In line with its commitment to support reputable educational establishments with strong business and finance faculties, FBNQuest Merchant Bank, the merchant banking and asset management subsidiary of FBN Holdings Plc has delivered a ‘Bloomberg Room’ at the Lagos Business School– Pan Atlantic University (LBS).
The Bloomberg Room is a financial resource centre where students can get quick access to research tools, financial market data, analysis of banks, and other economic data to facilitate effective learning at tertiary level.
The initiative commenced in 2014 with two terminals in the LBS library, and due to demand was expanded to 12 terminals. This was also driven by the identified need to equip more students and the library community with tools for knowledge in finance and research.
The delivery of the initiative aligns with the group’s Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability (CR&S) focus areas of knowledge & skills development and sustainable finance/investment. Speaking at the media event, Kayode Akinkugbe, MD/CEO, FBNQuest Merchant Bank said,
“We are conscious of the role technology plays in providing people with access to information. We believe it is important to equip students with the right financial tools and research, and we want to contribute meaningfully to that”.
Recently the Executive council of the Lagos Business School Alumni Association (LBSAA) awarded the prestigious 2018 Lagos Business School Alumni President’s Award to FBNQuest.
This was in recognition of its contributions to the school via the Bloomberg Room and other capacity-building engagements, which have been of immense benefit to both current students and alumni.
Dr. EnaseOkonedo, Dean, Lagos Business School highlighted the importance of the resource centre to students’ “It fits perfectly with the school’s effort to provide global standard teaching and knowledge sourcing facilities. The students’ experience is significantly enriched, and the benefit of added qualifications is a bonus. We are glad to have this partnership with the organisation, and the Bloomberg terminals have been impactful for the beneficiaries and the school in general.”
The Bloomberg Terminal is one of the financial sector’s most widely used resources for real-time financial data. It also offers access to certified online courses on markets and other financial concepts available via the terminal.
About FBNQuest Merchant Bank
FBNQuest Merchant Bank is the Merchant Banking business of FBN Holdings Plc. Our services include Corporate Banking, Investment Banking, Wealth Management, Institutional Sales, and Fixed Income, Currencies & Treasury.
FBNQuest Merchant Bank commenced operations in November 2015. We offer a broad range of solutions around arranging finance through the Bank and capital markets, providing strategic advice, trading/brokering securities across asset classes, developing investment solutions and securing assets. This is done through our various divisions and subsidiaries.
We are committed to finding innovative solutions for our diverse customer base comprising; Corporates, Financial Institutions, Government, Institutional Investors and High-Net-Worth Individuals.