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Wellington College students try their hands as traders for a day

Year 12 students from Wellington College in Crowthorne visited the ICMA Centre on Wednesday to take part in a stock market competition, in which pupils were pitted against each other in a simulation of a trading floor.  19 students engaged in a competitive and informative session, which gave them an insight into the financial markets industry.  17-year-old Claudia Rule madeContinue reading

EU/UK Scholarships announced for ICMA Centre Masters in Finance Programmes

The ICMA Centre is delighted to announce a series of up to twenty 50% scholarships available to EU applicants for our 2016/17 Finance Masters programmes  The ICMA Centre’s Masters programmes feature in the top world rankings in Finance and are part of the triple-accredited Henley Business School based on University of Reading’s award-winning campus. The Centre delivers a range ofContinue reading

Update: MSc Islamic Finance and Investment Banking moves to Malaysia

From September 2016 the ICMA Centre is hoping to offer MSc International Banking and Islamic Finance degree at our University of Reading Malaysia campus based in EduCity, Nusajaya rather than in the UK.  This will allow students to study for a UK degree from a top 1% university, whilst being based at our state-of-the-art campus in Malaysia. The programme will beContinue reading

ICMA Centre Scores 87% in Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2015

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) is run by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) who are a national body dedicated to improving teaching and learning and enhancing the experience of postgraduate students. The in-depth survey results for 2015 allows us to listen to student feedback on what went well and what can be improved on. This year 100 universities tookContinue reading

ICMA Centre strengthens link with CFA

The ICMA Centre was happy to host Mr Nick Bartlett of the CFA Society of the UK this week. Mr Bartlett (Director of Education in CFA Society, UK) addressed students of the BSc Finance and Investment Banking and discussed the process, benefits and market value of both the CFA and IMC accreditations in connection with the recent evolutions in theContinue reading

Alcohol, tobacco, and gambling: Do “sin stocks” really outperform other publically listed companies? – Award winning paper by ICMA Centre academics

Award winning research “The Price of Sin Aversion” by ICMA Centre Associate Professor of Finance Andreas Hoepner and co-author Hampus Adamsson has hit the headlines this week, with the Financial Times featuring an article about it in their paper on Monday. Hoepner and Adamsson’s paper brought to question the idea that “sin stocks” like alcohol, tobacco, and gambling outperformed otherContinue reading

ICMA Centre PhD student wins best student paper at Principles for Responsible Investment Conference

PhD student Lisa Schopohl has won a PRI-Sycomore AM Award for the most outstanding research in responsible investment in the Best Student Paper category. The prizes were awarded at the PRI in Person conference, a week-long programme with a focus on responsible investment. Part of the triple-accredited Henley Business School, the ICMA Centre saw it’s students Xue Li and MarcusContinue reading

Undergraduate open days at the ICMA Centre

Thinking of applying for a Finance degree at Henley Business School’s internationally recognised ICMA Centre? Our open days will give you the opportunity to experience the Henley Business School for yourself and find out about the courses you are interested in. When are they? Our next Open Days will take place on Saturday 3 and Saturday 17 October 2015. BeContinue reading

Infrastructure Funding, Finance and Institutional Investment – a new guide by Professor Brian Scott-Quinn

Infrastructure is the new buzzword in finance these days even though infrastructure has been important at least since the days when the Romans built their roads across Britain and Europe. The difference today is that increasingly the government says it cannot finance such infrastructure – roads, railways, power generation, telecoms, airports etc. The telecoms industry is already completely privately owned in most countriesContinue reading

Results 2015: A warm ICMA Centre welcome to our new students

We would like to say a huge congratulations to everyone who received their long-awaited A-level results today, and a warm and well-deserved welcome to all our new ICMA Centre students. You’re about to join the Henley Business School community, studying at one of the top 1% of business schools in the world, equipped with state-of-the-art dealing room facilities featuring ThomsonContinue reading