Membership Fee Structure

The basic membership fee is CHF 17,500 per year for full and associate membership.

For further information on Tier 1, 2A and 2B membership fees, please contact the membership department.

Newly admitted members pay a pro rata subscription covering the period of the year from the date of their admission.

CategoriesDefinition
International firms
(Tier 1)
These include the largest global financial holding companies who make extensive use of the services of the Association. Their interests are broad including primary and secondary market practices, legal and documentation and the like and also stretch to a wider geographic area. Their views are represented in a majority of ICMA committees and play an important role in the shaping of regulatory policies both on a country wide and regional level.

The fee includes the annual subscription of five members belonging to the same group of companies as the member covering the fee. If these firms are not currently members, they must apply for, and be admitted to membership of ICMA in due course.
Regional firms
(Tier 2A)
Medium to large regional firms with similar interests to those firms in the global membership category but whose use of the Association’s services are not as far reaching. They are actively involved in a wide range of market practice and regulatory issues.

The fee will include the annual subscription of four members belonging to the same group of companies as the member covering the fee. If these firms are not currently members, they must apply for, and be admitted to membership of ICMA in due course.
Domestic firms
(Tier 2B)
Similar to large regional firms but have a solely domestic activity. Domestic firms may also include borrowers and other financial services companies such as asset managers and hedge fund managers.

The fee will include the annual subscription of three members belonging to the same group of companies as the member covering the fee. If these firms are not currently a member, they must apply for, and be admitted to membership of ICMA in due course.
Basic membership
(Tier 3)
Subsidiaries of all international/regional/domestic firms, all public institutions, associate members (non full members) and firms similar to domestic firms but with a smaller revenue base.