Dr Michael Smith

'Dr Michael Smith

Dr Michael Smith

  • Director of Studies
  • Programme Director: MSc Investment Managment
  • Academic Director of ICMA Executive Education
  • Associate Professor in Finance

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Profile & Expertise

Dr Michael Smith has 23 years of teaching experience, both on the MSc programmes at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School and in the professional training market. He is currently Associate Professor in Finance, Director of Studies, Programme Director of the MSc in Investment Management and Academic Director of ICMA Executive Education. Prior to joining the ICMA Centre he spent 8 years as a derivatives trader in London and Tokyo.

Michael has taught a variety of trading and risk management related courses for many international investment banks and academic institutions.  He has also taught short courses in over 15 countries in four continents on behalf of the ICMA Centre and Henley Business School in topics ranging from financial market regulation and compliance to best practices in trading and risk management.  He recently developed one of the most advanced financial market trading simulations currently available, ICTrader.

Michael also has visiting professorships at the Doctoral School of Economics in Bucharest and at the Technical University of Munich.  Michael joined the ICMA Centre in 1994 and completed his PhD on the Microstructure of the London SEAQ market in 1998. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Leeds and an MSc in Finance from the University of Reading and has a Diploma in Mathematics from The Open University.

 

Specialisms

  • Equity
  • Spot FX and U.S T Bond Trading
  • Derivative Securities (Pricing, Hedging and Trading)

Events

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Taught modules

Derivatives Securities: Pricing, Hedging and Trading

The module objective is to give students a practical working knowledge of the pricing, hedging and trading of derivative securities, in particular options, via the use of trading simulations and pricing case studies/software. The emphasis of the module is on practical application and it is expected…

The module objective is to give students a practical working knowledge of the pricing, hedging and trading of derivative securities, in particular options, via the use of trading simulations and pricing case studies/software. The emphasis of the module is on practical application and it is expected…

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Derivative Securities/Trading Simulation III

Designed to combine the theoretical and practical approaches to derivatives pricing and trading. You will gain an overview of derivative securities and markets and a thorough understanding of derivatives pricing and trading. You will also be guided on the use of derivatives data and shown how to…

Designed to combine the theoretical and practical approaches to derivatives pricing and trading. You will gain an overview of derivative securities and markets and a thorough understanding of derivatives pricing and trading. You will also be guided on the use of derivatives data and shown how to…

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News & Media Appearances

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