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Welcome to the ICMA Quarterly Report First Quarter 2020

The International Capital Market Association's Assessment of Market Practice and Regulatory Policy
This Quarterly Report is produced by the Market Practice and Regulatory Policy team at ICMA.

The ICMA Quarterly Report for the First Quarter of 2020 begins with reflections from ICMA’s Chief Executive, Martin Scheck, on an exceptionally busy year for ICMA. The Quarterly Assessment is on the transition from LIBOR to risk-free rates, focusing on legacy bonds. There are feature articles on: key publications on the global transition to risk free rates; on putting the capital in the European Capital Markets Union, an article by Joanna Cound of BlackRock, who is a member of the ICMA Board; on the second year of MiFID II/R and the bond markets; on ICMA’s CSDR impact study on mandatory buy-ins; and on an overview of EBRD’s pioneering green bond programme, an article by Isabelle Laurent of EBRD, who is a member of the Green Bond Principles Executive Committee. These contributions are followed by reports on ICMA’s work on international capital market practice and regulation in primary markets, secondary markets, repo and collateral markets, sustainable finance and asset management. Towards the end of the Quarterly Report, there is an international regulatory digest of recent G20 and European financial reform developments and an update on FinTech in international capital markets.

We welcome feedback and comment on the issues raised in the report; please e-mail regulatorypolicynews@icmagroup.org or alternatively, the ICMA contact whose e-mail address is given at the end of the relevant article.

PDF version: issue no 56: ICMA Quarterly Report First Quarter 2020



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