VR allows remote working bankers, traders to keep on top of their game

LONDON (Reuters) – Once the preserve of gamers, virtual reality (VR) has been seized on by the financial sector as a way of enlivening home working for lonely traders or isolated executives and replicating real-world sales, networking or training events. The hope is that virtual reality spaces will resuscitate team spirit, especially when bringing in new employees. “I think VR technology adoption is going to continue to grow over time,” she said. At a bond conference in Munich last year, Finnish bank Nordea gave investors a virtual tour of its Copenhagen trading floor through VR headsets. But while there is momentum in the sector, to be fully effective VR technology must overcome constraints such as limited display size, processing power, and battery life.

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