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ICMA Executive Education is a globally recognised provider of financial training, with a number of our programmes being mandatory within ICMA Member firms.

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.  Our Executive Education 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) and the CFA Institute.

In addition to our main programmes which are offered in partnership with the University of Reading, ICMA also offers a series of non-certified, non-examined workshops.  Topics include European Regulation, Bond Syndication, Ethics, Repo, Collateral Management, the GMRA and the ICMA Primary Market Handbook.
Download brochureICMA Executive Education is a unique partnership between the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) and the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading.  We work together to develop the highest quality of training, delivered by current and former financial markets practitioners.  This approach enables us to blend practical and academic know-how, so that candidates have a thorough understanding of the topics being discussed.*

Our qualifications and training programmes attract an international client base and present an opportunity to network with counterparts from a whole host of financial institutions.  Delegates includes those working in the top tier investment banks, stock exchanges, law firms and regulatory bodies.

ICMA Executive Education offers candidates the opportunity to achieve a recognised financial markets diploma by completing training in a defined pathway.  The two diplomas, focusing on either Securities and Derivatives or Financial Market Operations, are achieved by candidates successfully completing the required Introductory and/or Intermediate qualification in addition to two ICMA training programmes.

in 2013, ICMA launched a programme to provide scholarships for employees of member firms who are under 25 years of age.  There are a limited number of scholarships available for each ICMA member firm. Eligible students receive a further 50% discount off the member rate.

Our public courses are delivered via classroom based teaching with several qualifications also available to study online.  All of our training programmes can be delivered in-house, providing companies with a cost effective solution, if there are a number of employees to be trained.

Benefits of attending our courses:
  • Almost 40 years’ of front and back office training, with new programmes driven by the needs of the market
  • Market-wide recognition and approval
  • Course tutors are leading experts in their fields
  • In-house training can be tailored to each firm's individual needs
  • Highly discounted rates for ICMA Member firms

Programme Recognition

As a result of the continuing high standard of content within our training, ICMA Executive Education has been confirmed as an ‘Approved Provider’ under the CFA Institute’s Continuing Education Programme.  Candidates who study with us will receive a designated number of credit hours which can be used towards study with the CFA.

In addition, the ICMA Fixed Income Certificate (FIC) and ICMA Operations Certificate Programme (OCP) are both recognised by the UK’s Financial Skills Partnership (FSP): the FIC for ‘Advising on securities in the wholesale market place’ and ‘Advising on derivatives in the wholesale market place’, while the OCP is included for the ‘Operations’ area.

ICMA Educational Workshops

In addition to ICMA Executive Education, ICMA also offer a series of non-certified, non-examined workshops which take place throughout the year.  Topics include European Regulation, Bond Syndication, Ethics, Repo, Collateral Management, the GMRA and the ICMA Primary Market Handbook.
For more information on these workshops, please go to ICMA Educational Workshops.

*Please note: the qualifications and training programmes offered by ICMA Executive Education cannot be used as credits towards courses or degree programmes offered by the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School or the University of Reading.
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