International Primary Market Association (IPMA)

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1984-11-26 London UK


26 Nov 1984, London (UK), as International Primary Market Association (IPMA) by a group of U-XF0140 - International Securities Market Association (ISMA) member banks, as the separate trade association for the leading banks and investment banks of the world in their capacity as underwriters and managers of international issues of debt for the public sector and of debt and equity for the corporate sector. Merged with U-XJ3454 - Euro Commercial Paper Association (ECPA), May 2002. Ceased to exist when merged with ISMA, 1 Jul 2005, to form D-XM0737 - International Capital Market Association (ICMA). Registered in accordance with UK law.


Represent the interests of the investment banking industry in maintaining and developing an efficient and cost effective international market for capital; assist the market by providing quality educational programmes.


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Annual General Meeting. Board of 16 members, comprising Chief Executive and Secretary General (ex-officio) and 15 members elected by membership. Committees (13). Secretariat located in Zurich (Switzerland); ICMA Limited office in London (UK). Regions (12), each with its own committee to represent the interests of regional members: Austria, Eastern and South Eastern Europe; Belgium; France and Monaco (Monaco); Germany; Iberia; Italy; Luxembourg (Luxembourg); Middle East, Far East and Africa; Netherlands; Nordic; Switzerland and Liechtenstein; UK, Ireland and the Americas.

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GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth



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