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News In Brief

22 June 2022 Updated analysis of the proposals for the EuGB Regulation...22 June 2022 ICMA publishes market best practice recommendations to support settlement efficiency in the secondary bond markets...1 June 2022 Participate in the 43rd ICMA European repo survey...26 May 2022 ICMA submits feedback for the European Commission’s proposed amendments to CSDR...25 May 2022 Digitising legal documentation for future repo market efficiency...16 May 2022 ICMA response to the European Commission’s Targeted Consultation on the functioning of the Money Market Fund Regulation...10 May 2022 ISDA, ICMA and ISLA Seek Third-Party Solution for CDM Repository...4 May 2022 ICMA has responded to ESMA’s consultation on trading venue perimeter...4 May 2022 New ICMA members in April & May 2022...3 May 2022 ICMA publishes Guide to Asia Repo Markets: Vietnam...27 April 2022 Financing social projects to support fragile and conflict states with Social and Sustainability Bonds...27 April 2022 AMIC response to the ESMA consultation paper ‘Guidelines on certain aspects of the MiFID II suitability requirements’...21 April 2022 Sanctions on Russia: Considerations for repo and secondary trading...20 April 2022 European repo market - ICMA publishes survey showing record outstandings of EUR 9,198 billion at year end 2021...19 April 2022 ICMA publishes 2022 legal opinion updates for the Global Master Repurchase Agreement...6 April 2022 ICMA publishes Quarterly Report for the Second Quarter of 2022...30 March 2022 ICMA publishes Guide to Asia Repo Markets: Indonesia, part of a comprehensive study on Asia domestic repo markets...29 March 2022 ICMA ERCC updates its Repo Best Practice Guide...22 March 2022 ICMA publishes the second edition of the report Asian International Bond Markets: Development and Trends...18 March 2022 ICMA Education launches the new & improved Introduction to Bond Markets Qualification - Online Self-Study...16 March 2022 ICMA welcomes today’s proposal from the European Commission for a revised mandatory buy-in framework under CSDR...9 March 2022 New ICMA members in March 2022...2 March 2022 ICMA response to ESMA Call for Evidence on a DLT Pilot Regime...1 March 2022 Suspension of Russian members...16 February 2022 ICMA announces the recipients from Africa and Asia for its 2022 Scholarship Programme...14 February 2022 ICMA makes proposals to address usability concerns over the EU Taxonomy...11 February 2022 ICMA response to European Commission targeted consultation on the Listing Act...10 February 2022 Results of the 2022 ICMA ERCC elections...9 February 2022 New ICMA advanced course in Sustainable Bonds...1 February 2022 ICMA publishes discussion paper with proposals to strengthen settlement efficiency in Europe...1 February 2022 ICMA has developed FAQs and Best Practice Recommendations for CSDR penalty regimes…....27 January 2022 New ICMA members in January 2022...17 January 2022 The European repo market at 2021 year-end...17 January 2022 AMCC publishes Report of the survey on corporate bond market microstructures and participant behaviours...12 January 2022 ICMA Quarterly Report First Quarter 2022 now available...10 January 2022 Automation of debt issuance: ICMA references over 45 solutions...5 January 2022 Analysis of the amendments to the EuGB Regulation proposed by the Rapporteur of the EU Parliament...4 January 2022 ICMA responds to the International Platform on Sustainable Finance (IPSF) Common Ground Taxonomy Consultation....22 December 2021 ICMA co-signs joint-association statement regarding the application of CSDR mandatory buy-ins...14 December 2021 ICMA and ASIFMA publish results of survey of Asia repo markets...8 December 2021 ICMA proposal for a new post-trade transparency regime for the EU corporate bond market...29 November 2021 Participate in the ICMA European Repo and Collateral Council's 42nd European repo market survey...29 November 2021 ICMA publishes preliminary thoughts on EC's CMU package...25 November 2021 Delay to the EU CSDR mandatory buy-in regime...23 November 2021 Green Bond Principles and Social Bond Principles Executive Committee announces 2020/2021 Advisory Council composition...19 November 2021 Amendments to the ICMA Primary Market Handbook published November 2021...16 November 2021 UN Women, International Capital Market Association (ICMA) and the IFC lead the way on public and private sustainable debt for gender equality...2 November 2021 ICMA statement on HK SFC consultation on conduct requirements for bookbuilding and placing activities...28 October 2021 EU Taxonomy Regulation Article 8 and unintended negative consequences for the development of the green bond market...21 October 2021 Deadline extended: IOSCO AMCC member survey on corporate bond market microstructure and participant behaviour...21 October 2021 ICMA ERCC releases updated SFTR reporting recommendations...20 October 2021 ICMA publishes paper on the new model for syndicated closings in the ICSDs...20 October 2021 ICMA responds to FCA CP 21/29 on proposed decisions on the use of LIBOR (Articles 23C and 21A BMR)...13 October 2021 ICMA launches its 2022 scholarship programme...13 October 2021 ICMA to launch GMRA Clause Library and Taxonomy Project...11 October 2021 Introducing Bryan Pascoe – ICMA’s new Chief Executive...8 October 2021 ECB Publishes breakdown of PEPP purchases up until the end of September 2021...6 October 2021 ICMA directories list over 200 post-trade and 20 repo trading solutions...5 October 2021 ICMA AMIC statement on ESG transparency of Asset-Backed Securities...29 September 2021 ICMA publishes overview of the European commercial paper market and recommendations for future market development...28 September 2021 ICMA publishes analysis of the first year of data on repo from SFTR reporting...24 September 2021 NAFMII and ICMA jointly release handbook on financing and investment in the China interbank bond market...24 September 2021 ICMA responds to HM Treasury Wholesale Markets Review...23 September 2021 ICMA responds to HM Treasury’s UK Prospectus Regulation Regime Review...23 September 2021 ESMA writes to the European Commission supporting a delay of mandatory buy-ins and asking for urgent clarification...22 September 2021 ICMA publishes an update on the EU sustainability disclosure regime...20 September 2021 ICMA’s ERCC publishes summary report following market consultation on the role of repo in green and sustainable finance...17 September 2021 ICMA AMIC responds to EC consultation to review the EU securitisation regulation (SECR)...10 September 2021 ICMA notice: Pricing references for new sterling Eurobonds...10 September 2021 ICMA responds to UK FCA CP21/18: Enhancing climate-related disclosures