The objectives of ICMA are:
- to promote good relations among its members and to provide a basis for joint examination and discussion of questions relating to the international capital and securities markets and to issue rules and make recommendations governing their operations; and
- to provide services and assistance to participants in the international capital and securities markets.
ICMA currently has more than 610 members active in all segments of the sell-side and buy-side international debt capital markets in 65 jurisdictions. Among its members are private and public sector issuers, banks and securities dealers, asset and fund managers and other investors, insurance companies, capital market infrastructure providers, central banks, law firms and others.
Association under Swiss Law
ICMA is an association (Verein) pursuant to articles 60 to 79 of the Swiss Civil Code. It is an independent legal entity with legal capacity. It is governed by Swiss law. Its duration is unlimited. The Association is domiciled in Zurich, Switzerland and registered in the Zurich Commercial Register.