Press releases

This section of the web site contains press releases issued by ICMA. These documents are available as downloadable PDF files.

To access archived press releases issued prior to 2018, click here.

19 December 2019
AFME, FIA, ICMA, ISDA and ISLA Publish Master Regulatory Reporting Agreement

18 December 2019
ICMA publishes Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Regulatory Directory and Brief
Download the DLT mapping directory and brief.

27 November 2019
New market buy-in regime threatens European bond market liquidity
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14 November 2019
ICMA to update its buy-in rules to support implementation of EU CSDR mandatory buy-in provisions

13 November 2019
ICMA European repo survey sets market size at EUR 7,761 billion
Download the 37th ICMA ERCC European Repo Market Survey.

9 October 2019
Building the infrastructure for sustainable finance
Conference gathers pivotal stakeholders in the global and in particular Asian green, social, and sustainability bond markets in Tokyo for the third time to exchange views and practical expertise on how to foster and develop the market for sustainable financial instruments.

8 July 2019
New executive education program on green bonds and sustainable finance welcomed by EM issuers

13 June 2019
GBP & SBP publish key documents – Impact Reporting Handbook, Green Project Mapping and Guidance Handbook – and announce Advisory Council, Executive Committee election result

9 April 2019
ICMA publishes 2019 legal opinions on global master repo agreement

4 April 2019
ICMA survey shows continuing steady growth in the European repo market - market size reaches EUR 7,739 billion
Download the 36th ICMA ERCC European Repo Market Survey.

4 March 2019
Japan Securities Summit held in London for the fifth time
18 December 2018
ICMA publishes primary markets technology mapping directory
Download the directory.

17 December 2018
Post-crisis regulation requires further evaluation as it could be detrimental for repo and securities lending markets finds GFMA and ICMA market assessment
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6 December 2018
New report from ICMA shows European bond markets still waiting to experience the benefits of MiFID II implementation
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5 December 2018
Adopting International Practices of Bond Trustee Arrangements in China
An ICMA and NAFMII publication
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17 October 2018
European repo market continues to grow with latest ICMA survey indicating baseline market size at record EUR 7,351 billion
Download the 35th ICMA ERCC European Repo Market Survey.

30 August 2018
ICMA publishes report on the Asia-Pacific cross-border corporate bond secondary market
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26 June 2018
ICMA publishes new report on the CSD regulation: ‘How to survive in a mandatory buy-in world’
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25 June 2018
ISDA, AFME, ICMA, SIFMA and SIFMA AMG Publish Global Benchmark Report
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14 June 2018
ICMA and HKMA co-host the 2018 Green and Social Bond Principles Annual General Meeting and Conference in Hong Kong

14 June 2018
Green Bond Principles and Social Bond Principles 2018 editions now released along with best practice guidelines for external reviewers, a mapping to the Sustainable Development Goals and a framework for social bonds impact reporting

31 May 2018
ICMA members elect new board at Madrid meeting and new ICMA Board Chair appointed

24 May 2018
ICMA welcomes European Commission’s proposals for implementing its Action Plan on Sustainable Finance

11 April 2018
ICMA publishes 2018 legal opinions on global master repo agreement

10 April 2018
ISDA, EBF, ICMA and ISLA Publish Whitepaper on Benefits of Post-Trade Risk Reduction Services
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14 March 2018
Latest ICMA survey sets baseline size of the European repo market at record EUR 7,250 billion
Download the 34th ICMA ERCC European Repo Market Survey.

8 March 2018
Press release on the Action Plan on sustainable finance of the European Commission

15 February 2018
ICMA publishes study into the European single name credit default swap market
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12 February 2018
QFMA and ICMA sign agreement to co-operate on capital market development

1 February 2018
ISDA, AFME, ICMA, SIFMA and SIFMA AMG Launch Benchmark Transition Roadmap
Download the roadmap

16 January 2018
HKMA and ICMA to co-host the Green and Social Bond Principles Annual General Meeting and Conference in Hong Kong in June
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15 January 2018
ICMA publishes report on state of the European repo market at year-end 2017
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