The International Capital Market Association (ICMA) has announced that it will partner with international investment banking technology and analysis provider Dealogic to supply its members with data on the international debt capital market.
Quarterly snapshots of amounts outstanding in the debt capital market and volumes of new issues supplied by Dealogic will be available to ICMA's global membership through its website icmagroup.org.
The Dealogic figures for the end of first quarter 2010 set the total size of the international debt capital market outstanding at over $17 trillion. The value of deals issued in the European debt capital market in the first quarter of 2010 amounted to a value of over $712 billion.
Commenting on the ICMA/Dealogic agreement, Martin Scheck, ICMA Chief Executive said: 'Promoting wider knowledge and understanding of the capital market and its importance to the global economy is a key part of our mission and the distribution of authoritative data on market size to a broad audience is one way of achieving this. ICMA has been providing data on the market for over 20 years and we are very pleased to be able to continue this service through co-operation with Dealogic'
Ian Jackson, Head of Fixed Income at Dealogic added: 'Dealogic and ICMA share a common goal of helping the global capital markets run as efficiently as possible and we are excited to be partnering with such an established and influential organisation, providing ICMA members with valuable analysis of the debt capital markets.
Dealogic is an associate member of the International Capital Market Association (ICMA)