International Capital Market Association
ICMA is established as an association under the laws of Switzerland with independent legal capacity
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(+41) 44 363 4222
Mr Martin Scheck
Mr Patrik Karlsson
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.
ICMA concentrates on cross-border, rather than domestic, market practice and regulatory issues because that is where, as a trade association with a pan-European focus, ICMA can add most value for its members.
Main EU initiatives, policies and legislative files ICMA is currently followed by ICMA include (list not exhaustive):
- Capital markets union (CMU) green paper and accompanying proposals
- Prospectus Directive review
- Securitisation consultation
- CRD IV/CRR
- Solvency II
- Securities Financing Transactions Regulation
- PRIIPs Regulation implementation
- MiFID 2 / MiFIR implementation
- CRA Regulation
- Benchmarks Regulation
- MAD II / MAR
- ELTIF Regulation implementation
- UCITS IV, V and VI
- Covered bonds and other dual-recourse instruments
- EU Financial Transaction Tax (FTT)
- Developments around private placements and infrastructure financing
ICMA consults its members and represents their views to regulators and central banks on cross-border regulatory issues that affect them.
These persons have additional responsibilities as well as the activities under the scope of the Transparency Register
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. 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
01/2014 - 12/2014
200,000 € - 299,999 €
No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.
By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.