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About ICMA

Representing a broad range of capital market interests including banks, asset managers, exchanges, central banks, law firms and other professional advisers, ICMA’s market conventions and standards have been the pillars of the international debt market for almost 50 years.
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Online Learning

ICMA Executive Education offers candidates the opportunity to study several of our qualifications online through our bespoke training platform.

ICMA GMRA Legal opinions

The 2017 GMRA legal opinions cover both the enforceability of the netting provisions of the GMRA as well as the validity of the GMRA as a whole. The legal opinions, presenting major cost savings for member firms active in the repo market, currently cover 66 jurisdictions and are updated annually.
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ICMA Future Leaders

The ICMA Future Leaders reaches out to the new generation of financial professionals within the ICMA membership. ICMA Future Leaders focuses on three core areas: Career Progression;
Education; and Networking.
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ICMA Women's Network

A geographically broad women’s network grounded firmly within the existing ICMA structure, which fosters the pipeline into management by focusing on career strategy and provides an impartial and open forum to discuss issues relevant to professional women.

Green Bonds

Launch of Green Bond Principles Resource Centre provides transparency in a standardised and simplified form for the Green Bond market

ICMA in Asia Pacific

With a growing membership in Asia Pacific, ICMA set up a representative office in Hong Kong in 2013 and stepped up its activities and offering for its members in the region. Find out more about ICMA’s work in Asia Pacific.

ICMA Asset Management and Investors Council

A credible voice for the international investment community at a time of unprecedented change in the global asset and wealth management industry.

News in brief

17 May 2017 Professional training programmes for today's international financial markets – an update from ICMA Executive Education...
15 May 2017 ICMA response to the Commission’s consultation on the operations of the ESAs...
15 May 2017 ICMA publishes a Position Paper on CSDR Settlement Discipline...
12 May 2017 ICMA Bail-in Working Group held a seminar on 7 April 2017...
12 May 2017 ICMA AGM & Conference 2017 highlights...
11 May 2017 Save the date! ICMA 50th AGM and Conference 2018...
11 May 2017 ICMA response to the FSB consultation on Framework for G20 Reform Evaluation...
11 May 2017 MiFID II/R Post-trade transparency: trade reporting deferral regimes. An ICMA Position Paper - May 2017...
4 May 2017 New ICMA Chairman...
2 May 2017 ICMA meets in Luxembourg to discuss forces shaping the cross-border capital markets...
26 April 2017 UK Money Markets Code...
20 April 2017 The euro repo market at March 2017 quarter-end ...
19 April 2017 Stay connected with the ICMA app...
12 April 2017 ICMA publishes 2017 GMRA Legal Opinions...
6 April 2017 ICMA Quarterly Report Second Quarter 2017...
28 March 2017 ICMA is pleased to welcome the following new members March 2017:...
16 March 2017 The latest version of the ICMA Regulatory Grid on the cross-border securities markets...
14 March 2017 GDP-linked sovereign bonds...
12 March 2017 ICMA response to the European Commission consultation on Capital Markets Union Mid-Term Review...
7 March 2017 ICMA now has 509 members in 60 countries...
1 March 2017 ICMA announces an update of its Buy-in Rules...
20 February 2017 Results of 2017 ICMA ERCC Committee elections...
14 February 2017 Latest ICMA survey sets baseline size of the European repo market at EUR 5,656 billion...
14 February 2017 Best practice in the European repo market...
14 February 2017 The euro repo market at year-end 2016...
10 February 2017 ICMA is pleased to welcome the following new members February 9, 2017:...
30 January 2017 Stéphane Janin, AXA IM, and Axel van Nederveen, EBRD, to be new vice-chairs of the Executive Committee for ICMA’s Asset Management and Investors Council...
17 January 2017 ICMA response to FMSB’s Transparency Draft New Issue Process standard for the Fixed Income markets...
10 January 2017 ICMA Quarterly Report First Quarter 2017...
5 January 2017 ICMA is pleased to welcome the following new members January 1, 2017:...
22 December 2016 ICMA is pleased to welcome the following new members in December 2016:...
21 December 2016 ICMA Bail-in Working Group’s latest discussion letter to the ECB...
2 December 2016 Results of the consultation on the ICMA Buy-in Rules...
1 December 2016 ICMA ERCC responds to ESMA’s consultation paper on SFTR...

Key Issues

Brexit: Implications for ICMA members
Brexit negotiations and the implications for international capital markets  ...
Market Abuse Regulation (MAR)
Primary market aspects of Market Abuse Regulation including new market soundings  ...
MiFID II extends much of the equity transparency requirements in MiFID I to fixed income  ...
Central Securities Depository Regulation (CSDR)
Inclusion of mandatory buy-in regime in CSDR has been highly contentious. ...
Green Bond Principles
2017 update of the GBP will be announced at the 3rd GBP AGM in Paris, 14 June. ...
Credit Default Swaps (CDS) - Pricing, Applications & Features
London, 30-31 May 2017
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Credit Default Swaps (CDS) - Operations
London, 1 June 2017
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The ICMA Guide to Best Practice in the European Repo Market
London, 26 June 2017
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ICMA Primary Market Certificate (PMC)
London, 18-19 September 2017
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Introduction to Fixed Income Qualification (IFIQ)
London, 11-13 October 2017
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Trading and Hedging Short-Term Interest Rate Risk
London, 16-17 October 2017
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Trading the Yield Curve with Interest Rate Derivatives
London, 18-19 October 2017
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ICMA Fixed Income Certificate (FIC)
London, 23-27 October 2017
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Financial Markets Foundation Qualification (FMFQ)
London, 6-8 November 2017
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Fixed Income Portfolio Management
London, 9-10 November 2017
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Securities Operations Foundation Qualification (SOFQ)
London, 15-17 November 2017
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ICMA Operations Certificate Programme (OCP)
Brussels, 20-24 November 2017
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Securitisation – An Introduction
London, 22-23 November 2017
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The ICMA Guide to Best Practice in the European Repo Market
London, 27 November 2017
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ICMA Primary Market Certificate (PMC)
London, 27 November-1 December 2017
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Introduction to Primary Markets Qualification (IPMQ)
London, 4-6 December 2017
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Securities Lending & Borrowing - Operational Challenges
London, 11-12 December 2017
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The ICMA CBIC & The Covered Bond Report Conference 2017
Frankfurt, 31 May-1 June 2017
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ICMA Workshop: Professional Repo and Collateral Management
London, 1-2 June 2017
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ICMA Workshop: European Regulation: An Introduction for Capital Market Practitioners
London, 6 June 2017
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Green Bond Principles: 3rd Annual General Meeting & Conference
Paris, 14 June 2017
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ICMA Workshop: Bond syndication practices for compliance professionals and other non-bankers
London, 14 June 2017
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ICMA Women’s Network: Getting noticed – a masterclass in using social media to build your personal brand
London, 22 June 2017
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ICMA Workshop: Repo and securities lending under the GMRA and GMSLA
London, 28-30 June 2017
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ICMA 50th Anniversary Ski Weekend
Switzerland, 19-21 January 2018
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