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MiFID II/R comes into force on January 3, 2018

MiFID II/R will have profound implications for the capital markets. ICMA is working with its sell and buy side members to resolve issues around implementation and a MiFID II/R resource centre is available on this site.
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Green and Social Bond Principles Sustainability Bond Guidelines

Aiming to enable and develop the key role debt markets can play in funding projects that contribute to environmental sustainability and positive social outcomes.
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Online Learning

ICMA Executive Education offers candidates the opportunity to study several of our qualifications online through our bespoke training platform.
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ICMA GMRA Legal opinions

The 2017 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 66 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 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.

News in brief

12 December 2017 New ICMA members in December 2017...
7 December 2017 Joint-industry group publishes directory of global and regional green finance policy initiatives...
29 November 2017 Participate in the ICMA European Repo and Collateral Council's 34th European repo market survey...
22 November 2017 ICMA publishes new FinTech mapping directory for repo and cash bond operations...
20 November 2017 European Commission publishes final report of the Expert Group on Corporate Bond Markets 'Improving European Corporate Bond Markets'...
15 November 2017 ICMA ERCC responds to the European Commission’s post-trade consultation ...
8 November 2017 AMIC survey on FICC research unbundling...
6 November 2017 New ICMA members in November 2017...
2 November 2017 Rapid growth of the green and social bond markets in Asia attracts market attention...
2 November 2017 Frontclear study - Repo: OTC or exchange-traded?...
27 October 2017 ECB announcement on the Asset Purchase Programme...
19 October 2017 Panda bonds - the foreign issuer perspective - new report from ICMA and NAFMII outlines progress made in making China’s domestic bond markets accessible to international issuers...
17 October 2017 Latest ICMA survey sets baseline size of the European repo market at EUR 6,455 billion - Suggests recovery in market volumes since December 2016...
16 October 2017 ICMA responds to IOSCO’s consultation paper on Regulatory Reporting and Public Transparency in the Secondary Corporate Bond Markets...
12 October 2017 ICMA Quarterly Report Fourth Quarter 2017 now available...
5 October 2017 ICMA responds, jointly with the ASF, GFMA and IIF, re BCBS/IOSCO’s Consultative Documents on “Criteria for and capital treatment of simple, transparent and comparable short-term securitisations...
26 September 2017 Results of the pilot survey of repo markets in Asia-Pacific are published...
18 September 2017 ICMA AMIC responds to IOSCO consultations on investment fund liquidity risk management...
14 September 2017 Green Bond Principles publishes translations of its international guidelines...
24 August 2017 New ICMA members in August 2017...
23 August 2017 MiFID II/R implementation update August 2017...
22 August 2017 High-level data on European investment grade bond markets from multiple sources on ICMA website...
15 August 2017 ICMA AMIC responds to Central Bank of Ireland consultation on ETFs...
19 July 2017 AMIC & EFAMA publish report on leverage in investment funds...
13 July 2017 ICMA & AFME publish review of the state of infrastructure financing in Europe...
4 July 2017 ICMA Future Leaders launches Get Involved! A guide for young professionals in the international capital market....
27 June 2017 Join the new ICMA Mentoring Platform – connecting ICMA members for personal and career growth in capital markets ...
22 June 2017 ICMA publishes study into the state and evolution of the European credit repo market...
14 June 2017 Green Bond Principles evolve to encourage new categories of issuers and embrace Social & Sustainability Bond market participants...
2 June 2017 ICMA ERCC launches bilateral SFTR reconciliation exercise...
31 May 2017 New ICMA members in May 2017...
17 May 2017 Professional training programmes for today's international financial markets – an update from ICMA Executive Education...
15 May 2017 ICMA response to the Commission’s consultation on the operations of the ESAs...
15 May 2017 ICMA publishes a Position Paper on CSDR Settlement Discipline...
12 May 2017 ICMA Bail-in Working Group held a seminar on 7 April 2017...
12 May 2017 ICMA AGM & Conference 2017 highlights...
11 May 2017 Save the date! ICMA 50th AGM and Conference 2018...
11 May 2017 ICMA response to the FSB consultation on Framework for G20 Reform Evaluation...
11 May 2017 MiFID II/R Post-trade transparency: trade reporting deferral regimes. An ICMA Position Paper - May 2017...
4 May 2017 New ICMA Chairman...
2 May 2017 ICMA meets in Luxembourg to discuss forces shaping the cross-border capital markets...
26 April 2017 UK Money Markets Code...
20 April 2017 The euro repo market at March 2017 quarter-end ...
19 April 2017 Stay connected with the ICMA app...
12 April 2017 ICMA publishes 2017 GMRA Legal Opinions...
28 March 2017 ICMA is pleased to welcome the following new members March 2017:...
16 March 2017 The latest version of the ICMA Regulatory Grid on the cross-border securities markets...
14 March 2017 GDP-linked sovereign bonds...
12 March 2017 ICMA response to the European Commission consultation on Capital Markets Union Mid-Term Review...
7 March 2017 ICMA now has 509 members in 60 countries...
1 March 2017 ICMA announces an update of its Buy-in Rules...
20 February 2017 Results of 2017 ICMA ERCC Committee elections...
14 February 2017 Latest ICMA survey sets baseline size of the European repo market at EUR 5,656 billion...
14 February 2017 Best practice in the European repo market...
14 February 2017 The euro repo market at year-end 2016...
10 February 2017 ICMA is pleased to welcome the following new members February 9, 2017:...
30 January 2017 Stéphane Janin, AXA IM, and Axel van Nederveen, EBRD, to be new vice-chairs of the Executive Committee for ICMA’s Asset Management and Investors Council...
17 January 2017 ICMA response to FMSB’s Transparency Draft New Issue Process standard for the Fixed Income markets...
5 January 2017 ICMA is pleased to welcome the following new members January 1, 2017:...
ICMA NEWS ARCHIVE...

