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About ICMA

Representing a broad range of capital market interests including banks, asset managers, exchanges, central banks, law firms and other professional advisers, ICMA’s market conventions and standards have been the pillars of the international debt market for almost 50 years.
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AGM & Conference 2016 Highlights

Over 1,000 delegates joined us in Dublin this year. Click through to see videos of the conference, photos, speeches and presentations from the event.
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Online Courses Launched

ICMA Executive Education has launched online learning options for their foundation level training programmes, the Securities Operations Foundation Course (SOFC) and the Financial Markets Foundation Course (FMFC).
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ICMA GMRA Legal opinions

The 2015 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 66 jurisdictions and are updated annually.
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ICMA Women's Network

A geographically broad women’s network grounded firmly within the existing ICMA structure, which fosters the pipeline into management by focusing on career strategy and provides an impartial and open forum to discuss issues relevant to professional women.
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ICMA Future Leaders

The ICMA Future Leaders reaches out to the new generation of financial professionals within the ICMA membership. ICMA Future Leaders focuses on three core areas: Career Progression;
Education; and Networking.
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Green Bonds

The 2016 update of the Green Bond Principles is now available.
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ICMA in Asia Pacific

With a growing membership in Asia Pacific, ICMA set up a representative office in Hong Kong in 2013 and stepped up its activities and offering for its members in the region. Find out more about ICMA’s work in Asia Pacific.
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ICMA Asset Management and Investors Council

A credible voice for the international investment community at a time of unprecedented change in the global asset and wealth management industry.

News in brief

12 July 2016 ICMA Quarterly Report Third Quarter 2016... Click here to view
6 July 2016 ICMA ERCC responds to BCBS consultation on the leverage ratio framework... read more
6 July 2016 Liquidity in the secondary European corporate bond market. ICMA publishes second study on state and future evolution of the European corporate bond market... read more
24 June 2016 Implications for ICMA members of the UK vote to leave the EU... read more
24 June 2016 ICMA ERCC responds to Commission consultation on NSFR... read more
16 June 2016 2016 update of the Green Bond Principles creates online resource for voluntary issuer information on Green Bond alignment and introduces guidance for issuers of Social Bonds... read more
13 June 2016 Participate in the ICMA European Repo and Collateral Council's 31st European repo market survey... Click here to view
9 June 2016 ICMA membership at 508 in 58 countries, a 15 year high... read more
23 May 2016 CBIC responds to Review of the Covered Bond Label Harmonised Transparency Template - 2016... read more
29 April 2016 ICMA publishes further thoughts on the ECB’s CSPP following the announcement of details of the Programme on 21 April... read more
22 April 2016 ICMA ERCC responds to ESMA consultation on SFTR... read more
21 April 2016 ICMA publishes briefing note on ECB Corporate Sector Purchase Programme... read more
21 April 2016 Harriett Baldwin, Economic Secretary of UK Treasury to speak at Shanghai Free Trade Zone Bond Seminar in London on 26 April... read more
20 April 2016 ICMA report shows innovative technologies and new market entrants shaping the electronic bond trading landscape in Europe... read more
18 April 2016 ICMA ERCC responds to the FSB consultation on Collateral Re-use Measures... read more
18 April 2016 New fund liquidity report from EFAMA and ICMA outlines tools available to manage liquidity risk... read more
13 April 2016 Five Industry Associations Publish SFTR Information Statement... read more
12 April 2016 ICMA publishes the 2016 legal opinions for the Global Master Repurchase Agreement ... read more
4 April 2016 ICMA ERCC Operations Group responds to the Eurosystem consultation on RTGS services ... read more
31 March 2016 ICMA is pleased to welcome the following new members in March 2016:... read more
21 March 2016 ICMA launches its 2nd European IG Corporate Bond Secondary Market Study... read more
21 March 2016 ICMA publishes ‘Q&A’ briefing note on the regulatory technical standards of MAR... Click here to view
15 March 2016 ICMA briefing note on ECB Corporate Sector Purchase Programme... read more
3 March 2016 Buy and sell side join forces in support of STS securitisation... read more
23 February 2016 Presentation for the ICMA Aged-Fails Auction Initiative... Click here to view
12 February 2016 Results of 2016 ICMA ERCC Committee elections... read more
11 February 2016 Overall repo market outstandings in Europe remain stable despite decline in repo books of G-SIFIs says ICMA Survey... read more
2 February 2016 ICMA publishes overview of CSDR Mandatory Buy-ins Final Regulatory Technical Standards... Click here to view
28 January 2016 ICMA updates briefing note on MiFID II/R trade transparency requirements in respect of bonds... read more
28 January 2016 Corporate bond market liquidity: important meeting of the SMPC on 4 February... read more
20 January 2016 AFME and ICMA publish joint paper on “T2S Wave 1 – Review and Request for Action Following Migration of Italian Market to T2S"... read more
20 January 2016 ICMA responds to European Commission’s Call for Evidence on cumulative impact of regulation... read more
6 January 2016 ICMA CBIC responds to European Commission consultation on covered bonds... Click here to view
6 January 2016 New - Official rules for Chinese Green Bond market... read more
22 December 2015 Amendments to the ICMA Primary Market Handbook published... Click here to view
22 December 2015 ICMA ERCC Ops Group publishes overview on SFT reporting regulations and impact analysis... Click here to view
8 December 2015 ICMA ERCC Ops Group publishes standardised Trade Matching and Affirmation template for repo... Click here to view
7 December 2015 ICMA European Repo Council changes its name to reflect increasing focus on collateral... read more
24 November 2015 New ICMA ERC Operations Group webpage launched... Click here to view
18 November 2015 Post crisis regulation is driving radical change in the European repo market says new ICMA study... read more
16 November 2015 AFME and ICMA welcome G20 Infrastructure recommendations... Click here to view
12 November 2015 ICMA Announces Publication of 2015 Universal Resolution Stay Protocol with Securities Financing Transaction Annex ... read more
11 November 2015 ICMA publishes MiFID II/R and Repo Q&A... Click here to view
5 November 2015 ICMA concludes MoU with CMA, Sultanate of Oman... read more
23 October 2015 ICMA Future Leaders holds its first event in London with over 170 in attendance... Your Link
16 October 2015 ICMA publishes GMRA legal opinion for Malaysia... read more
8 October 2015 ICMA creates centralised source for comparison of fixed income trading platforms in Europe... Click here to view
1 October 2015 ICMA ERC Operations Group responds to Bank of England’s public consultation on “A new sterling money market data collection and the reform of SONIA”... Click here to view
29 September 2015 Growth in the European repo market is stalled according to latest ICMA survey... read more
21 September 2015 ICMA-NAFMII Working Group issues report on practices and procedures in the Chinese and international primary debt capital markets... read more
2 September 2015 ICMA publishes revised Primary Market Handbook... read more
14 August 2015 ICMA AMIC responds to European Commission consultation on central clearing of OTC derivatives... read more
10 August 2015 ERC Operations Group publishes briefing note on the implication for the repo product related to the projected ‘go live’ for Monte Titoli in TARGET2-Securities... read more
6 August 2015 ICMA responds to ESMA consultation paper on CSDR... read more
27 July 2015 Updated ICMA ERC Guide to best practice in the European Repo Market... Click here to view
21 July 2015 Buy-ins, how they work, and the challenge of CSDR - An ICMA briefing note... read more
24 June 2015 AFME and ICMA release Guide to infrastructure financing in support of the Investment Plan for Europe... read more

