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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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Save the date!

ICMA's 2015 AGM & Conference in Amsterdam attracted over 850 financial markets participants. Save the date 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 Bond Principles

The Green Bond Principles (GBP) are voluntary process guidelines that recommend transparency and disclosure and promote integrity in the development of the Green Bond market by clarifying the approach for issuance of a Green Bond.
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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

24 August 2015 ICMA's membership has now reached 489 members in 56 countries, with the admission of the following firms in August 2015:... 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
8 July 2015 ICMA Quarterly Report Third Quarter 2015... read more
25 June 2015 Last chance to participate in the ICMA European Repo Council's 29th European repo market survey!... 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
12 February 2015 ICMA ERC responds to FSB Consultative Proposals on Data Collection and Aggregation... read more
11 February 2015 Trade bodies launch guide to best practice for EU corporate private placement market... read more
27 January 2015 Ignazio Angeloni, ECB speaks at ICMA event... read more
27 January 2015 ICMA responds to the UK FCA’s consultation on restrictions on the retail distribution of regulatory capital instruments... read more
15 January 2015 ICMA responds to the Fair and Effective Markets Review... read more
14 January 2015 ICMA responds, jointly with others, to EBA’s consultation on “simple, standard and transparent securitisations"... read more
16 December 2014 ICMA Secondary Market Practices Committee updated Terms of Reference... read more
5 December 2014 Pan-European Private Placement Working Group supports exemption from withholding tax on interest on private placements contained in HM Treasury’s Autumn Statement... read more

Key Issues

Capital Markets Union
CMU should be designed to broaden and deepen EU capital markets. ... 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
Sovereign debt restructuring and updated collective action clause...
ICMA has published model collective action, pari passu and creditor engagement provisions for inclusion  ... Click here to view
Green Bond Principles
The 2015 update of the Green Bond Principles has been published. ... Click here to view

COURSES
Financial Markets Foundation Course (FMFC)
21-23 September 2015
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Securities Operations Foundation Course (SOFC)
28-30 September 2015
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Fixed Income Certificate (FIC) Online Programme
1 October 2015
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Securities Operations Foundation Course (SOFC) Online Programme
1 October 2015
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Financial Markets Foundation Course (FMFC) Online Programme
1 October 2015
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Primary Market Certificate (PMC)
5-8 October 2015
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Corporate Actions - An Introduction
13-14 October 2015
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Corporate Actions - Operational Challenges
15-16 October 2015
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Fixed Income Certificate (FIC)
25-31 October 2015
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Commodities - An Introduction
2 November 2015
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Commodities - Trading and Investment Strategies
3 November 2015
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Inflation-linked bonds and structures
4-5 November 2015
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Financial Markets Foundation Course (FMFC)
4-6 November 2015
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Securities Operations Foundation Course (SOFC)
11-13 November 2015
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Operations Certificate Programme (OCP)
15-21 November 2015
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The ICMA Guide to Best Practice in the European Repo Market
16 November 2015
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Fixed Income Portfolio Management
23-24 November 2015
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Primary Market Certificate (PMC)
23-27 November 2015
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Securities Lending & Borrowing - Operational Challenges
30 November-1 December 2015
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Financial Markets Foundation Course (FMFC)
2-4 December 2015
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Collateral Management
10-11 December 2015
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Securities Operations Foundation Course (SOFC)
7-9 March 2016
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Securities Operations Foundation Course (SOFC)
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
2-3 May 2016
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Financial Markets Foundation Course (FMFC)
4-6 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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Financial Markets Foundation Course (FMFC)
8-10 June 2016
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Fixed Income Portfolio Management
16-17 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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Fixed Income Certificate (FIC)
23-29 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)
13-19 November 2016
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EVENTS
ICMA Workshop: Repo and securities lending under the GMRA and GMSLA
9-11 September 2015
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Launch of the remodelled ICMA Primary Market Handbook
10 September 2015
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ICMA & Clifford Chance seminar: an in-depth review of the Global Master Repurchase Agreement (GMRA)
10 September 2015
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ICMA Belgian Committee Summer BBQ
10 September 2015
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ICMA & ACI Regatta Sailing Event
12 September 2015
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ICMA Conference: Regulation, Liquidity and Electronic Platforms
21 September 2015
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ICMA Workshop: Bond syndication practices for compliance professionals and other non-bankers
22 September 2015
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ICMA Capital Market Lecture featuring Robert Parker, Credit Suisse
6 October 2015
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ICMA European Repo Council (ERC) General Meeting
14 October 2015
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ICMA Workshop: European Regulation - An Introduction for Capital Market Practitioners
15 October 2015
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ICMA Future Leaders Launch Event: Networking and career progression in the fixed income market
22 October 2015
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ICMA Conference: The impact of MiFID II and related regulations on the Nordic secondary bonds and derivatives market
27 October 2015
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ICMA Capital Market Lecture featuring Frank Czichowski, KfW
3 November 2015
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IWN Winter Event: Speaking up - getting your voice heard
12 November 2015
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The 9th ICMA Primary Market Forum
24 November 2015
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The Euromoney Captial Markets Union Forum
3 December 2015
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ICMA Annual Charity Ski Weekend 2016
15-17 January 2016
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