ICMA is the trade association for the international capital market with over 600 member firms from 65 jurisdictions globally, including issuers, banks, asset managers, central banks, infrastructure providers and law firms. It performs a crucial central role in the market by providing industry-driven standards and recommendations for issuance, trading and settlement in international fixed income and related instruments.
ICMA liaises closely with regulatory and governmental authorities, both at the national and supranational level, to help to ensure that financial regulation promotes the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the capital market. ICMA prioritises three core fixed income market areas – primary; secondary; repo and collateral; with cross-cutting themes of sustainable finance and fintech.
For over 50 years ICMA and its members have worked together to promote the development of the international capital and securities markets, pioneering the rules, principles and recommendations which have laid the foundations for their successful operation.
In pursuit of its objectives, ICMA brings together members through regional and sectoral committees focusing on a comprehensive range of market practice and regulatory issues, prioritising sustainable finance and three core fixed income market areas: primary; secondary; repo and collateral.
ICMA currently has over 620 members active in all segments of international debt capital markets in 65 jurisdictions globally. Among our members are private and public sector issuers, banks and securities dealers, asset and fund managers, insurance companies, law firms, capital market infrastructure providers and central banks.
ICMA is a not-for-profit association (Verein) under the Swiss Civil Code. The Association is headquartered in Zurich, with offices in London, Paris, Brussels and Hong Kong and registered in the Zurich Commercial Register.