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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 2018) 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.

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.

Download the ICMA primary markets technology mapping directory
(last update: 20 September 2019)

  • This directory focuses on available and emerging solutions in primary bond markets.
  • The mapping directory compares the capabilities of the different providers, but it does not provide any information on volume or market share.
  • All providers responded in their own words. ICMA did not modify any wording provided by the providers participating in this directory.
  • ICMA does not endorse any particular solution or provider. The mapping directory is for reference only and will be updated as and when necessary.
  • The providers will be responsible for sending updates to ICMA. The table will be updated as close to real time as possible.

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The information and content provided herein have been prepared and provided by third-parties. This information is provided by ICMA for information purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal, financial or other professional advice. While the information contained herein is taken from sources believed to be reliable, ICMA does not represent or warrant that it is accurate or complete and neither ICMA nor its employees shall have any liability arising from or relating to the use of this publication or its contents.


Gabriel Callsen
Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy
Direct line: +44 20 7213 0334