by standard listed companies and seeking views on ESG topics in capital markets...10 September 2021 ICMA AMIC responds to UK FCA CP21/17: Enhancing climate-related disclosures by asset managers, life insurers and FCA-regulated pension providers...6 September 2021 ICMA submitted its feedback on the draft Report of the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance on a Social Taxonomy...3 September 2021 ICMA submitted its feedback on the draft Report of the EU Platform on Sustainable Finance for an extended taxonomy to support economic transition...25 August 2021 ICMA responds to FCA CP 21/19 on the proposed decision under Article 23D BMR for 6 sterling and yen LIBOR settings...24 August 2021 New ICMA members in August 2021...13 August 2021 ICMA AMIC responds to IOSCO’s consultation on Sustainability-Related Practices, Policies, Procedures and Disclosure in Asset Management...2 August 2021 ICMA, ISDA and ISLA sign MoU on the Common Domain Model, laying the foundations for a digital future for financial markets...15 July 2021 ICMA commentary on the new EC sustainable finance strategy...15 July 2021 Industry calls for clarity on mandatory buy-in rules ...15 July 2021 SFTR reporting one year on...15 July 2021 ICMA AMIC co-signs joint trade association letter...8 July 2021 ICMA analysis of the EU Commission proposal for a regulation on European green bonds...2 July 2021 Common Domain Model (CDM) for repo and bonds...1 July 2021 The International Capital Market Association announces new Chief Executive...30 June 2021 ICMA responds to ESMA consultation on potential reforms of the EU Money Market Funds Regulation (MMFR)...24 June 2021 ICMA elects new board members at 2021 AGM...23 June 2021 ICMA AMIC responds to FCA consultation on UK MiFID research and best execution...16 June 2021 ICMA responds to FCA CP 21/15 on use of critical benchmarks...15 June 2021 ICMA responds to US SEC request for public input on climate change disclosures...10 June 2021 Green & Social Bond Principles 2021 edition issued...25 May 2021 Asia-Pacific to tackle USD 190 billion of tough legacy bonds as LIBOR transition looms...18 May 2021 ICMA publishes overview of ‘taxonomies’ for sustainable finance and recommends success criteria...17 May 2021 New ICMA industry guide to definitions and best practice for bond pricing distribution...17 May 2021 ICMA AMIC publishes discussion paper on ESG KPIs for Auto-loans/leases ABS...17 May 2021 Industry associations publish UK version of the SFTR article 15 information statement...12 May 2021 ICMA AMIC responds to ESAs consultation on taxonomy disclosure for financial products...7 May 2021 ICMA responds to HK SFC consultation paper on its proposed code of conduct on bookbuilding and placing activities...4 May 2021 ICMA’s Head of Sustainable Finance, Nicholas Pfaff, wins IFLR 2021 award for Outstanding Contribution to Regulatory Reform; ICMA supported standards for sustainable bonds now underpin an estimated 97% of issuance globally....26 April 2021 ICMA opens a representative office in Brussels...22 April 2021 ICMA ERCC publishes consultation paper on the role of repo in green and sustainable finance...21 April 2021 ICMA AMIC and EFAMA issue joint response to IOSCO consultation on fund liquidity management by open-ended funds...15 April 2021 ICMA publishes 2021 legal opinions on global master repo agreement...30 March 2021 ICMA updates repo best practices to support post-trade efficiency...23 March 2021 ICMA publishes landmark 40th survey of the European repo market...16 March 2021 Establishment of a new ICMA region for Ireland...12 March 2021 ICMA responds to ESMA consultation paper on algo trading...11 March 2021 ICMA and other associations write to European Commission and ESMA on implementation of the CSDR Settlement Discipline Regime...8 March 2021 ICMA Women’s Network joins the world in celebrating International Women’s Day 2021...8 March 2021 Joint industry letter on the reporting of issuer LEIs under SFTR...5 March 2021 ICMA Scholarship Programme – first students from Sub-Saharan Africa...3 March 2021 Asian International Bond Markets – new report from ICMA...1 March 2021 ICMA responds to IOSCO survey on bond ETF in the context of March/April 2020 market meltdown...1 March 2021 New ICMA members in March 2021...22 February 2021 ICMA issues a note following the publication of the ESAs' final recommendations for the regulatory technical standards (RTS) of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)...17 February 2021 Sustainability-linked bonds – new Q&As and other resources published by the Green & Social Bond Principles...17 February 2021 Sixth version of the ICMA SFTR Recommendations published...10 February 2021 Results of the 2021 ICMA ERCC elections...2 February 2021 ICMA submits its response to the Targeted consultation on the review of CSDR...29 January 2021 ICMA AMIC responds to EC consultation on the review of the alternative investment fund managers directive (AIFMD)...28 January 2021 ICMA AMIC responds to EC consultation on the review of the European long-term investment funds (ELTIF) regulatory framework...28 January 2021 First edition of the ICMA Corporate Issuer Forum Newsletter...26 January 2021 ICMA compiles FinTech and sustainable finance library...15 January 2021 ICMA responds to SFC Consultation Paper on the Management and Disclosure of Climate-related Risks by Fund Managers...14 January 2021 The internationalization of the China corporate bond market – new report from ICMA...14 January 2021 New ICMA members in January 2021...13 January 2021 The European repo market at 2020 year-end...18 December 2020 ICMA responds to the UK Listings Review call for evidence...17 December 2020 Amendments to the ICMA Primary Market Handbook published December 2020...17 December 2020 ICMA responds to the draft Delegated Act supplementing the EU Taxonomy Regulation...16 December 2020 ICMA publishes updated Electronic Trading Platform (ETP) directory...11 December 2020 ICMA AMIC responds to third EC consultation on the EU Ecolabel for financial products...9 December 2020 Green & Social Bond Principles launch new guidelines on climate transition finance...7 December 2020 Access ICMA’s 2020 podcasts and webinars from our new media library...4 December 2020 ICMA AMIC responds to ESMA's public consultation on Article 8 of the Taxonomy regulation...25 November 2020 ICMA responds to ESMA Consultation Paper on MiFID II/ MiFIR review on the functioning of Organised Trading Facilities (OTF)...20 November 2020 Joint trade association letter regarding the third country transitional provisions of the EU Benchmarks Regulation...20 November 2020 ICMA responds to ESMA's MiFIR review report on the obligations to report transactions and reference data...

