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ICMA Centre MSc students to be granted ICMA IFID upon degree completion

The ICMA Centre at Henley Business School, University of Reading is delighted to announce that students on seven of its Masters degrees will be granted the well regarded ICMA International Fixed Income and Derivatives (IFID) Certificate upon successful completion of their degree.

The ICMA Centre has enjoyed the support of the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) since it was established in 1991. Students on the Centre's world renowned MSc International Securities, Investment and Banking have had the opportunity to study the ICMA IFID Certificate programme alongside their degree for many years and now this is being extended to the other MSc degrees. The fact that ICMA will now be granting students who successfully pass their degree the Certificate reflects the recognition that the ICMA Centre's Masters programmes content cover all of the syllabus of this professional qualification.

John Evans, Programme Director MSc Investment Management and Head of ICMA Executive Education commented: "I am extremely happy that the Financial Services Skills Council (FSSC) in the UK has authorised this granting of the IFID certificate. Now our MSc graduates will not only leave the Centre with a first class academic degree but also with a professional accreditation that will help them start their career in the financial markets".

The Certificate will be granted to all students who successfully complete their Masters degree including the module International Securities Markets. For full details on the programmes this is applicable to visit

Published 29 August 2008

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