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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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ICMA GMRA Legal opinions

The 2018 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 68 jurisdictions and are updated annually.
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FinTech & market electronification

Technology is reshaping the way financial markets operate. Learn more about ICMA’s engagement and resources across primary, secondary, and repo and collateral markets.
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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 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.

News in brief

8 February 2019 New ICMA members in Febuary 2019...
7 February 2019 Results of the 2019 ICMA European Repo and Collateral Committee elections...
6 February 2019 Registration opens for the 51st ICMA Annual General Meeting and Conference, May 15 to 17 2019, Stockholm ...
6 February 2019 ICMA publishes briefing note on ESMA statement on the use of UK data in ESMA databases and performance of MiFID II calculations in case of a no-deal Brexit...
1 February 2019 ICMA AMIC responds to IOSCO consultation on leverage in investment funds...
31 January 2019 ICMA AMIC issues guide to due diligence requirements for investing in a securitisation position...
30 January 2019 ICMA launches Green Bond Principles and Social Bond Principles Helpdesk...
17 January 2019 Frequently Asked Questions on Repo updated...
15 January 2019 ICMA ERCC publishes a briefing note on the European repo market at 2018 year-end...
10 January 2019 ICMA Quarterly Report First Quarter 2019 now available...
8 January 2019 ICMA AMIC publishes joint paper with EFAMA on investment fund liquidity stress tests...
3 January 2019 New ICMA members in January 2019...
21 December 2018 Updated version of the ICMA ERCC Guide to Best Practice in the European Repo Market now available...
19 December 2018 Amendments to the ICMA Primary Market Handbook published...
18 December 2018 ICMA publishes primary markets technology mapping directory...
17 December 2018 Post-crisis regulation requires further evaluation as it could be detrimental for repo and securities lending markets finds GFMA and ICMA market assessment...
10 December 2018 IFL Essay Competition winner 2018...
7 December 2018 Joint associations letter to Vice-President Dombrovskis on Temporary Equivalence and Recognition in relation to UK CCPs...
6 December 2018 New report from ICMA shows European bond markets still waiting to experience the benefits of MiFID II implementation...
5 December 2018 Adopting International Practices of Bond Trustee Arrangements in China - An ICMA and NAFMII publication...
4 December 2018 ICMA publishes Brexit FAQs...
30 November 2018 ICMA AMIC publishes its latest AMIC Review publication ...
23 November 2018 ICMA AMIC survey on FICC research unbundling...
21 November 2018 New ICMA members in November 2018...
16 November 2018 ICMA Legal and Documentation Committee responds to ARRC consultation regarding more robust LIBOR fallback contract language for new issuances of USD-LIBOR floating rate notes...
18 October 2018 Participate in the ICMA European Repo and Collateral Council's 36th European repo market survey...
17 October 2018 European repo market continues to grow with latest ICMA survey indicating baseline market size at record EUR 7,351 billion...
16 October 2018 Save the date! 2019 Green and Social Bond Principles Annual General Meeting and Conference...
3 October 2018 ICMA publishes discussion paper on CSDR mandatory buy-ins and securities financing transactions...
1 October 2018 New ICMA members in October 2018...
26 September 2018 Amendments to the ICMA Primary Market Handbook published...
