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

Henley climbs the league table for Accounting and Finance in Complete University Guide 2017

The Complete University Guide 2017 has announced that Accounting and Finance at Henley Business School has moved up to 14 overall in the UK out of over 100 institutions. The same subject area was ranked in the UK top 10 for graduate prospects and quality of research. Part of the triple-accredited Henley Business School, the ICMA Centre delivers a rangeContinue reading

Dr Ioannis Oikonomou wins Teaching Excellence Award

Dr Ioannis Oikonomou, Associate Professor in Finance at the ICMA Centre, has won the student driven RUSU Teaching Excellence Award for Henley Business School. As part of the annual Reading University Student’s Union (RUSU) Excellence Awards, students at the University of Reading were asked to nominate staff that they believed to have gone above and beyond expectations.  The RUSU websiteContinue reading

Henley Public Lecture: Dr Andreas Hoepner discusses the myth of outperforming “sin firms”

Professor of Finance at the ICMA Centre Dr Andreas Hoepner addressed an audience of Henley Business School students and external visitors at this year’s Henley Business School Public Lecture. The lecture, titled “Investing in sin firms: is vice really nice?”, brought into question a paper published by Hong & Kacperczyk in 2009, which claimed that so called “sin firms” –Continue reading

First-year Finance Student Liberty Godfrey wins Ewan Page Prize

Liberty Godfrey, first-year BSc Finance & Investment Banking student at the ICMA Centre, has been awarded with the University of Reading’s prestigious Ewan Page Prize. The award, named after a previous Vice-Chancellor of the university, recognises three undergraduate part 1 students every year for having received the highest entry A-level grades in their year. The prize of £130 in bookContinue reading