Benefits of membership
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ICMA sustains and supports its members’ business by promoting the development and efficient functioning of the international capital markets.

Key membership benefits include:

All ICMA members have free access to the following:
  • ICMA Rule Book, ICMA’s rules and recommendations, which provide a framework of best practice in the secondary market; informal guidance on these rules and recommendations.
  • ICMA Primary Market Handbook (IPMA Handbook), both on-line and hard copy, which provides standard documentation and a set of recommendations for the primary market side of the industry; informal guidance on the ICMA Primary Market Handbook (IPMA Handbook).
  • Legal opinions on the Global Master Repurchase Agreement, which currently cover more than 60 jurisdictions. In light of the substantial cost of a single legal opinion, this service alone can justify membership for firms active in this market!
  • ICMA Legal & Regulatory Helpdesk, offers members guidance in the following areas: the ICMA Primary Market Handbook (IPMA Handbook); ICMA’s rules and recommendations for the secondary market; the GMRA and information on the ICMA GMRA legal opinions; ICMA conciliation and arbitration; securities market regulation; short term markets (ECP, repo); primary markets; secondary markets (OTC); and asset management.
  • ICMA Secretariat and other market professionals, who can discuss problems and provide guidance on issues related to the international capital markets.
  • Informal legal guidance, which is often provided without charge by leading law firms in the City of London and elsewhere.
  • The ICMA Members’ Register, in which all ICMA members are listed together with the contact details of key individuals.
If you have any queries or would like to discuss the benefits of ICMA membership, please contact:

Sanaa Clausse
Director, Business Development, Membership   
Direct line: +44 20 7213 0325

Allan Malvar
Managing Director, Head, Membership and Communications; Member of ICMA's Executive Committee
Direct line: +44 20 7213 0322

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