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Henley achieves year on year world leading results

FT Masters in Finance ranking 2015 – 32nd in the world and 8th in the UK Henley Business School continues to be highly ranked with students enjoying an even better start to their careers:  87% are employed within three months of graduation – a world top 30 position. World-class teaching and learning The Henley finance programmes are taught at ourContinue reading

Henley Business School signs MoU with the World Maritime University (WMU)

Following the inauguration of the new World Maritime University (WMU) campus on Tuesday, 19 May in Malmö, Henley Business School and WMU signed a Memorandum of Understanding on academic collaboration. WMU is a leading postgraduate maritime university founded by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations. The memorandum aims to establish a long-term relationship between the twoContinue reading

ICMA Centre academics receive research award

Dr Ioannis Oikonomou and Professor Chris Brooks’ work on the connection between firm sustainability and the pricing of corporate bonds was recently honoured with the Outstanding Publication Award from the Financial Review academic journal. The Financial Review is an internationally recognised journal which publishes rigorous and original research providing insights into all areas of financial economics. It is the officialContinue reading

ICMA Centre Stock Market Competition 2015

The ICMA Centre is pleased to announce the forth edition of the Stock Market Competition for Schools, which will take place in its world class trading rooms. The competition is open to students in year 12 who are considering a career in finance or international trading. The event will take place on Thursday 2nd July 2015, 9.30am – 4.00pm. The competition is designed to giveContinue reading

Conduct of Business Regulation in a retail context by Latha Balakrishnan

Ms Latha Balakrishnan will be delivering a guest lecture for students taking the Governance and Compliance in Financial Services module, MSc Capital Markets, Regulation and Compliance.The guest lecture will take place on Tuesday 17th March, 4-6 pm at the ICMA Centre. The lecture is also suitable for those interested in financial regulation more generally. Ms Balakrishnan will be covering the topicContinue reading

Liquidity effects and FFA returns in the international shipping derivatives market

A new paper co-authored by Nadia Kappou, ICMA Centre MSc Financial Risk Management programme director, with Amir H. Alizadeh, Dimitris Tsouknidis and Ilias Visvikis has recently been published The study examines the impact of liquidity risk on freight derivatives returns. The Amihud liquidity ratio and bid–ask spreads are utilized to assess the existence of liquidity risk in the freight derivatives market. Other macroeconomic variables are usedContinue reading

Strategic risk shifting and idiosyncratic volatility

A recent research paper, “Strategic risk shifting and idiosyncratic volatility”, by Dr Nicholas Chen with his co-authors, has been accepted for presentation at the 2015 Western Finance Association Meetings. The conference is highly prestigious with an acceptance rate from submitted papers of only 8%. Nicholas’s work helps advance our understanding of asset pricing and capital markets. More specifically, while standardContinue reading

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