Major upgrade in FEU and Thomson Reuters partnership
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Thomson Reuters Manila (TR Manila) has strengthened its industry-academe partnership by supplying computer terminals equipped with its flagship product Eikon to the Far Eastern University (FEU).
Eikon – a set of financial analysis tools – will be used by students of the Institute of Accounts, Business, and Finance (IABF) and will support a more meaningful learning experience by providing them with access to real-time stock market data, analytics, trading and messaging tools for different asset classes.
Michelle Bautista, director of the Placement Office, said: “Our fruitful partnership began in 2016 and spans resource sharing, faculty and student training, internships and job postings”.
Peter Buenaseda, Senior Site Officer and Head of Human Resources at Thomson Reuters added: “Eikon is an extremely useful tool that will help future financial analysts make evidence or market-based decisions. The ability to understand and analyze big data is a critical skill for the job markets of the future and we’d like to develop this highly technical skill among students now”
“More and more IABF curriculums will be powered by input from our industry partners and advisers. This is to ensure the alignment of our students’ training with the demands of the business ecology,” added Alma Dela Cruz, IABF dean.
The ceremony to mark the occasion was held at the FEU in their Interactive Laboratory and ManCom Room – two future-ready facilities that boast of a collaborative space and an intelligent board. Attendees at the event included representatives from Thomson Reuters Manila, led by Peter Buenaseda, Senior Site Officer and Head of Human Resources, while the FEU officials and faculty were led by Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Maria Teresa Trinidad Tinio.