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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 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 close to 70 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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ICMA Education

Training driven by the needs of the industry in Primary and Secondary Markets, Operations, Repo and Collateral and Green Bonds.
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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

26 March 2020 ESMA clarifies position on backloading...
25 March 2020 Amendments to the ICMA Primary Market Handbook published...
23 March 2020 ICMA Euro commercial paper (ECP) materials are made available to the wider market...
19 March 2020 COVID-19 – ESMA postpones reporting obligations under SFTR...
19 March 2020 ICMA AMIC responds to EC consultation on improving resilience of financial services against cyberattacks...
18 March 2020 ICMA responds to the European Commission's consultation on an EU framework for markets in crypto-assets...
16 March 2020 ICMA together with ISLA writes to ESMA to request a delay to the implementation of reporting under SFTR...
12 March 2020 Announcement re: 52nd ICMA AGM & Conference, Vienna, June 24 - 26...
10 March 2020 ICMA AMIC publishes its first Review of 2020...
9 March 2020 European Commission’s TEG on Sustainable Finance releases Usability guide for the EU Green Bond Standard and the Final report on the EU Taxonomy...
5 March 2020 ICMA publishes FAQs on CSDR mandatory buy-ins and Securities Financing Transactions...
4 March 2020 Time to act - ICMA issues study on the state of the European investment grade corporate bond secondary market...
27 February 2020 ICMA publishes Quick Guide to the transition to risk-free rates in the bond market...
24 February 2020 ICMA’s ERCC publishes guide to reporting under the SFTR ...
20 February 2020 ICMA publishes a Compendium of international policy initiatives and best market practice for sustainable finance...
6 February 2020 Results of the 2020 ICMA ERCC elections...
5 February 2020 New ICMA members in February 2020...
30 January 2020 ICMA AMIC and the IA write to European Commission expressing concerns about the potential bond market impacts of the CSDR mandatory buy-in provisions...
23 January 2020 Green Bond Principles establishes a Working Group on sustainability/KPI-linked bonds...
22 January 2020 ICMA AMIC and EFAMA update their report on Managing Fund Liquidity Risk in Europe...
17 January 2020 ICMA AMIC publishes discussion paper - review of the European Long-Term Investment Fund (ELTIF) Regulation...
14 January 2020 The European repo market at 2019 year-end - an ICMA European Repo and Collateral Council Briefing Note...
13 January 2020 ICMA responds to ESAs’ Joint Consultation Paper concerning amendments to the PRIIPs KID...
10 January 2020 ICMA Quarterly Report First Quarter 2020 now available...
3 January 2020 New ICMA members in January 2020...
2 January 2020 ICMA ERCC responds to the European Commission’s public consultation on Implementing the Final Basel III Reforms in the EU...
20 December 2019 European bond markets still facing challenges in 2nd year of MIFD II/R implementation...
19 December 2019 ICMA responds to the European Commission’s consultation on the EU Benchmarks Regulation...
19 December 2019 ICMA publishes Master Regulatory Reporting Agreement...
19 December 2019 ICMA publishes briefing note on the political agreement on the EU taxonomy...
18 December 2019 ICMA publishes Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Regulatory Directory and Brief...
17 December 2019 Amendments to the ICMA Primary Market Handbook published...
4 December 2019 Participate in the ICMA European Repo and Collateral Council's 38th European repo market survey...
27 November 2019 New market buy-in regime threatens European bond market liquidity...
27 November 2019 ICMA AMIC publishes its latest Review...
22 November 2019 ICMA publishes updated Electronic Trading Platform (ETP) mapping directory...
14 November 2019 ICMA to update its buy-in rules to support implementation of EU CSDR mandatory buy-in provisions...
13 November 2019 ICMA European repo survey sets market size at EUR 7,761 billion...
22 October 2019 New ICMA members in October 2019...
11 October 2019 Green Bond Principles and Social Bond Principles Executive Committee announces 2019/2020 Advisory Council composition...
10 October 2019 ICMA Quarterly Report Fourth Quarter 2019 now available...
9 October 2019 Conference gathers pivotal stakeholders in Tokyo for the third time to exchange views and practical expertise on how to foster and develop the market for sustainable finance instruments...
30 September 2019 ICMA launches CSDR buy-in impact study for bond markets...
27 September 2019 ICMA ERCC publishes updated memorandum outlining recommendations for repo market best practice to address transition from EONIA to €STR on 1 October 2019...
18 September 2019 ICMA publishes update to primary markets technology mapping directory ...
13 September 2019 ICMA with the Green Bond Principles Executive Committee responds to European Commission's consultation on TEG report on EU Taxonomy...
5 September 2019 ICMA responds to ESMA's MiFID II/MiFIR review report on the development in prices for pre- and post-trade data and on the consolidated tape for equity instruments...
19 August 2019 New ICMA members in August 2019...
30 July 2019 ICMA ERCC responds to ESMA’s consultation on SFTR Reporting Guidelines...
29 July 2019 ICMA publishes briefing on the importance of integrated capital markets and CMU...
29 July 2019 ICMA AMIC responds to ESMA’s consultation on possible short-term pressure from the financial sector on corporations...
29 July 2019 ICMA with the Green Bond Principles Executive Committee responds to Bloomberg Barclays MSCI Green Bond Index consultation ...
10 July 2019 ICMA Ops FinTech mapping directory: updated version released...
9 July 2019 ICMA responds to the ECB's market consultation on European Distribution of Debt Instruments (EDDI)...
8 July 2019 New executive education program on green bonds and sustainable finance welcomed by EM issuers...
21 June 2019 ICMA summarises and comments on EU TEG reports and status of EU sustainable finance plan...
18 June 2019 ICMA Future Leaders podcasts added to ICMA Podcast...
13 June 2019 GBP & SBP publish key documents – Impact Reporting Handbook, Green Project Mapping and Guidance Handbook – and announce Advisory Council, Executive Committee election result...
11 June 2019 New ICMA members in June 2019...
5 June 2019 A comparative review of practices and procedures in the Russian and international primary debt capital markets - an ICMA-NFA report...
21 May 2019 ICMA’s 3rd European IG Corporate Bond Secondary Market Study...
16 May 2019 ICMA elects new board members at Stockholm AGM...
9 April 2019 ICMA publishes 2019 legal opinions on global master repo agreement...
4 April 2019 ICMA survey shows continuing steady growth in the European repo market - market size reaches EUR 7,739 billion...
3 April 2019 ICMA with the Green Bond Principles Executive Committee responds to European Commission's consultation on the TEG preliminary recommendations for an EU Green Bond Standard...
1 April 2019 ICMA with the Green Bond Principles Executive Committee responds to IOSCO consultation on sustainable finance in emerging markets and the role of securities regulators...
28 March 2019 ICMA AMIC responds to ESMA consultation on liquidity stress testing guidelines...
27 March 2019 New ICMA members in March 2019...
26 March 2019 Amendments to the ICMA Primary Market Handbook published...
20 March 2019 ICMA is delighted to have been able to contribute to the LMA, APLMA and LSTA's new Sustainability Linked Loan Principles...
18 March 2019 ICMA CIF reponds to ESMA consultation paper - Guidelines on Disclosure Requirements applicable to Credit Ratings...
13 March 2019 ICMA ERCC responds to BCBS consultation on leverage ratio disclosure...
ICMA NEWS ARCHIVE...

