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ICMA Centre alumni come up trumps for future Greek students

Two alumni of the ICMA Centre, University of Reading have showed their belief in the Centre and established the Solidus Securities SA Scholarship for Greek students.

This unique scholarship is open to all Greek applicants to any of the ICMA Centre's eight Masters degrees who demonstrate strong academic ability. The scholarship includes 50% of tuition fees and the opportunity to undertake one to two months work experience at Solidus Securities SA in Athens, Greece.

The alumni Alex Sinos and Nick Kaltsogiannis both graduated from the ICMA Centre's MSc International Securities, Investment and Banking in 1995. Alex co-founded Solidus Securities SA in 1999 and is now Managing Director. The firm is one of the leading privately owned Securities houses in the Greek capital market, with a clientele of more than 20,000 accounts. Nick is the firm's Executive Director and is also a member of the International Capital Market Association's Education Committee.

Nick commented: "Our aim in establishing this Scholarship was to enhance the bonds between Solidus Securities SA, the Greek financial and academic community and the ICMA Centre by giving Greek graduates the opportunity to become members of the ICMA Centre family, fulfilling their academic ability and making the start of a promising professional career."

Professor Board, Director of the Centre said, "We are delighted with Alex and Nick's success and their desire to help other Greek students benefit as they have done. This Scholarship bears testament to the belief that our alumni have in the ICMA Centre and we are fortunate for the great support we receive from our alumni."

For criteria and further information regarding the scholarship please visit

Published 23 June 2008

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