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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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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

Legal opinions on the Global Master Repurchase Agreement (GMRA), which currently cover over 60 jurisdictions and which are updated annually, representing a major cost saving for firms engaged in repo business.
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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 Committee reaches out to the new generation of finance professionals within the ICMA membership.
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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

Find out about ICMA’s work in the Asia Pacific region.
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Private Placements

A new ICMA website section has been created, dedicated to private placements including model transaction documentation and a market guide.
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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

30 June 2015 Employment Opportunity - Account Manager, Membership... 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
23 June 2015 ICMA admits 12 new members in June 2015... 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
15 April 2015 ICMA Quarterly Report Second Quarter 2015... 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
17 March 2015 ICMA is pleased to welcome the following new members in March 2015:... 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
19 January 2015 ICMA is pleased to welcome the following new members in January 2015:... 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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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
30-1 December 2015
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Collateral Management
10-11 December 2015
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EVENTS
ICMA Workshop: Repo and securities lending under the GMRA and GMSLA
29 June-1 July 2015
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ICMA Workshop: Repo and securities lending under the GMRA and GMSLA
9 September-11 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 European Repo Council (ERC) General Meeting
14 October 2015
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ICMA Annual Charity Ski Weekend 2016
15 January-17 January 2016
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