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4 May 2021 ICMA’s Head of Sustainable Finance, Nicholas Pfaff, wins IFLR 2021 award for Outstanding Contribution to Regulatory Reform; ICMA supported standards for sustainable bonds now underpin an estimated 97% of issuance globally....29 April 2021 Participate in the ICMA European Repo and Collateral Council's 41st European repo market survey...26 April 2021 ICMA opens a representative office in Brussels...22 April 2021 ICMA ERCC publishes consultation paper on the role of repo in green and sustainable finance...21 April 2021 ICMA AMIC and EFAMA issue joint response to IOSCO consultation on fund liquidity management by open-ended funds...20 April 2021 ICMA employment opportunity - Associate, Primary and Secondary Markets, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy, ICMA London...20 April 2021 ICMA employment opportunity - Associate, Asia-Pacific, ICMA Hong Kong...15 April 2021 ICMA publishes 2021 legal opinions on global master repo agreement...14 April 2021 ICMA Quarterly Report Second Quarter 2021 now available...6 April 2021 SAVE THE DATE: ICMA Annual Conference 2021, June 24...30 March 2021 ICMA updates repo best practices to support post-trade efficiency...23 March 2021 ICMA publishes landmark 40th survey of the European repo market...18 March 2021 ICMA AMIC statement on ESG transparency of Asset-Backed Securities...16 March 2021 Establishment of a new ICMA region for Ireland...12 March 2021 ICMA responds to ESMA consultation paper on algo trading...11 March 2021 ICMA and other associations write to European Commission and ESMA on implementation of the CSDR Settlement Discipline Regime...8 March 2021 ICMA Women’s Network joins the world in celebrating International Women’s Day 2021...8 March 2021 Joint industry letter on the reporting of issuer LEIs under SFTR...5 March 2021 ICMA Scholarship Programme – first students from Sub-Saharan Africa...3 March 2021 Asian International Bond Markets – new report from ICMA...1 March 2021 New ICMA members in March 2021...1 March 2021 ICMA responds to IOSCO survey on bond ETF in the context of March/April 2020 market meltdown...22 February 2021 ICMA issues a note following the publication of the ESAs' final recommendations for the regulatory technical standards (RTS) of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)...17 February 2021 Sustainability-linked bonds – new Q&As and other resources published by the Green & Social Bond Principles...17 February 2021 Sixth version of the ICMA SFTR Recommendations published...10 February 2021 Results of the 2021 ICMA ERCC elections...2 February 2021 ICMA submits its response to the Targeted consultation on the review of CSDR...29 January 2021 ICMA AMIC responds to EC consultation on the review of the alternative investment fund managers directive (AIFMD)...28 January 2021 First edition of the ICMA Corporate Issuer Forum Newsletter...28 January 2021 ICMA AMIC responds to EC consultation on the review of the European long-term investment funds (ELTIF) regulatory framework...26 January 2021 ICMA compiles FinTech and sustainable finance library...15 January 2021 ICMA responds to SFC Consultation Paper on the Management and Disclosure of Climate-related Risks by Fund Managers...14 January 2021 The internationalization of the China corporate bond market – new report from ICMA...14 January 2021 New ICMA members in January 2021...13 January 2021 The European repo market at 2020 year-end...18 December 2020 ICMA responds to the UK Listings Review call for evidence...17 December 2020 ICMA responds to the draft Delegated Act supplementing the EU Taxonomy Regulation...17 December 2020 Amendments to the ICMA Primary Market Handbook published December 2020...16 December 2020 ICMA publishes updated Electronic Trading Platform (ETP) directory...11 December 2020 ICMA AMIC responds to third EC consultation on the EU Ecolabel for financial products...9 December 2020 Green & Social Bond Principles launch new guidelines on climate transition finance...7 December 2020 Access ICMA’s 2020 podcasts and webinars from our new media library...4 December 2020 ICMA AMIC responds to ESMA's public consultation on Article 8 of the Taxonomy regulation...25 November 2020 ICMA responds to ESMA Consultation Paper on MiFID II/ MiFIR review on the functioning of Organised Trading Facilities (OTF)...20 November 2020 Joint trade association letter regarding the third country transitional provisions of the EU Benchmarks Regulation...20 November 2020 ICMA responds to ESMA's MiFIR review report on the obligations to report transactions and reference data...16 November 2020 First edition of the ICMA ERCC's Repo and Collateral Newsletter – read about our work and other market news...13 November 2020 ESG, finance, and building back better: a silver lining for COVID-19?...13 November 2020 ICMA SFTR checklist for non-European firms...12 November 2020 ICMA publishes European and Asian repo surveys ...5 November 2020 ICMA launches a scholarship programme...3 November 2020 NEW: ICMA online self-study course...3 November 2020 ICMA Electronic Trading Council (ETC) publishes paper on Axe Distribution Best Practice Standards...29 October 2020 ICMA ERCC publishes fifth edition of its SFTR recommendations ...16 October 2020 ICMA AMIC responds to ESA's survey on templates for Environmental and/or Social financial products under SFDR...12 October 2020 Buy-side starts reporting under SFTR...12 