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The ICMA Executive Education offering

ICMA Executive Education’s courses are internationally recognised and are required training by many of our Member firms.  The programmes are benchmark qualifications for both the front office and operations areas of the business and are accredited by the UK Financial Skills Partnership (FSP), the skills champion of the finance industry.  The programmes combine the best of both market and academic practice and are designed to be interactive and equip participants with practical skills they can use in their day-to-day jobs.  

ICMA Executive Education is unique in that ICMA and the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading work together to deliver training courses, taught by current and former financial markets practitioners which blend practical and academic know-how, so that candidates have a thorough understanding of the topics being discussed.

The courses attract an international client base and present an opportunity to network with counterparts from a whole host of financial institutions.  Delegates who benefit from our courses work in the top tier investment banks, stock exchanges, law firms and regulatory bodies.

Courses are class-room based, however the International Fixed Income and Derivatives (IFID) Certificate Programme is also available through distance learning. All courses can be delivered in-house.


Benefits of attending our courses:
  • Almost 40 years of front and back office training, driven by the needs of the financial markets
  • Market-wide recognition and approval
  • Course tutors are leading experts in their fields
  • New specialist courses added on a regular basis
  • In-house training can be tailored to each firm's individual needs
  • Highly discounted rates for ICMA Member firms

ICMA Scholarships

ICMA has launched a limited number of new scholarships for employees of member firms who are under 25 years of age. The intention is to develop the skills of people who are at the start of their careers in financial markets by encouraging access to ICMA EE courses, particularly the Financial Markets Foundation Course (FMFC) and Securities Operations Foundation Course (SOFC). There are a limited number of scholarships available for each ICMA member firm. Eligible students receive a further 50% discount from the members rate (already discounted by 30% from the non ICMA member rate) to attend the full suite of ICMA EE courses.


History


Since the inception of its European Seminar in 1974, the International Capital Market Association (ICMA), has been committed to providing high quality ICMA Executive Education to its members and to the market at large. The establishment by the Association of the ICMA Centre at The University of Reading in 1991, and its subsequent financial support, has succeeded in creating an institution which is setting the standards in financial markets training and education.

All of ICMA’s Executive Education training courses are under the academic supervision of the ICMA Centre and its faculty, a team comprising highly qualified academic, professional and industry experienced staff. The combination of almost four decades of market experience and academic expertise gives ICMA a unique advantage in the provision of quality training and education for the financial markets.


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ICMA Executive Education Course Listing




Level I: Introductory Programmes

Financial Markets Foundation Course (FMFC)
Luxembourg: 22-24 September 2014
London: 5-7 November 2014
      
Securities Operations Foundation Course (SOFC)
Brussels: 12-14 November 2014
London: 25-27 February 2014


Level II: Intermediate Programmes

International Fixed Income and Derivatives (IFID) Certificate Programme
Next classroom-based course:
Barcelona: 26 October-1 November 2014
 
Operations Certificate Programme (OCP)  
Brussels: 16-22 November 2014                                               

Primary Market Certificate (PMC)
London: 17-21 November 2014

Primary Market Certificate (PMC) - Hong Kong
Hong Kong: TBC
 
Primary Market Certificate (PMC) - Conventional and Sukuk Markets
Dubai: TBC


Level III: Specialist Programmes


The ICMA Guide to best Practice in the European Repo Market
London: 22 September 2014 - FULLY BOOKED
London: 17 November 2014

Collateral Management
London: 9-10 October 2014

Credit Default Swaps (CDS) - Pricing, Applications & Features

London: 22-23 October 2014

Fixed Income Portfolio Management
London: 27- 28 November 2014

An Introduction to Securitisation
TBC

Commodities - An Introduction
TBC

Commodities - Trading and Investment Strategies
TBC

Corporate Actions - An Introduction
TBC

Corporate Actions - Operational Challenges
TBC

Corporate Governance and Culture

TBC

Credit Default Swaps (CDS) - Operations
TBC

Derivative Credit Risk - Analysis and Management
TBC

Exotic Options
TBC

Inflation-linked Bonds and Structures
TBC

International repo: instrument, use, management and market
TBC

Islamic Finance & Sukuk
TBC

Measuring and Mitigating Counterparty Risk
TBC

Securities Lending & Borrowing
TBC

Trading and Hedging Short-Term Interest Rate Risk
TBC

Trading the Yield Curve with Interest Rate Derivatives
TBC


ICMA Executive Education Skills Courses

Mastering Mandates

London: 7-8 October 2014

Successful Sales
TBC


ICMA Executive Education reserves the right to cancel any of its training courses at any time up to one working day prior to the commencement of the course.

