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ICMA publishes update to primary markets technology mapping directory
18 September 2019 The International Capital Market Association (ICMA) has published the second edition of its primary markets technology mapping directory which compares the key features and capabilities of 28 technology solutions (up from 22 in December last year) that are available to automate all or part of the process of issuing debt securities. Building on ICMA’s work in primary bond markets, the directory’s purpose is to keep ICMA members informed about what platforms and technology solutions are available in a rapidly expanding competitive marketplace.

This unique mapping exercise includes new technology solutions, as well as new features of previously included solutions. It explains at what stage of the issuance process they can be used and whether they are aimed at underwriters, investors, issuers or others and also provides information on the scope of debt instruments covered and to what issuance methods the technology solutions apply. The directory also includes emerging platforms using distributed ledger technology which have conducted live pilots.

Download the ICMA primary markets technology mapping directory.

This initiative complements ICMA’s mappings of Electronic Trading Platforms as well as FinTech solutions for repo and cash bond operations.

Whilst the mapping directory currently covers 28 technology solutions in total, it does not constitute an exhaustive list of providers in the market. Relevant providers that are not yet covered by the mapping directory and wish to join are very welcome to do so.

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