ICMA’s work in the primary markets, in which new securities are issued to raise capital, is based on a strong legacy from the International Primary Market Association (IPMA), one of ICMA’s predecessor organisations. See introductory video (2:45 / 2014) and Chris O’Malley podcast Origins of the Eurobond market (26:54 / 2020).

In the context of COVID-19, see some materials specific to primary markets on our COVID-19 Market practice webpage.

ICMA Primary Market Handbook
Guidance and recommendations on the processes and documentation required for the issuance of international securities

Other ICMA primary market documentation
Links to informal ICMA primary market documentation that is not included in the ICMA Primary Market Handbook.
Available to ICMA members only.


Primary market committees

Primary market topics

Primary market courses and events

Capital market products




Contacts: 

Email the primary markets team

Ruari Ewing

Senior Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy; secretary to the ICMA Primary Market Practices Committee (PMPC) and related groups.
Direct line: +44 20 7213 0316

Charlotte Bellamy
Senior Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy; secretary to the ICMA Legal & Documentation Committee (LDC) and related groups.
Direct line: +44 20 7213 0340

Katie Kelly
Senior Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy; Secretary to the ICMA Financial Institution Issuer Forum (FIIF) and to the ICMA Corporate Issuer Forum (CIF).
Direct line: +44 20 7213 0331
 
Nicholas Pfaff
Managing Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy; Secretary to the Public Sector Issuer Forum (PSIF)
Direct line: +33 1 70 17 64 72

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T: +852 2531 6592
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