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Maraist Financial Services Lab

The Maraist Financial Services Lab opened in August 2018 and offers the latest technology for students to gain real-world experience in portfolio management, financial strategy, trading, modeling, and business performance analysis. It will also provides data resources and statistical tools to enrich research opportunities for business students, faculty and the community.

The 1,178 square-foot facility is located in F.G. Mouton Hall. The Bloomberg Terminals provide students and faculty the same platform used by the world’s leading banks, corporations and government agencies. The service includes real-time price data, financials, news and trading data to build portfolios, benchmark fund performance, conduct portfolio analysis and compare investment strategies.

Maraist Financial Services Lab features:

  • 24 computer workstations
  • 12 dual-monitor Bloomberg Terminals
  • Interior and exterior full-color LED tickers with a continuous live feed of current stock prices
  • Rise Market Wall with global financial market data
  • Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) certification

In addition to Mike Maraist and the Maraist family, financial support for the Lab is also provided by the Gachassin family, Gene Fortier State Farm, and Darnall Sikes Wealth Partners LLC.

For more information, contact the Moody College of Business at moodybusiness@louisiana.edu