International Fixed Income and Derivatives (IFID) Certificate Programme, 2nd Edition
The ICMA Centre at Henley Business School, University of Reading, has an international reputation for undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education for the financial markets. Established in 1991 with funding provided by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) in Zurich, the Centre is housed in a purpose-built modernist building with state-of-the-art facilities including three dealing rooms. The Centre recently celebrated the opening of its new extended facilities funded by a £5m donation from ICMA, which includes an additional flagship 40-seat dealing room sponsored by Thomson Reuters.
The International Capital Market Association is the self-regulatory organisation and trade association representing constituents and practitioners in the international capital market worldwide. ICMA’s members are located in 50 countries across the globe, including all the world’s main financial centres, and currently number some 420 firms in total. ICMA performs a crucial central role in the market by providing and enforcing a self-regulatory code of industry-driven rules and recommendations that regulate issuance, trading and settlement in international fixed income and related instruments. ICMA liaises closely with regulatory and governmental authorities, both at the national and supranational level, to ensure that financial regulation promotes the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the capital market.