On the 8th November, Year 12 Business and Economics students were invited to use the state of the art dealing room facilities within the financial centre (ICMA Centre) of Henley Business School, which are the best of its kind in Europe. It entailed an hours worth of high paced, intense trading on the dealing simulation, but not before being taught the ins and outs of trading by Dr Ioannis Oikonomou, director of undergraduate degrees at the Business School. This gave us a brief understanding of the fundamentals behind it all, and we were then ready to begin our adventure into the realms of the trading world. After a hard fought hour, with everyone feeling the agony and the ecstasy of good and bad trades, Oliver Ede, after a late surge of intelligent short selling, pipped an unfortunate Will Hoggin to top spot. He finished with and astounding 6-figure profit of just over £600,000.
It was a unique experience which we all extremely enjoyed, and we would like to thank Henley Business School for allowing us to use their impeccable facilities, and to Mr Ames and Mrs Hartley, for organising and taking us on the trip.
By Luke Klincewicz 12D