Partnerships and Accreditation

The ICMA Centre is in partnership with a variety of organisations to ensure all programmes are up-to-date and organisations are in line to offer students great opportunities

Henley Business School – Triple Accredited Business School

Logos for Triple AccreditationHenley is one of only 53 global business schools to hold triple-accredited status from the UK, European and US awarding bodies, placing us in the top 200 universities worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2018).

Henley is also ranked among Europe’s top business schools by the Financial Times European Business School ranking.

CFA Institute

CFA University Affiliation Program logoThe ICMA Centre is part of the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program. This partnership signals to potential students, employers, and the marketplace that the university curriculum is closely linked with professional practice and is well-suited to preparing students to sit for the three levels of CFA exams.

Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI)

The ICMA Centre is an accredited Centre of Excellence of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), and only one of seven Universities in the UK to hold this status.  Centres of Excellence are a select group of UK universities, recognised by the CISI as offering leadership in academic education on financial markets.


GARP logoThe Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) is a not-for-profit global membership organisation dedicated to preparing individuals and organisations to make better informed risk decisions. GARP offers the Financial Risk Manager (FRM®) and the Energy Risk Professional(ERP®) programs, professional certifications recognised and respected worldwide. GARP’s over 150,000 Members and Affiliates come from banks, investment management firms, government agencies, academic institutions, and corporations in over 195 countries and territories. By fostering partnerships with top universities and business schools around the world, GARP seeks to bridge the gap between academic research and real-world practice and support the education of the next generation of risk professionals.

Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters logoThe ICMA Centre and Thomson Reuters have established a strong relationship and have worked together for many years, including the provision of hardware and software. In addition, Thomson Reuters equipped our flagship 40 seat dealing room.


PRMIA logoThe Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA) is a non-profit professional association, governed by a Board of Directors directly elected by its global membership, of nearly 90,000 members worldwide. Established in 2002 by a volunteer group of risk industry professionals, PRMIA’s mission is to provide a free and open forum for the promotion of sound risk management standards and practices globally.

Fitch Learning

Fitch Learning logoThe ICMA Centre work closely with Fitch Learning in the provision of the CFA Level 1, which is studied alongside the MSc Investment Management degree.

MTS Time Series

MTS Time Series The MTS Time Series provides a new high frequency data source for practitioners and academics conducting in-depth research in time series and market microstructure of fixed income markets and instruments. This new data source is offered in collaboration with MTS – the largest electronic bond trading operation in Europe – and the ICMA Centre.