Remote Access to Bloomberg

Bloomberg is available for remote access by faculty, researchers, staff, and students currently affiliated with the University of Toronto while the Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre (FLC) remains closed due to COVID-19.

Creating Your Bloomberg Account

A Bloomberg Terminal account is required in order to access Bloomberg remotely.  Please ensure your existing account is active OR create a  new account BEFORE your reserved time slot(s).

If you do not already have a Bloomberg Terminal account, please visit the Bloomberg for Education Portal at https://portal.bloombergforeducation.com. Once in the Portal, select the ‘Sign Up’ link to sign up for a Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) account, using your university email (i.e. firstname.lastname@utoronto.ca), as a Learner.

For more step-by-step instructions on how to create your account, and information on resetting your password, or re-activating your account, please see the Remote Access to Bloomberg User Guide.

Making a Reservation for the Bloomberg Terminal 

Once you set up your Bloomberg Terminal account, you will need to complete the Bloomberg Calendar Registration Form maintained by the Rotman Finance Research & Trading Lab in order to register to use the Bloomberg Remote Access Calendar. Once your information is verified, you will receive a confirmation email from the Rotman Finance Research & Trading Lab.

To make a reservation for time on a Bloomberg terminal, please use the calendar link below - you will authenticate using your UTORid:

Bloomberg Reservation Calendar Link 

You can also use this link to make any changes to your bookings. 

You can reserve one-hour time slots, with a maximum of six time slots (i.e. six hours) per week. Time slots can be booked back to back or individually over the course of the week. If you require access for more than six hours per week, please contact utm.lkcflc@utoronto.ca to request additional time slots. 

If you need to cancel your reservation, we ask that you do so at least 12 hours in advance. To cancel your reservation, log back into the Bloomberg reservation calendar using the link provided above, and expand the ‘Current Reservations’ section. Click on the trash can icon next to the reservation you would like to cancel, and the slot will be released.

Users who access Bloomberg without making a reservation will disconnect any current users on the terminal; this is why we are requiring reservations to manage access. FLC staff will be monitoring usage. Users who connect to Bloomberg without reserving a time slot in advance or who begin their session or end their session outside of their reserved time-slot may have their access privileges revoked.

Citrix Receiver Client

Bloomberg Anywhere requires a Citrix Receiver client for both PC and Mac users. This client can be downloaded here: https://bba.bloomberg.com/Install/Client.

If you are a Mac user AND are using Safari (version 12 and above), Microsoft Edge, or Google Chrome, Bloomberg Anywhere will NOT recognize this client unless it has been installed from the link above.

Please ensure the Citrix Receiver client is installed on your computer prior to accessing Bloomberg Anywhere. You will need to click on the .ica file that the client generates to access Bloomberg.

Bloomberg Remote Access Quick Start Guide

For detailed instructions (including screenshots) on: creating accounts, making reservations, connecting to Bloomberg, and available support, please consult our Remote Access to Bloomberg User Guide.