It was formed in July 2005 by the merger of the International Primary Market Association and the International Securities Market Association (formerly the International Association of Bond Dealers). ICMA stated aims are to promote high standards of market practice, appropriate regulation, trade support, education and communication. Om os. ICMA is a membership association, headquartered in Switzerland, committed to serving the needs of its wide range of members. These include private and public sector issuers, financial intermediaries, asset managers and other investors, capital market infrastructure providers, central banks, law firms and others worldwide.

Similarly, ICMA also anticipates that “International Capital Market Association” and “International Primary Market Association” references, as well as ‘ICMA’ and ‘IPMA’ prefixes ... Sep 17, 2013 · 3 Economic Importance of the Corporate Bond Markets | www.icmagroup.org This paper by the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) is about why corporate bond markets are so important for economic growth, for investors, for companies, and for governments, around the world; and why it is therefore essential that laws and regulations that ...