ICMA Education

Corporate Actions: An Introduction

Livestreamed, 28 June-6 July 2022

Collateral Management

Online self-study, 1 July-31 December 2022

Introduction to Securities Operations Qualification (ISOQ)

Livestreamed, 7-15 September 2022

Introduction to Green, Social and Sustainability (GSS) Bonds

Livestreamed, 15-16 September 2022

Operations Certificate Programme (OCP)

Livestreamed, 19 September-11 October 2022

Primary Market Financial Technology

Livestreamed, 21-30 September 2022

Fixed Income Options

Livestreamed, 26 September-4 October 2022

Assessing Credit Risk of Corporate Bonds

Livestreamed, 6-14 October 2022

Bond Syndication for Compliance and Middle Office Professionals

Livestreamed, 6-7 October 2022

Introduction to Primary Markets Qualification (IPMQ)

Livestreamed, 12 October 2022

Introduction to Primary Markets Qualification (IPMQ)

Livestreamed, 12-21 October 2022

Fixed Income Certificate (FIC)

Livestreamed, 17 October-7 November 2022

Collateral Management

Livestreamed, 17-25 October 2022

Introduction to Green, Social and Sustainability (GSS) Bonds

Livestreamed, 20-21 October 2022

Financial Markets Foundation Qualification (FMFQ)

Livestreamed, 27 October-4 November 2022

ICMA Sustainable Bond Certificate

Livestreamed, 7-22 November 2022

Introduction to Bond Markets Qualification (IBMQ)

Livestreamed, 14-22 November 2022

Primary Market Certificate (PMC)

Livestreamed, 14 November-5 December 2022

Understanding the GMRA with Richard Comotto

Livestreamed, 17-25 November 2022

Securities Lending

Livestreamed, 24 November-2 December 2022

Fixed Income Portfolio Management & Construction

Livestreamed, 30 November-7 December 2022
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