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A real estate bubble in medieval England?

Financial history experts from Henley Business School’s ICMA Centre are to investigate the possible existence of a real estate bubble in medieval England. The University of Reading has recently won a research project grant worth almost £200,000 from the Leverhulme Trust.[1] The research team, comprising Professors Adrian Bell and Chris Brooks, will examine in detail the workings of the EnglishContinue reading

Presentation by David Roberts, the Chairman-Elect of the Nationwide Building Society

We are pleased to welcome David Roberts, the Chairman-Elect of the Nationwide Building Society. David’s presentation will focus on corporate governance and culture using the banking industry as an example and will contrast the mutual model followed by Nationwide with joint stock owned businesses such as Lloyds and Barclays. Venue: ICMA Centre, Large Lecture Theatre (Room 150 on the firstContinue reading

Tsinghua University PBC School of Finance Summer Program Scholarship 2015

Do you want an opportunity to visit and study in China for two weeks this Summer? We are very pleased to announce that Tsinghua University, PBCSF have awarded the ICMA Centre 3 scholarships for students to join their Summer Programme from June 28 to July 10, 2015 in Beijing. The Scholarship covers the full programme fee, room and board (onContinue reading

Be in Demand- Postgraduate studies at the ICMA Centre

Are you a current undergraduate student at the ICMA Centre or University of Reading and interested in a future career in finance? Would you like to find out more about our uniquely designed Masters degrees in Finance? If you would like to find out more about the postgraduate programmes offered at the ICMA Centre and how a Masters in FinanceContinue reading

Statistical Model Selection with `Big Data’ by Sir David Hendry

On Wednesday 28th January, Sir David Hendry visited the ICMA Centre, and gave a joint ICMA Centre and Economics Department seminar on Statistical Model Selection with `Big Data”.  Sir David has been the pre-eminent British econometrician for the last forty years, and was knighted for contributions to social science in 2007. He spoke to a large audience on the difficulties involved in selecting useful modelsContinue reading

Price discovery in the 18th Century

New research by Professor Adrian Bell, Chris Brooks (both of the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School) and Nick Taylor (of the University of Bristol) has been published in Cliometrica: The Journal of Historical Economics and Econometric History. The journal specialises in original research that focuses upon the use of modern economic theory and econometric techniques to investigate historical issues. TheContinue reading

Insights into Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing by Neil Brown

Neil has worked in investment for 13 years. Before joining Alliance Trust Investments in August 2001, Neil spent 4 years at Aviva Investors where, most recently, he was an SRI Fund Manager. Neil’s investment career started at Pensions & Investments Research Consultants where he was a senior researcher. In 2004, he moved to Threadneedle Asset Management where, as well asContinue reading

Institutional investors, business and the public good from transactions to relations by Colin Melvin

Colin joined Hermes Fund Managers in 2002 and became CEO of Hermes Equity Ownership Services in 2005. Colin provides advice and assistance to pension funds and other institutional investors in the areas of responsible asset management, corporate governance, voting and engagement. He is currently an Associate of the Centre for Corporate Governance Research of the University of Birmingham and aContinue reading

Great results for Henley in the University Research Excellence Framework 2014 rankings!

The Research Excellence Framework (REF) evaluates research and its impact every six years. Henley Business School faculty were entered into two units of assessment in the national 2014 REF. Both units received excellent results. In particular for Business and Management, Henley, including the ICMA Centre, is now is ranked in the top 10% for internationally excellent and world-leading research. InContinue reading

Congratulations to all our December 2014 graduates!

Congratulations to all our students who graduated last week and in particular to our distance learning students and MSc Investment Banking and Islamic Finance. The graduation ceremony took place in the Great Hall at the University of Reading’s historic London Road campus. After the graduation ceremony, graduates and their families were invited back to the ICMA Centre for a champagne reception. During the ICMA Centre reception Professor AdrianContinue reading