The objectives of the Samuel S. Bergami Learning Center for Finance and Technology (LCFT) are to enhance the technology content of business courses, facilitate access to databases and analysis software, support research, and spread financial literacy to the community.
To that end the LCFT is equipped with state-of-the-art computers, LCD screens, cameras and reeling stock quotes, index and currency quotes, and news clips. The main classroom has twenty-eight computers. The instructor's desk is equipped with computer, video, camera, document camera, Classnet, and Crestron, which enable the instructor to have full control of the facilities in the room. The Center's facilities are in high demand by teaching faculty. Time slots are available for individual students and faculty to access data and programs, workshops, seminars and other events. University of New Haven students, faculty and staff are welcome to use the Center's facilities anytime classes are not scheduled in the Center. Classes, workshops and other events take place every semester. Special events can be held in the Center with advance scheduling through the Director or the Dean's office. In addition, small-group meetings can be scheduled in the adjacent DellaCamera Conference Room. The conference room has one computer with full access to the database and analysis software in the Center. Feel free to contact the Director to schedule events or to learn about the facilities.
Databases & Software
A number of databases and analysis programs are available in the Bergami LCFT to support teaching and research. Current students and faculty can view and access available materials and user guides by clicking the button below.Bergami LCFT on myCharger
College of Business students compete annually to manage the Charger (investment) Portfolio.
The portfolio began with seed money donated by Mr. Ralph DellaCamera '75, a member of the University of New Haven Board of Governors and a managing member and the chief investment officer for the New York-based hedge fund firm DellaCamera Capital Management.
The competition is a significant project and a requirement of several investment courses. Teams of students present their proposals to the Charger Portfolio Advisory Board consisting of the University of New Haven VP of Finance and College of Business faculty members. The Advisory Board selects the winning proposal which becomes the Portfolio's investment position for the following year.