Capturing the Student Experience

The ICMA Centre is home to a diverse student populace from all over the world, with different interests, degrees, and backgrounds in finance, and all with promising futures in the working world. We spoke to two such students, Nick Pilkington and Ellis Murley, about what they think sets their degree at the University of Reading…

Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) Pension Schemes

By Professor Charles Sutcliffe, ICMA Centre   In the recent Queen’s speech, the government announced plans to introduce collective defined contribution (CDC) pension schemes in the UK. These schemes, which are common in the Netherlands, have a mixture of the attributes of defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) schemes. The Dutch have industry-wide CDC…

Tsinghua University PBC School of Finance Summer Program Scholarship

Thank you to everyone who applied for the Tsinghua University PBC School of Finance Summer Program Scholarship offered by the ICMA Centre. We had many entries all of a very high quality. After much deliberation the panel have chosen the winners, and they have now been informed and accepted their offers. If you were unsuccessful…

Tsinghua University PBC School of Finance Summer Program Scholarship

Calling all current ICMA Centre students- Do you want an opportunity to visit and study in China for two weeks this Summer? There are three Tsinghua University PBC School of Finance Summer Program Scholarships up for grabs! Apply by Friday 28th March. More details at this link.

ICMA Centre Christmas Party

By Nishant Gupta, Student Ambassador On 11th December 2014, the ICMA Centre hosted an enchanted and memorable evening to celebrate Christmas. The annual Christmas party gave a break to the students and the management staff from their usual routines and brought them together to enjoy the evening. The food and drinks were arranged on the house by the…

Oxford Trip

by  Roman Rentschler, Student Ambassador On a sunny Saturday morning, 15 students keen on travelling, met in front of Reading Station to visit Oxford. Everybody was looking forward to see the most important sights in this prestigious town. It took us about 45 minutes to get to Oxford by train. After arriving at Oxford station two Student ambassadors,…