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Doctoral Researcher Rupini takes part in Responsible Investment Roundtable

Doctoral Researcher at the ICMA Centre, Rupini D Rajagopalan, recently participated at a Responsible Investment (RI) Roundtable which was sponsored by Insight Investment, Lombard Odier Investment Managers and RBC Global Asset Management. The roundtable, titled “Responsible investing for sustainable returns” discussed various key questions that sought to better understand Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues. The roundtable also sought toContinue reading

ICMA Centre students to visit Tsinghua University for Summer Program 2016

Three masters in finance students at the ICMA Centre have been awarded scholarships to take part in a summer exchange program with China’s PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University.  The scholarships are made available to the ICMA Centre’s students as part of an ongoing partnership between Henley Business School and one of China’s most prestigious universities. Students were asked toContinue reading

Henley in world top 40 and UK top 10 in Financial Times Global Masters in Finance ranking 2016

The FT ranking of the best Masters in Finance programmes in the world has seen year on year improvements for the employment and career positions for Henley graduates – now number 15 in the world (3 in UK) for the percentage of students employed within three months of graduation. These top positions speak volumes for the calibre of student, facultyContinue reading

Top 10 result in Guardian University League Tables 2017

Accounting and Finance at Henley Business School has been ranked 9th in the UK in the Guardian University League Tables 2017, climbing 3 places since last year. The subject area also gained excellent results in elsewhere in the table, with 96% satisfied with their course and 91% satisfied with the teaching. Part of the triple-accredited Henley Business School, the ICMAContinue reading

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

Students take part in the CFA Research Challenge

ICMA Centre students have taken part in the annual CFA Institute Research Challenge, an international competition open exclusively to undergraduate and postgraduate students of official CFA Programme Partner institutions. The competition requires participants to use every bit of their skills in analysis and synthesis, critical thinking, and in-depth knowledge of the market in order to produce an extensive valuation reportContinue reading

MSc Investment Management Reaffirmed as CFA Program Partner

In January this year, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute reaffirmed the University of Reading’s status as a CFA Program Partner with the ICMA Centre’s postgraduate degree MSc Investment Management. The CFA Program Partnership is offered to institutions that are “academic leaders and champions of practical, relevant, and thought-provoking investment education programs”. The course’s status as Program Partner demonstrates to studentsContinue reading