Welcome to the ICMA Quarterly Report Second Quarter 2021

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.

ICMA’s Quarterly Report for the Second Quarter of 2021 begins with a Foreword by Marc Lewell of J.P. Morgan on ICMA as a hub for the industry. Martin Scheck, ICMA’s Chief Executive, writes about ICMA’s packed agenda in 2021. The Quarterly Assessment covers the post-Brexit impact on the international bond market, and there are separate features on the post-Brexit impact on the primary markets, the secondary and repo markets, and asset management, respectively. Other features consider: breaking down risks in the asset management industry; a European Financial Transaction Tax?; Asian international bond markets; the internationalisation of the China corporate bond market; Bank of China’s pioneering issue of bonds applying the Climate Transition Finance Handbook; and the potential of sukuk for a green and resilient recovery. The Quarterly Report also covers ICMA’s market practice and regulatory policy work in the primary markets, secondary markets, repo and collateral markets, short-term markets, sustainable finance, asset management, FinTech, the transition from LIBOR to risk-free rates, and capital market developments in China.

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 61: ICMA Quarterly Report Second Quarter 2021



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