Partnerships and Accreditation

The ICMA Centre is in partnership with a variety of organisations to ensure all programmes are up-to-date and organisations are in line to offer students great opportunities

Henley Business School – Triple Accredited Business School

Logos for Triple AccreditationHenley is one of only 53 global business schools to hold triple-accredited status from the UK, European and US awarding bodies, placing us among the top 1% of business schools worldwide.

Henley is also ranked among Europe’s top business schools by the Financial Times European Business School ranking.

CFA Institute

The ICMA Centre became a CFA Program Partner in September 2006. The ICMA Centre is one of twelve Universities that have recognition, and in turn this partnership signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace that the university curriculum is closely linked with professional practice and is well-suited to preparing students to sit for the three levels of CFA exams.

For more information regarding the CFA institute, visit the website at

Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI)

The ICMA Centre is an accredited Centre of Excellence of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), and only one of seven Universities in the UK to hold this status.  Centres of Excellence are a select group of UK universities, recognised by the CISI as offering leadership in academic education on financial markets.


The Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) is a not-for-profit global membership organization dedicated to preparing individuals and organizations to make better informed risk decisions. GARP offers the Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and the Energy Risk Professional(ERP®) programs, professional certifications recognized and respected worldwide. GARP’s over 150,000 Members and Affiliates come from banks, investment management firms, government agencies, academic institutions, and corporations in over 195 countries and territories. By fostering partnerships with top universities and business schools around the world, GARP seeks to bridge the gap between academic research and real-world practice and support the education of the next generation of risk professionals.

Thomson Reuters

Thomson ReutersThe ICMA Centre and Thomson Reuters have established a strong relationship and have worked together for many years, including the provision of hardware and software. In addition, Thomson Reuters equipped our flagship 40 seat dealing room.

INCEIF (International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance)


The ICMA Centre and INCEIF (International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance) in Kuala Lumpur joined forces to create the UK’s first collaborative MSc in Investment Banking and Islamic Finance. The degree is in response to the growing interest in Islamic finance, and the increase in Islamic banking services, investment and other financial services based on Islamic principles. The degree includes students benefiting from having the opportunity to spend three months studying in Kuala Lumpur alongside Islamic finance professionals.


The Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) is a non-profit professional association, governed by a Board of Directors directly PRMIA Logoelected by its global membership, of nearly 90,000 members worldwide. Established in 2002 by a volunteer group of risk industry professionals, PRMIA’s mission is to provide a free and open forum for the promotion of sound risk management standards and practices globally.


7City Learning

The ICMA Centre work closely with 7city Learning in the provision of the CFA Level 1, which is studied alongside the MSc Investment Management degree.

Numerical Algorithms Group

The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) is dedicated to applying its expertise in numerical engineering to delivering high-quality computational software and high performance computing services.

MTS Time Series

MTS Time Series

The MTS Time Series provides a new high frequency data source for practitioners and academics conducting in-depth research in time series and market microstructure of fixed income markets and instruments.

This new data source is offered in collaboration with MTS – the largest electronic bond trading operation in Europe – and the ICMA Centre.