Finance students in St. Bonaventure University’s School of Business will now have access to real-time financial information that is standard for financial professionals, thanks to the gift of a Bloomberg terminal by the Leslie C. Quick III family.
The Bloomberg machine and subscription to the database, known as the Bloomberg Professional Service, will allow students access to financial, market and regulatory database information.
“St. Bonaventure has an outstanding School of Business. My wife, Eileen, and I wanted to build on that excellence,” said Leslie C. Quick III, class of 1975, a founding partner of Massey, Quick and Co. LLC, and a University trustee.
The Bloomberg machine and subscription to the database offer students a hands-on learning environment and the opportunity to reinforce their theoretical knowledge, Quick said. Subscription cost for the database is approximately $1,800 per month.
“Our students now gain important facility with industry technology valued highly by employers,” said Jeffrey Peterson Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Finance in St. Bonaventure’s School of Business. The Bloomberg machine also provides information that informs the buy and sell decisions of Students in Money Management (SIMM) who are charged with managing an approximately $150,000 portfolio, Peterson said.
The St. Bonaventure University School of Business is accredited at both the undergraduate and graduate levels of AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Quick is a Wall Street veteran, having been the fourth employee at Quick and Reilly Inc., the first New York Stock Exchange member to offer discount stock brokerage to the investing public. He built one of the first electronic Internet trading platforms in the industry. Quick is presently co-chair of the 150th Anniversary Campaign for St. Bonaventure University, in which more than $88 million has been raised toward the $90 million goal.