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FinTech & market electronification

Technology is reshaping the way financial markets operate. Learn more about ICMA’s engagement and resources across primary, secondary, and repo and collateral markets.
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ICMA GMRA Legal opinions

The 2018 GMRA legal opinions cover both the enforceability of the netting provisions of the GMRA as well as the validity of the GMRA as a whole. The legal opinions, presenting major cost savings for member firms active in the repo market, currently cover 64 jurisdictions and are updated annually.
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Green and Social Bond Principles Sustainability Bond Guidelines

Aiming to enable and develop the key role debt markets can play in funding projects that contribute to environmental sustainability and positive social outcomes.
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Online Learning

ICMA Executive Education offers candidates the opportunity to study several of our qualifications online through our bespoke training platform.

News in brief

21 May 2018 ICMA Overview of the ESMA Liquidity Assessment for Bonds (May-Aug 2018), including the list of liquid bonds...
16 May 2018 ICMA AMIC publishes position on ESRB review...
14 May 2018 Participate in the ICMA European Repo and Collateral Council's 35th European repo market survey...
20 April 2018 ICMA CBIC issues position paper on EU covered bond legislation...
12 April 2018 ICMA Quarterly Report Second Quarter 2018 now available...
12 April 2018 ICMA ERCC responds to Commission consultation on the finalisation of Basel III...
11 April 2018 ICMA publishes 2018 legal opinions on global master repo agreement ...
10 April 2018 ICMA AMIC publishes statement on fund delegation...
10 April 2018 ISDA, EBF, ICMA and ISLA Publish Whitepaper on Benefits of Post-Trade Risk Reduction Services...
20 March 2018 ICMA’s ERCC has recently decided to discontinue coverage of the GMRA 1995 in the ICMA GMRA legal opinions from 2019 onwards...
14 March 2018 Latest ICMA survey sets baseline size of the European repo market at record EUR 7,250 billion - Repo market shows signs of adapting to new regulatory environment...
8 March 2018 Press release on the Action Plan on sustainable finance of the European Commission...
28 February 2018 ICMA AMIC responds to FRC consultation on corporate governance and stewardship...
22 February 2018 ICMA responds to the European Commission’s 'Public consultation on building a proportionate regulatory environment to support SME listing'...
15 February 2018 ICMA publishes study into the European single name credit default swap market...
12 February 2018 Results of the 2018 ICMA European Repo and Collateral Committee elections...
6 February 2018 Registration opens for the 50th ICMA Annual General Meeting and Conference, May 30 - June 1, 2018 - Madrid ...
6 February 2018 New ICMA members in February 2018...
1 February 2018 ISDA, AFME, ICMA, SIFMA and SIFMA AMG Launch Benchmark Transition Roadmap...
31 January 2018 EU’s High Level Expert Group report on sustainable finance published...
26 January 2018 ICMA launches Introduction to Green Bonds Workshop, London, 5-6 March...
23 January 2018 ICMA AMIC responds to publication of the ESAs Review...
16 January 2018 HKMA and ICMA to co-host the Green and Social Bond Principles Annual General Meeting and Conference in Hong Kong in June...
15 January 2018 ICMA publishes report on state of the European repo market at year-end 2017...
12 January 2018 Michael Sansen of ING appointed as the new Chairman of the ICMA Future Leaders Committee...
18 December 2017 Updated version of the ICMA ERCC Guide to Best Practice in the European Repo Market now available...
12 December 2017 New ICMA members in December 2017...
7 December 2017 Joint-industry group publishes directory of global and regional green finance policy initiatives...
22 November 2017 ICMA publishes new FinTech mapping directory for repo and cash bond operations...
20 November 2017 European Commission publishes final report of the Expert Group on Corporate Bond Markets 'Improving European Corporate Bond Markets'...
15 November 2017 ICMA ERCC responds to the European Commission’s post-trade consultation ...
8 November 2017 AMIC survey on FICC research unbundling...
6 November 2017 New ICMA members in November 2017...
2 November 2017 Rapid growth of the green and social bond markets in Asia attracts market attention...
2 November 2017 Frontclear study - Repo: OTC or exchange-traded?...
27 October 2017 ECB announcement on the Asset Purchase Programme...
19 October 2017 Panda bonds - the foreign issuer perspective - new report from ICMA and NAFMII outlines progress made in making China’s domestic bond markets accessible to international issuers...
17 October 2017 Latest ICMA survey sets baseline size of the European repo market at EUR 6,455 billion - Suggests recovery in market volumes since December 2016...
16 October 2017 ICMA responds to IOSCO’s consultation paper on Regulatory Reporting and Public Transparency in the Secondary Corporate Bond Markets...
5 October 2017 ICMA responds, jointly with the ASF, GFMA and IIF, re BCBS/IOSCO’s Consultative Documents on “Criteria for and capital treatment of simple, transparent and comparable short-term securitisations...
26 September 2017 Results of the pilot survey of repo markets in Asia-Pacific are published...
18 September 2017 ICMA AMIC responds to IOSCO consultations on investment fund liquidity risk management...
14 September 2017 Green Bond Principles publishes translations of its international guidelines...
24 August 2017 New ICMA members in August 2017...
23 August 2017 MiFID II/R implementation update August 2017...
22 August 2017 High-level data on European investment grade bond markets from multiple sources on ICMA website...
15 August 2017 ICMA AMIC responds to Central Bank of Ireland consultation on ETFs...
19 July 2017 AMIC & EFAMA publish report on leverage in investment funds...
13 July 2017 ICMA & AFME publish review of the state of infrastructure financing in Europe...
4 July 2017 ICMA Future Leaders launches Get Involved! A guide for young professionals in the international capital market....
27 June 2017 Join the new ICMA Mentoring Platform – connecting ICMA members for personal and career growth in capital markets ...
22 June 2017 ICMA publishes study into the state and evolution of the European credit repo market...
14 June 2017 Green Bond Principles evolve to encourage new categories of issuers and embrace Social & Sustainability Bond market participants...
2 June 2017 ICMA ERCC launches bilateral SFTR reconciliation exercise...
31 May 2017 New ICMA members in May 2017...
17 May 2017 Professional training programmes for today's international financial markets – an update from ICMA Executive Education...
15 May 2017 ICMA response to the Commission’s consultation on the operations of the ESAs...
15 May 2017 ICMA publishes a Position Paper on CSDR Settlement Discipline...
12 May 2017 ICMA Bail-in Working Group held a seminar on 7 April 2017...
12 May 2017 ICMA AGM & Conference 2017 highlights...
11 May 2017 Save the date! ICMA 50th AGM and Conference 2018...
11 May 2017 ICMA response to the FSB consultation on Framework for G20 Reform Evaluation...
11 May 2017 MiFID II/R Post-trade transparency: trade reporting deferral regimes. An ICMA Position Paper - May 2017...
4 May 2017 New ICMA Chairman...
2 May 2017 ICMA meets in Luxembourg to discuss forces shaping the cross-border capital markets...
26 April 2017 UK Money Markets Code...
20 April 2017 The euro repo market at March 2017 quarter-end ...
19 April 2017 Stay connected with the ICMA app...
12 April 2017 ICMA publishes 2017 GMRA Legal Opinions...
ICMA NEWS ARCHIVE...

