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From everyone at the ICMA Centre we would like to welcome you to the¬†University of Reading! If you have a firm or insurance offer for an undergraduate programme at the University of Reading and you’re waiting for your results, or if you’ve recently received them, then we have put together this page to guide you through the next steps inContinue reading

ICMA Centre Professor elected an Honorary Fellow of the International Institute of Forecasters

Professor Michael Clements¬†has been elected an¬†Honorary Fellow of the International¬†Institute of Forecasters¬†(IIF), in recognition of major contributions to the¬†field of forecasting. The IIF is a non-profit organisation ‘dedicated to¬†developing and furthering the generation, distribution, and use of knowledge¬†on forecasting’ (see¬†¬†for a full description of¬†the Institute’s objectives). Michael joins two Nobel Prize winners and a Knight! Michael is Professor of EconometricsContinue reading

New 12 month MSc degree option

In order to introduce more choice for our students, we are pleased to inform you that from September 2014, we will offer a new option on all our MSc programmes. You will be able to choose from the following: The existing 9 month MSc programme running from September 2014 to June 2015 ‚Äď with graduation for successful candidates in JulyContinue reading

Outstanding academic achievement awards 2014

Following the Graduation Ceremony on Thursday 10th July 2014,¬†ICMA¬†Centre students were rewarded for their effort and performance and congratulated by their peers and staff at the Graduation reception. The winner of the longstanding¬†ICMA¬†Centre¬†MSc¬†Academic Achievement Award 2014, was Tatiana¬†Rua¬†Darte¬†who received a cash¬†prize¬†for excellent academic performance in an¬†ICMA¬†Centre¬†MSc¬†programme. Whilst undergraduates, Amy Ho and¬†Mirco¬†Balatti¬†Mozzanica¬†shared this year’s¬†BSc¬†Academic Achievement Award 2014. George Cotton, was alsoContinue reading

Congratulations to all our graduates!

Congratulations to all of our graduates who graduated yesterday and who  now join our 4,000 strong global alumni network with over 115 countries represented. The ceremony was held in the Great Hall at London Road campus and the sun kept shining throughout the day. Graduates and their families were invited back to the ICMA Centre for a champagne reception with a light buffet and strawberriesContinue reading

ICMA Centre Academics’ research featured in CFA Digest

Dr Ioannis Oikonomou and Professor Chris Brooks’ work on the connection between corporate social performance and fixed income securities was recently recognised for its academic rigor and practical significance as its summary was included in the latest issue of CFA Digest, a periodical publication of the CFA Institute (available at this link In the words of the CFA institute: “The goalContinue reading

Third edition of the ICMA Centre Stock Market Competition a success

Following last year’s success, the ICMA Centre at Henley Business School hosted the third annual Stock Market Competition in its world class trading rooms. Comprehensives, academies and independent schools all battled it out to win the competition and experience life on a trading floor. The competition was hugely popular this year with twice the number of entrants. 53 teams formedContinue reading

The ICMA Centre, Henley Business School retains its strong position in the FT Masters in Finance world rankings

This strong performance was achieved at a time when eight UK based schools each saw their position slide.¬† The ICMA Centre’s specialist Masters in Finance programmes are part of Henley‚Äôs wider continued high rankings, key to which has been several ingredients: 1. Employment success Alumni voted Henley into the world‚Äôs top 20 for the effectiveness of its careers service inContinue reading

Congratulations to PhD students Lisa and Hanyu!

Congratulations to ICMA Centre PhD students Ms Lisa Schopohl and Mr Hanyu Zhang for receiving a Scholarship for the Advanced Risk & portfolio Management Bootcamp, August 11-16 at New York University awarded by the GARP Partnership for Risk Education, in collaboration with SYMMYS. The two ICMA Centre students were chosen from a very competitive field covering six continents. During their exciting week in New York, Lisa and Hanyu will have the chance to interact withContinue reading

Annual PhD Student Presentations at the ICMA Centre

Doctoral researchers and academics at the ICMA Centre were especially busy this week with the annual PhD presentations taking place on Thursday and Friday. Each year, every doctoral researcher in the ICMA Centre provides an outline of the progress they have made in 20 minute conference-style presentations moderated and assessed by academic faculty and followed up by lively discussions andContinue reading