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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 AGM & Conference 2015

Connecting minds. Connecting markets.
The 2015 ICMA AGM and Conference will be held in Amsterdam on June 3 to 5.
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ICMA Future Leaders

ICMA launches the Future Leaders Committee to reach out to the new generation of finance professionals within the ICMA membership.
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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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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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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 Asset Management and Investors Council (AMIC)

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

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 revised and updated collective action clauses (CACs) ;and a new standard pari  ... 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)
6-8 May 2015
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Corporate Actions - An Introduction
12-13 May 2015
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Corporate Actions - Operational Challenges
14-15 May 2015
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Primary Market Certificate (PMC)
18-22 May 2015
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Financial Markets Foundation Course (FMFC)
10-12 June 2015
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Fixed Income Portfolio Management
17-18 June 2015
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Fixed Income Certificate (FIC) Online Programme
1 July 2015
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Securities Operations Foundation Course (SOFC) Online Programme
1 July 2015
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Financial Markets Foundation Course (FMFC) Online Programme
1 July 2015
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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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Primary Market Certificate (PMC)
5-8 October 2015
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Fixed Income Certificate (FIC)
25-31 October 2015
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Securities Operations Foundation Course (SOFC)
11-13 November 2015
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Primary Market Certificate (PMC)
23-27 November 2015
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EVENTS
The ICMA CBIC & The Covered Bond Report Conference
6 May-7 May 2015
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ICMA European Repo Council Annual General Meeting
18 May 2015
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ICMA Roundtable: European Secondary Credit Market Liquidity
21 May 2015
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ICMA Annual General Meeting & Conference 2015
3 June-6 June 2015
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European Regulation: An Introduction for Capital Market Practitioners
17 June 2015
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IWN Summer Event: Reaching Out
23 June 2015
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ICMA Workshop: Repo and securities lending under the GMRA and GMSLA
29 June-1 July 2015
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