Tuesday August 27,2013 : TRADING SCHOOL LAUNCHED
 
Sporting Solutions and the University of Salford partner up on trading school project that is a first for the betting industry.
 
Sporting Solutions, the B2B software and data services division of the Sporting Index Group, has entered into a major collaboration with the University of Salford to establish a Trading School of Excellence for the betting industry.
 
Individuals who successfully complete the establishment's course will be awarded a Post-graduate Certificate in Sports Pricing and Trading – a higher education qualification positioned between a Degree and a Masters.
 
Sporting Solutions says that in recent years the betting industry has shed its inherent pricing and trading skills, and the company is committed to invest in these talents in order to ensure that its partners benefit from the highest quality of pricing and in-play trading across the widest range of sports and markets.
 
“The TSE is a ground-breaking initiative that will reinforce both our core trading values and our commitment to innovation,” said Simon Trim, managing director of Sporting Solutions.
 
Comprising a range of customised programmes and modules, the TSE will further develop the core competencies of the company’s trading staff, serving to enhance the professional development of its traders, he added.
 
Dr Ian McHale, director of the Centre for Sports Business and Reader in Statistics at Salford Business School, said:
 
“With a record of research and academic expertise in sports statistics and analytics, economics and finance, the Centre for Sports Business can offer a wide range of training and consultancy opportunities for the sports industry.
 
“The Trading School of Excellence will give Sporting Solutions staff the best possible training in the field of pricing and trading from some of the UKs’ leading sports analysts and statisticians."
 
The TSE will be launched in September and will be hosted at Salford Business School.
 
The TSE plans to meet individual development needs, delivered via a mixture of onsite and distance learning. The programme, designed for a group of up to 15 students at a time, consists of two modules with each module running twice a year.