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

ICMA Centre academics receive research award

Dr Ioannis Oikonomou and Professor Chris Brooks’ work on the connection between firm sustainability and the pricing of corporate bonds was recently honoured with the Outstanding Publication Award from the Financial Review academic journal. The Financial Review is an internationally recognised journal which publishes rigorous and original research providing insights into all areas of financial economics. It is the officialContinue reading

ICMA Centre Stock Market Competition 2015

The ICMA Centre is pleased to announce the forth edition of the Stock Market Competition for Schools, which will take place in its world class trading rooms. The competition is open to students in year 12 who are considering a career in finance or international trading. The event will take place on Thursday 2nd July 2015, 9.30am – 4.00pm. The competition is designed to giveContinue reading

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