October 2020 ICMA AMIC publishes position paper on ESMA's letter on AIFMD review...9 October 2020 Green Bond Principles and Social Bond Principles Executive Committee announces 2020/2021 Advisory Council composition...6 October 2020 Amendments to the ICMA Primary Market Handbook published...6 October 2020 Translations of the Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles are published...6 October 2020 New ICMA members in October 2020...2 October 2020 ICMA responds to the EC consultation on the EU Green Bond Standard (EU GBS)...2 October 2020 Who is automating the primary bond markets? ICMA publishes new edition of technology directory...1 October 2020 ICMA publishes preliminary thoughts on the new Capital Markets Union Action Plan...1 October 2020 ICMA’s Head of Sustainable Finance, Nicholas Pfaff appointed to the Platform on Sustainable Finance...29 September 2020 ICMA publishes discussion paper on Transparency and liquidity in the European bond markets...24 September 2020 ICMA publishes updated Guide to Best Practice in the European Repo Market...15 September 2020 ICMA responds to ESMA consultation on calculation of positions under SFTR...11 September 2020 ICMA AMIC responds to EC consultation on investment research...7 September 2020 ICMA ERCC publishes fourth edition of its SFTR recommendations...7 September 2020 ICMA publishes a briefing note on CSDR mandatory buy-ins and the requirement to appoint a buy-in agent...1 September 2020 ICMA AMIC responds to ESMA consultation on guidelines for NCAs when they consider potential financial stability risk associated with leverage in AIFs...1 September 2020 ICMA AMIC responds to ESAs' consultation on the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation...21 August 2020 Amendments to the ICMA Primary Market Handbook published...14 August 2020 ICMA responds to EBA consultation on contractual recognition of stay powers under BRRD...5 August 2020 Update on netting enforceability in the People's Republic of China...29 July 2020 Joint association letter on digital future for financial markets...28 July 2020 ESMA preparing new RTS to further postpone CSDR Settlement Discipline to 1 February 2022...28 July 2020 New ICMA members in July 2020...22 July 2020 Almost 1.5 million trades reported under SFTR in week one...15 July 2020 ICMA responds to EC consultation on the Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy...13 July 2020 SFTR goes live...10 July 2020 ICMA submits response to ESMA Survey on Topics for the CSDR Review...6 July 2020 ICMA AMIC submits response to the EC consultations on the integration of sustainability risks in UCITS, AIFMD and MiFID...2 July 2020 ICMA publishes updated FinTech Mapping Directory...30 June 2020 Transition to risk-free rates: an official sector panel discussion from ICMA...30 June 2020 ICMA responds to the European Commission call for feedback on the Report from the High Level Forum (HLF) on Capital Markets Union...30 June 2020 ICMA expands scope of Bond Market Transparency Directory...30 June 2020 ICMA ERCC publishes second update to its SFTR recommendations...25 June 2020 ICMA responds to European Commission Consultation on a new digital finance strategy for Europe / FinTech Action Plan...24 June 2020 ICMA statement on decision of UK government not to implement CSDR-SD measures...15 June 2020 ICMA ERCC responds to ESMA’s consultation on its First Report on Central Clearing Solutions for Pension Scheme Arrangements...12 June 2020 ICMA preliminary thoughts on the Report of the High Level Forum on the Capital Markets Union...12 June 2020 ICMA responds to ESMA's consultation paper on MiFID II/ MiFIR review report on the transparency regime for non-equity and the trading obligations for derivatives...11 June 2020 ICMA responds to EC consultation on the Review of the Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD)...9 June 2020 Green & Social Bond Principles publish Sustainability-Linked Bond Principles and update the Social Bond Principles and other key guidance...3 June 2020 ICMA publishes update memorandum to the 2020 ICMA GMRA legal opinion for Russia relating to moratorium measures introduced to the Bankruptcy Law...2 June 2020 First edition of ICMA’s FinTech Newsletter – read about our work and other market news on FinTech and market electronification...28 May 2020 ICMA issues report on performance of the European investment grade corporate bond markets during the COVID-19 crisis...22 May 2020 Message from Martin Scheck, ICMA’s Chief Executive...21 May 2020 ESMA confirms ICMA proposals for reporting of central bank repos under MiFIR ...21 May 2020 ICMA publishes briefing note on CSDR Settlement Discipline - cash compensation in the case of bond markets...20 May 2020 ICMA submits letter to European Commission and ESMA outlining industry concerns on timely implementation of CSDR mandatory buy-in provisions...15 May 2020 ICMA responds to European Commission MiFID II/R review consultation paper ...12 May 2020 New online education courses from ICMA...11 May 2020 ICMA issues high-level definitions for sustainable finance...30 April 2020 ICMA publishes update memorandum on the EU’s sustainability disclosure regime...29 April 2020 ICMA publishes an in-depth report on consolidated tape for greater post-trade transparency in the EU bond markets...17 April 2020 ICMA AMIC publishes its response to the EC consultation on the EU Ecolabel for financial products...1 January 1970 ICMA NEWS ARCHIVE...