7 September 2018 ICMA publishes paper on Regulatory approaches to FinTech and innovation in capital markets...
30 August 2018 ICMA publishes report on the Asia-Pacific cross-border corporate bond secondary market...
21 August 2018 New ICMA members in August 2018...
2 August 2018 ICMA publishes position paper on MiFID II Trading suspensions from the perspective of fixed income instruments...
23 July 2018 Publication of paper relating to new issuance of Sterling bonds referencing Libor by the Working Group on Sterling Risk-Free Reference Rates...
19 July 2018 ICMA publishes information brochure on CSD Regulation mandatory buy-ins...
19 July 2018 Quarterly newsletter from the Green & Social Bond Principles - July 2018 now available...
18 July 2018 Publication of Consultation on Term SONIA Reference Rates by the Working Group on Sterling Risk-Free Reference Rates...
28 June 2018 Video of international benchmark reform panel at ICMA's 50th AGM & Conference in Madrid, May 31, 2018...
26 June 2018 ICMA publishes new discussion paper on the CSD regulation: ‘How to survive in a mandatory buy-in world’...
25 June 2018 ISDA, AFME, ICMA, SIFMA and SIFMA AMG Publish Global Benchmark Report...
22 June 2018 An open letter to senior political leaders on 'Brexit: Cliff-edge risks in international capital markets' ...
19 June 2018 New ICMA members in June 2018...
14 June 2018 Asset purchases to end in December 2018...
14 June 2018 Green Bond Principles and Social Bond Principles 2018 editions now released along with best practice guidelines for external reviewers, a mapping to the Sustainable Development Goals and a framework for social bonds impact reporting...
14 June 2018 ICMA and HKMA co-host the 2018 Green and Social Bond Principles Annual General Meeting and Conference in Hong Kong...
6 June 2018 ICMA co-signs industry letter to European Commission on supporting securitisation...
31 May 2018 ICMA members elect new board at Madrid meeting and new ICMA Board Chair appointed...
29 May 2018 ICMA publishes briefing note on the RTS for CSDR-SD related to the mandatory buy-in regime...
25 May 2018 European Commission publishes regulatory technical standards (RTS) for CSDR Settlement Discipline...
24 May 2018 ICMA welcomes European Commission’s proposals for implementing its Action Plan on Sustainable Finance...
21 May 2018 ICMA Overview of the ESMA Liquidity Assessment for Bonds (May-Aug 2018), including the list of liquid bonds...
16 May 2018 ICMA AMIC publishes position on ESRB review...
20 April 2018 ICMA CBIC issues position paper on EU covered bond legislation...
12 April 2018 ICMA ERCC responds to Commission consultation on the finalisation of Basel III...
11 April 2018 ICMA publishes 2018 legal opinions on global master repo agreement ...
10 April 2018 ICMA AMIC publishes statement on fund delegation...
10 April 2018 ISDA, EBF, ICMA and ISLA Publish Whitepaper on Benefits of Post-Trade Risk Reduction Services...
20 March 2018 ICMA’s ERCC has recently decided to discontinue coverage of the GMRA 1995 in the ICMA GMRA legal opinions from 2019 onwards...
14 March 2018 Latest ICMA survey sets baseline size of the European repo market at record EUR 7,250 billion - Repo market shows signs of adapting to new regulatory environment...
8 March 2018 Press release on the Action Plan on sustainable finance of the European Commission...
28 February 2018 ICMA AMIC responds to FRC consultation on corporate governance and stewardship...
22 February 2018 ICMA responds to the European Commission’s 'Public consultation on building a proportionate regulatory environment to support SME listing'...
15 February 2018 ICMA publishes study into the European single name credit default swap market...
12 February 2018 Results of the 2018 ICMA European Repo and Collateral Committee elections...
6 February 2018 New ICMA members in February 2018...
ICMA NEWS ARCHIVE...

