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Reliant Energy Trading Center

Hands-on experience is, without a doubt, one of the best ways to prepare students for their future careers. The Reliant Energy Securities & Commodities Trading Center gives Mays students such an opportunity.

The Reliant Energy Trading Center provides our business students with a unique learning opportunity – to experience the financial world first hand in an interactive environment.

About the center

The Reliant Energy Trading Center was established in 2000 thanks to the generous support of Reliant Energy.

As part of the Department of Finance, the center gives Mays business students access to analytical tools and volumes of real-time and historical financial data. Students also make use of the Reliant Energy Trading Center to manage the Tanner Fund, a student-run portfolio established by Jamey S. and Richard C. Tanner ’53.

Other business classes make use of the center, including a senior-level energy trading class, a course in energy risk management, and a sophomore-level course that exposes students to trading in securities and commodities markets.

Facilities

The Reliant Energy Trading Center is located on the first floor of the Jerry and Kay Cox Graduate Business Center.

The facility seats up to 40 students at computer workstations. It is outfitted with two Bloomberg terminals, four independent LED projectors, a SMART Technology system and two drop-down screens. The center also features the Kiodex Risk Workbench, a state-of-the-art trading and risk management platform.

For more information

Detlef R. Hallerman
Department of Finance
Mays Business School
306 Wehner Building
4218 TAMU
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas 77843-4218

Phone: (979) 845-8963
E-mail: dhallermann@mays.tamu.edu