The International Capital Market Association (ICMA) released its Q4 report, highlighting a number of themes scuh as:
resilience in a time of volatility abnd transition of legacy US dollar LIBOR bonds under English law. There are international capital market features: on secondary bond market data; on understanding DLT and blockchain in bond markets; on recent developments and enhancements in the panda bond market; on asset management at ICMA; and on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging at the European Investment Bank.
The report also includes international capital market practice and regulatory updates on the primary markets, secondary markets, repo and collateral markets, sustainable finance, and fintech and digitalization focused on understanding DLT and blockchain in bond markets.
ICMA also provided details on the new Global Repo and Collateral Forum (GRCF), announced in September. It aims to bring together market practitioners from around the world to discuss repo and collateral developments from a global perspective and activities will include important legal work around the GMRA (global master repurchase agreement), as well as technology and sustainability, and opportunities to exchange views on a long list of other common themes, such as repo market resilience and functioning, the role of the buy side, structural and legal reform, global regulatory trends, as well as market best practice.