Introduction to Primary Market Qualification (IPMQ)
International Capital Market Association
About the CPD course
With unprecedented levels of market volatility and uncertainty; the role of primary markets in providing funding has never been more important. With limitations on their capital; banks can no longer play a dominant role in providing finance and the securities markets have increasingly taken up the task of key provider of funds. This qualification offers participants a broad overview of international finance; from the different entities requiring finance to the roles of the banks and securities markets in providing that finance.
ICMA is a not-for-profit membership association, headquartered in Switzerland, that serves the needs of its wide range of member firms in global capital markets. As of March 2020, ICMA has around 600 members in 62 countries.
Among its members are private and public sector issuers, banks and securities houses, asset managers and other investors, capital market infrastructure providers, central banks, law firms and others.
Through its committees, ICMA brings together members from all sectors of the wholesale and retail debt securities markets to inform its work on regulatory and market practice issues, which impact all aspects of international market functioning. ICMA prioritises four core fixed income market areas – primary; secondary; repo and collateral; and green, social and sustainable.