30 May

Thomson Reuters Eikon Partnership

Thomson Reuters Eikon Partnership

Thomson Reuters Eikon, the world leading provider of intelligent information for business & professionals chooses the Gulf Financial Center as a partner for its Technical Analysis workshop.

On October 26th and 27th, 2015, Thomson Reuters Eikon held a workshop on Technical Analysis. The workshop was conducted by BETA Group’s Trevor Neil, a renowned expert and among Europe’s top leading and most experienced technical financial analyst and fund manager. Trevor has been a trader for nearly 40 years. As well as managing one fund and advising on another, he consults to major institutions working with traders and analysts to develop their advanced market timing skills. He does this through seminars, mentoring and consultancy.

Mr. Neil was impressed with the level of awareness and support the country is putting behind financial education of young generation

The course was conducted for a selected number of 10 trainees from different private enterprises at the Gulf financial Center premises, the First Academic Applied Financial Center in the Middle East that is located in the Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST)

Dr. Sulaiman Al-Abduljader, Director of the Gulf Financial Center commented ‘It is a pleasure to work with Thomson Reuters in supplying state-of-the-art facilities and business intelligence to the investment community. The GFC is committed towards partnering with industry leaders to provide the market with a unique interactive culture of learning while embracing the values impact investing. The GFC shall fulfill its intended role towards applied education, contribution to society and the environment.

Said Ms. Yasmin Galal, Client Specialist – Investments, at Thomson Reuters: “It’s great to see the level of dedication and enthusiasm from the GFC’s staff members and their openness to new and innovative ideas. From planning to running the workshop, I have to say it was a true success story and the feedback from the trainees, who are well established financial professionals, was superb. We at Thomson Reuters look forward to more collaboration with GUST and the GFC.”

It is worth mentioning that Thomson Reuters has selected the GFC due to the fact that it is the first of its kind in the region that is specializes in offering investment access to SMEs and alternative investment exposure to the student body in the ME to enhance their financial literacy with its high tech resources such as the smarts screens and boards, while Thomson Reuters can achieve their goal in building a computational financial simulation and delivering the most global, comprehensive and accurate data it its customers throughout this partnership.

Adding value to The GFC’s initiatives, Thomson Reuters offered to study possibility of running the simulation trading model they otherwise offer to universities. This is expected to greatly enhance the learning experience of our students as well as sharpen their professional learning GFC is committed to achieving its mission of elevating the financial skills of the generation and becoming a major contributor in achieving Kuwait’s vision of becoming the region’s leading financial center.