ICMA launches video series to support the industry in navigating a rapidly changing market


20 June 2024 International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) Education & Training, the leading training provider for finance professionals, has unveiled the first two videos in a new 10-part series, ICMA Education and Training presents: Let’s Talk Markets”. The series sees industry experts discussing key industry trends, and highlights the importance of understanding the complex landscape as it evolves when comes to delivering effective client service.

Featuring a selection of industry-leading guests including experts from the likes of the European Investment Bank, HSBC, A&O Shearman and BofASecurities, the series looks beyond the trends and headlines to offer fresh insights and analysis on topics such as sustainability and digitalisation, as well as shining a spotlight on specific markets, their intricacies and developments.  

Industry veteran and ICMA CEO Bryan Pascoe kicks off the series, providing career advice and outlining the importance of education, mentorship and ongoing professional development within the financial sector.

Commenting on the launch of the vlogs, Pascoe said: “Market capacity building is critical in promoting efficiency and well-functioning capital markets, and that is part of ICMA’s core mission. By bringing together this group of experienced market leaders to share their insights in this series, we hope to continue promoting the highest standards across the sector. The capital markets are evolving fast – and it’s never been more important for participants to stay updated on trends and best practice.”

Episode 2, also released today ahead of next week's Annual Conference of the Green Bond Principles – marking 10 years since their launch – features former Chief Sustainable Finance Advisor of the European Investment Bank and green bond pioneer, Eila Kreivi.  With sustainable bond issuance becoming increasingly mainstream – and now bringing together sub-sectors like green, blue, social and Sustainability-Linked bonds – Kreivi discusses the importance of a well-educated market in getting the most out of these often complex instruments.

Describing the challenges of the green transition, Kreivi comments: “Municipalities and cities, for example, have a lot of work to do in decarbonisation. They are responsible for a lot of carbon emissions, but don’t necessarily have a lot of resources to dedicate to interpreting the intricacies of green finance and green bonds or green loans. They need a lot of education and capacity building.”

Future episodes will tackle asset management, the repo market, and primary as well as secondary markets. The series can be accessed via ICMA’s website, YouTube and available from all major podcast providers.

As the leading provider of capital markets training for five decades, ICMA Education & Training’s suite of courses enable market participants to build a solid understanding of the changing capital market environment.

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''Let's Talk Markets'' - Episode 1 - ICMA CEO Bryan Pascoe & Marc Granville, Head of ICMA Education & Training


''Let's Talk Markets'' - Episode 2 - Discussing 10 Years of the ICMA Principles


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