CJC’s Academy to Develop Next-Gen Market Data Experts

CJC Academy to Train A New Generation of Market Data Experts

London, June 03, 2024 – Crown Jewels Consultants (CJC), the leading market data consultancy and recognised professional services provider, is thrilled to announce the return of its pioneering Academy Program. The CJC Academy trains and nurtures the next generation of market data experts by empowering them with industry-leading skills, knowledge, and the practical experience required for a successful career in the global capital markets.

CJC’s Academy is a comprehensive, multi-faceted initiative that combines classroom-based learning, mentorship, hands-on projects, and immersive experiences. It is a rare opportunity for participants to learn from leading market data industry experts, collaborate on cutting-edge client engagements, and gain exposure to diverse market data functions via CJC’s technical and commercial operations.


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The CJC Academy officially returns with an updated syllabus, following a hiatus during the pandemic and has been a core aspect of CJC since 2012. CJC’s Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Paul Gow, has long foreseen a growing skills gap and set a directive in 2022 to make the Academy a fully-fledged aspect of CJC, complete with a dedicated support team and a structured syllabus that is in part delivered through a digital learning platform.

Speaking to Paul, he said, “CJC recognises the future of our industry lies in the hands of talented individuals who will shape it and there is a skill gap in the capital markets. Having supported the capital markets for 25 years this year, many skilled individuals are retiring or lured away to other industries, the capital markets are not the only real-time data industry. CJC’s Academy represents our commitment to nurturing talent and fostering the growth of future leaders who will drive innovation and continue to shape the industry.”

Paul Gow continues “To achieve this, I reached out to Paul Tomblin, who is highly regarded for both his mentoring skills and engineering knowledge. Collaborating with teams across the business to cover both technical and commercial disciplines, he expanded the Academy’s intake capability to include not just individuals starting their careers, like school leavers and graduates, but to career changers and those returning to work, like ex-military and government schemes.”

Recently winning A-Team Group’s 2024 award for diversity, equity, and inclusion, CJC also approached The Catalyst Collective, a not-for-profit organisation that matches Black girls and Black women for meaningful mentoring experiences. The collective works across a wide spectrum including school leavers and will collaborate on the Academy’s open day to provide young Black women with guidance to help secure their chosen careers.

Paul Gow commented, “The open day is designed to help people understand the basics of data-driven decision-making, leveraging real-time data based on real-world parallels to the capital markets. We complement this by outlining potential roles in our industry. The goal is to help participants understand what the market data industry does and embrace it. The open day is an opportunity for the next generation to make an informed decision with market data as a career path.

The Catalyst Collective’s Founder and Programme Director, Chloe Lewis said, “We are grateful to CJC for hosting and collaborating with us on this initiative. This partnership underscores the crucial role that corporations and non-profits can play together in expanding career opportunities for young people. By combining The Catalyst’s reach and understanding of young people’s needs with CJC’s industry expertise, we can help bridge the gap between their current world and future possibilities, ensuring they have the information they need to consider the widest range of career choices from an early age.”

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About Crown Jewel Consultants (CJC)

CJC is the leading market data technology consultancy and service provider for global financial markets. CJC provides multi-award-winning consultancy, operations support (OaaS), cloud solutions, and professional services for mission-critical market data systems. CJC is vendor-neutral and ISO 27001 certified, enabling CJC’s partners the freedom to focus on their core business.


About The Catalyst Collective

The Catalyst started in December 2020 as a simple idea – that by connecting Black girls with role models to act as mentors, they would accelerate towards and achieve their goals even faster. We launched our first pilot cohort of 6 pairs in January 2021, and we’ve kept going from there. This year (2023-24) we’re on track to match and support 75 mentoring pairs.

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