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Custom programmes

Executive education

The ICMA Centre has a reputation for providing quality cutting edge executive education for the financial markets.

Alongside internationally recognised certificate programmes, we also run general training programmes. These include a series of practical finance workshops for market professionals and simulated trading days. We add value to our programmes not only through our team of professional industry experienced staff but also through our practical approach – “learning by doing”.

Tailored courses

Here at the ICMA Centre we work with clients to develop bespoke training courses for companies. With our wealth of expertise in the capital markets industry we work with many companies providing tailored courses both on site and at the ICMA Centre.

We provide training consultation to identify your needs, after which we develop the programme/s to meet your objectives.

We run programmes for numerous financial organisations, recent clients include FCA, KBC FP and Bank of China.


The ICMA Centre can offer bespoke courses for companies in variety of areas including:

  • Private Equity
  • Hedge Funds
  • Wealth Management
  • Strategy in Investment Banking
  • Trading Simulations
  • Risk Management

We also run bespoke programmes jointly with our colleagues in Henley Business School who can provide a wealth of knowledge and experience in soft skills such as leadership, marketing and counselling.

Potential areas of study

Below you will find a sample list of areas we have included in previous courses, but this list by no means exhaustive:

  • Anti-Money Laundering Issues
  • Market Abuse Issues
  • Communicating Compliance
  • How to build and develop a world class Compliance Function
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Influencing and Negotiation Skills for Compliance Officers
  • Advanced Risk Management for Compliance Professionals
  • Trading and Compliance
  • Current Regulatory and Compliance Challenges in Investment Banking

Simulated trading days

In today’s competitive trading environment having an edge is everything.

As part of a course that can run from 1 day to 3 weeks, the ICMA Centre’s state-of-the-art dealing room gives graduate trainees, back-office personnel, trainee-traders and any investment banking personnel not familiar with trading, a hands-on experience that is both exciting and rewarding.

Participants can take positions, quote two-way prices and manage the risk of a $50,000,000- $100,000,000 trading book in any of the following markets:

  • European and U.S Equity.
  • Fixed Income- U.S T-Bonds.
  • Currency Options- $/Yen, Cable, Euro.
  • Foreign Exchange- $/Yen, Cable, Euro.

For more information or to arrange a 1 day taster, please contact Dr Michael Smith.

Contact us

If you have any questions, please call our Executive Education team

Telephone: +44 (0)118 378 8239