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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

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...
15 April 2019 Participate in the ICMA European Repo and Collateral Council's 37th European repo market survey...
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...
4 March 2019 Japan Securities Summit held in London for the fifth time...
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...
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...
ICMA NEWS ARCHIVE...

Key Issues

Brexit: Implications for ICMA members
Brexit negotiations and the implications for international capital markets and ...
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  ...
Green, Social and Sustainability bonds
Key documents and updates were published at the 2019 GBP SBP AGM   ...

ICMA Executive Education

COURSES
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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ICMA Workshop: Bond syndication practices for compliance and middle office professionals
London, 4 February 2020
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ICMA Intensive One-Day Workshop: Repo & the European Repo Market
London, 5 February 2020
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ICMA Operations Certificate Programme (OCP)
Luxembourg, 23-27 March 2020
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Collateral Management
London, 30-31 March 2020
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Securitisation – An Introduction
London, 2-3 April 2020
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Securities Lending & Borrowing - Operational Challenges
London, 2-3 April 2020
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Securities Operations Foundation Qualification (SOFQ)
Brussels, 4-6 May 2020
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Fixed Income Portfolio Management
London, 28-29 May 2020
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Financial Markets Foundation Qualification (FMFQ)
London, 3-5 June 2020
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ICMA Primary Market Certificate (PMC)
London, 8-12 June 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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Financial Markets Foundation Qualification (FMFQ)
London, 18-20 November 2020
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EVENTS
ICMA Future Leaders: How do banks and their employees stay relevant in this rapidly changing industry?
London, 21 November 2019
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ICMA Future Leaders en la región de Iberia: El futuro de los mercados de capitales y el impacto de las nuevas tecnologías
Madrid, 27 November 2019
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ICMA Asset Management and Investors Council (AMIC) Conference
London, 27 November 2019
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ICMA and ASSIOM FOREX Conference: Developments in the Green, Social and Sustainability Bond Markets – Italy and Europe
Milan, 28 November 2019
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Joint ICMA, ISLA & PwC SFTR Update Webinar
London, 28 November 2019
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ACI and ICMA 2020 Economic Summit and New Year’s Event
Brussels, 16 January 2020
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ICMA Switzerland and Liechtenstein Region’s Winter Event 2020
Zermatt, 24-26 January 2020
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ICMA Annual General Meeting and Conference 2020
Vienna, 24-26 June 2020
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