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Save the Date!

ICMA's 49th Annual General Meeting and Conference will be held in Luxembourg on May 3 to 5, 2017
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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.
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ICMA GMRA Legal opinions

The 2016 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 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.
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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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Green Bonds

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

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...
28 November 2016 Participate in the ICMA European Repo and Collateral Council's 32nd European repo market survey...
11 November 2016 8th UK-China Economic and Financial Dialogue – Policy Outcomes...
7 November 2016 Review: ICMA Asset Management and Investors Council (AMIC) Conference...
2 November 2016 Launch of Green Bond Principles Resource Centre providing transparency in a standardised and simplified form for the Green Bond market....
25 October 2016 Updated guide to best practice for EU corporate debt private placement market launched in Brussels...
24 October 2016 AMIC responds to European Commission consultation on the review of the EU macro-prudential policy framework...
12 October 2016 ICMA Quarterly Report Fourth Quarter 2016...
10 October 2016 ICMA joins industry effort to highlight importance of securitisation...
3 October 2016 GDP-Linked Bonds: A New Design for Sovereign Debt Markets...
30 September 2016 ICMA submits response to the IOSCO Consultation Report: Examination of Liquidity of the Secondary Corporate Bond Markets...
29 September 2016 Latest ICMA survey sets baseline size of the European repo market at EUR 5,379 billion ...
27 September 2016 Save the Date – ICMA AGM & Conference 2017...
27 September 2016 ICMA ERCC report published on the trade registration models used by European CCPs for repo transactions...
23 September 2016 ICMA ERCC responds to ESMA Call for Evidence on Asset Segregation and Custody Services...
21 September 2016 ICMA AMIC responds to FSB consultation on proposed policy recommendations to address structural vulnerabilities for asset management activities...
12 September 2016 Bank of England publishes Press Notice on the eligibility and sectors under the Corporate Bond Purchase Scheme...
8 September 2016 Green Bond Principles win GlobalCapital award for Most Valuable Innovation for the Green Bond/SRI Market...
7 September 2016 ICMA AMIC Bail-in Working Group sends discussion letter to ECB...
5 September 2016 ICMA launches a consultation on the Buy-in Rules...
31 August 2016 ASIFMA and ICMA release guide to infrastructure financing in Asia...
18 August 2016 ICMA is pleased to welcome the following new members in August 2016:...
12 July 2016 ICMA Quarterly Report Third Quarter 2016...
6 July 2016 ICMA ERCC responds to BCBS consultation on the leverage ratio framework...
6 July 2016 Liquidity in the secondary European corporate bond market. ICMA publishes second study on state and future evolution of the European corporate bond market...
24 June 2016 Implications for ICMA members of the UK vote to leave the EU...
24 June 2016 ICMA ERCC responds to Commission consultation on NSFR...
16 June 2016 2016 update of the Green Bond Principles creates online resource for voluntary issuer information on Green Bond alignment and introduces guidance for issuers of Social Bonds...
13 June 2016 Participate in the ICMA European Repo and Collateral Council's 31st European repo market survey...
9 June 2016 ICMA membership at 508 in 58 countries, a 15 year high...
23 May 2016 CBIC responds to Review of the Covered Bond Label Harmonised Transparency Template - 2016...
29 April 2016 ICMA publishes further thoughts on the ECB’s CSPP following the announcement of details of the Programme on 21 April...
22 April 2016 ICMA ERCC responds to ESMA consultation on SFTR...
21 April 2016 ICMA publishes briefing note on ECB Corporate Sector Purchase Programme...
21 April 2016 Harriett Baldwin, Economic Secretary of UK Treasury to speak at Shanghai Free Trade Zone Bond Seminar in London on 26 April...
20 April 2016 ICMA report shows innovative technologies and new market entrants shaping the electronic bond trading landscape in Europe...
18 April 2016 ICMA ERCC responds to the FSB consultation on Collateral Re-use Measures...
18 April 2016 New fund liquidity report from EFAMA and ICMA outlines tools available to manage liquidity risk...
13 April 2016 Five Industry Associations Publish SFTR Information Statement...
12 April 2016 ICMA publishes the 2016 legal opinions for the Global Master Repurchase Agreement ...
4 April 2016 ICMA ERCC Operations Group responds to the Eurosystem consultation on RTGS services ...
31 March 2016 ICMA is pleased to welcome the following new members in March 2016:...
21 March 2016 ICMA launches its 2nd European IG Corporate Bond Secondary Market Study...
21 March 2016 ICMA publishes ‘Q&A’ briefing note on the regulatory technical standards of MAR...
15 March 2016 ICMA briefing note on ECB Corporate Sector Purchase Programme...
3 March 2016 Buy and sell side join forces in support of STS securitisation...
23 February 2016 Presentation for the ICMA Aged-Fails Auction Initiative...
12 February 2016 Results of 2016 ICMA ERCC Committee elections...
11 February 2016 Overall repo market outstandings in Europe remain stable despite decline in repo books of G-SIFIs says ICMA Survey...
2 February 2016 ICMA publishes overview of CSDR Mandatory Buy-ins Final Regulatory Technical Standards...
28 January 2016 ICMA updates briefing note on MiFID II/R trade transparency requirements in respect of bonds...
28 January 2016 Corporate bond market liquidity: important meeting of the SMPC on 4 February...
20 January 2016 AFME and ICMA publish joint paper on “T2S Wave 1 – Review and Request for Action Following Migration of Italian Market to T2S"...
20 January 2016 ICMA responds to European Commission’s Call for Evidence on cumulative impact of regulation...
6 January 2016 ICMA CBIC responds to European Commission consultation on covered bonds...
6 January 2016 New - Official rules for Chinese Green Bond market...
22 December 2015 Amendments to the ICMA Primary Market Handbook published...
22 December 2015 ICMA ERCC Ops Group publishes overview on SFT reporting regulations and impact analysis...
8 December 2015 ICMA ERCC Ops Group publishes standardised Trade Matching and Affirmation template for repo...
7 December 2015 ICMA European Repo Council changes its name to reflect increasing focus on collateral...
24 November 2015 New ICMA ERC Operations Group webpage launched...
18 November 2015 Post crisis regulation is driving radical change in the European repo market says new ICMA study...
16 November 2015 AFME and ICMA welcome G20 Infrastructure recommendations...
12 November 2015 ICMA Announces Publication of 2015 Universal Resolution Stay Protocol with Securities Financing Transaction Annex ...
11 November 2015 ICMA publishes MiFID II/R and Repo Q&A...
5 November 2015 ICMA concludes MoU with CMA, Sultanate of Oman...
23 October 2015 ICMA Future Leaders holds its first event in London with over 170 in attendance...
16 October 2015 ICMA publishes GMRA legal opinion for Malaysia...
8 October 2015 ICMA creates centralised source for comparison of fixed income trading platforms in Europe...

