ICMA Centre Executive Education


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The ICMA Centre has a reputation for providing quality cutting edge executive education for the financial markets. Alongside internationally recognised certificate programmes, we also run general training programmes.

These include a series of practical finance workshops for market professionals and simulated trading days. We add value to our programmes not only through our team of professional industry experienced staff but also through our practical approach – “learning by doing”.

Tailored courses

Here at the ICMA Centre we are able to develop bespoke training courses for companies. With our wealth of expertise in the capital markets industry we work with many companies providing tailored to courses both in-house and at the ICMA Centre.

We are able to provide a training consultation to identify your needs and after which we develop the programme/s to meet your objectives.

We run programmes for numerous financial organisations, recent clients include Credit Suisse, KBC FP and Bank of China.


The ICMA Centre can offer bespoke courses for companies in variety of areas including:

  • Private Equity
  • Hedge Funds
  • Wealth Management
  • Strategy in Investment Banking
  • Trading Simulations
  • Repo and Securities Financing

Open Training Programmes

Investment Compliance 
The ICMA Centre, and the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) are proud to announce the most comprehensive programme for compliance professionals currently available in the Financial Markets – Advanced Diploma in Investment Compliance.

This programme builds on the success of the Diploma in Capital Markets Regulation and Compliance, which the ICMA Centre launched in 2005 in partnership with FINRA, by embedding the most successful UK industry qualification – the CISI Diploma in Investment Compliance – within an enhanced training programme for Compliance professionals.

Simulated trading days

In today’s competitive trading environment having an edge is everything.

One day in the ICMA Centre’s state-of-the-art dealing room will give graduate trainees, back-office personnel, trainee-traders and any investment banking personnel not familiar with trading, a hands-on experience that is both exciting and rewarding.

Participants can take positions, quote two-way prices and manage the risk of a $50,000,000- $100,000,000 trading book in any of the following markets:

  • European and U.S Equity.
  • Fixed Income- U.S T-Bonds.
  • Currency Options- $/Yen, Cable, Euro.
  • Foreign Exchange- $/Yen, Cable, Euro.

For more information please contact Dr Michael Smith.

Investment Compliance

The Advanced Diploma in Investment Compliance is the most comprehensive programme currently available in the financial markets. The ICMA Centre and the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) announced the exciting programme that builds on the success of the Diploma in Capital Markets Regulation and Compliance, which the ICMA Centre launched in 2005 in partnership with FINRA.

Bespoke Programmes

The ICMA Centre has the capabilities to put together a programme to suit your business’s needs and run it either in-house or here at the Centre. The Centre’s compliance professionals will lead and deliver all the training courses and ensure they are pragmatic and provide delegates with practical solutions to the challenges faced by compliance departments.

The ICMA Centre caters for all types of compliance officers ranging from introductory courses to those designed for middle and senior roles.

Sample Courses

Below you will find a sample list of areas we have included in previous courses, but this list by no means exhaustive:

  • Anti-Money Laundering Issues
  • Market Abuse Issues
  • Communicating Compliance
  • How to build and develop a world class Compliance Function
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Influencing and Negotiation Skills for Compliance Officers
  • Advanced Risk Management for Compliance Professionals
  • Trading and Compliance
  • Current Regulatory and Compliance Challenges in Investment Banking