuable insights into global classification standards for companies.
– Add value to your classroom learning by developing research skills relevant to industry needs
– Earn bragging rights for having supported Bloomberg to make the terminal richer and more accurate

HOW TO PARTICIPATE?
-> Step 1: Sign up for the Crowdflower Elite Platform at https://elite.crowdflower.com/?view=register to create a login to perform the tasks.
-> Step 2: Go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8PF36LG and fill in your name, email, Crowdflowerlogin, and school so that we have these for our records.
This is essential for us to be able to create the electronic certificates for you. Please remember that you are responsible for entering your details accurately. We will not be responsible if the login name you enter in the form doesn’t match your actual crowdflower login, or if there are spelling mistakes in your name or School name.
-> Step 3: Login as a CONTRIBUTOR at
-> https://elite.crowdflower.com/?view=login
This will inform Crowdflower of your role in the project
-> Step 4: Start your Tasks! Click the link – http://bit.ly/bbginsttype
This is where you will actually perform!

WHEN TO PARTICIPATE (Deadlines)
October 18, 2015: Complete Steps 1-3 above October 19,2015: Project Starts November 15,2015: Project ends November 23,2015: Certificates Issued for successful participants

HOW TO PARTICIPATE SUCCESSFULLY
To be eligible for the Certificate of completion from Bloomberg’s Princeton-based Global Data Team you will need
TASKS: over 300 completed
ACCURACY: Over 85%

A detailed description of the project is attached with this mail.

Thank you.Bloomberg

Bloomberg Training

The Centre for Capital Markets and Risk Management would like to invite you to a Bloomberg Training Session on September 30, 2015 from 3:00-4:15 Pm, in Room K-21. Roshni Saigal from Bloomberg will be conducting this workshop.  Please confirm your attendance.

S.G. Badrinath and Akanksha Jalan

Talk by Srinivas Pulavarti on The Investment Climate and Asset Allocation Frameworks in Global Financial Markets

The Centre for Capital Markets and Risk Management is pleased to invite you to a talk by Srinivas Pulavarti, titled

THE INVESTMENT CLIMATE AND ASSET ALLOCATION FRAMEWORKS IN GLOBAL FINANCIAL MARKETS

Srinivas “Srini” Pulavarti, is President and Chief Investment Officer, UCLA Investment Company. Mr. Pulavarti is responsible for defining the strategic vision for management of the UCLA’s portfolios while directing the UCLA’s staff and overseeing more than 100 external investment managers. Previously, Mr. Pulavarti served as president and chief investment officer of Spider Management Company, which as of July 2012 managed $1.9 billion for the University of Richmond in Virginia and $1.1 billion for 23 other entities, for a total pool of approximately $3 billion. Under Mr. Pulavarti’s leadership, the Spider endowment was consistently ranked as one of the nation’s best-performing among universities. Among his previous positions, Mr. Pulavarti served as director of global investment strategy for Citigroup Pension Investments; director of investments for Johns Hopkins University; investment manager for Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company, and senior analyst of fixed income and sovereign debt for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

VENUE: Room C-13 on Thursday,  September 24, 2015 from 4:15-5:30 PM. Refreshments afterwards.

Talk by Dr. Alex Frino, Dean, Macquarie School of Management

MGSM-Alex-FrinoThe Centre for Capital Markets invites you to a talk by Dr. Alex Frino, Dean and Professor of Finance, Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Sydney Australia. Prior to his role as Dean, Alex most recently served as the CEO of the Australian Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre, an initiative of the Australian Federal Government.
Dr. Frino will be speaking on high-frequency trading and its impact on stock-futures arbitrage. His paper titled “The Impact of Latency Sensitive Trading on High Frequency Arbitrage Opportunities” is available on request.
The presentation will be held on Tuesday, May 5th 2015 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM at the IIMB Campus.(

 

Workshop on Commodities and their Derivatives on 27th February, 2015

The Centre for Financial Markets and Risk Management at IIM-Bangalore is pleased to announce the first in its series of workshops, conducted by Srinidhi Raghavendra, Vice President, Commodities at Singapore Exchange.  During the workshop, Srinidhi will describe commodity and commodity derivatives markets, structures and exchange systems. Commodity trading strategies and nuances will be addressed. Considerations involved in hedging and techniques to manage risk and the drivers of volatility will be discussed from a practitioner perspective.

At Srinidhi SGX - web]SGX, Srinidhi leads the bulk commodity derivatives product portfolio comprising of coal and dry bulk freight derivatives. In addition, Srinidhi oversees the development of OTC trading and clearing platforms. Srinidhi holds a Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA) from NUS Business School, National University of Singapore. He is a Chartered Accountant from India and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst. He holds a Bachelors in Science majoring in mathematics, economics and statistics.

The workshop will be held on Friday, February 27th, 2015 from 4:15- 5:30 PM in Room P-11.

 

 

Bloomberg Training

Dear all,

This is to remind you of the Bloomberg training sessions in which you had expressed interest.  Here is the program.

9:30  – 11:00 AM FIRST SESSION, P-22
11:15 – 11:30 AM AWARD PRESENTATION
11:30 – 1:00PM SECOND SESSION, P-22

Initially, the first session  was meant for faculty and the second for students. Given the demand it seems to make sense to open up both sessions rather than have 50 people crowd one. Therefore I request that some of you who had committed to the 11:30 AM session consider attending the one at 9:30 so that you may all have a good chance of getting your questions answered.

The overwhelming preference from the requests I received was for “beginner” training and that will be the focus in both morning sessions. Ms. Saigal of Bloomberg is available from 2:00-3:00 PM tomorrow, if there is any interest in a more “advanced” sessions from you.

Look forward to seeing you there.

S.G. Badrinath

Prabhu Venkatachalam

So You Think You Can Trade?

This competition is open for all students of IIM, Bangalore. You are required to create your own unique logins and complete the registration process.
Competition begins on 5th January 2015 and will go on until 5th February 2015.
Contact Prof. Badri for help and trading strategies. All the best!