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The ICMA Centre scores first class results in the National Student Survey 2013

Students studying at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, report a first class performance by the Centre giving it top scores above 90% across the board. The overall satisfaction score of 92% reflects the fundamentals of teaching on the course (94%), academic support (97%), and learning resources (95%), through to personal development (98%), and assessment and feedback (91%), all supported byContinue reading

Come and see us on 21 September 2013

Thinking of applying to the University of Reading? Our Undergraduate open day will give you the opportunity to look around the University and its facilities as well as the chance to find out more about the courses you are interested in. Between 09.30am and 3.00pm, academic staff from the university and current students will be on hand to talk to.  The ICMA CentreContinue reading

Congratulations on your A level results!

From everyone at the ICMA Centre we would like to welcome you to the University of Reading! Before you arrive If you are starting a programme at Reading in September or October you are bound to have plenty of questions, some concerns and maybe even anxieties about your forthcoming experience. Find the answer to these questions and prepare yourself for theContinue reading

Information on places available for 2013

Call our Hotline team today on 0118 378 7878 We are here to take your call from 8am to 6pm today! Places Following record applications this year, we are recruiting strongly to our programmes but we still have a limited number of places available to home, EU and international candidates across our wide portfolio of courses. One Step Away WeContinue reading

Islamic Finance: The New Regulatory Challenge

Islamic Finance: The New Regulatory Challenge is a new book co-authored by ICMA Centre Visiting Professors Simon Archer and Rifaat Ahmed Abdel Karim. The book was launched recently at the International Centre For Education In Islamic Finance (INCEIF) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We caught up with Professor Simon Archer to discuss his role at the ICMA Centre and the new book.Continue reading

The ICMA Centre welcomes new academics

The ICMA Centre is delighted to welcome four new leading academics to our teaching staff for the new academic year, starting in October 2013. Prof. Michael Clements will join as a Professor of Econometrics and Dr Andreas G.F. Hoepner will join as an Associate Professor of Finance. Dr Yeqin Zeng and Rohit Sonika have also been appointed Lecturers in Finance. Prof. Michael Clements Michael Clements obtained a BSc in economics from Bristol,Continue reading

Caution needed when using credit default swap price movements as financial barometer

Price revisions in the credit default swap (CDS) market are not an accurate measure of default risk, a new study has found. The researchers from Henley Business School at the University of Reading analysed a sample of intraday corporate CDS trading prices and quotes from GFI, a prominent inter-dealer broker, for the period from January 2006 to July 2009. TheyContinue reading

ICMA Centre PhD student Zilu Shang receives Best Paper Award at the Global Business and Social Science Research Conference

Congratulations to ICMA Centre PhD student Zilu Shang on the receipt of a Best Paper Award at the 7th Global Business and Social Science Research Conference (BSSRC).  The Conference, which took place at the Radisson Blu hotel in Beijing, China on 13-14 June 2013, was organised by the World Business Institute, a multi-disciplinary research, training and publishing institute founded inContinue reading

ICMA Centre Stock Market Competition 2013

The annual ICMA Centre Stock Market Competition 2013 took place on Monday 08th July. The competition open to year 12 students from around the Berkshire area, saw the Willink school gain 1st place for the second year in a row, followed by students from Reading School who gained both 2nd and 3rd place. The team from The Willink School wereContinue reading

Outstanding academic achievement rewarded by ICMA Centre prizes

This year the ICMA Centre had more prizes on offer than ever before, to recognise outstanding academic achievement by both Postgraduate and Undergraduate students. Following the Graduation Ceremony on Friday 5 July 2013, several students were rewarded for their effort and performance and congratulated by their peers and ICMA Centre staff. Undergraduate, Yihan Zhou, was awarded £500 for winning theContinue reading