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Articles from: July 2010

Professor John Board appointed as the new Dean of Henley Business School

Henley Business School this week announced that Professor John Board will become its new Dean from 1 October 2010.

Professor Board who is currently Director of the ICMA Centre has an outstanding academic in his own right with a strong track record in research and over the past five years, built the ICMA Centre into one of the largest specialist education finance departments in Europe, with an international reputation for undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education.

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ICMA Centre Senior Fellow gives comment on Reuters Insider

ICMA Centre Senior Fellow Richard Comotto has appeared on Reuters commenting on a recent International Capital Market Association (ICMA) white paper looking at the financial crisis in Greece and the preceding crisis with the collapse of Lehman Brothers.

The white paper addresses the area of short selling as a key function of the markets which is currently under review for strict regulation on a national and European level.

Follow this link to see the film on Reuters Insider.

Champagne and Celebration at the ICMA Centre

Champagne and smiles were certainly not in short supply at the ICMA Centre this week when over 200 students celebrated their achievements at a reception held at the Centre prior to the Graduation Ceremony in the Great Hall.


With record student numbers this year the students did not disappoint with results. The Centre was spoilt for choice in awarding its annual MSc and BSc Academic Achievement Awards. Due to the outstanding achievement of three MSc students, all three were awarded the achievement prize of £250: Xi Chen, Mary Jane Chiong and Indrajeet Mohite. The BSc Class of 2010 presented a wealth of high achievers with a third achieving Firsts, but the prize of £500 went to Anthony Beevers who graduated top of the class.

Awards didn’t stop there, the annual Vetiva Prize for Best Graduating African Student was bestowed on MSc student, Olayemi Olukayode. The £1000 prize was established by one of the ICMA Centre’s alumni, Dr Olaolu Mudasiru, who is now Deputy Managing Director of Vetiva Capital Management Limited in Nigeria. Dr Musasiru, said of the prize:

“We hope that Vetiva’s undertaking to recognise and modestly reward excellence will be a contributing factor in motivating individuals to reach within and bring out the very best that they have on the inside.”

Mr Olukayode had even more reason to smile when it was announced that a job offer came along with the prize this year.