Key Issues

Brexit: Implications for ICMA members of the UK vote to leave the...
European capital market integration post-Brexit: October  ...
Market Abuse Regulation (MAR)
MAR came into force on 3 July  ...
MiFID II
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
2016 update of the GBP now available. ...

AGM 2017

COURSES
Securities Lending & Borrowing - Operational Challenges
London, 12-13 December 2016
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Introduction to Primary Markets Qualification (IPMQ)
London, 6-8 March 2017
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Introduction to Fixed Income Qualification (IFIQ)
London, 13-15 March 2017
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Securities Operations Foundation Qualification (SOFQ)
London, 20-22 March 2017
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ICMA Operations Certificate Programme (OCP)
Brussels, 27-31 March 2017
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Collateral Management
London, 3-4 April 2017
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ICMA Fixed Income Certificate (FIC)
Barcelona, 24-28 April 2017
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Trading and Hedging Short-Term Interest Rate Risk
London, 2-3 May 2017
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Trading the Yield Curve with Interest Rate Derivatives
London, 4-5 May 2017
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ICMA Primary Market Certificate (PMC)
London, 8-12 May 2017
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Financial Markets Foundation Qualification (FMFQ)
London, 8-10 May 2017
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Corporate Actions - An Introduction
London, 22-23 May 2017
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Corporate Actions - Operational Challenges
London, 24-25 May 2017
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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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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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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)
Brussels, 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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ICMA Primary Market Certificate (PMC)
London, 27 November-1 December 2017
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EVENTS
ICMA Workshop: Ethics and the Capital Markets
London, 6 December 2016
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ICMA Capital Market Lecture Series: Jean-Claude Trichet
London, 7 December 2016
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ICMA Workshop: Repo and securities lending under the GMRA and GMSLA
London, 7-9 December 2016
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ICMA & Clifford Chance seminar: an in-depth review of the Global Master Repurchase Agreement (GMRA), Hong Kong
Hong Kong, 13 December 2016
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AFME/ICMA Capital Market Lecture with Paul Andrews, Secretary General of IOSCO
London, 17 January 2017
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ACI and ICMA 2017 Economic Panel and New Year’s Event
Brussels, 19 January 2017
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ICMA Annual Charity Ski Weekend 2017
Zermatt, Switzerland, 20-22 January 2017
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ICMA Workshop: European Regulation: An Introduction for Capital Market Practitioners
London, 21 February 2017
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ICMA Workshop: Bond syndication practices for compliance professionals and other non-bankers
London, 1 March 2017
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ICMA Annual General Meeting & Conference 2017
Luxembourg, 3-5 May 2017
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ICMA Annual General Meeting & Conference 2017
Luxembourg, 3-5 May 2017
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