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A supplementary note on the systemic importance of collateral and the role of the repo market

A new supplementary paper from the ICMA’s European Repo Council, written by Richard Comotto, explains the importance of collateral to the stability and efficiency of the financial system. The paper highlights how the proposed Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) would impact the movement of collateral, posing significant systemic risks and interrupting the flow of money between banks, to governments and to theContinue reading

New Publication: Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Empirical finance

A new book, edited by Professors Adrian Bell, Chris Brooks and Marcel Prokopczuk, seeks to present the quantitative techniques that are commonly employed in empirical finance research together with real world, state of the art research examples. The book, titled  ‘Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Empirical finance’ is divided into 18 chapters, each written by international experts inContinue reading

PhD student Fahad Alhumaidah published in RBS Reserve Management Trends 2013

Fahad Alhumaidah’s research has been featured in the Central Banking Publications’ (CBP) annual book titled RBS Reserve Management Trends 2013. Published in spring each year, the book presents survey results of around 60 participating central banks, responsible for more than $6.7 trillion in reserve assets, on their views of the global financial markets and the key issues facing the international monetaryContinue reading

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The Future of the Repo Market: an International Conference

Senior Visiting Fellow at the ICMA Centre, Richard Comotto, will be speaking at the upcoming conference organised by the ICMA European Repo Council, titled “A collateralised future - what really happened in the repo market during the crisis and how will it cope with growing collateral demand, stagnant supply and regulatory uncertainty?”. Richard Comotto will be a panellist in a workshop session titled: Is repo anContinue reading

The ICMA Centre strongly represented in Greece

ICMA Centre students on the MSc International Shipping and Finance (ISF) have recently concluded part 2 of their postgraduate programme.  As part of the programme, the ICMA Centre students attended two modules at ALBA Graduate Business School, in Athens, Greece; Chartering and Charterparty Analysis taught by Dr Photis Panayides and Derivatives and Risk Management in Shipping taught by Dr Visvikis.Continue reading

Prof. Adrian Bell meets future ICMA Centre students in Beijing

The 32nd floor of the International Trade Centre in Beijing proved to be an excellent venue for the first welcome event for ICMA Centre students joining programmes in Reading in October 2013. The view from CafeXplus was amazing overlooking the ‘giant underpants’ building and stimulated informative conversations between our new students and alumni from the previous two years of our programmes. Continue reading

Alumni Reunion in Shanghai

On Wednesday 3rd April 2013 Henley Business School held an Alumni reunion at La Mer Cafe in the Jing’an district of Shanghai. Welcomed by Professors Adrian Bell, Head of ICMA Centre, Kecheng Liu, Head of BISA, Jill Solomon, BISA and Dr Weizi Li, IRC – the event saw 32 alumni attend from across all areas of the business school.  WeContinue reading

ICMA Centre’s BSc in Finance and Investment Banking becomes official CFA Program Partner

The ICMA Centre is very pleased to strengthen its relationship with the CFA Institute by having the BSc in Finance and Investment Banking recognised as a CFA program partner – in addition to the pre-existing recognition of the MSc in Investment Management. In the words of the CFA Institute itself: “CFA partners with globally diverse, high profile institutions who coverContinue reading

The impact of the Financial Transaction Tax on the European repo market

Richard Comotto, Senior Visiting Fellow at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, has recently produced a report for the International Capital Market Association’s European Repo Council (ERC) on the impact of the proposed European Financial Transaction Tax. The report, entitled: “Collateral damage: the impact of the Financial Transaction Tax on the European repo market and its consequences for the financialContinue reading