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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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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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Online Learning

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

News in brief

16 July 2018 ICMA job opportunity - Associate, Green and Social Bonds, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy department...
5 July 2018 ICMA Quarterly Report Third Quarter 2018 now available...
28 June 2018 Video of international benchmark reform panel at ICMA's 50th AGM & Conference in Madrid, May 31, 2018...
27 June 2018 Enter the ICMA Future Leaders Essay Competition: How will the international bond markets look in 10 years’ time?...
26 June 2018 ICMA publishes new report on the CSD regulation: ‘How to survive in a mandatory buy-in world’...
25 June 2018 ISDA, AFME, ICMA, SIFMA and SIFMA AMG Publish Global Benchmark Report...
22 June 2018 An open letter to senior political leaders on 'Brexit: Cliff-edge risks in international capital markets' ...
19 June 2018 New ICMA members in June 2018...
14 June 2018 Asset purchases to end in December 2018...
14 June 2018 Green Bond Principles and Social Bond Principles 2018 editions now released along with best practice guidelines for external reviewers, a mapping to the Sustainable Development Goals and a framework for social bonds impact reporting...
14 June 2018 ICMA and HKMA co-host the 2018 Green and Social Bond Principles Annual General Meeting and Conference in Hong Kong...
6 June 2018 ICMA co-signs industry letter to European Commission on supporting securitisation...
31 May 2018 ICMA members elect new board at Madrid meeting and new ICMA Board Chair appointed...
29 May 2018 ICMA publishes briefing note on the RTS for CSDR-SD related to the mandatory buy-in regime...
25 May 2018 European Commission publishes regulatory technical standards (RTS) for CSDR Settlement Discipline...
24 May 2018 ICMA welcomes European Commission’s proposals for implementing its Action Plan on Sustainable Finance...
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 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 ...
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 2018 updates of the GBP, SBP and Sustainability Bond Guidelines are now available  ...
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 Executive Education

COURSES
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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Financial Markets Foundation Qualification (FMFQ)
London, 5-7 November 2018
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Introduction to Primary Markets Qualification (IPMQ)
London, 7-9 November 2018
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Securities Lending & Borrowing - Operational Challenges
London, 12-13 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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Securities Operations Foundation Qualification (SOFQ)
Brussels, 6-8 March 2019
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ICMA Operations Certificate Programme (OCP)
Brussels, 11-15 March 2019
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Collateral Management
London, 1-2 April 2019
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Securitisation – An Introduction
London, 8-9 April 2019
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ICMA Fixed Income Certificate (FIC)
Amsterdam, 8-12 April 2019
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ICMA Primary Market Certificate (PMC)
London, 20-24 May 2019
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Financial Markets Foundation Qualification (FMFQ)
London, 12-14 June 2019
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Securities Lending & Borrowing - Operational Challenges
London, 17-18 June 2019
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Introduction to Fixed Income Qualification (IFIQ)
London, 2-4 October 2019
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Collateral Management
London, 7-8 October 2019
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Introduction to Primary Markets Qualification (IPMQ)
London, 9-11 October 2019
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Securitisation – An Introduction
London, 14-15 October 2019
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ICMA Fixed Income Certificate (FIC)
Amsterdam, 21-25 October 2019
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Financial Markets Foundation Qualification (FMFQ)
London, 6-8 November 2019
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ICMA Primary Market Certificate (PMC)
London, 11-15 November 2019
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Securities Operations Foundation Qualification (SOFQ)
Brussels, 13-15 November 2019
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Securities Lending & Borrowing - Operational Challenges
London, 18-19 November 2019
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ICMA Operations Certificate Programme (OCP)
Brussels, 18-22 November 2019
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Compliance in Fixed Income
London, 4 December 2019
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EVENTS
ICMA Future Leaders: How to survive a career in financial markets
London, 19 July 2018
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ICMA Future Leaders summer networking reception: What are the expectations of millennials in today’s work environment
Zurich, 28 August 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 Training Course: Introduction to Green Bonds
London, 1-2 October 2018
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ICMA Women’s Network: Starting out: career progression and influences
Madrid, 4 October 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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ICMA European Repo and Collateral Council General Meeting
London, 17 October 2018
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9th Annual bwf and ICMA Capital Markets Conference
Frankfurt, 18 October 2018
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ICMA Workshop: Repo and securities lending under the GMRA and GMSLA
London, 24-26 October 2018
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ICMA Workshop: European Regulation: An Introduction for Capital Market Practitioners
London, 30 October 2018
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ICMA Workshop: Bond syndication practices for compliance and middle office professionals
London, 2 November 2018
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Annual ICMA and JSDA Joint Conference: Developments in the green and social bond markets – the Asian perspective
Tokyo, 11 December 2018
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ICMA Switzerland & Liechtenstein Ski Weekend 2019
Switzerland, 25 January 2019
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