Dr Michael Smith

Director of Studies

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

Michael smith

Specialisms

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

Location

ICMA Centre, Whiteknights Campus

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.

Dr Michael Smith is currently Associate Professor in Finance, Director of Studies, Programme Director of the MSc in Investment Management and the MSc in Finance (formerly known as the MSc in International Securities, Investment and Banking). He is also the 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.

Advanced Derivative Securities Hedging and Trading

The course is designed to give students a basic practical working knowledge of the hedging and trading of derivative securities, and in particular options. Most textbooks on the subject are...

Module code: IC315

Work Placement and Project

This module gives students the opportunity to pursue a work placement with an external organisation broadly related to the general sphere of their degree studies. The aim of the module...

Module code: ICM309

Derivative Securities

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...

Module code: IC317

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...

Module code: ICM211

Past Events

Education UK Exhibition - Almaty, Kazakhstan

30th October 2016 Risos Hotel, 506/99 Seifullin Avenue, Сorner of Kabanbai Batyr Street

Education UK Exhibition - Astana, Kazakhstan

29th October 2016 Rixos President Hotel, 7 D. Kunayev Street, Astana, 010000, Kazakhstan

Nonlinear Evolution in U.K. Stock Returns and Volume Nonlinear Time Series Analysis of Economic and Financial Data. Edited by P. Rothman (1999) pp 165-178 (with C. Brooks and M. Hinich) Modelling the Bid-Ask Spread: An Ordered Probit Model for the Touch on SEAQ Stocks (1999) (with C. Brooks)

Nonlinear Evolution in High Frequency U.K. Stock Returns and Volume Nonlinear Time Series Analysis of Economic and Financial Data edited by P. Rothman (1999) pp 165-178 (with C.Brooks and M. Hinich)

Nonlinear Evolution in U.K. Stock Returns and Volume Nonlinear Time Series Analysis of Economic and Financial Data. Edited by P. Rothman (1999) pp 165-178 (with C. Brooks and M. Hinich) Modelling the Bid-Ask Spread: An Ordered Probit Model for the Touch on SEAQ Stocks (1999) (with C. Brooks) Nonlinear Evolution in High Frequency U.K. Stock Returns and Volume Nonlinear Time Series Analysis of Economic and Financial Data edited by P. Rothman (1999) pp 165-178 (with C.Brooks and M. Hinich)