Key Issues

Implications for ICMA members of the UK vote to leave the EU
The UK vote to leave the EU: implications for capital market regulation. ICMA Quarterly Report  ... Click here to view
Market Abuse Regulation (MAR)
MAR came into force on 3 July  ... Click here to view
MiFID II
MiFID II extends much of the equity transparency requirements in MiFID I to fixed income  ... Click here to view
Central Securities Depository Regulation (CSDR)
Inclusion of mandatory buy-in regime in CSDR has been highly contentious. ... Click here to view
Green Bond Principles
2016 update of the GBP now available. ... Click here to view

ICMA Executive Education

COURSES
Securities Operations Foundation Course (SOFC) Online Programme
1 August 2016
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Financial Markets Foundation Course (FMFC) Online Programme
1 August 2016
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Financial Markets Foundation Course (FMFC)
21-23 September 2016
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Fixed Income Portfolio Management
26-27 September 2016
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Securities Operations Foundation Course (SOFC)
28-30 September 2016
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Fixed Income Certificate (FIC) Online Programme
3 October 2016
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Corporate Actions - An Introduction
10-11 October 2016
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Corporate Actions - Operational Challenges
12-13 October 2016
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Collateral Management
17-18 October 2016
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Introduction to Fixed Income (IFI)
19-21 October 2016
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Introduction to Primary Markets (IPM)
24-26 October 2016
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Fixed Income Certificate (FIC)
24-28 October 2016
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The ICMA Guide to Best Practice in the European Repo Market
31 October 2016
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Financial Markets Foundation Course (FMFC)
2-4 November 2016
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Trading and Hedging Short-Term Interest Rate Risk
8-9 November 2016
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Securities Operations Foundation Course (SOFC)
9-11 November 2016
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Trading the Yield Curve with Interest Rate Derivatives
10-11 November 2016
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Operations Certificate Programme (OCP)
14-18 November 2016
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Primary Market Certificate (PMC)
21-25 November 2016
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Inflation-Linked Bonds and Structures
29-30 November 2016
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Credit Default Swaps (CDS) - Pricing, Applications & Features
5-6 December 2016
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Credit Default Swaps (CDS) - Operations
7 December 2016
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Securities Lending & Borrowing - Operational Challenges
12-13 December 2016
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EVENTS
ICMA Workshop: Ethics and the Capital Markets
13 September 2016
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ICMA Workshop: Repo and securities lending under the GMRA and GMSLA
20-22 September 2016
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ICMA European Repo and Collateral Council (ERCC) General Meeting
27 September 2016
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The 8th Annual bwf and ICMA Capital Markets Conference
29 September 2016
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ICMA Workshop: European Regulation: An Introduction for Capital Market Practitioners
18 October 2016
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ICMA Workshop: Bond syndication practices for compliance professionals and other non-bankers
27 October 2016
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The 10th ICMA Primary Market Forum
23 November 2016
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ICMA Annual Charity Ski Weekend 2017
20-22 January 2017
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