Louisiana State University installed a custom 40 foot long semi-circle ticker in the atrium to let visitors know they have arrived at the E. J. Ourso College of Business.
In addition to the main ticker in the atrium, LSU added a 32 foot long ticker in the Securities Markets Analysis Research and Trading Lab, or SMART Lab. The SMART Lab provides a simulated trading floor that students use to advise the LSU Foundation on how to invest funds in the Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF), or the Tiger Fund.
Each semester the SMART Lab serves as both a classroom and resource for the students managing the Tiger Fund. The primary investment objective of the Tiger Fund is to achieve long-term capital growth by investing in U.S. equities that are members of the Russell Top 200 Index. The secondary objective is to provide students with valuable hands-on experience in security analysis and the management of an investment portfolio.
This experience allows students to gain knowledge in the fast-paced world of securities analysis, research, and trading. The lab is equipped with the latest hardware and professional analytic software such as Bloomberg, to give students significant on-the-job-style training.
Ticker Markets: Education / Universities
Design Characteristics: Circular, Straight