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ICMA and Rule Financial Target 2 Securities (T2S) survey
3 July Given the far-reaching impact that T2S will have on Cash Bond and Repo trading practices, ICMA’s  European Repo Council (ERC) has commissioned a survey to assess market preparedness for, and industry attitudes towards, T2S. Click here for more information.
New education course dates for second half of 2014 announced
16 June 2014 ICMA Executive Education has scheduled course dates for a number of its courses, including collateral management, credit default swaps and fixed income portfolio management, for the rest of the year. The Primary Market Certificate Course will also be running in Hong Kong for the first time in September. Click here for more information.
Trade bodies join forces to promote EU Private Placement market

12 June 2014 The development of a European Private Placement market is underway as leading trade bodies join forces to establish a guide to best market practice.

ICMA is taking the lead in coordinating the work of the Pan-European Private Placement Working Group (PEPP WG).

Click here for more information.

ICMA AGM and Conference Berlin 2014

10 June 2014 ICMA held its 46th Annual General Meeting and Conference in Berlin from 4 to 6 June, 2014.  The conference was very well attended again this year with more than 650 financial market participants joining us at the InterContinental Hotel and at the evening receptions at the New National Gallery and the German Historical Museum.

Delegates heard an impressive line-up of regulators, politicians, central bankers and market participants on topics including: the importance of  capital markets in financing economic growth; the role of collateral and repo;  prospects for European banking union; and developments in Chinese and in German capital markets.

More details are available here.

Market Practice & Regulatory Policy

ICMA publishes joint supplementary observations to Bank of Italy consultation document
14 July 2014 Joint supplementary observations to Bank of Italy consultation document "Information reporting as contemplated in Article 129 of the TUB relating to the offer of financial instruments in Italy. Click here for more information.
ICMA working group develops GMRA FATCA language
14 July 2014 An ICMA working group has developed GMRA FATCA language for use with the GMRA 2000 , GMRA 2011 and the associated Equities Annexes. For more information, contact Lisa Cleary.
ICMA Quarterly Report Third Quarter 2014
8 July 2014 The latest edition of the ICMA quarterly report is now available. Some of the topics in this quarterly report have been discussed on 15 July during the quarterly briefing call for ICMA Members (ICMA members only). To download the report, click here.
Employment opportunity
1 July 2014 ICMA is seeking to recruit an Associate, Secondary Markets, in its Market Practice and Regulatory Policy team, working in ICMA’s London office. For more information, contact Angela Turner.
ICMA publishes a Sovereign Bond Consultation Paper Supplement
27 June 2014 ICMA has today published a Sovereign Bond Consultation Paper Supplement containing proposals to facilitate the orderly restructuring of sovereign debt. Click here for more information.
ICMA ERC responds to the ESMA Discussion paper on the CSD Regulation (ESMA 2014/299)
21 May 2014 The ICMA European Repo Council has submitted its response to the ESMA Discussion paper on CSD Regulation. To see the response, click here.
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