ICMA Diplomas

ICMA Diplomas, from the trade body at the heart of the cross-border capital markets, give you the comprehensive skillset you need to excel in a single focused area of capital market activity and to take forward your career opportunities, whatever stage you are at,  with structured, yet flexible, study programmes leading to an industry recognised qualification.

All diplomas contain courses accredited by CPD® Certification Service, are certified by the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading and backed by ICMA, the standard setter for many segments of the capital markets including primary market issuance, secondary market trading, repo and collateral and sustainable finance.

Achieve an ICMA diploma by successfully completing the prescribed courses at foundation, advanced and specialist levels.

The essential qualification for anyone wishing to advance their career in primary markets where new debt securities are issued. At its core is the ICMA Primary Market Certificate which draws on ICMA’s internationally recognised recommendations on issuing practices for international bond markets in the ICMA Primary Market Handbook.

The definitive programme for professionals in the fixed income and related derivatives markets, giving a thorough grounding in the characteristics and benefits of the products through to the skills needed for their trading, investment analysis and risk management. The diploma is built around our widely recognised flagship qualification the Fixed Income Certificate (FIC).

Examining the securities trade lifecycle from an operational perspective, this diploma provides detailed insights into the area that is at the functional centre of any capital markets business. Based around the benchmark ICMA course in operations – the Operations Certificate Programme – the syllabus of the programme has been designed for candidates to develop their understanding of operations relating to equity and debt securities and OTC derivatives.
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ICMA Paris
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1000 Brussels
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T: +852 2531 6592
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Lippo Centre
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Hong Kong
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