Johnson Investment Counsel Investment Lab

Prof. Charles Appeadu, UC President Neville Pinto, and Tim Johnson in front of students in the investment lab
Tim Johnson headshot

Timothy Johnson, PhD

Thanks to the generosity of Timothy (Tim) Johnson, PhD, and his wife Janet, Lindner is home to the Johnson Investment Institute and the Johnson Investment Counsel Investment Lab. With its simulated trading floor, the Investment Lab is a focal point of innovation within Lindner Hall.

Tim Johnson is the founder of Cincinnati-based Johnson Investment Counsel and a former University of Cincinnati finance professor. As both a practitioner and former professor, Johnson understands the importance of providing students and faculty with access to state-of-the-art industry software and real-time data.

The Investment Lab provides students with hands-on experience using industry tools and data, which will improve their future employment opportunities. Additionally, Lindner faculty have the opportunity to incorporate the Lab into their finance curriculum.

The Investment Lab follows the schedule outlined below, unless it is booked for a class, workshop or other event.

  • Monday through Thursday: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sunday: Noon to 5 p.m.

The Investment Lab is available for classes, workshops and other events. All of these activities must be requested and confirmed through the university's room scheduling system, 25Live.


Bloomberg is a leading provider of financial news, data, and analytics to investors and analysts across the world. Bloomberg provides real-time and historical information on stocks, bonds, currencies, economic activity, and so much more.

The Bloomberg Terminal delivers unparalleled coverage of markets and securities with information across asset classes — from fixed income to equities, to foreign exchange, commodities and derivatives — integrated in one place and delivered in real time to your desktop or mobile device.

Real-time data on every market, unparalleled news and research, powerful analytics, communications tools and world-class execution capabilities–in one fully integrated solution.
Source: Bloomberg

Bloomberg Professional Sevices {BPS <go>} is the resource center home for the Bloomberg Terminal. It includes a wide range of materials including product guides and cheat sheets for various asset classes.

Bloomberg Market Concepts {BMC <go>} is a collection of e-learning courses that includes (1) an introduction to the financial markets, (2) an overview on using the Bloomberg Terminal, and (3) portfolio management using the Bloomberg Terminal.

This Youtube video has additional information on about navigating and creating custom screens in the Bloomberg Equity Screening option.

Note: The Bloomberg Terminal and BMC curriculum require a login and password. An investment lab assistant can help you.

Thomson ONE Wealth provides market data, company news and analysis, along with security screening and analysis tools. 

Thomson ONE Wealth is available on all workstations in the investment lab. You do not need a login or password to use this tool.

Thomson ONE Wealth requires you to use Internet Explorer as your web browser.

The Johnson Investment Lab utilizes financial data accessible from the Lindner College of Business Library. This data comes from numerous business and economic databases and datasets in platforms such as Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), DataStream, and Global Insight. Additionally, students can use the Business Research Guides which detail how to find and use financial data at the University of Cincinnati. These cover locating company, industry, economic data, as well as other financial resources.