BVI joins Plato Partnership to launch new trading certification programme

The qualification is aimed at market practitioners across the buy and sell-side, and will take place in Frankfurt, Germany.

Traders across the buy- and sell-side, along with fund managers, trading staff and supporting personnel, can now keep up to date with current trading-related issues through a new Trading Certification Programme launched today by Plato Partnership in collaboration with the German Investment Fund Assocation (BVI) and Professor Dr Peter Gomber, chair of e-finance at Goethe University in Frankfurt.

“The education development process of trading staff and supporting functions is essential in today’s marketplace,” said Plato Partnership CEO Mike Bellaro. “This Trading Certification Programme is designed to help participants have a better understanding of the complex trading ecosystem that exists today. This will help in allowing staff to make more informed trading decisions, improving implementation, and raising the bar on the governance process.”

The programme is expected to roll out regionally, with Germany as the first market. Starting in November 2022 and taught by Dr Gomber, the course will be held at the BVI offices in Frankfurt and cover market models in electronic financial markets, algorithmic and high frequency trading, current and upcoming regulatory trends and initiatives, dark pools, the interaction between buy-side and sell-side institutions, liquidity measurement and transaction cost analysis, best execution, trading simulations, empirical market microstructure.

BVI’s 116 members represent €4 trillion and account for 95% of the German market. The association has been working with Plato Partnership since its launch in 2016.

Christoph Hock, Head of Multi-Asset Trading at Union Investment, commented: “I am delighted to see this high-quality programme launch and be part of the team to help to deliver it here in Germany. It is an exciting milestone for Plato and for the trading community to learn about the dynamics and keep up to date with the latest developments in the digital age.”