Key Issues

Brexit: Implications for ICMA members
Brexit negotiations and the implications for international capital markets and ...
Brexit: Cliff-edge risks in international capital markets
ICMA’s open letter to senior political leaders in the EU27 and UK and the response ...
Benchmark reform and transition to risk-free rates
ICMA has been engaging with regulators and members on the global issue of benchmark reform  ...
Mandatory buy-ins under CSDR
Inclusion of mandatory buy-in regime in CSDR has been highly contentious. ...
EU SFT Regulation
SFTR is set to introduce an extensive reporting regime for repo and other securities financing  ...

ICMA AGM 2019

COURSES
Securities Operations Foundation Qualification (SOFQ)
Brussels, 6-8 March 2019
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ICMA Operations Certificate Programme (OCP)
Brussels, 11-15 March 2019
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Collateral Management
London, 1-2 April 2019
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Securitisation – An Introduction
London, 8-9 April 2019
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ICMA Fixed Income Certificate (FIC)
Amsterdam, 8-12 April 2019
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ICMA Primary Market Certificate (PMC)
London, 20-24 May 2019
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Fixed Income Portfolio Management
London, 23-24 May 2019
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Financial Markets Foundation Qualification (FMFQ)
London, 12-14 June 2019
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Securities Lending & Borrowing - Operational Challenges
London, 17-18 June 2019
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OTC Derivative Operations: Products, Collateral, EMIR
London, 17-18 June 2019
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Collateral Management
London, 7-8 October 2019
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Introduction to Primary Markets Qualification (IPMQ)
London, 9-11 October 2019
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Introduction to Fixed Income Qualification (IFIQ)
London, 9-11 October 2019
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Securitisation – An Introduction
London, 14-15 October 2019
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ICMA Fixed Income Certificate (FIC)
Amsterdam, 21-25 October 2019
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Financial Markets Foundation Qualification (FMFQ)
London, 6-8 November 2019
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ICMA Primary Market Certificate (PMC)
London, 11-15 November 2019
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Securities Operations Foundation Qualification (SOFQ)
Brussels, 13-15 November 2019
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ICMA Operations Certificate Programme (OCP)
Brussels, 18-22 November 2019
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Securities Lending & Borrowing - Operational Challenges
London, 18-19 November 2019
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Fixed Income Portfolio Management
London, 21-22 November 2019
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Compliance in Fixed Income
London, 29 November 2019
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OTC Derivative Operations: Products, Collateral, EMIR
London, 2-3 December 2019
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EVENTS
10èmes Rencontres des Professionnels des Marchés de la Dette et du Change: Vers De Nouveaux (Dés) Équilibres Mondiaux
Paris, 19 February 2019
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Euromoney Morocco Conference 2019
Morocco, 19 February 2019
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ICMA Asia Primary Market Seminar & Forum
Hong Kong, 26 February 2019
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ICMA Women’s Network: Creating optimal conditions for gender inclusion and career progression
Brussels, 27 February 2019
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ICMA Women’s Network: Starting out
Hong Kong , 27 February 2019
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Japan Securities Summit
London, 4 March 2019
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Horizons Future of Fund Management 2019
London, 5 March 2019
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Climate Bonds Annual Conference & 4th Green Bond Pioneer Awards
London, 5-7 March 2019
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ICMA India Primary Market Forum & Workshop
Mumbai, 7 March 2019
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ICMA Asset Management and Investors Council (AMIC) Conference
Amsterdam, 7 March 2019
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Sustainable Investment Forum Europe
Paris, 12 March 2019
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ICMA Workshop: Bond syndication practices for compliance and middle office professionals
London, 12 March 2019
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ICMA Primary Market Forum – the MENA bond markets
Manama, 13 March 2019
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Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa
Cape Town, 13 March 2019
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EMEA Trading Conference
London, 14 March 2019
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ICMA Workshop: European Regulation: An Introduction for Capital Market Practitioners
London, 14 March 2019
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ICMA Secondary Market Forum
Paris, 20 March 2019
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The China Debt Capital Markets Summit 2019
China, 28 March 2019
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HKEX RMB Fixed Income and Currency Pan-Asian Conference
Hong Kong & Singapore, 2-4 April 2019
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ASIFMA Conference 2019: The Future State: Cost Efficiencies, New Technologies, and Operational Challenges
Hong Kong, 2-3 April 2019
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ICMA Training Course: Introduction to Green Bonds
London, 4-5 April 2019
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AFME’s 12th Annual European Post Trade Conference
London, 8 May 2019
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ICMA Annual General Meeting and Conference 2019
Stockholm , 15-17 May 2019
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ASIFMA Compliance and Legal Conference 2019
Hong Kong, 29-30 May 2019
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2019 Green Bond Principles and Social Bond Principles Annual General Meeting and Conference
Frankfurt, 13 June 2019
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ICMA Workshop: Professional Repo and Collateral Management
Frankfurt, 11-12 September 2019
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ICMA Workshop: GMRA Masterclass – a clause-by-clause analysis & Annex I negotiation
London, 23-24 September 2019
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