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Who we are

The London Academy of Trading (LAT) is a privately-owned educator based in the City of London providing accredited, vocational programmes in financial markets trading.

We base our teaching on fundamental and technical analysis, trading psychology and risk management to help focused and ambitious individuals develop their understanding of financial markets and their practical trading skills, in order to improve their career prospects or supplement their income through trading.

Our teaching faculty is comprised of experienced traders and analysts from a range of companies including HSBC, Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse and Bloomberg.

Our teaching combines theoretical knowledge and practical sessions, with continued guidance throughout all programmes for all students, both in-house and online.

Working in partnership with a number of financial companies enables us to provide cutting edge technology and up-to-the-minute news and data to support the learning process.

Whether you prefer to study on-line, on the Academy trading floor, or via a blended combination of both, we can provide the flexibility to fit your studies around your existing commitments.

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What we offer

A team of leading industry traders

Learn from our experienced tutors and professional traders, with direct access to their industry specific knowldge, help and advice.

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Career Development

We provide tailored advice and networking opportunities to develop your financial career. We also offer interview coaching and CV workshops, giving you the best chance of success.

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Industry Focused

Our programmes focus specifically on trading with a practical teaching approach that will make you into a desk-ready recruit able to progress seamlessly into a job with any bank, broker or fund manager.

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Global Reach

Our interactive platform enables students to attend our programmes anywhere in the world, and our network of international business hubs supports the learning process for all overseas students.

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Global Corporate Partners

You will be exposed a live trading account with our global reaching broker. 

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Strong Academic Partnerships

Our status as an accredited academy means that we can offer you a unique accredited qualification in financial trading, helping you on your path to success.

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Our values

Our values define who we are. They are the fundamental beliefs of our global organisation.

We are driven by a desire to be the best providers of financial trading education, providing accredited qualifications that are recognised and welcomed by the world's leading financial organisations.

Our academic team care about you and your success, both in terms of learned skills and career progression.

LAT's vision is to be the market leader in provision of cutting edge,
international Financial trading expertise, providing qualifications that are recognised and welcomed by the world’s leading financial organisations.

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Alumni

Alumni

Many of our Alumni have been employed by global companies such as HSBC, Santander, Bank of China, NatWest Financial Markets, Kosovo Bank and Seagate Capital.

With strong core values and a defined education structure, our alumni are given the best opportunity to succeed in their future careers.

The LAT Alumni network of traders continues to grow, with regular events for all traders who wish to share their views within our community.

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Testimonials

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A team of leading industry traders

Learn from our experienced tutors and professional traders, with direct access to their industry specific knowldge, help and advice.

Career Development

We provide tailored advice and networking opportunities to develop your financial career. We also offer interview coaching and CV workshops, giving you the best chance of success.

Industry Focused

Our programmes focus specifically on trading with a practical teaching approach that will make you into a desk-ready recruit able to progress seamlessly into a job with any bank, broker or fund manager.

Global Reach

Our interactive platform enables students to attend our programmes anywhere in the world, and our network of international business hubs supports the learning process for all overseas students.

Global Corporate Partners

You will be exposed a live trading account with our global reaching broker. 

Strong Academic Partnerships

Our status as an accredited academy means that we can offer you a unique accredited qualification in financial trading, helping you on your path to success.

Ismail Ariny

“I used to work in trade execution dealing with primarily institutional clients but came to LAT in order to learn technical analysis. I’ve found that the interaction with both the mentors on the trading floor and within the classroom have really helped my experience on the programme.”

Andrew Davies

“I’ve always had a really keen interest in trading and have tried learning for myself, but what I really wanted was the extensive learning experience and potential careers options that LAT offers. During the programme I found LAT trading floor environment the most helpful, alongside the endless help from mentors and the interactive lessons on offer. They really helped me develop my trading and knowledge of the finanical world."

Talgat Takiyev

“Previously I worked in corporate finance within a private firm, but I always had an interest in investment and trading. After coming to the LAT trading floor, I decided this was the experience that could begin my future career in trading. The interaction and expanding base of mentors with different approaches is what I found the most useful. The ability to talk to a mentor with a similar approach is vital but being able to get a different perspective is also a great asset to have.”

Jacqui o’shea

“I was working in marketing but was looking to get into trading for additional income. LAT’s syllabus and course structure really set it apart, and the qualification you receive gives you a realy good starting point for a career in finance. The lecturers and the mentors are really friendly, accommodating and above all willing to help you no matter what issues or questions you have. All of these factors together make LAT a really great place to start a career in finance and trading.”

