Reliant 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 (RTC) gives Mays students such an opportunity.

The RTC provides our business students with a unique learning opportunity – to experience the financial world first hand in an interactive environment. Students may also complete the necessary requirements to earn Bloomberg Certification. For more information, stop by the center and visit with a RTC student worker when classes are not in session.

About the center

The RTC was established in 2000 thanks to the generous support of Reliant Energy, and fully renovated and expanded in 2017.

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 RTC to manage the Tanner Fund, a student-run portfolio established by Jamey S. and Richard C. Tanner ’53, Technical Analysis, Trade Floor Dynamics, the first course that Trading, Risk & Investments (TRIP) students would be required to take.

Other business classes may request use of the center through Dr. Detlef Hallermann.


The Reliant Energy Trading Center is located on the first floor of the Jerry and Kay Cox Graduate Business Center, Wehner Building room 192.

The facility seats up  to 50 students at computer workstations. It is outfitted with 25 Bloomberg terminals, four independent LED projectors, a SMART Technology system and three projectors with  drop-down screens. The center also features the Kiodex Risk Workbench, a state-of-the-art trading and risk management platform, and various other special programs. Various campus wide activities are held in the center , including the BP trading competition and more.

For more information or requests, please contact Dr. Hallermann.

Detlef R. Hallermann
Department of Finance
Mays Business School
351A Wehner Building
4218 TAMU
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas 77843-4218

Phone: (979) 845-8963