Key Issues

MiFID II/R implementation
MiFID II/R will impact almost all of our members  ...
Green, Social and Sustainability bonds
The 2017 editions of the GBP and SBP now available in different languages  ...
Brexit: Implications for ICMA members
Brexit negotiations and the implications for international capital markets  ...
Market Abuse Regulation (MAR)
Primary market aspects of Market Abuse Regulation including new market soundings  ...
Central Securities Depository Regulation (CSDR)
Inclusion of mandatory buy-in regime in CSDR has been highly contentious. ...

ICMA AGM & Conference 2018

COURSES
Compliance in Fixed Income
London, 13 December 2017
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Securities Operations Foundation Qualification (SOFQ)
Brussels, 7-9 March 2018
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ICMA Operations Certificate Programme (OCP)
Brussels, 12-16 March 2018
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Introduction to Primary Markets Qualification (IPMQ)
London, 14-16 March 2018
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Introduction to Fixed Income Qualification (IFIQ)
London, 19-21 March 2018
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Collateral Management
London, 9-10 April 2018
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Securitisation – An Introduction
London, 12-13 April 2018
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ICMA Fixed Income Certificate (FIC)
Amsterdam, 16-20 April 2018
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Fixed Income Portfolio Management
London, 3-4 May 2018
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Financial Markets Foundation Qualification (FMFQ)
London, 9-11 May 2018
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ICMA Primary Market Certificate (PMC)
London, 14-18 May 2018
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Corporate Actions - An Introduction
London, 22-23 May 2018
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Corporate Actions - Operational Challenges
London, 24-25 May 2018
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Credit Default Swaps (CDS) - Pricing, Applications & Features
London, 30-31 May 2018
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Securities Lending & Borrowing - Operational Challenges
London, 18-19 June 2018
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EVENTS
ICMA Workshop: MiFID II/R - practical implications for fixed income trading
Zurich, 13 December 2017
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ICMA Regional Committee Meeting – Russia and other CIS countries
Moscow, 19 December 2017
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ACI and ICMA 2018 Economic Panel and New Year’s Event
Brussels, 18 January 2018
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ICMA Switzerland & Liechtenstein Ski Weekend 2018
Switzerland, 19-21 January 2018
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Annual ICMA and NCMF joint seminar – MIFID II/R implementation update
Copenhagen , 24 January 2018
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ICMA Future Leaders Launch - Career Progression and Networking
Madrid, 25 January 2018
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ICMA Workshop: European Regulation: An Introduction for Capital Market Practitioners
London, 20 February 2018
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ICMA Workshop: Bond syndication practices for compliance and middle office professionals
London, 1 March 2018
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ICMA Workshop: Repo and securities lending under the GMRA and GMSLA
London, 7-9 March 2018
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ICMA Workshop: GMRA Masterclass – a clause-by-clause analysis & Annex I negotiation
London, 26-27 March 2018
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ICMA Annual General Meeting & Conference 2018
Madrid, 30 May-1 June 2018
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