A Week in the Life of a Visiting Lecturer – Part 2

By Dr Carol Padgett SFHEA, Associate Professor in Finance, Head of Undergraduate Programmes, Henley Business School, Programme Director: MSc Corporate Finance. Day 3 Today was even busier than yesterday, once again I taught for six hours, but this time spent lunchtime in a meeting where we discussed future opportunities for student and staff mobility between…

A Week in the Life of a Visiting Lecturer – Part 1

By Dr Carol Padgett SFHEA, Associate Professor in Finance, Head of Undergraduate Programmes, Henley Business School, Programme Director: MSc Corporate Finance.   Most people associate Erasmus with opportunities for students to study overseas. The programme also allows staff members to visit and work at partner universities; thanks to Erasmus I am spending a week at…

My Year in Venice, Part 7: Things You MUST Do and See

By Georgia Nicklin, BSc Finance and Management with the University of Venice at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School. 1) Along with the Aperol Spritz, the Bellini is very popular among the locals and actually originates from Venice. It is also a must to try! It’s a cocktail made up of peaches and Prosecco and…

My Year in Venice, Part 6: The Best Bits!

By Georgia Nicklin, BSc Finance and Management with the University of Venice at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School. The best part of my experience was the fact that I was waking up in the centre of a beautiful city everyday. It was amazing that I could just go on a walk with amazing surroundings…

My Year in Venice, Part 5: Travel

By Georgia Nicklin, BSc Finance and Management with the University of Venice at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School. As I’ve mentioned before, I chose to get around Venice everyday by foot. This was the cheapest form of travel and I was able to admire the views and discover new places too! A lot of…

My Year in Venice, Part 4: Ca’ Foscari

By Georgia Nicklin, BSc Finance and Management with the University of Venice at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School. Whilst a lot of students at Ca’ Foscari have their lectures spread around the city, the Economics and Management students have their very own campus to themselves called ‘San Giobbe’. The campus is at the very…

My Year in Venice, Part 3: Student Life

By Georgia Nicklin, BSc Finance and Management with the University of Venice at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School. Student life is very different in Venice compared to Reading. The major differences to consider are: where to do your supermarket shopping and how much you should budget, what to eat, where to socialise, and getting…

My Year in Venice, Part 2: Accommodation & Language

By Georgia Nicklin, BSc Finance and Management with the University of Venice at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School. For the duration of my stay in Venice, I decided to live in a student residence called ESU Venezia.

My Year in Venice, Part 1

By Georgia Nicklin, BSc Finance and Management with the University of Venice at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School. Georgia is a student at the ICMA Centre studying BSc Finance and Management. The degree is a unique three year experience, where students spend their second year at Ca’ Foscari, University of Venice. As the first…

Are FX swaps and forwards missing global debt? Why the BIS is wrong.

In a fascinating piece of statistical detective work published in the latest BIS Quarterly Review, three of its foremost staff members argue that the use of FX swaps and forwards is hiding a massive quantity of debt because current accounting conventions place it off  balance sheet. They estimate that, in respect of US dollar debt,…

Real-world finance: How my degree is preparing me for industry

By Xuefei Zhu, MSc International Securities, Investment and Banking at the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School. It feels like only yesterday that I finished my blog talking about my unforgettable first week, and now I have just completed my first term studying at the ICMA Centre at Henley Business School. One term in, and I can now say that I…

Five Finance Podcasts to Satisfy Your Inner-Geek

If by some miracle you have arrived at this point in your life and haven’t heard the word “podcast”, you might very well be some form of alien creature. Podcasts are simply recorded audio files, like a radio show, but available for you to listen to at any time. Recently, podcasting (at least in America, where I’m…