The Singapore Exchange (SGX), in conjunction with Nanyang Technological University (NTU), have established the ‘Centre for Financial Excellence’ to train Asia’s next generation of capital market professionals. The Centre will resemble the floor of any large modern financial operation with 80 algorithmic trading terminals supplied by technological partner RTS RealTime Systems, and real-time data from SGX.

The Centre aims to promote excellence by providing up and coming capital market professionals with the most up-to-date skills in a realistic environment and promote understanding of capital markets — not just to NTU students but also professional traders and the general public. Corporate directors can receive an education in governance and startup companies can get a handle on the best ways to grow their business via Singapore’s capital market. Teachers will come from academia and the industry and classes will begin in October 2010.

NTU President Dr Su Guaning said the Centre will “take Singapore’s development as a financial trading and R&D hub to a new level”. Nanyang Business School is regarded as Singapore’s and one of Asia’s best, and is the only Singapore school listed in the top 30 of this year’s Financial Times’ Global MBA rankings.

source & full article: Singapore Business Review