Envision Training Centre and DGCX launch first UAE ‘Trading Campus

Dubai, 26 February 2017: Envision Training Centre and the Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX), a DMCC entity, today announced the launch of Trading Campus, a new initiative designed to educate aspiring financial market professionals.

The DGCX and Envision collaboration will provide a combination of practical workshops and lectures which aim to equip students with the knowledge and expertise needed to trade and manage investments responsibly.

Trading Campus students will gain practical financial market experience through simulator training; benefit from access to global live markets by trading financial products electronically on demo portfolios; as well as theoretical modules led by qualified experts covering all aspects of trading and risk management in global financial markets.

Graduates can also apply for internship programmes with financial institutions through the Trading Campus network and partnerships.

Gaurang Desai, CEO of DGCX, highlighted the significance of investor education and protection: “Financial markets are the cornerstone of economic growth. As the Middle East’s first derivatives Exchange, DGCX has been instrumental in transforming the derivatives marketplace by continuously educating market participants including traders, brokers and merchant communities.

With financial instruments and theories constantly evolving in the face of a challenging macro-economic environment, we see education as a key driver for growth and development of the financial markets. We are confident that the Trading Campus initiative will enhance regional investors’ financial literacy, understanding of trading dynamics and most importantly help develop their investment decisions and risk management skills.”

Bruce Powers, Chief Trainer at Trading Campus, and active participant in the financial markets for over 20 years as trader, analyst, and educator, stress the importance of a well-designed education platform: “With financial markets getting more complex every day; it is essential that market participants, both current and prospective, update themselves with skills to match the same. Our courses aim to equip participants with the edge needed to compete effectively. Our state-of-the-art infrastructure and cutting-edge technological approach delivers a very unique experience in financial markets training.”

Further details for the courses are available at www.tradingcampus.ae.

About DGCX: Established in 2005, DGCX is the region’s leading derivatives exchange and the only one allowing participants to clear and settle transactions within the Gulf region. The Exchange has played a pioneering role in developing the regional market for derivatives. 

DGCX is a subsidiary of Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), a strategic initiative of the Government of Dubai, with a mandate to enhance commodity trade flows through the Emirate by providing the appropriate physical, market, financial infrastructure and services required. It is an electronic commodity and currency derivatives exchange with 267 members from across the globe, offering futures and options contracts covering the precious metals, energy and currency sectors.  For more information: www.dgcx.ae