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Complexity in financial markets

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Presentation of the Complexity in financial markets SimTrade Day


This SimTrade Day about complexity in financial markets is reserved for students of ESSEC Grande Ecole who registered for the Managing in complexity course of Prof. Laurent Bibard.

How to register to the SimTrade Day

In order to register to the SimTrade Day, you need to create an account on SimTrade with your ESSEC e-mail address with the format

Objectives of the SimTrade Day

The objective of the SimTrade Day is to illustrate the complexity in financial markets.

The SimTrade Day is composed of courses and simulations. It gives you a pedagogical and playful approach to understand the complexity in financial markets.

Two aspects of the complexity in financial markets are studied:

  • The randomness of stock market prices

  • The expectation of market participants

Pedagogical dynamics

This SimTrade Day gives you great freedom to learn: you can start with theory in courses or with practice in simulations.

The SimTrade Day starts on Tuesday 28 April 2020 and finishes on Tuesday 30 June 2020.


The courses and simulations of this SimTrade Day cover the following topics:

  • Organization of financial markets

  • Evolution of stock market prices

  • Market efficiency

  • News and market expectation

Terms of the SimTrade Day

The Simtrade Day includes individual on-line work: take courses, launch simulations.

  • With courses, you will access to knowledge validated by on-line MCQ tests.

  • With simulations, you will acquire skills evaluated on the basis of your market activity.

You will interact with other participants and the pedagogical team through case studies (peer grading) and discussions forum to ask questions and leave comments.

Training time

The time to spend on the SimTrade Day (courses and simulations) is estimated to 5 hours.

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About the author of the certificate

Professor François Longin
ESSEC Business School

« The ambition of this SimTrade Day is to make you discover the complexity in financial markets both in practice and in theory. »

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