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New state-of-the-art Thomson Reuters Study Zone opens at Cass

Facility is equipped with the latest financial products from Thomson Reuters

Monday, 20 September, 2010

Cass Business School and Thomson Reuters have formally opened a new state-of-the-art facility at the School which will be equipped with the global information company's latest financial products.

Thomas H Glocer, CEO of Thomson Reuters talks to Cass:

The opening of this new facility marks the expansion of the successful five year collaboration between Thomson Reuters and Cass. Both Thomson Reuters and Cass are dedicated to providing the latest tools needed by the next-generation of financial business professionals.

The new Thomson Reuters Study Zone consists of three collaboration booths in which groups of four to six students can work around a single PC.  Each booth has a 32 high definition LCD monitor, integrated PC with webcam and microphone for video conferencing, fixed seating and space for wheelchair access.  The design was based on similar booths installed at City University, but customised based on feedback from Cass MBA and MSc students.

In addition, two additional PCs have been installed in the area with access to Thomson Reuters DataStream, a financial database that provides global encyclopaedic coverage of everything from company financials, to bonds and commodities data.  These PCs have larger than average 22 widescreen monitors and are ideal for groups of two to three students to work.

The Thomson Reuters Study Zone was formally opened by Thomas H Glocer, CEO of Thomson Reuters, and Alex Fraser, Chief Operating Officer of Cass Business School.  The event included a demonstration of Thomson Reuters Eikon, which aims to redefine how financial professionals work by placing the most comprehensive market information, news, analytics and trading tools available into a desktop as simple to use and collaborative as the Internet. Eikon offers a simple way to access information using the latest semantic tagging technology and removes the need to remember instrument codes or use complex interfaces.

Thomas H Glocer, CEO of Thomson Reuters, said: "I'm delighted to open the new Thomson Reuters Study Zone it represents the next stage in our ongoing partnership with Cass Business School. Our work with the School is part of our worldwide commitment to providing the financial professionals of the future with the very latest tools. Nothing illustrates that better than Eikon, our new desktop product. Its development was inspired by how students and young professionals like those here today, expect to use and interact with technology."

Alex Fraser, Chief Operating Officer at Cass Business School, said: "We are committed at Cass to providing a first class study environment for our students and this new Thomson Reuters Study Zone, equipped with all the latest products from Thomson Reuters, will help prepare our students for the realities of the business world.  The launch of the new facility is also further recognition of the long-standing partnership between Cass and Thomson Reuters and we are very grateful for their continued support."

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The new Thomson Reuters Study Zone at Cass
Anthony King from Thomson Reuters gives a demonstration of Thomson Reuters Eikon
Thomas H Glocer, CEO of Thomson Reuters, and Alex Fraser, Chief Operating Officer of Cass Business School officially open the Thomson Reuters Study Zone

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