The ICMA Centre Announces Promotion for Dr Adrian Bell

By The Icma Centre, PRNE
Tuesday, August 24, 2010

READING, England, August 25, 2010 - The ICMA Centre has announced the promotion of Dr Adrian Bell.

Dr Bell will be promoted to Professor on 1 October this year. Dr Bell,
who has been with the ICMA Centre since 1994, has been instrumental in the
development of both the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in his role
as School Director of Teaching and Learning. He also developed the
distance-learning option for the ICMA Centre's suite of Masters in Finance
degrees ( with the
Centre's New Media Solutions Manager - the first distance learning Masters in
Finance ( degrees in the UK delivered using

Professor John Board, Director of the Centre commented: "This is
excellent news both for Dr Bell and for the Centre. It is very well deserved
and recognizes the significant contribution Dr Bell has made to the
development of the Centre."

Dr Bell's primary research interest is in the history of finance and he
is currently working on a major project funded by the ESRC with Professor
Chris Brooks (Chair in Finance) which will investigate the early and
innovative use of credit finance by a succession of English medieval
monarchs. This three-year project, which ends this year, is detailed on the
ICMA website and builds upon the work the same team carried out during 2004/5
for another ESRC project entitled "Modern Finance in the Middle Ages?
( Advance Contracts for the
Supply of Wool''. For outputs, interested parties can visit the UK Data
Archive, study number 5325, at

This research has been of much interest to the media following the credit
crisis and Dr Bell has appeared on both radio and television programmes over
the past two years to provide insight into previous financial crises
experienced in the UK.

About the ICMA Centre (

The ICMA Centre at Henley Business School, University of Reading is
unique and has an international reputation for undergraduate, postgraduate
finance courses and executive education for the financial markets.

Established in 1991 with funding provided by the International Capital
Market Association (ICMA) in Zurich, the Centre's state-of-the-art facilities
are among the best in Europe. Housed in its own award winning building the
Centre contains the largest simulated dealing facilities in Europe as well as
outstanding teaching and research space.

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    Henley Business School
    RG6 6BA

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