The services offered in the William Garrard Reed Finance Center enhance the experiences of students in finance studies as well as those enrolled in economics, accounting and policy courses. The Reed Finance Center gives students in all disciplines an opportunity to view live stock, bond, futures, currency and options markets, and the interactions among them.

The Reed Finance Center also exposes students and faculty to research and analysis tools used by investment bankers, financial planners, finance executives and securities analysts. These tools, which include Bloomberg, FactSet, Hedge Fund Research Database and Wharton Research Database (WRDS), help students better understand the financial world, and how to create and employ financial data.

Located on the first floor of the Ernest A. Koury, Sr. Business Center, the center provides opportunities for students’ professional development outside of their classes to hone their skills needed to usher the field of finance into the future. The center sponsors training, such as Wall Street Prep, to develop their quantitative abilities, and mentors case competitions designed to utilize the knowledge they have learned in classes to real world applications. The center also creates programs to equip students with the knowledge and expertise to choose their career and navigate the interview process – speaker seminar series, mock superdays and advising on various career paths.

Reed Finance Center student assistants are available during the academic year to help students and faculty with the software and tools in the center.

Upcoming Events

Elon Alumni in Real Estate
April 12, 7:30 p.m.

Elon alumni will discuss their role and experience in the real estate industry as well as address mentorship, networking and Covid’s effect on the industry. They’ll also provide advice for students looking to break into CRE! Panelists: Ryan Rabbitt ’16, acquisitions manager at The Donaldson Group; Casey Torto ’19, leasing representative at Boston Properties; Katherine Southard ’07, senior associate at CBRE; Lauren Pettit ’12, senior real estate manager at Comcast; and Thomas Gardner ’18, senior financial analyst at JBG SMITH. Email for the Zoom link.

Careers in Wealth Management & Financial Planning
April 22, 7 p.m.

Have you considered a career in wealth management and financial planning? Ty Bilderback, who leads over 200 advisors in the Carolina East Market of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, will share his view on getting started in the industry, tips for students to help you stand out in the job market, and some of the best practices from their best advisors. Register for Zoom link.