Raj Patel

“My Grandfather was a trader and whilst at university we covered a module in trading. I discovered that I had a real desire to learn more about trading and pursue a career in the financial markets. What I enjoyed most about the programme was being able to go straight from academic sessions onto a live trading floor where you can immediately implement what you’ve learnt. The varying views from all of the trade mentors really helped me to understand and implement what I learnt into a trading strategy to take my career forward.”

Maria Gomez

“The company I work for in Panama was setting up a Foreign Exchange platform and I am heading up the project so what I wanted was to gain a traders knowledge and learn to trade for my own personal gain as well as being able to take that forward in developing the company, in terms of taking a traders perspective on the platform instead of just a brokers. The aspect of the programme with LAT that benefited me most is the feedback we receive through mentors, the involvement during academic sessions and the overall environment on the trade desk where you can share ideas with anyone, mentors or students, and people will give you frank and honest opinions as well as helping you in any way they can.”

Aaron Bickers

“Previously I was working in marketing but what I really wanted was a career where I can have both financial and time freedom as well as being able to use my experience and knowledge of sociology and psychology to progress a career in finance. The ability of having talented and knowledgeable mentors that are easy to approach and constantly trying to help you was great in helping to develop my knowledge and a strategy suited to me.”

Steve Griffiths

“I was proprietor of a mortgage intermediary business for eight years and needed a fresh challenge.  I had already spent time training with another proprietary trading floor in 2010 but feel I have developed so much more in a one month with LAT than I did in my previous trading education.  I was introduced to and helped develop a strong robust understanding of the technical, macroeconomic and psychology essence of trading that I hadn’t been exposed to before. The Mentors were all very accommodating, approachable and extremely knowledgeable with their individual styles and opinions to trading and this helped assist my development in a very diverse manner.”

Parmveer Sunnar

“I have recently completed my second year of studying for my Economics degree, during which I developed a big interest in the financial markets. The main reason I joined LAT was for real life exposure to the markets and to see if a career in trading was for me. I have learned a huge amount since being here not only in the classroom but also on the trading floor. I still have a huge amount to learn but I am looking forward to applying the skills that I have learned in the future."

Ehsan Nabatchian

“Since I enjoyed studying economics, accounting and maths during my A-levels and at university, I’ve found the perfect career to use all these subjects together. However, knowledge doesn’t guarantee success in the trading world as much as practice and experience. LAT offers both practice and access to mentors who share their experience alongside professional advice relating to trading and the lifestyle. Given that I’m finishing my first month of my 3 month course, I’m receiving high quality help and advice.”

Jigar Mankani

"I only really had a lot of theoretical exposure to the financial industry without much practical exposure. The three month trading programme has helped given me a deeper insight into the industry and provided me with the pivotal skills required to get far within the financial industry. This is saying a lot considering that I am only in my first month!
I feel that all the elements of the programme (the theory and practical sessions) helped me develop my understanding of the financial sector immensely.  Both sessions tend to be very interactive, and equally insightful.
The mentors all have tremendous amount of knowledge in their field which they can effectively communicate regardless of your background. They are also very friendly and approachable!
My reason for choosing LAT was that I was impressed with their two day training programme (which I attended with my university). I was very impressed with how much I learnt in two days, so it was easy for me to work out that I would gain a lot of vital skill and knowledge needed for a strong career in finance.”

Cameron Bowen

"Before I joined LAT I had very limited experience in the financial sector. I graduated from University with a Sports Science degree but decided on a career change. I did some research into the ‘trading’ industry, and felt that with hard work I could succeed in this field. I then joined LAT as a blank canvas. My experience with LAT was exceptional, a mixture of market exposure and a great learning environment has helped develop my trading skills but what I felt was the most important thing was the attitude and attentiveness of the mentors. The course has given me a great stepping stone into the industry, and I hope to build on this to develop into a successful trader."

Henry Green

"I joined LAT in September 2014 after completing my degree in Real Estate BSc at the University of Reading. My initial reason for enrolment onto the course was to give me an edge when competing for institutional trading roles against graduates with more highly desirable degrees. After fully immersing myself in the world of proprietary trading during the 3 month course, my view has completely changed. LAT has equipped me with all of the technical tools needed for sound market analysis and I am in the process of building a solid trading strategy which will lead me into a career trading independently. The mentors on the floor have instilled confidence and market wisdom from day one and their ability and knowledge is undoubtedly the stand out feature of the course. My time here at LAT is almost complete but I am certain it has provided me with a strong basis from which to build a successful trading career." 

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