Supporting learning and skills development in universities, colleges and schools.

Our simulations improve financial and business understanding, give a real-world context to maths learning, and test students’ key skills under the demands of time-pressure and competition.

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Finance Lab Professional: Market, Short & Limit Orders
Finance Lab Professional: Market, Short & Limit Orders
Finance Lab Professional: Limit order activity
Finance Lab Professional: Limit order activity
Finance Lab Professional: Short selling
Finance Lab Professional: Short selling
Finance Lab Professional: Pending limit orders
Finance Lab Professional: Pending limit orders
Finance Lab: Investment Analyst screen
Finance Lab: Investment Analyst screen
Finance Lab: Media Analyst screen
Finance Lab: Media Analyst screen
Finance Lab: Media Analyst screen, news story detail
Finance Lab: Media Analyst screen, news story detail
Dealing Room: Investment Analyst screen
Dealing Room: Investment Analyst screen
Dealing Room: Investment Analyst screen, showing company history
Dealing Room: Investment Analyst screen, showing company history
Dealing Room: Media Analyst screen
Dealing Room: Media Analyst screen
Finance Lab & Dealing Room Pro: Game Settings control panel
Finance Lab & Dealing Room Pro: Game Settings control panel

Finance Lab Professional’s experiential approach to investing delivers an authentic collaborative learning experience and is an essential resource for Business Schools.

The dual-screen simulation brings together the roles of Investment Analyst and Media Analyst, capturing the unique dynamics of financial markets trading.

The combination of risk-taking, strategic thinking, competition and time-pressure delivers an engaging and challenging educational and skills development experience.

The simulation provides a valuable support to undergraduate-level teaching, in Finance-related courses and modules, and in enrichment and outreach activities.

Investors trade in multi-national companies on a global equity market, responding to breaking news and fast-changing price and market data.

The simulation facilitates technical analysis by offering players the option to place buy and sell limit orders. This order data is made available to all investors, facilitating price discovery and enabling investors to assess the potential demand in the market.

The option to short sell enhances the realism of the investing experience, allowing traders to act in advance on negative news and to hedge the downside risk of a long position.

A unique combination of stories is generated for each game from an extensive news database.  Prices are affected by these news stories and by the volume of trades made by investors.  This variability of both price data and news content ensures that the simulation can be repeated with different outcomes.

Finance Lab Professional supports teaching, enrichment and outreach work:

  • Finance modules: fundamental and technical analysis, and portfolio construction and management
  • analysing and interpreting financial and business news
  • employability skills: team building, critical thinking and problem solving
  • school outreach projects
  • open days and induction activities
  • student investment societies
  • international partnerships and language learning (the simulation is in English and Spanish)