Key Issues

Benchmark reform and transition to risk-free rates
ICMA has been engaging with regulators and members on the global issue of benchmark reform  ...
MiFID II/R implementation
MiFID II/R impacts almost all of our members in ...
Green, Social and Sustainability bonds
The 2017 editions of the GBP and SBP now available in different languages  ...
Brexit: Implications for ICMA members
Brexit negotiations and the implications for international capital markets and ...
Central Securities Depository Regulation (CSDR)
Inclusion of mandatory buy-in regime in CSDR has been highly contentious. ...

ICMA AGM & Conference 2018

COURSES
Credit Default Swaps (CDS) - Pricing, Applications & Features
London, 30-31 May 2018
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Corporate Actions - Operational Challenges
London, 7-8 June 2018
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Financial Markets Foundation Qualification (FMFQ)
London, 13-15 June 2018
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Securities Lending & Borrowing - Operational Challenges
London, 18-19 June 2018
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Introduction to Fixed Income Qualification (IFIQ)
London, 3-5 October 2018
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Collateral Management
London, 4-5 October 2018
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Inflation-Linked Bonds and Structures
London, 8-9 October 2018
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Securitisation – An Introduction
London, 15-16 October 2018
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ICMA Fixed Income Certificate (FIC)
Amsterdam, 22-26 October 2018
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Introduction to Primary Markets Qualification (IPMQ)
London, 7-9 November 2018
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ICMA Primary Market Certificate (PMC)
London, 19-23 November 2018
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Securities Operations Foundation Qualification (SOFQ)
Brussels, 21-23 November 2018
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ICMA Operations Certificate Programme (OCP)
Brussels, 26-30 November 2018
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Fixed Income Portfolio Management
London, 29-30 November 2018
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OTC Derivative Operations: Products, Collateral, EMIR
London, 3-4 December 2018
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Compliance in Fixed Income
London, 7 December 2018
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EVENTS
ICMA Annual General Meeting & Conference 2018
Madrid, 30 May-1 June 2018
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Developments in Green and Social Bonds and SRIs: a seminar for Chinese financial institutions active in the Grand Duchy
Luxembourg, 4 June 2018
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Introduction to Green Bonds Training Course, Hong Kong, 12 June
Hong Kong, 12 June 2018
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2018 Green and Social Bond Principles Annual General Meeting & Conference
Hong Kong, 14 June 2018
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ICMA Workshop: Bond syndication practices for compliance and middle office professionals
London, 21 June 2018
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The ICMA CBIC & The Covered Bond Report Conference 2018
Frankfurt, 27 June 2018
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ICMA Workshop: Repo and securities lending under the GMRA and GMSLA
London, 27-29 June 2018
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ICMA Future Leaders summer networking reception
Amsterdam, 5 July 2018
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ICMA Future Leaders: How to survive a career in financial markets
London, 19 July 2018
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ICMA Benelux Meeting 2018
Brussels, 6 September 2018
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ICMA Workshop: Professional Repo and Collateral Management
London, 24-25 September 2018
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ICMA Workshop: GMRA Masterclass – a clause-by-clause analysis & Annex I negotiation
London, 11-12 October 2018
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9th Annual bwf and ICMA Capital Markets Conference
Frankfurt, 18 October 2018
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ICMA Workshop: European Regulation: An Introduction for Capital Market Practitioners
London, 30 October 2018
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Annual ICMA and JSDA Joint Conference: Developments in the green and social bond markets – the Asian perspective
Tokyo, 29 November 2018
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