The Charles Schwab Trading & Technology Lab provides hands-on learning environment for students interested in pursuing a career as an Independent Registered Investment Advisor (RIA)
NEW YORK –The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE: SCHW):
Charles Schwab was honored today for its support of the University of California, Irvine’s (UCI) Paul Merage School of Business during a gala celebration at the University. Schwab teamed up with UCI in 2013 to create The Charles Schwab Trading & Technology Lab which was completed this year and is now open to students.
Made possible by The Charles Schwab Foundation, the Lab is one of the cornerstones of the new 78,000-square-foot building located within the Paul Merage School of Business. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and trading software, the facility provides students with a hands-on learning designed to mimic the environment and layout of a securities trading floor.
Schwab also provided technology for the new facility, including Schwab Performance Technologies® PortfolioCenter®, one of the most widely used portfolio management applications in the financial services industry, and access to SchwabAdvisorCenter®.com, the website used by RIAs who custody assets with Schwab Advisor Services®. The technology suite also includes Schwab OpenView Gateway™ and the Schwab OpenView Workflow Library™ from Schwab Intelligent Technologies®, solutions that help advisors better serve their clients by integrating technology and best practices workflows.
The gala celebration was held on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at University of California, Irvine.
Bernie Clark, executive vice president and head of Schwab Advisor Services accepted the University’s acknowledgement on Schwab’s behalf.
Schwab Advisor Services is passionate about the RIA model and believes strongly in the value it delivers to high-net-worth investors. Attracting young people to the RIA space is critical to the channel’s success going forward and Schwab is committed to working with educational institutions across the U.S. to help mentor, train and provide hands-on learning opportunities for students who will pursue a career with an RIA.
Schwab Advisor Services engages in a wide range of efforts to support and advance the independent advisory industry. Activities include donations to non-profit organizations, as well as providing a voice in Washington, D.C. on regulatory and public affairs issues impacting RIAs. In 2013, Schwab Advisor Services launched the Schwab RIA Student Intern Program, an immersive, hands-on RIA industry-focused program designed to prepare undergraduate college students for employment with RIA firms. Schwab Advisor Services also established the IMPACT Awards in 2006 to honor advisors and firms that have advanced the industry through their visionary leadership, operational excellence and technology innovation. Schwab also created RIAStandsForYou.com, a multi-media national advertising campaign with a local marketing strategy that aims to support the RIA category and increase awareness of the independent advisory model among high net-worth investors.
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