In the event of ICMA Executive Education cancelling one of its training courses, if payment of the course fee has already been made, the course fee will be credited to the institution or individual who has made the payment.




The two diplomas focus on either Securities and Derivatives or Financial Market Operations;

Each diploma is achieved by candidates successfully completing the prescribed courses at Level I and Level II with two options taken from Level III in the same pathway.
 
Relevant to all financial market practitioners, the ICMA Executive Education Diplomas provide candidates with up-to-date and practical knowledge to advance their career. Candidates will also benefit from being able to network with their industry peers.

 
Select your Diploma:

Diploma in Securities and Derivatives 

Level I: Introductory level programmes 3 days including exam
Financial Markets Foundation Course (FMFC)
Level II : Intermediate level programmes 5-6 days including exam
International Fixed Income and Derivatives (IFID) Certificate Programme

OR

Primary Market Certificate (PMC) Programme
Level III: Specialist level programmes 1-2 days (choose 2 options)
An Introduction to Securitisation
Capital Market Overview of Islamic Finance & Sukuk
Commodities - An Introduction
Commodities - Trading and Investment Strategies
Corporate Governance and Culture
Credit Default Swaps (CDS) - Pricing, Applications & Features
Derivative Credit Risk - Analysis and Management
Exotic Options
Fixed Income Portfolio Management
Inflation-linked Bonds and Structures
Measuring and Mitigating Counterparty Risk
Trading and Hedging Short-Term Interest Rate Risk
Trading the Yield Curve with Interest Rate Derivatives

Diploma in Financial Market Operations 

Level I: Introductory level programmes 3 days including exam
Securities Operations Foundation Course (SOFC)
Level II : Intermediate level programmes 5-6 days including exam
Operations Certificate Programme (OCP)
Level III: Specialist level programmes 1-2 days (choose 2 options)
Collateral Management
Corporate Actions - An Introduction
Corporate Actions - Operational Challenges
Credit Default Swaps (CDS) - Operations
Securities Lending & Borrowing 

 






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Michael MacKenzie

Director, Head of Business Development, ICMA Executive Education

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David Senior

Director, Business Development, ICMA Executive Education

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Dr Michael Smith

Academic Director of ICMA Executive Education

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ICMA Executive Education Scholarship Programme Q&A


Q: What is it?

A: The ICMA EE Scholarship is a unique and valuable subsidy designed to lower the cost of attending ICMA EE open courses. Unique because no other training provider does this as far as we are aware. Valuable because it has monetary value, educational benefit and the results may be career enhancing.

 

Q: Why are you doing it?

A: A number of ICMA EE open courses set the benchmark for high quality fixed income financial training. We are trying to make ICMA EE open courses more accessible and attractive to a younger audience who would not otherwise be able to attend. High quality financial training and executive education is sought after and highly valued by many firms. Our member firms have told us that they want to send younger employees to high quality training but budgets are tight.

 

Q: How does it work?

A: ICMA EE Scholarship delegates will receive a 50% subsidy applied to the existing member firm ICMA EE open course delegate rate. Remember that ICMA member firm delegates already receive a 30% discount over non-member firm delegates. In effect, an ICMA EE Scholarship delegate will actually pay 35% of the usual member rate and about 25% of the usual non-member rate.

 

Q: Who is eligible?

A: When you register for an ICMA EE open course you must be an employee of an ICMA member firm and be aged 25 years or younger.

 

Q: Does it apply to all ICMA member firms?

A: Yes it applies to all current ICMA member firms.

 

Q: Does it apply to all ICMA EE courses?

A: It applies to all ICMA EE open courses only. It does not apply to bespoke courses or in-house training.

 

Q: Can I apply as many times as I want?

A: ICMA EE open courses are normally well attended or even oversubscribed, so the number of ICMA EE Scholarship delegates per open course will be limited.

 

Q: Will you also apply further multi delegate discounts?

A: We feel that the ICMA EE Scholarship program is already heavily discounted so further discounts will not be applied.

 

 
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