The Long and Short of Trading — Simulation Workshop

Curious about the exciting world of trading?

Join us at this trading simulation workshop to learn about financial market fundamentals as well as experience first-hand the fast-paced trading action of the financial markets.

Through this workshop, you will:

  • Gain a better understanding of financial markets and how they work
  • Understand how quantitative methods can be applied to financial markets
  • Engage in a hands-on interactive market simulation that replicates real-world events

This workshop is especially useful for those interested in trading, risk management and Fintech roles.

Participants should have a basic understanding of financial market terms (e.g. Bids, Asks, Longs, Shorts) and how price action works (e.g. why a 40 Bid would be filled at 35, where there was an existing 35 Offer in the market prior to the entry of the 40 Bid). Deeper knowledge of financial markets is not required.

There will be a questionnaire that interested participants will have to complete. This will help short-list participants with the appropriate base understanding.


Gerard Tong

Gerard Tong

Director, Epitrain

Gerard is a financial market veteran with over 20 years’ industry experience in Singapore and London, working with banks, service providers and market regulators. He has conducted lectures and executive training in financial market, project management, and Fintech programmes, for audiences of all hierarchical levels throughout his professional career.

His industry experience augments his training and development capabilities, allowing him to transform dry, challenging topics into engaging and relevant learning journeys for his audience.

Gerard holds a Masters in Financial Engineering. Apart from direct coaching to banks and exchanges, he serves as an Adjunct Faculty Member at National University of Singapore and Singapore Management University.

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Date: Wednesday, 8 September 2021

Event Time: 9am – 12pm

Industries: Financial Services

Faculties: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, NUS Business School, School of Computing, School of Design and Environment, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Science

Target Audience: All students with basic understanding of financial market terms