ICMA, often in cooperation with other associations, has taken an active part in discussions and coordinated and/or supported several industry initiatives in the areas of primary market infrastructure and asset servicing.

Related information can be found below.

29 February 2024
ICMA response to ESMA consultation: Technical Advice on CSDR Penalty Mechanism (primary market aspects on pp.33-34)

26 May 2022
ICMA feedback on European Commission proposed amendments to CSDR (primary market aspects on pp.10-11)

20 October 2021
ICMA paper: New Model for Syndicated Closings in the ICSDs

30 July 2021
ICMA response, regarding bearer bonds, to UK Law Commission consultation paper Digital assets: electronic trade documents

9 July 2019
ICMA response to the ECB's market consultation on a potential Eurosystem initiative regarding a European mechanism for the issuance and initial distribution of debt securities in the European Union (EDDI)

5 December 2018
International Practices of Bond Trustee Arrangements in China – English version (ICMA-NAFMII Working Group)

14 February 2005
FPL and IPMA Statement of Understanding

28 March 2003
Update to Changes to Euroclear Procedure for Beneficial Ownership Certification Under US Law


Ruari Ewing    
Senior Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy; secretary to the ICMA Primary Market Practices Committee and related groups
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Miriam Patterson
Senior Director, Market Practice and Regulatory Policy; secretary to the ICMA Legal and Documentation Committee (LDC)
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