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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

British Council Education Fair 2013, Athens, Greece

Saturday, 9 November and Sunday, 10 November 2013 14:00–20:00 This two day event is a great opportunity for anyone interested in studying at the ICMA Centre and Henley Business School.   Dr George Alexandridis, Director of the MSc International Shipping and Finance and Dr Kostantina Kappou will be there to answer all your questions about the ICMA Centre and the Henley Business school courses,Continue reading

Universities Business Challenge- Henley team reach final

Congratulations to Kadi Huang, Chris Himpich, Alex Priest and Daniel Lim for reaching the final of the Universities Business Challenge! In Particular to ICMA Centre students Kadi Huang, 2nd year Finance and Investment Banking, and Daniel Lim, 1st year Finance & Investment Banking. The semi-final was held at the offices of P&G (Procter & Gamble) in Weybridge and required the ten semi-finalists to purchase, renovate and manage a hotel business inContinue reading

Can economics determine the performance of Football managers and answer the question of which manager is next to face the sack?

A recently published research paper by ICMA Centre Professor Adrian Bell, Professor Chris Brooks and PhD researcher Tom Markham is gaining national attention in both the finance sector and the football industry.  The paper titled “The performance of football club managers: skill or luck?” is now available online and freely downloadable in an open access Journal. The paper develops aContinue reading

Peer to Peer (P2P) Lending – ‘Bank on Dave’ and many others

If you live in the UK, you may have seen the Channel 4 television programme on 28th February this year (2013) entitled ‘Bank on Dave’. Burnley Savings and Loans to give it its other name, is a company (not a bank) which offers 5% ‘deposit’ rates to lenders and offers loans to those who cannot obtain funding from the highContinue reading

New Professor of Real Estate Finance

The ICMA Centre and the University of Reading are delighted to welcome Professor Sotiris Tsolacos who joins the Henley Business School as Professor of Real Estate Finance. Professor Tsolacos joins us from Property & Portfolio Research, the world’s largest independent real estate research consultancy, with its headquarters in Boston. Dr Tsolacos served the company as the Director of European Research for seven years,Continue reading