The ICMA Centre is very proud to congratulate PhD student Yingying Wu on her receipt of a Best Paper Award at the 19th Global Finance Conference, taking place at DePaul University in Chicago on May 23-25, 2012. The prize was awarded for the paper “Commodity Futures Prices: More Evidence on Forecast Power, Risk Premia and the Theory of Storage” (co-authored with Chris Brooks and Marcel Prokopczuk).
Yingying’s PhD studies current focus on the research of Commodity Futures Pricing Models with convenience yield in particular and she is pursuing her PhD under the joint supervision of Dr Marcel Prokopczuk and Professor Chris Brooks. She obtained an MSc in International Securities, Investment and Banking from the ICMA Centre in 2010 with distinction. Prior to her masters, she holds B.A. in Law from Beijing International Studies University and worked as an intern with Taishan Capital in Beijing.
The ICMA Centre has just finished hosting 37 delegates from the Securities Association of China for a 3 week course on Asset Management studies.
The 37 students represented many various members of the Securities Association of China and came from across their nation. Many of them would never have met each other if it weren’t for their inclusion on the ICMA course.
‘The visit has been a very positive experience for both the delegates and the teaching staff,’ says Professor Adrian Bell of the ICMA Centre, ‘Not only have the members of the Securities Association learnt a lot that will help them as they move forward in their careers, but they have also had a chance to forge exciting new networks across their home country and here in the UK.’
During their last week at Reading the delegates were treated to a special evening at the Greenlands campus of Henley Business School where they were presented with their certificates and treated to a barbecue on the lawns overlooking the Thames.