The Hodges Financial Markets Center serves as the classroom for the Practicum in Portfolio Management course for the student-managed Philip M. Dorr Alumni and Friends Endowed Investment Fund, currently valued at approximately $7 million.
The Center also offers special information resources that provide access to the latest tools and data used by finance practitioners around the world including The Bloomberg Professional Service, Thomson ONE Analytics, FactSet, Morningstar Research Reports, and CFA Institute Webcasts.
The facility is designed to create a boardroom atmosphere with the functionality of a classroom, a videoconferencing suite and a financial research center.
The room features a custom-designed, horseshoe-shaped conference table seating 20 people. Each seat is equipped with a wired microphone, as well as a Dell Latitude notebook computer, wired and wireless network access and power outlets. The room also features four 61-inch NEC plasma displays.
Construction of the Hodges Financial Markets Center was made possible by a generous donation from Hodges Capital. They provided all of the funds needed to build the Center in the Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.