Key Issues

COVID-19 Market Updates
Updates and guidance on market and regulatory issues. ...
Brexit: Implications for ICMA members
Following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on 31 January 2020 ...
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 Podcast

In view of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe and in line with current government recommendations, staff at ICMA offices in Zurich, London, Paris and Hong Kong will be working remotely until further notice.

We remain operational and we are here to support all our members during this time. All ICMA employees remain contactable via email and on their office numbers, which will be call-forwarded to home or mobile phones.

ICMA Committee meetings will take place as scheduled but will be conducted by phone. All events, workshops and courses up to June 2020 have been postponed.

COURSES
ICMA Fixed Income Certificate (FIC) Online Programme
1 April-30 September 2020
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Securities Operations Foundation Qualification (SOFQ) Online Programme
1 April-30 September 2020
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Financial Markets Foundation Qualification (FMFQ) Online Programme
1 April-31 August 2020
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Collateral Management
London, 14-15 September 2020
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Securitisation – An Introduction
London, 23-24 September 2020
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ICMA Fixed Income Certificate (FIC)
Amsterdam, 12-16 October 2020
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Introduction to Fixed Income Qualification (IFIQ)
London, 19-21 October 2020
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ICMA Operations Certificate Programme (OCP)
Luxembourg, 9-13 November 2020
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ICMA Primary Market Certificate (PMC)
London, 16-20 November 2020
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Fixed Income Portfolio Management & Construction
London, 16-18 November 2020
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Financial Markets Foundation Qualification (FMFQ)
London, 18-20 November 2020
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Introduction to Primary Markets Qualification (IPMQ)
London, 18-20 November 2020
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EVENTS
ICMA and NCMF Joint Annual Conference
Stockholm, 20 April 2020
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ICMA FinTech Forum
London, 7 May 2020
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Covered Bond Investor Conference
Frankfurt, 13 May 2020
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ICMA Annual General Meeting and Conference 2020
Vienna, 24-26 June 2020
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