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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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REGISTER NOW!

ICMA's 2015 AGM & Conference in Amsterdam attracted over 850 financial markets participants. Register now for our 48th AGM & Conference in Dublin.
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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 64 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

NEW: Official rules for the Chinese Green Bond Market.
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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 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
2 February 2016 ICMA is pleased to welcome the following new members in February 2016:... read more
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
11 January 2016 ICMA Quarterly Report First Quarter 2016... Click here to view
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
10 June 2015 Save the Date for ICMA's AGM & Conference 2016 in Dublin on 18-20 May!... read more
9 June 2015 ICMA is pleased to welcome the following new members in June 2015... read more
4 June 2015 ICMA members elect new board and new chairman... read more
29 May 2015 ICMA AMIC’s Market Finance Working Group responds to FSB/IOSCO consultation... read more
18 May 2015 ICMA launches the new Fixed Income Certificate (FIC) in Barcelona... read more
13 May 2015 ICMA responds to European Commission Consultation Document on an EU framework for simple, transparent and standardised securitisation... read more
11 May 2015 ICMA publishes New York governing law model collective action, pari passu and creditor engagement clauses to facilitate future sovereign debt restructuring... read more
8 May 2015 ICMA launches the Executive Education Scholarship Programme... read more
1 May 2015 ICMA responds to European Commission Consultation Document on a Review of the Prospectus Directive... read more
30 April 2015 ICMA responds to European Commission Green Paper on Building a Capital Markets Union... read more
20 April 2015 ICMA launches online foundation level training programmes... read more
9 April 2015 ICMA publishes the 2015 legal opinions for the Global Master Repurchase Agreement ... read more
27 March 2015 Revised 2015 Green Bond Principles update standard process for issuance in fast-growing green bond market... read more
2 March 2015 ICMA responds to ESMA Consultation Paper on MiFID II/MiFIR... read more
26 February 2015 Global standard qualification for the fixed income market revised and re-launched... read more
24 February 2015 Bridging the growth gap... read more
24 February 2015 ICMA publishes two studies which highlight the effect of regulation on capital market activity... read more
19 February 2015 ICMA responds to ESMA CSDR Regulation Level 2 Consultation Papers... read more
13 February 2015 ICMA responds, jointly with others, to BCBS/IOSCO’s consultation on “simple, transparent and comparable securitisations"... read more
12 February 2015 Is Japan’s revitalisation real and sustainable? Representatives from the finance industry and the capital markets in Europe and Japan discuss progress and the issues... read more

Key Issues

ICMA Electronic Trading Platform (ETP) Mapping Study
ICMA has created a centralised source for comparison of fixed income electronic trading platforms (ETPs)  ... Click here to view
Capital Markets Union
The European Commission has launched its CMU Action Plan, which is intended to help build  ... 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
The 2015 update of the Green Bond Principles has been published. ... Click here to view

COURSES
Fixed Income Certificate (FIC) Online Programme
1 March 2016
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Securities Operations Foundation Course (SOFC) Online Programme
1 March 2016
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Financial Markets Foundation Course (FMFC) Online Programme
1 March 2016
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Securities Operations Foundation Course (SOFC)
7-9 March 2016
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The ICMA Guide to Best Practice in the European Repo Market
1 April 2016
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Introduction to Primary Markets (IPM)
13-15 April 2016
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Securities Operations Foundation Course (SOFC)
13-15 April 2016
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Introduction to Fixed Income (IFI)
13-15 April 2016
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Operations Certificate Programme (OCP)
17-23 April 2016
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Fixed Income Certificate (FIC)
24-30 April 2016
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Collateral Management
28-29 April 2016
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Securities Lending & Borrowing - Operational Challenges
3-4 May 2016
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Financial Markets Foundation Course (FMFC)
4-6 May 2016
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Primary Market Certificate (PMC)
9-13 May 2016
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Corporate Actions - An Introduction
10-11 May 2016
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Corporate Actions - Operational Challenges
12-13 May 2016
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Inflation-Linked Bonds and Structures
16-17 May 2016
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Credit Default Swaps (CDS) - Pricing, Applications & Features
1-2 June 2016
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Credit Default Swaps (CDS) - Operations
3 June 2016
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Financial Markets Foundation Course (FMFC)
8-10 June 2016
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Fixed Income Certificate (FIC)
20-24 June 2016
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Fixed Income Portfolio Management
23-24 June 2016
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Trading and Hedging Short-Term Interest Rate Risk
27-28 June 2016
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Trading the Yield Curve with Interest Rate Derivatives
29-30 June 2016
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Financial Markets Foundation Course (FMFC)
21-23 September 2016
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Securities Operations Foundation Course (SOFC)
28-30 September 2016
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Introduction to Fixed Income (IFI)
19-20 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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Securities Operations Foundation Course (SOFC)
9-11 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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EVENTS
ICMA Workshop: Bond syndication practices for compliance professionals and other non-bankers
23 February 2016
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ICMA Seminar: Update on developments in Primary Debt Capital Markets
1 March 2016
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ICMA Workshop: Ethics and the Capital Markets
1 March 2016
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ICMA Conference: The impact of MiFID II on the secondary bond markets
2 March 2016
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ICMA Capital Market Lecture featuring Lachlan Burn, Linklaters
3 March 2016
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ICMA Workshop: Repo and securities lending under the GMRA and GMSLA
7-9 March 2016
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ICMA Conference: The MENA debt capital markets in an era of falling commodity prices
10 March 2016
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ICMA Asset Management and Investors Council (AMIC) Conference
4 April 2016
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ICMA Workshop: Professional Repo and Collateral Management
11-12 April 2016
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ICMA Annual General Meeting & Conference 2016
18-20 May 2016
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The ICMA CBIC & The Covered Bond Report Conference 2016
9 June 2016
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ICMA Workshop: European Regulation: An Introduction for Capital Market Practitioners
21 June 2016
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