Welcome to the Margolis Market Information Lab (MIL)

And the Infinium Capital Management Trading Lab (TL) at the College of Business, University of Illinois.

Launched in 2009 by a landmark gift from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Trust, the Market Information Lab has become one of the most highly utilized university finance labs in the United States. It is equipped with state-of-the-art electronic sources of financial and business data and software products used globally by industry firms.

During the fall and spring semesters the MIL staff teaches over 200 instructional workshops to provide students with hands-on practice with these software applications. We believe that exposure to these tools at an early stage will help prepare Illinois students to become future leaders within the finance industry.

A competitive edge

Exposure to and competency with these tools will provide University of Illinois students with a unique skill set to differentiate themselves in the workplace and become business leaders

Our mission

Our mission is to be a leader in educating the next generation of managers in better understanding financial research and risk management tools, and to provide a cutting-edge learning environment where students from the University of Illinois will be known for being best equipped to enter the vast world of finance.