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Profile of registrant

International Capital Market Association

Identification number in the register: 0223480577-59
Registration date: 30/10/08 10:39:46

The information on this organisation was last modified on 03/11/14 12:46:21
The date of the last annual update was 03/11/14 12:46:21

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: International Capital Market Association
Acronym: ICMA
Legal status: ICMA is established as an association under the laws of Switzerland with independent legal capacity
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Martin Scheck
Position: Chief Executive

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  John Serocold
Position: Senior Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 29 Talacker 
Zurich 8022
Telephone number: (+41) 44 363 4222
Fax number: (+41) 44 363 7772
Other contact information: ICMA Ltd is a subsidiary of ICMA
Contact details:
23 College Hill
London EC4R 2RP
United Kingdom
Telephone number: +44 207 213 0319

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: ICMA is the self-regulatory organisation (SRO) and trade association representing the financial institutions active in the international capital markets worldwide. ICMA represents global interests with a pan-European focus.

The objectives of the Association are:
. To promote good relations amongst its members and to provide a basis for joint examination and discussion of questions relating to the international capital markets and to issue rules and make recommendations governing their operations; and
. To provide services and assistance to participants in the international capital and securities markets.

As an SRO, ICMA's market conventions and standards have been the pillars of the international debt market for almost 40 years, providing the self regulatory framework of rules governing market practice which have facilitated the orderly functioning and impressive growth of the market. ICMA actively promotes the efficiency and cost effectiveness of the capital markets by bringing together market participants including regulatory authorities and governments.

ICMA's members are located in some 50 countries across the globe, including all the world's main financial centres, and currently number over 400 firms in total.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 13.5
Complementary information: These persons have additional responsibilities as well as the activities under the scope of the Transparency Register

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

ICMA consults its members and represents their views to regulators and central banks on cross-border regulatory issues that affect them.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Economic and Financial Affairs
  • Internal Market


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

. an affiliate member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) and in consequence a member of the IOSCO SRO Consultative Committee
. a member of the International Council of Securities Association (ICSA) comprising a number of important trade associations and non-governmental regulatory organisations

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 50000  € - 100000  €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.