Welcome to the ICMA Centre

Part of the triple-accredited Henley Business School, the ICMA Centre is the product of the first active collaboration between the securities industry and a university finance department. The Centre has a global reputation for its excellence in undergraduate, postgraduate and executive educationas well as pure and applied research and consultancy.

The practical application of finance theory is one of the ICMA Centre’s key advantages and is why students and financial institutions alike choose the Centre for their education and training needs. This integration of theory with practice is achieved through the use of the Centre’s three state-of-the-art dealing rooms. All equipped by Thomson Reuters, the terminals run the latest industry simulation software such as StockTrak as well as the Centre’s own simulation software platform ICTrader.

Latest news

Conduct of Business Regulation in a retail context by Latha Balakrishnan

Ms Latha Balakrishnan will be delivering a guest lecture for students taking the Governance and Compliance in Financial Services module, MSc Capital Markets, Regulation and Compliance.The guest lecture will take place on Tuesday 17th March, 4-6 pm at the ICMA Centre. The lecture is also suitable for those interested in financial regulation more generally. Ms Balakrishnan will be covering the topicContinue reading

Liquidity effects and FFA returns in the international shipping derivatives market

A new paper co-authored by Nadia Kappou, ICMA Centre MSc Financial Risk Management programme director, with Amir H. Alizadeh, Dimitris Tsouknidis and Ilias Visvikis has recently been published The study examines the impact of liquidity risk on freight derivatives returns. The Amihud liquidity ratio and bid–ask spreads are utilized to assess the existence of liquidity risk in the freight derivatives market. Other macroeconomic variables are usedContinue reading

Strategic risk shifting and idiosyncratic volatility

A recent research paper, “Strategic risk shifting and idiosyncratic volatility”, by Dr Nicholas Chen with his co-authors, has been accepted for presentation at the 2015 Western Finance Association Meetings. The conference is highly prestigious with an acceptance rate from submitted papers of only 8%. Nicholas’s work helps advance our understanding of asset pricing and capital markets. More specifically, while standardContinue reading

Education UK Exhibition, Milano, Italy

Saturday, 28 February 2015 10:00-18:00 ATAHOTEL EXECUTIVE, VIALE DON LUIGI STURZO, 45, MILANO (map) We are pleased to invite you to meet the ICMA Centre at the Education UK Exhibition – Milano. You will have the opportunity to meet with our Academics and members of staff  who will answer any questions you may have on our top ranking finance programs, our state ofContinue reading