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Corporate Actions: An Introduction

Livestreamed, 3-11 June 2021

Securities Lending & Borrowing: Operational Challenges

Livestreamed, 3-11 June 2021

Inflation-Linked Bonds and Derivatives

Livestreamed, 7-15 June 2021

Introduction to Green, Social and Sustainability (GSS) Bonds

Livestreamed, 14 June-14 December 2021

Primary Market Financial Technology

Livestreamed, 16-25 June 2021

Understanding the GMRA

Livestreamed, 16-24 June 2021

Fixed Income Portfolio Management & Construction

Livestreamed, 5-14 July 2021

Introduction to Green, Social and Sustainability (GSS) Bonds

Livestreamed, 22 July-22 January 2022

Securities Operations Foundation Qualification (SOFQ)

Livestreamed, 1-10 September 2021

Operations Certificate Programme (OCP)

Livestreamed, 15 September-6 October 2021

Introduction to Bond Markets Qualification (IBMQ)

Livestreamed, 29 September-7 October 2021

Collateral Management

Livestreamed, 4-12 October 2021

Fixed Income Certificate (FIC)

Livestreamed, 11 October-1 November 2021

Financial Markets Foundation Qualification (FMFQ)

Livestreamed, 18-26 October 2021

Bond Syndication for Compliance and Middle Office Professionals

Livestreamed, 25-26 October 2021

Introduction to Primary Markets Qualification (IPMQ)

Livestreamed, 2-11 November 2021

Primary Market Financial Technology

Livestreamed, 3-12 November 2021

Assessing Credit Risk of Corporate Bonds

Livestreamed, 8 November-16 November 2020

Primary Market Certificate (PMC)

Livestreamed, 17 November-8 December 2021

Primary Market Certificate (PMC)

Livestreamed, 17 November-8 December 2021

Securities Lending & Borrowing: Operational Challenges

Livestreamed, 22-30 November 2021
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